By Chase Robinson

‘Abd al-Malik, who got here to prominence throughout the moment civil warfare of early Islam, governed the Islamic empire from 692 until eventually 705. not just did he effectively suppress uprising in the Muslim global and extend its frontiers, yet in lots of respects he based the empire itself. via approximately seven hundred, the different types of a brand new realm, which stretched from North Arica within the west to Iran within the east, has taken transparent form with ‘Abd al-Malik at its head. This ebook covers the beginnings and upward thrust to energy of this immensely influential caliph, in addition to his non secular rules and techniques, his monetary, administrative and armed forces reforms, and his legacy, together with the Dome of the Rock, the oldest surviving enormous development erected by means of Muslims.

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