In God's Path Audiobook by Robert G. Hoyland

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Listen to this audiobook free with a 30-day trial. Go to http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: In God's Path Subtitle: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire Author: Robert G. Hoyland Narrator: Peter Ganim Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 54 mins Language: English Release date: 12-08-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 123 votes Genres: History, Ancient Publisher's Summary: In just over a hundred years - from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750 - the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger than the Roman Empire at its greatest expansion, and it was claimed for the Arabs in roughly half the time. How this collection of Arabian tribes was able to engulf so many empires, states, and armies in such a short period has perplexed historians for centuries. Most accounts of the Arab invasions have been based almost solely on the early Muslim sources, which were composed centuries later to illustrate the divinely chosen status of the Arabs. Robert Hoyland's groundbreaking new history assimilates not only the rich biographical information of the early Muslim sources but also the many non-Arabic sources, contemporaneous or near-contemporaneous with the conquests. In God's Path begins with a broad picture of the Late Antique world prior to the Prophet's arrival, a world dominated by two superpowers: Byzantium and Sasanian Persia. In between these empires, emerged a distinct Arabian identity, which helped forge the inhabitants of western Arabia into a formidable fighting force. The Arabs are the principal actors in this drama yet, as Hoyland shows, the peoples along the edges of Byzantium and Persia - the Khazars, Bulgars, Avars, and Turks - all played critical roles in the remaking of the old world order. The new faith propagated by Muhammad and his successors made it possible for many of the conquered peoples to join the Arabs in creating the first Islamic Empire. Well-paced, comprehensive, and eminently readable, In God's Path presents a sweeping narrative of a transformational period in world history. Members Reviews: Islamic conquest history from the outside This is an interesting look at how historians view early Islamic conquests and the explanation of their effectiveness by looking at historical documents from Muslim and other historians at the time. The reason I give it three stars is because it requires you to look at maps in the accompanying reference PDF if you wish to get the most out of this book. While this isn't a big issue if you don't care about maps or geography; it could become annoying if maps matter to you. If that's the case, skip this and get the physical copy instead. Excellent reference Where does In God's Path rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? I rate it pretty high and top of the list of all audio books I ever listened. I picked up a history book after a long time and having read a lot of history books on Rome, Byzantine, Persian and recent Indian history (from 12th century onward) and many from Muslim view point; I find myself in unique position to comment. In my opinion professor did an excellent job gathering up a lot of information and summing up nicely from outsider's view point. It is as unbiased commentary on the events took place between 6th and 8th century events in Arabian peninsula and neighboring regions.

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