The Prophet And The Age Of The Caliphates: The Islamic Near East From The 6Th To The 11Th Century
- Publish Date: 2004-01-22
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Hugh Kennedy
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.