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The Cambridge History of Islam

The Cambridge History of Islam

Volume 1A. The Central Islamic Lands from Pre-Islamic Times to the First World War

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Part of The Cambridge History of Islam

Irfan Shahid, W. Montgomery Watt, Laura Veccia Vaglieri, D. Sourdel, B. Spuler, Bernard Lewis, Osman Turman, Halil Inalcik, Uriel Heyd, P. M. Holt, R. M. Savory, Ann K. S. Lambton, M. E. Yapp, Akdes Nimet Kurat
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  • Date Published: May 1977
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521291354

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  • First published in 1970, The Cambridge History of Islam is the most comprehensive and ambitious collaborative survey of Islamic history and civilization yet to appear in English. On publication it was welcomed as a work useful for both reference and reading, for the general reader, student and specialist alike. It has now been reprinted, with corrections, and for ease of handling the original two hardcover volumes have each been divided into two separate paperbacks.

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    ' … undoubtedly a very valuable and very much needed contribution to the field of Islamic studies. It is a thoroughly scholarly and often erudite presentation of the entire Muslim world that will be consulted by the specialist and non-specialist for many years to come.' The Middle East Journal

    'On the basis of length and scope, the History is the most comprehensive, and at the same time the most detailed study of Islam so far attempted, and … it is likely to remain so for at least another generation.' Journal of the American Oriental Society

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    • Date Published: May 1977
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521291354
    • length: 544 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 31 mm
    • weight: 0.69kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

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    Part I. The Rise and Domination of the Arabs:
    1. Pre-Islamic Arabia Irfan Shahid
    2. Muhammad W. Montgomery Watt
    3. The Patriarchal and Umayyad caliphates Laura Veccia Vaglieri
    4. The 'Abbasid caliphate D. Sourdel
    Part II. The Coming of the Steppe Peoples:
    5. The disintegration of the caliphate in the east B. Spuler
    6. Egypt and Syria Bernard Lewis
    7. Anatolia in the period of the Seljuks and the Beyliks Osman Turman
    8. The emergence of the Ottomans Halil Inalcik
    Part III. The Central Islamic Lands in the Ottoman period:
    9. The rise of the Ottoman Empire Halil Inalcik
    10. The heyday and decline of the Ottoman Empire Halil Inalcik
    11. The later Ottoman Empire in Rumelia and Anatolia Uriel Heyd
    12. The later Ottoman Empire in Egypt and the Fertile Crescent P. M. Holt
    13. Safavid Persia R. M. Savory
    14. Persia: the breakdown of society Ann K. S. Lambton
    15. Central Asia from the sixteenth century to the Russian conquests B. Spuler
    Appendix M. E. Yapp
    16. Tsarist Russia and the Muslims of Central Asia Akdes Nimet Kurat.

  • Editors

    P. M. Holt, University of London

    Ann K. S. Lambton, University of London

    Bernard Lewis


    Irfan Shahid, W. Montgomery Watt, Laura Veccia Vaglieri, D. Sourdel, B. Spuler, Bernard Lewis, Osman Turman, Halil Inalcik, Uriel Heyd, P. M. Holt, R. M. Savory, Ann K. S. Lambton, M. E. Yapp, Akdes Nimet Kurat

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