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Internet Islamic history sourcebook

The Internet Islamic history sourcebook is an extensive online reader to texts relevant for the study of Islamic history from its foundations through to the period post-1945. The overall aim of the sourcebook is to give ready access to primary texts, many of which may be difficult to find from other sources. The broad sections of the guide include: The pre-Islamic Arab world; Muhammad and foundations (to 632 CE); Islamic faith and theology; Islamic expansion and empire; the Caliphate; the Persians, the Turks and the Ottomans; interaction with the West and the Western intrusion; Islamic nationalism; Islamic world since 1945; maps and further resources. Texts available are relevant to history, theology, culture, and politics. Other sourcebooks exist for ancient, medieval, and modern histories.

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Sunday, September 16, 2012
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