hardcover 224 pages 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 W
50 b/w photos/illustrations/maps
Author: Fred James Hill, Nicholas Awde
Publisher: Hippocrene Books (October 1, 2003)
Pages: 224 Binding: Hardcover w/ dust jacket
Description from the publisher: This concise depiction of the Islamic world features developments from the time of Muhammad and the rise of Islam in the seventh century to the complex political map of today. It clearly outlines and explains the major periods of Islam’s phenomenal development and growth worldwide by focusing on the religious, cultural, and political achievements of the great Islamic Empires, including the golden age of the Abbasids in Baghdad, the Turkish Ottomans, and the Mughals of India. The book also features a chapter on medieval Muslim Spain. Special boxed sections provide informative snapshots of Islamic culture such as development of the Arabic language, architecture, and poetry. Included are more than 50 illustrations and maps.
About the author
Fred James Hill and Nicholas Awde are specialists in the politics, history, and cultures of the Islamic world. Both have traveled extensively in countries stretching from West Africa to the Indian Subcontinent. Hill is the author of Egypt: An Illustrated History and Spain: An Illustrated History, both published by Hippocrene Books. Awde wrote Women in Islam: An Anthology from the Qur’an and Hadith (St. Martin’s Press, 2000). He also is an author of Hippocrene's Pashto Dictionary & Phrasebook, Dari Dictionary & Phrasebook,and Urdu Dictionary & Phrasebook