Faculty Book: Chase F. Robinson, ed.
Chase F. Robinson, ed.
The New Cambridge History of Islam, vol. 1
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Volume 1 of this series, The Formation of the Islamic World, Sixth to Eleventh Centuries, surveys the political and cultural history of Islam from its Late Antique origins until the eleventh century, with contributions from leading scholars in the field. The book is divided into four parts: an overview of the physical and political geography of the Late Antique Middle East; the rise of Islam and the emergence of the Islamic political order under the Umayyad and the Abbasid caliphs of the seventh, eighth, and ninth centuries; regionalism, the overlapping histories of the empire’s provinces; and a cutting-edge discussion of the sources and controversies of early Islamic history, including a survey of numismatics, archaeology, and material culture. The editor, Chase F. Robinson, is a distinguished professor of history at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: OCT 31, 2010