An Illustrated HistoryBook - 2006
This lavishly illustrated work by two renowned scholars narrates the history of the spread of Islam all over the world, from its birth in Arabia in the seventh century to the present day. With its 180 maps, 200 illustrations, and carefully prepared text, the book brings clarity and understanding to a religious and cultural force of great contemporary significance. The name of Freeman-Grenville will be familiar to students of calendars and historical atlases, and particularly of the standard Islamic-Western calendar. First published in 1991, the book under review is a revised and expanded version. It is lavishly illustrated, and the text is clear. The regional sections are well laid out and easy to follow, and the chronological historical information is accurate. For readers interested in political, dynastic, and contemporary developments, the book will be a welcome aid. - International Bulletin of Missionary Research
Publisher: New York : Continuum, 2006.
Branch Call Number: 909.09767
Characteristics: xvii, 414 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.