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Islam

From the Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinople

Edited and translated by Bernard Lewis

Publication Date - June 1987

ISBN: 9780195050875

304 pages
Paperback
5-5/16 x 8 inches

Retail Price to Students: $84.99

Description

This documentary history of Islam from the advent of the prophet Muhammed to the capture of Constantinople by Sultan Mehmed, the Conqueror, is concerned with a period that extends from the 7th century to 1453; with a region that stretches from Western Arabia to embrace the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Asia, tropical Africa, and southern and eastern Europe; and with people and states, which, amid many diversities, share a common acceptance of the faith and law of Islam. Bernard Lewis, a widely-known authority on the Middle East, here translates from original sources and documents works that present the sweeping civilization of Islam in all its vastness and glory.