The First Dynasty of Islam: The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750, 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

The First Dynasty of Islam

The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750, 2nd Edition

By G. R Hawting


176 pages

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Gerald Hawting's book has long been acknowledged as the standard introductory survey of this complex period in Arab and Islamic history. Now it is once more made available, with the addition of a new introduction by the author which examines recent significant contributions to scholarship in the field. It is certain to be welcomed by students and academics alike.


'Provides the best account now available in English' - - Journal of the American Oriental Society

'Anyone faced with the somewhat daunting task of teaching Umayyad history to undergraduates will greet Hawting's achievement with relief, gratitude and admiration.' - Journal of Semitic Studies

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HISTORY / Ancient / General