By Caroline Stone

ISBN-10: 0789488701

ISBN-13: 9780789488701

This can be a short, yet features a number of details. Contents of the e-book easily discuss those details:
Early Arabia 6
The Prophet Muhammad eight
The Qur'an 10
The 5 Pillars of Islam 12
The mosque 18
The caliphate 20
First conquests 22
students and academics 24
The unfold of studying 28
Nomadic or settled 32
Islamic tradition 34
The Islamic urban 36
retailers and tourists 38
The crusades forty two
fingers and armor forty four
Spain forty six
Africa forty eight
Mongols and Turks 50
critical Asia, Iran, and India fifty two
China and Southeast Asia fifty four
dress and jewellery fifty six
Islamic society fifty eight
gala's and ceremonies 60
Index and acknowledgments sixty four

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Beautiful and intricate swords, shields, and other weaponry were the envy of the non-Muslim world. However, Muslim armies were also quick to adopt weapons that originated in the West, such as cannons and firearms. 19th-century Indian steel shield with gilt decoration CANNON MINIATURE By the early 14th century, European armorers were starting to make cannons and these powerful weapons were quickly taken up by Muslim armies. This painting shows cannons being used by Muslim troops at the Siege of Vienna in 1529.

This 13th-century example was made of clay in Damascus, Syria. 44 Jambiya (and sheath, below right) MACE Maces were sometimes carried as a sign of rank, but they were also fighting weapons used by mounted warriors. In skilled hands, a mace could break an opponent’s bones, even if he was wearing armor. Khanjar and decorated sheath SHOOTING LESSON Steel mace from Persia JAMBIYA KHANJAR In many parts of the Muslim world it was common for men, and even boys, to carry weapons. This is a 20th-century dagger from Yemen, called a khanjar.

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