Makers of Arab history / by Philip K. Hitti.


New York : St. Martin's Press, 1968.

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Subjects Empire islamique -- Biographies.
Empire islamique -- Histoire.
Islamic Empire -- Biography.
Islamic Empire.
Description 268 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Copyright Date 1968.
Notes Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Through the story of its leaders, Arab history unfolds: Muhammad, who founded a religion, Ubaydullah al-Mahdi, founder of the Fatimid empire in Africa, Ibn-Sina who paved the way for Christian philosophy and theology of the Middle Ages, and others.
Contents Muhammad: Triple Initiator of religion, nation, and state -- 'Umar ibn-al-Khattab: Founder of the Moslem State -- Mu'awiyah: Architect of the Arab Empire -- ''Abd-al-Rahman I: Maker of history on European soil -- Al-Ma'mun: Radical Caliph and intellectual awakener of Islam -- 'Ubaydullah al-Mahdi: Founder of the Fatimid Empire in Africa -- Salah-al-Din: Hero of the Anti-Crusades -- Al-Ghazzali: Greatest Theologian of Islam -- Al-Shafi'i: Founder of the Science of Islamic Law -- Al-Kindi: Philosopher of the Arabs -- Ibn-Sina: Prince of Physicians and Philosophers -- Ibn-Rushd: The Great Commentator -- Ibn-Khaldun: First Philosopher of History.
Genre Biography.
Geographic Area Middle East
Africa, North
Spain
Network Numbers (OCoLC)441330
(OCoLC)ocm00441330
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Hitti, Philip K. 1886-1978.
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