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Author Bobrick, Benson, 1947-
Title The caliph's splendor : Islam and the West in the golden age of Baghdad / Benson Bobrick.
Published New York : Simon & Schuster, 2012.
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 Floor2  DS38.6 .B63 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Description x, 284 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [263]-270) and index.
Contents Minaret and tower -- The night of destiny -- King of kings -- Baghdad -- The culture of prosperity -- al-Andalus -- Greek fire -- Lombards, Saxons, and a poisoned crown -- "Iron Charles" -- Even the lowliest camel driver knew -- The harder they fall -- "Rum" and Khurasan -- The red soil of Tus -- The Siege of Baghdad -- Interregnum -- "Oval, square, and round" -- "City of the flower" -- Turban and cowl -- Appendix. The Umayyad caliphs of Damascus and the Abbasid caliphs of Baghdad.
Subject Islamic Empire -- Foreign relations -- Byzantine Empire.
Byzantine Empire -- Foreign relations -- Islamic Empire.
Islamic Empire -- History -- 750-1258.
Byzantine Empire -- History -- 527-1081.
Islam -- Relations -- Christianity.
Christianity and other religions -- Islam.
Hārūn al-Rashīd, Caliph, approximately 763-809.
Charlemagne, Emperor, 742-814.
ISBN 9781416567622
1416567623
9781416568063 (ebook)
1416568069 (ebook)
OCLC number 759695905