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This highly successful introductory text guides students through the wealth of literature and source material on social and political medieval Islamic history. Covering the Middle East and North Africa during the period AD600 to AD1500, 'Islamic History' combines bibliographic study with an inquiry into method. Discussing topics ranging from struggles for power within the early Islamic community to the life of the peasantry, this book makes essential reading for all students of Middle East history and politics.
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'a well ordered survey... necessary for the student of Islamic history... As to Humphreys' wider message, it is not only timely but expressed with great subtlety and clarity.' --Times Literary Supplement
'Without doubt this gem of a book needs to be read, consulted and utilized as a reference-work by every student of Islamic history.' --Muslim World Book Review
"This book is an extremely judicious stock-taking' of scholarship in the field of medieval Islamic history, especially valuable for the way it examines--and forces us to reconsider--the assumptions on which previous scholarship has been based.... Students of Islamic studies will find it indispensable."--Fred M. Donner, University of Chicago
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