By Peter Sluglett,Andrew Currie
This Atlas presents the most outlines of Islamic historical past from the rapid pre-Islamic interval till the top of 1920, that's, sooner than so much components of the Muslim global 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 japanese history; for this reason it covers the total Muslim international, together with Spain, North, West and East Africa, the Indian sub-continent, primary Asia and South-East Asia. The maps aren't static, in that they exhibit transitions in the historic interval to which they refer: for example, the levels of the 3 contemporaneous Umayyad, Fatimid and ‘Abbasid caliphates on Map 10, or the development of the Mongol invasions and the formation of a few of the separate Mongol khanates among 1200 and 1300 on Map 21. utilizing the hottest cartographic and leading edge layout ideas, the maps holiday new flooring in illuminating the background of Islam.?
Brought correct modern with the addition of a Postscript detailing The Islamic international considering that c.1900, a Chronology from 500 BCE to 2014, and extra endpaper maps illustrating The unfold of Islam in the course of the a while and The Islamic global within the twenty first Century, the Atlas of Islamic History is a vital reference paintings and a useful textbook for undergraduates learning Islamic background, in addition to people with an curiosity in Asian heritage, center East heritage and international historical past extra greatly.
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Atlas of Islamic History by Peter Sluglett,Andrew Currie