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TitleThe Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates
AuthorHugh Kennedy
ISBN0582405254
ImprintHugh Kennedy Ltd
Rating
Sales rank4.5
LanguageEnglish
FormatPaperback
Pages440

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Based on original Arabic sources, the new edition of this well established text has been comprehensively revised The book covers the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, through the great days of the Ummayad and Abbasid Caliphates 8th 10th centuries , to the period of political fragmentation which followed it when Islam lost its core unity, never to be recovered.

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Wendelle So

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

preeminent general history on the origins, development, and character of early Islam The textbook has an adequately deserved reputation for objectivity, balance and detail Unlike other world religions that began as mystical movements that lucked upon the winds of fortune for their longevity and succ... (Sign in to see more)


Stone

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

Comprehensive introduction to the early history of Islam with emphasis on its theological origins and developments, political structures and integrations, ethnic and cultural identities, as well as its interactions with the outside world Being a general history book, this one isn t particularly impr... (Sign in to see more)


Malika

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

Very informative, but one thing is clear The occident learned from their mistakes, but not the Middle Eastern people.


Carlos

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

This book started really well but turned ever worse towards the end Kennedy does a great job in giving the necessary, though not overwhelming, political background needed to understand the rise of Islam and he likewise paints a good image of the political realities of Mecca and Medina during the fir... (Sign in to see more)


P.H.G. Haslam

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

A very fine book that gives one the perfect, in depth introduction to the earlier history of Islam Kennedy has the ideal academic style for my tastes, being very well tempered and clear, but also with a great friendliness and joviality towards the reader.I would jump at the chance to read another Hu... (Sign in to see more)


AskHistorians

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

Often relied upon as a major teaching tool for introductory coursework for its excellent explanations and readability, yet broad subject matter An excellent starting point for anyone interested in Islam, particularly in the period prior to the Crusades.


Abbass

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

Tedious but nonetheless very informative.


David Smiley

The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates By Hugh Kennedy

An overwhelming amount of information on the Caliphates If Islamic Studies is your thing, then it s probably great.


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