A history of Islamic societies

@inproceedings{Lapidus1988AHO,
  title={A history of Islamic societies},
  author={Ira M. Lapidus},
  year={1988}
}
This new edition of one of the most widely used course books on Islamic civilizations around the world has been substantially revised to incorporate the new scholarship and insights of the last twenty-five years. Ira Lapidus' history explores the beginnings and transformations of Islamic civilizations in the Middle East and details Islam's worldwide diffusion. The history is divided into four parts. Part I is a comprehensive account of pre-Islamic late antiquity; the beginnings of Islam; the… 
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