An excellent and accessible account of the Abbasid Caliphate, which ruled the Middle East and part of North Africa from 750 to 1258 CE. Bennison delves into this rich civilization, examining not only the politics, society and culture, but also the people- beggars, merchants, scholars, princes and others who actually constitute it.
This is a good introduction for the general reader about a subject which so many Westerners are sadly ignorant.
Now in Paperback!
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