By Peter Sluglett,Andrew Currie
This Atlas offers the most outlines of Islamic historical past from the instant pre-Islamic interval until eventually the top of 1920, that's, sooner than so much components of the Muslim global grew to become sovereign kingdom states.
Each map is observed by means of a textual content that contextualises, explains, and expands upon the map, and are absolutely cross-referenced. all the maps are in complete color: 18 of them are double-page spreads, and 25 are unmarried web page layouts. this can be an atlas of Islamic, no longer easily Arab or Middle jap history; accordingly it covers the complete Muslim global, together with Spain, North, West and East Africa, the Indian sub-continent, valuable Asia and South-East Asia. The maps are usually not static, in that they express transitions in the historic interval to which they refer: for example, the phases of the 3 contemporaneous Umayyad, Fatimid and ‘Abbasid caliphates on Map 10, or the growth of the Mongol invasions and the formation of a few of the separate Mongol khanates among 1200 and 1300 on Map 21. utilizing the hottest cartographic and cutting edge layout suggestions, the maps holiday new floor in illuminating the heritage of Islam.?
Brought correct modern with the addition of a Postscript detailing The Islamic global given that c.1900, a Chronology from 500 BCE to 2014, and extra endpaper maps illustrating The unfold of Islam during the a long time and The Islamic international within the twenty first Century, the Atlas of Islamic History is a necessary reference paintings and a useful textbook for undergraduates learning Islamic heritage, in addition to people with an curiosity in Asian historical past, heart East heritage and global heritage extra generally.
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