The Origins of the Islamic State

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Gorgias Press, 2002 - History - 518 pages
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This book is one of the most reliable sources on the beginnings of the Islamic Empire. It begins with the wars of the Prophet Muhammad, followed by accounts of the ridda, the conquests of Syria, Armenia, Egypt, and the Maghrib, and lastly, the occupation of Iraq and Persia.

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Philip Khuri Hitti (18861978) was born in Lebanon and taught at Princeton University from 1926 to 1954. He was renowned for his contributions to Arab studies in the West.

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