Historical Atlas of the Islamic World

Author: Malise Ruthven
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0198609973
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Civilization, Islamic

The Historical Atlas of the Islamic World spans the period from pre-Islamic late antiquity to the present day. It provides an historical perspective on contemporary Islam. The maps, which employ the latest design techniques to show shifts in borders and populations, are supplemented by short essays on a variety of themes, plus maps, photographs, and diagrams. A lively, accessible and up-to-date Atlas on an area of immense current interest.

Historical Atlas of Islam

Author: Malise Ruthven
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674013859
Release Date: 2004-01
Genre: History

The historical evolution of Islam is explained in this detailed reference, which chronicles the history of the religion from the birth of Mohammed to the independence of former Soviet Muslim States, covering a wide variety of themes including philosophy, arts, and architecture.

Atlas of Islamic History

Author: Peter Sluglett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317588979
Release Date: 2015-01-30
Genre: History

This Atlas provides the main outlines of Islamic history from the immediate pre-Islamic period until the end of 1920, that is, before most parts of the Muslim world became sovereign nation states. Each map is accompanied by a text that contextualises, explains, and expands upon the map, and are fully cross-referenced. All of the maps are in full colour: 18 of them are double-page spreads, and 25 are single page layouts. This is an atlas of Islamic, not simply Arab or Middle Eastern history; hence it covers the entire Muslim world, including Spain, North, West and East Africa, the Indian sub-continent, Central Asia and South-East Asia. The maps are not static, in that they show transitions within the historical period to which they refer: for instance, the stages of the three contemporaneous Umayyad, Fatimid and ‘Abbasid caliphates on Map 10, or the progress of the Mongol invasions and the formation of the various separate Mongol khanates between 1200 and 1300 on Map 21. Using the most up to date cartographic and innovative design techniques, the maps break new ground in illuminating the history of Islam. Brought right up to date with the addition of a Postscript detailing The Islamic World since c.1900, a Chronology from 500 BCE to 2014, and additional endpaper maps illustrating The Spread of Islam through the Ages and The Islamic World in the 21st Century, the Atlas of Islamic History is an essential reference work and an invaluable textbook for undergraduates studying Islamic history, as well as those with an interest in Asian History, Middle East History and World History more broadly.

Atlas of the Islamic World Since 1500

Author: Francis Robinson
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Facts on File, Incorporated
ISBN: 0871966298
Release Date: 1982-01
Genre: History

Extensive maps and color photographs enhance an informative study of the development of Islam, detailing the rise of Arab power, its fragmentation, the spread of Islam, and the modern Arab world

The Atlas of Islam

Author: Neil Morris
Publisher: Barrons Juveniles
ISBN: 0764156314
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Describes the origins and teachings of Islam, major developments in the history of the Islamic world, and the culture and way of life of Muslims throughout the world.

Historical Atlas of the Muslim Peoples

Author: R Roolvink
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134537556
Release Date: 2013-10-18
Genre: Reference

Originally published in 1957. Within the compact range of fifty-six maps, this atlas depicts clearly and concisely the expansion of Islam outwards from the Arabian Peninsula and outlines the rise and decline of the various Muslim states and dynasties over a territory stretching from Spain to China. Maps have also been devoted to trade products and routes, both in the heartland of Islam and in the basins of the Indian Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. This volume represents a series of maps which together present a full survey of the history of Islam in time and space.

The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Islamic World

Author: Francis Robinson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521669936
Release Date: 1996
Genre: Religion

Written by a team of leading specialists on Islamic history, this book discusses, with sumptuous illustrations, many aspects of Muslim culture. Includes studies on religion, politics, commerce, education, art and the interaction between Islam and the West, as well as the development of the Islamic world from the seventh century to the present day. Clear, informative, with commentaries and a glossary.

The Middle East and Islamic World Reader

Author: Marvin E. Gettleman
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802194527
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Genre: History

In this insightful anthology, historians Marvin E. Gettleman and Stuart Schaar have assembled a broad selection of documents and contemporary scholarship to give a view of the history of the peoples from the core Islamic lands, from the Golden Age of Islam to today. With carefully framed essays beginning each chapter and brief introductory notes accompanying over seventy readings, the anthology reveals the multifaceted societies and political systems of the Islamic world. Selections range from theological texts illuminating the differences between Shiite and Sunni Muslims, to diplomatic exchanges and state papers, to memoirs and literary works, to manifestos of Islamic radicals. This newly revised and expanded edition covers the dramatic changes in the region since 2005, and the popular uprisings that swept from Tunisia in January 2011 through Egypt, Libya, and beyond. The Middle East and Islamic World Reader is a fascinating historical survey of complex societies that—now more than ever—are crucial for us to understand.

Historical Atlas of the Crusades

Author: Angus Konstam
ISBN: 081604919X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: History

Examines the history of the Crusades from both a Christian and Muslim point of view.

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426202210
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Reference

Includes thematic maps and detailed regional and individual maps for countries from Afghanistan to Yemen, plus two Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.


Author: Michael Jordan
Publisher: Carlton Books Limited
ISBN: 1842226096
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Religion

Uses text and illustrations to trace the growth of Islam and the flowering of Islamic culture, and examines its present beliefs and practices.

A Historical Atlas of Tibet

Author: Karl E. Ryavec
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226243948
Release Date: 2015-05-08
Genre: History

Cradled among the world’s highest mountains—and sheltering one of its most devout religious communities—Tibet is, for many of us, an ultimate destination, a place that touches the heavens, a place only barely in our world, at its very end. In recent decades Western fascination with Tibet has soared, from the rise of Tibetan studies in academia to the rock concerts aimed at supporting its independence to the simple fact that most of us—far from any base camp—know exactly what a sherpa is. And yet any sustained look into Tibet as a place, any attempt to find one’s way around its high plateaus and through its deep history, will yield this surprising fact: we have barely mapped it. With this atlas, Karl E. Ryavec rights that wrong, sweeping aside the image of Tibet as Shangri-La and putting in its place a comprehensive vision of the region as it really is, a civilization in its own right. And the results are absolutely stunning. The product of twelve years of research and eight more of mapmaking, A Historical Atlas of Tibet documents cultural and religious sites across the Tibetan Plateau and its bordering regions from the Paleolithic and Neolithic times all the way up to today. It ranges through the five main periods in Tibetan history, offering introductory maps of each followed by details of western, central, and eastern regions. It beautifully visualizes the history of Tibetan Buddhism, tracing its spread throughout Asia, with thousands of temples mapped, both within Tibet and across North China and Mongolia, all the way to Beijing. There are maps of major polities and their territorial administrations, as well as of the kingdoms of Guge and Purang in western Tibet, and of Derge and Nangchen in Kham. There are town plans of Lhasa and maps that focus on history and language, on population, natural resources, and contemporary politics. Extraordinarily comprehensive and absolutely gorgeous, this overdue volume will be a cornerstone in cartography, Asian studies, Buddhist studies, and in the libraries or on the coffee tables of anyone who has ever felt the draw of the landscapes, people, and cultures of the highest place on Earth.

Atlas of the World s Religions

Author: Ninian Smart
ISBN: 0198662351
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Religion and politics

The ten chapters in this book cover the world religions--Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, the Hindu traditions--as well as every significant regional religious tradition. There is also special coverage of regional cults, missionary activities, and indigenous belief systems in every part of the world.