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The Resource In the shadow of the sword : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire, Tom Holland

In the shadow of the sword : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire, Tom Holland

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In the shadow of the sword : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire
Title
In the shadow of the sword
Title remainder
the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire
Statement of responsibility
Tom Holland
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The remarkable story of an imperial civilization that endures as perhaps the only one to have survived from antiquity into the present day. No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story of manifest destiny that is dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere; yet by 632, when the Prophet Muhammad is supposed to have died, all the tribes of the Arabian peninsula had come to acknowledge the authority of his teachings. During the next two hundred years, they carved out a stupefyingly vast dominion, overcoming seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day."--Book cover
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Holland, Tom
Dewey number
956/.013
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DS36.85
LC item number
.H65 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islam
  • Islamic Empire
Label
In the shadow of the sword : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire, Tom Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Note
originally published in Great Britain by Little, Brown
Bar code
  • 31223100083295
  • 31223100083352
  • 31223099694383
  • 31223100083303
  • 31223100083287
  • 31223100083345
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-507) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Introduction. Known unknowns -- pt. II. Jahiliyya. Iranshahr ; New Rome ; The children of Abraham ; Countdown to apocalypse -- pt. III. Hijra. More questions than answers ; The forging of Islam -- Envoi: plus ̨ca change? -- Timeline -- Dramatis personae
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 526 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385531351
Lccn
2012000207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
813208215
Label
In the shadow of the sword : the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire, Tom Holland
Publication
Note
originally published in Great Britain by Little, Brown
Bar code
  • 31223100083295
  • 31223100083352
  • 31223099694383
  • 31223100083303
  • 31223100083287
  • 31223100083345
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-507) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Introduction. Known unknowns -- pt. II. Jahiliyya. Iranshahr ; New Rome ; The children of Abraham ; Countdown to apocalypse -- pt. III. Hijra. More questions than answers ; The forging of Islam -- Envoi: plus ̨ca change? -- Timeline -- Dramatis personae
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
x, 526 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385531351
Lccn
2012000207
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
col. ill., maps
System control number
813208215

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