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By Ira M. Lapidus

ISBN-10: 0521514304

ISBN-13: 9780521514309

ISBN-10: 0521732972

ISBN-13: 9780521732970

This new version of 1 of the main commonly used direction books on Islamic civilizations world wide has been considerably revised to include the hot scholarship and insights of the final twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus' background explores the beginnings and alterations of Islamic civilizations within the heart East and info Islam's all over the world diffusion. The historical past is split into 4 elements. half I is a finished account of pre-Islamic overdue antiquity; the beginnings of Islam; the early Islamic empires; and Islamic spiritual, creative, felony and highbrow cultures. half II bargains with the development within the heart East of Islamic non secular groups and states to the 15th century. half III comprises the background to the 19th century of Islamic North Africa and Spain; the Ottoman, Safavid and Mughal empires; and different Islamic societies in Asia and Africa. half IV debts for the effect of ecu advertisement and imperial domination on Islamic societies and lines the improvement of the fashionable nationwide nation procedure and the simultaneous Islamic revival from the early 19th century to the present.

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