In the Shadow of the Sword

The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Product Number: EB00148959
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385531368
Publisher: Anchor
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The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam. No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion—except that they achieved their conquests not over the course of centuries as the Romans did but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day—not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path.

Author(s): Tom Holland
Original Publish Date: May 15, 2012

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Author(s): Tom Holland
Narrator(s): Steven Crossley
Product Number Z100091320
Released: May 12, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781494591144

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