By Peter Sluglett,Andrew Currie
This Atlas presents the most outlines of Islamic heritage from the fast pre-Islamic interval until eventually the top of 1920, that's, sooner than so much elements of the Muslim international grew to become sovereign state states.
Each map is observed by means of a textual content that contextualises, explains, and expands upon the map, and are absolutely cross-referenced. the entire maps are in complete color: 18 of them are double-page spreads, and 25 are unmarried web page layouts. this is often an atlas of Islamic, now not easily Arab or Middle jap history; accordingly it covers the total Muslim international, together with Spain, North, West and East Africa, the Indian sub-continent, imperative Asia and South-East Asia. The maps usually are not static, in that they convey transitions in the old 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 number of the separate Mongol khanates among 1200 and 1300 on Map 21. utilizing the freshest cartographic and leading edge layout concepts, the maps holiday new flooring in illuminating the historical past of Islam.?
Brought correct modern with the addition of a Postscript detailing The Islamic international due to the fact c.1900, a Chronology from 500 BCE to 2014, and extra endpaper maps illustrating The unfold of Islam in the course of the a long time and The Islamic global within the twenty first Century, the Atlas of Islamic History is a necessary reference paintings and a useful textbook for undergraduates learning Islamic background, in addition to people with an curiosity in Asian historical past, center East historical past and international historical past extra commonly.
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