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Last Updated: Jan 18, 2012
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Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World
Call Number: DS35.63 .C35 1998x
Islamic peoples account for one fifth of the world's population and yet there is widespread misunderstanding in the West of what Islam really is. Francis Robinson and his team set out to address this, revealing the complex and sometimes contrary nature of Muslim culture. As well as taking on the issues uppermost in everyone's minds, such as the role of religious and political fundamentalism, they demonstrate the importance of commerce; literacy and learning; Islamic art; the effects of immigration, exodus, and conquest; and the roots of current crises in the Middle East, Bosnia, and the Gulf.
The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In
Call Number: DS38.3 .K466 2007X
Examines the history of the great Islamic expansion, reveals how the Arab armies were able to overcome almost everything in their path, and brings to light the unique characteristics of Islamic settlement in new lands and the conversion to Islam of vast parts of the world.
Islam: Religion, History, and Civilization
Call Number: BP163 .N2813 2003
In this informative and clear introduction to the world of Islam, Seyyed Hossein Nasr explores the following topics in depth: doctrines and beliefs of Islam, practices and institutions, the history of Islam, schools of Islamic thought, the Spiritual and religious significance of Islam.
A History of the Arab Peoples
Call Number: DS37.7 .H67 2002
This is the definitive story of Arab civilization. In a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture, Hourani brilliantly illuminates the people and events that have fundamentally shaped the Arab world.