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- DescriptionA thrillingly paramic and incredibly timely account of the rise of Islam, from the acclaimed author of Rubicon and Persian Fire. The evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. In this exciting and sweeping history the third in his trilogy of books on the ancient world Holland describes how the Arabs emerged to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion in a matter of decades, overcoming seemingly insuperable odds to create an imperial civilization aspects of which endure to the present day. With profound bearing on the most consequential events of our time, Holland ties the exciting story of Islam s ascent to the crises and controversies of the present.
- Author BiographyTom Holland is a historian of the ancient world and a translator. His books includeRubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic, Persian Fire, In the Shadow of the SwordandThe Forge of Christendom. He has adapted Homer, Herodotus, Thucydides and Virgil for the BBC. In 2007, he was the winner of the Classical Association prize, awarded to the individual who has done most to promote the study of the language, literature and civilization of Ancient Greece and Rome. He lives in London with his family. Visit the author's website at www.tom-holland.org.
- Author(s)Tom Holland
- PublisherThree Rivers Press
- Date of Publication01/02/2013
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistory: Specific Subjects
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintThree Rivers Press
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations, maps
- Weight526 g
- Width135 mm
- Height204 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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