Islamic Civilization

History and Treasures

Text by Francesca Romana Romani

This full-color chronicle begins with the seventh-century origin of Islam in the desert oasis of Mecca and an account of the Bedouin society in which

English edition
192 pp.
260 color illus.
28.5X31.5cm
ISBN 9789774162107
For sale only in the Middle East

$49.95

This full-color chronicle begins with the seventh-century origin of Islam in the desert oasis of Mecca and an account of the Bedouin society in which the Prophet Muhammad was raised. Then it moves on to explore the dynamic development of Islamic culture and society under the first ‘rightly guided’ caliphs and the Umayyad and Abbasid caliphates, a golden age in which Islamic philosophy, science, and literature flourished to the full. The last chapter explores the main aspects of classical Islamic culture, looking particularly at theology and law, knowledge and science, mysticism and faith, and art and architecture.

Francesca Romana Romani

Francesca Romana Romani is a specialist in the history of medicine at La Sapienza University, Rome, looking in particular at medieval medical culture and hygiene in the Near East.
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