Abd al-Malik (Makers of the Muslim World) by Chase Robinson

By Chase Robinson

‘Abd al-Malik, who got here to prominence through the moment civil conflict of early Islam, governed the Islamic empire from 692 till 705. not just did he effectively suppress uprising in the Muslim international and extend its frontiers, yet in lots of respects he based the empire itself. by means of approximately seven-hundred, the kinds of a brand new realm, which stretched from North Arica within the west to Iran within the east, has taken transparent form with ‘Abd al-Malik at its head. This ebook covers the beginnings and upward push to energy of this immensely influential caliph, in addition to his non secular rules and options, his financial, administrative and army reforms, and his legacy, together with the Dome of the Rock, the oldest surviving huge development erected by way of Muslims.

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