In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empire


Product Details

Oxford University Press, USA
Publish Date
May 01, 2017
6.1 X 9.2 X 0.9 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

Robert G. Hoyland is Professor of Late Antique and Early Islamic Middle Eastern History at New York University's Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and author of Arabia and the Arabs.


"[A] splendid new history of the Arab conquests.... Hoyland...has performed an invaluable service. His book will surely serve as the definitive account of the Arab conquests for many years to come." -Tom Holland, Literary Review

"In God's Path is a thoughtful and nuanced guide to an age that was far more complex than we might imagine from older accountsEL. A crucial story, which Hoyland tells powerfully." -Philip Jenkins, Books & Culture

"An illuminating, richly detailed, highly readable study of one of the crucial periods of history." -Peter Leithart, First Things

"In God's Path provides a thorough, persuasive and timely overview of this century of transformations in the history of the Middle East for specialists and non-specialists alike." -Harry Munt, History Today

"Concise and clear, In God's Path is a recommended introduction to historical events about which everyone today wants to know." -Peter Webb, Times Literary Supplement

"This is a succinct, intelligent guide to the period, alert to nuance and cautious about grand theories." -Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman

"This is perhaps the best introduction to the Arab-Islamic Conquests available...Original, authoritative, and a joy to read-I cannot recommend it highly enough." -Adam Silverstein, author of Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction