Lost Islamic History

Reclaiming Muslim Civilisation from the Past

Firas Alkhateeb



A lively and illuminating history of one of the most powerful religious, social and political forces in history.

REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION

Bibliographic Details
Lost Islamic History Paperback
September 2017£9.99
9781849046893232pp

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Description

Over the last 1,400 years, a succession of Muslim polities and empires expanded to control territories and peoples stretching from southern France to East Africa and South East Asia. Yet many of the contributions of Muslim thinkers, scientists and theologians, not to mention statesmen and soldiers, have been overlooked. The bestselling Lost Islamic History, now in a new updated edition, rescues from oblivion a forgotten past, charting its narrative from Muhammad to modern-day nation-states.

From Abbasids and Ottomans to Mughals and West African kings, Firas Alkhateeb sketches key personalities, inventions and historical episodes to show the monumental impact of Islam on global society and culture.

Table of Contents

1. PRE-ISLAMIC ARABIA
2. THE LIFE OF THE PROPHET
3. THE RIGHTLY GUIDED CALIPHS
4. THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE MUSLIM STATE
5. INTELLECTUAL GOLDEN AGES
6. THE ISLAMIC SCIENCES
7. UPHEAVAL
8. AL-ANDALUS
9. THE EDGE
10. REBIRTH
11. DECLINE
12. OLD AND NEW IDEAS

Author

Firas Alkhateeb holds a Masters degree in Middle Eastern Studies with a specialisation in Islamic intellectual history from the University of Chicago. He previously taught Islamic history at Universal School in Bridgeview, Illinois and currently teaches and studies at Darul Qasim in Chicago. He founded and writes the website lostislamichistory.com.

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