Название: A History of Medieval Islam
Автор: J.J. Saunders
Издательство: Taylor & Francis
Размер: 1,59 Мб
This is an introduction to the history of the Muslim East from the rise of Islam to the Mongol conquests. It explains and indicates the main trends of Islamic historical evolution during the Middle Ages, and will help the non-Orientalist to understand something of the relationship between Islam and Christendom in those centuries.
J.J. Saunders discusses the mission of Muhammad, the Arab conquests, the rise and decline of the empire of the Caliphs, the Isma'ilian schism and the Fatimid anti-Caliphate. He also deals with the coming of the Seljuk Turks, the Crusades and the Mongol invasions, and the character of the great Arabic civilization which led the world for so long and contributed to the Renaissance of Western Europe.