Author: H.U Rahman
Hardback: 285 pages
Publisher: Ta-Ha UK
About the Book:
A Chronology of Islamic History 570- 1000 CE lists and describes the principal events from the birth of the Prophet Muhammad in 570 CE to the year 1000 CE (Common or Christian Era). Contemporary events from the history of the Byzantine and Persian empires are also included, since they had a direct bearing on Islamic history of the period covered. Descriptions are purely factual and presented without interpretation or historical analysis, although background information explaining the significance of events is provided where necessary. Precise locations are given for places that today may no longer exist or are known by a different name. As far as possible, each entry is self-contained so that the reader is able to understand single events of one year, or a period, without having to read the whole book. Also included are maps of the Byzantine and Persian Empires at 600 CE; maps showing the expansion of the Muslim Empire between 622-750 CE, and the Muslim world c.1000 CE; genealogical tables of the Umayyads (661-750 CE), the Abbasids (750-1258 CE), and the Shi'ite Imams; and an explanation of the Islamic and Christian dating systems.
This revised edition of the Chronology is a unique reference source for school and university teachers and students of Islamic studies and history, multicultural education and religious education. And for the general reader interested in Islamic history and culture, this concise, easy to use book will be an indispensable reference work.
About the Author:
Born in Lahore (Pakistan), the author was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Southampton and is presently teaching mathematics at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh. He has been a consultant to the U.K. Atomic Energy Research Establishment and is author of numerous publications in the fields of mathematical nuclear physics and solid state physics. Dr. Rahman is a Chartered Physicist, a Member of the London Mathematical Society, a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics & its Applications, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, London: In 1975, he received the Dictionary of International Biography's Certificate of Merit, and in 1994, Dr. Rahman was made by special invitation an International Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.