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Arab-Islamic History

'Arab-Islamic history' is a website that provides links to a range of online materials on Islamic history. Included are the works of scholars like Philip Hitti, Montgomery Watt, Ibn Ishaq, Abdul Wahid Hamid, Richard Hooker, Maxime Rodinson and Muhammad Hamidullah. Coverage spans from pre-Islamic times to the early twentieth century. The intervening period is covered under the following headings: the birth of Islam; Islamic expansion; the early Caliphate; the Umayyads and the Abbasids; Islam in Europe; the Crusades; the Fatimids and the Mamluks; and the Turks and the Ottoman Empire. Students of Islam will find this a useful and interesting resource for further exploration of the subject. 'Arab-Islamic history' is part of the Al-Bab website, and is the work of Brian Whitaker, Middle East editor of the newspaper 'The Guardian' - though the site has no official connection to the paper.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Submitted by shirtenstein on

at present there is no link in the History pulldown Subjects menu to anything remotely like this topic...