1st Edition

Islam Its Origin and Spread in Words, Maps and Pictures

By F R J Verhoeven Copyright 1962
    92 Pages 32 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    First published in 2008. This volume is a historical summary which describes the main events in the rise and evolution of this world religion and indicates its significance for present-day relations between the faiths.

    Ancient Arabia, Muhammad, the Prophet, The Qu'ran, the Holy Book, The Religious Doctrine, an All-Embracing System, Islam, Whirlwind from the Desert, The Expansive Umayyad Caliphate, The Illustrious Abbasid Caliphate, Rise of Local Dynasties, Cultural and Intellectual Life, Literature, Science and Art, Trade and Industry, Rise and Fall of the Border States, Spain and Sicily, India, Indonesia, The Ottoman Empire, Persia and Egypt, The Dismemberment of the Islamic World, Internal Resistance, Renewed Vigour and Political Independence, Important Dates, A Short List of Reference Books, Symbols


    F.J.R. Verhoeven