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The Resource In the shadow of the sword : the battle for global empire and the end of the ancient world, Tom Holland

In the shadow of the sword : the battle for global empire and the end of the ancient world, Tom Holland

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In the shadow of the sword : the battle for global empire and the end of the ancient world
Title
In the shadow of the sword
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the battle for global empire and the end of the ancient world
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Tom Holland
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Language
eng
Summary
No less than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of an Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history; a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion - except that they achieved their conquests, not over the course of centuries, as the Romans did, but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day - not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path. IN THE SHADOW OF THE SWORD effectively completes Tom Holland's trilogy describing the Ancient World. It represents an extraordinary achievement by the most exciting and readable young British historian working today
Summary
A panoramic chronicle of the rise of Islam by the author of Rubicon traces the rapid evolution of Arabian culture over a period of formative decades during which it triumphed against formidable odds and the period's most powerful empire
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10151930
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BT
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Holland, Tom
Dewey number
956
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Islam
  • Islamic Empire
Target audience
adult
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the birth of Islam and the rise of the global Arab empire
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In the shadow of the sword : the battle for global empire and the end of the ancient world, Tom Holland
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048907802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 526 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408700082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map
Label
In the shadow of the sword : the battle for global empire and the end of the ancient world, Tom Holland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000048907802
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 526 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781408700082
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., map

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