The Muslim Diaspora (Volume 1, 570–1500)

A Comprehensive Chronology of the Spread of Islam in Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas

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About the Book

This first volume covers the development of Islam in the period from the birth of Muhammad in C.E. 570 through 1500, during which Islam grew to dominate the area which has come to be known as the Middle East.
Along with their religion, Muslims carried their culture, their goods, and their innovations to the far corners of the globe. Their contributions to Western civilization-such as new kinds of agriculture (irrigation, oranges, sugarcane, cotton), manufactured goods (satin, rugs, paper, perfumes), and technology (astrolabe, compass, lateen sail)—are set out in detail.

About the Author(s)

Attorney Everett Jenkins, Jr., made his intensive research and unique juxtapositional presentation style a trademark in his Pan-African Chronology series (“recommended for all libraries”—Library Journal) and his Muslim Diaspora series (“a useful reference work that is a delight to peruse”—Choice). He lives in Fairfield, California.

Bibliographic Details

Everett Jenkins, Jr.
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 440
Bibliographic Info: chronology, tables, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [1999]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4713-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0888-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      ix

Author’s Note      xi

Introduction      1

The Muslim Chronology      5

Epilogue      347

Appendices

A. The Five Pillars of Islam      349

B. Arabic Names      350

C. The Islamic Calendar      350

D. Caliphs      351

E. Muslim Religious Movements, Sects, and Schools      352

F. Shi‘a Imams      353

G. Muslim Regimes of the Middle East      353

H. Rulers of Muslim Spain      354

I. Rulers of the Ottoman Empire      355

J. Muslim India      356

Bibliography      359

Index      363

Book Reviews & Awards

“useful…recommended”—Library Journal; “detailed index”—Booklist; “Jenkins outlines this early development in precise and telling detail…lives up to its subtitle…very useful…a unique resource”—Against the Grain; “valuable historical context”—Mediaevistik.