Pocket Timeline of Islamic Civilizations
published 2009 • 6 ¼” x 7 ½” • 32 pages • 12 page pull-out timeline • full-color throughout
ISBN 9781566567589 • hardback • $13.95 •
“Prior to 9/11, what most Americans knew about Islamic history and culture was derived from old movies and a bit of the crusader era from out-of-date high school history books. But all that has changed now with the attacks of militant Islamic political factions against American targets and our military involvement in such nations as Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan. "Pocket Timeline of Islamic Civilization" is a 32-page, color illustrated, hard cover compendium of information compiled by Nicholas Badcott (Arab World Education Officer, the British Museum, London, England) that provides an informed and informative overview of the history and accomplishments of Islam including the Umayyads, Abbasids, Fatimids, Seljugs, Zengids, Ayyubids, Mamluks, Ilkhands, Ottomans, Timurids, Safavids, and Mughals. Enhanced with a twelve-page pull-out timeline format, and featuring a bibliography and website list, the "Pocket Timeline of Islamic Civilization" is very handy and highly recommended resource for anyone seeking a concise overview of Islamic history from its earliest days down to the modern era.”
—Wisconsin Bookwatch, Midwest Book Review
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A handy pocket-sized reference to the distinctive artistic, scientific and political achievements of Islamic cultures from approximately the 7th to the 20th centuries AD.
• 12-page detachable foldout timeline, perfect for wall display
• For children and adults, perfect for school or home
• Colorful, clear layout
• 32-page book supports and expands on the information in the timeline
• Authoritative information and wonderful images
At the back of the book is a 12-page foldout timeline which can be detached and displayed on a wall or notice board, offering an attractive quick visual reference to the key periods, events and developments of Islamic civilizations from approximately the 7th to the 20th centuries AD.
The 32-page book offers introductions to each of the periods and dynasties, with short sections on particular themes and on the great achievements of Islamic art and culture over the centuries. Both book and timeline are richly illustrated throughout with color photographs, including numerous objects from museum collections.
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Nicholas Badcott is the Arab World Education Officer at the British Museum.
Early Islamic World AD 570-660
The Umayyads 661-750
The Abbasids 749-1258
Islamic Spain 756-1031
The Fatimids 909-1171
The Seljuqs 1038-1307
The Zengids and Ayyubids 1127-1250
The Mamluks 1250-1517
The Ilkhanids 1256-1353
The Timurids 1370-1506
The Ottomans 1299-1922
The Safavids 1501-1722
The Mughals 1526-1858
"This short, pocket-sized book contains timelines and short histories of Islamic civilizations from the early Islamic world of Muhammad (A.D. 570 to 660) to the Mughals (1526 to 1858). The short chapters introduce readers to dynasties, leaders, achievements, the rise and fall of Islamic cultures, and their impact on world history and culture, with color photos and images of objects from museums. The book includes a 12-page detachable timeline. This will be a handy aid for museum visitors and students of history and art history. There is no index. Badcott works in Arab world education at the British Museum."
—BOOK NEWS, Inc.
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