The Venture of Islam, Volume 1: The Classical Age of Islam

The Venture of Islam, Volume 1: The Classical Age of Islam

Marshall G. S. Hodgson

The enterprise of Islam has been venerated as a magisterial paintings of the brain when you consider that its ebook in early 1975. during this three-volume examine, illustrated with charts and maps, Hodgson strains and translates the old improvement of Islamic civilization from sooner than the start of Muhammad to the center of the 20 th century. This paintings grew out of the recognized path on Islamic civilization that Hodgson created and taught for a few years on the college of Chicago.

"This is a nonpareil paintings, not just as a result of its command of its topic but in addition since it demonstrates how, preferably, historical past might be written."—The New Yorker

Volume 1, The Classical Age of Islam, analyzes the area prior to Islam, Muhammad's problem, and the early Muslim nation among 625 and 692. Hodgson then discusses the classical civilization of the excessive Caliphate. the quantity additionally encompasses a basic advent to the entire paintings and a foreword via Reuben Smith, who, as Hodgson's colleague and good friend, entire the enterprise of Islam after the author's dying and observed it via to publication.

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