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THE GREAT ARAB CONQUESTS - How the Spread of Islam changed the World we live in by Hugh Kennedy
📘 Book Title The Great Arab Conquests
👤 Book AuthorHugh Kennedy
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THE GREAT ARAB CONQUESTS – How the Spread of Islam changed the World we live in by Hugh Kennedy

THE GREAT ARAB CONQUESTS

  • Chapter 1 – THE FOUNDATIONS OF CONQUEST
  • Chapter 2 – THE CONQUEST OF SYRIA AND PALESTINE
  • Chapter 3 – THE CONQUEST OF IRAQ
  • Chapter 4 – THE CONQUEST OF EGYPT
  • Chapter 5 – THE CONQUEST OF IRAN
  • Chapter 6 – INTO THE MAGHREB
  • Chapter 7 – CROSSING THE OXUS
  • Chapter 8 – THE ROAD TO SAMARQAND
  • THE ACHIEVEMENT OF QUTAYBA B. MUSLIM, 705-15
  • THE TURKISH COUNTER-STROKE, 715-37
  • ASAD B. ABD ALLĀH, NASR B. SAYYĀR AND THE TRIUMPH OF ISLAM, 737-51
  • Chapter 9 – FURTHEST EAST AND FURTHEST WEST
  • SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
  • Chapter 10 – THE WAR AT SEA
  • NAVAL ORGANIZATION
  • WARSHIPS
  • THE EVIDENCE OF THE EGYPTIAN PAPYRI
  • Chapter 11 – VOICES OF THE CONQUERED
  • Chapter 12 – CONCLUSION
  • THE DEFINING OF THE FRONTIERS
  • THE SUCCESS OF THE ARAB CONQUESTS

Finally, this is also a book about memory and the creation of memories. We have almost no perfectly contemporary records or descriptions of the Muslim conquests. All the accounts passed down to us have gone through several stages of editing and revision, and the addition of new and sometimes spurious information. Other historians have tended to dismiss much of this material because it is not an accurate record of ‘what actually happened’.

In reality, it is extremely interesting as an expression of social memory, of how the early Muslims reconstructed their past and explained the coming of Islam to the areas in which they now lived. The investigation of the foundation myths of the early Islamic community can tell us much about the world-view of the Muslims in the first century of Islam.

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