By James E. Lindsay
From the time of its beginning in Mecca within the seventh century C.E., Islam and the Islamic global speedily elevated outward, extending to Spain and West Africa within the west, and to imperative Asia and the Indian Subcontinent within the east. An exam of the way of life in those Islamic areas offers perception right into a civilized, strong, and economically good tradition, the place huge metropolitan facilities similar to Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo thrived in lots of parts, together with highbrow and clinical inquiry. by contrast with medieval Europe, there's little universal wisdom within the West of the tradition and historical past of this brilliant global, as assorted from our personal when it comes to the political, spiritual, and social values it possessed, because it is identical when it comes to the underlying human state of affairs that helps such values. This ebook offers an intimate look at the way of life of the medieval Islamic international, and is therefore a useful source for college kids and basic readers alike attracted to knowing this global, so assorted, and but so hooked up, to our own.
Chapters contain discussions of: the most important issues of medieval Islamic background; Arabia, the realm of Islamic origins; war and politics; the key towns of Damascus, Baghdad, and Cairo; spiritual rituals and worship; and a bit on curious and pleasing info. writer James E. Lindsay additional offers a concentrated examine the day-by-day lives of city Muslims in this period of time, and in their interactions with Jews, Christians and different Muslims. Timelines, tables (including a calendar conversion to align the Islamic lunar and the Christian sun dates, and a dynastic desk highlighting the most important genealogies of the traditional ruling families), a bibliography, and a word list of significant dates and technical phrases also are supplied to help the reader.