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The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632-750 (Essential Histories series Book 71) [Kindle Edition]

David Nicolle
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Few centuries in world history have had such a profound and long-lasting impact as the first hundred years of Islamic history. In this book, David Nicolle examines the extensive Islamic conquests between AD 632 and 750. These years saw the religion and culture of Islam erupt from the Arabian Peninsula and spread across an area far larger than that of the Roman Empire. The effects of this rapid expansion were to shape European affairs for centuries to come. This book examines the social and military history of the period, describing how and why the Islamic expansion was so successful.

The Osprey Guide To... series is a reworking of the popular Essential Histories series, now available as non-illustrated eBooks at a fantastic low price.

The maps and text remain the same, giving a strong historical overview of some of the most important conflicts and theatres of war from the ancient world through to modern times.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 10123 KB
  • Print Length: 96 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing (4 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KSFZWQ4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #33,974 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good Bluffer's guide to... 3 Nov. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A simple summary of how the nascent Muslim empire gained military dominance in the Middle & Near East. The list of references at the end provide a wealth of options for further reading
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 8 Nov. 2014
By RG69 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
Not sure what the other reviews are talking about. This is a typical excellent Osprey guide. The one review is by someone who hates Muslims and is upset that the author tries to be somewhat balanced. The other review states that it is too wordy. At 96 pages with lots of maps, it is not what I would call wordy considering it is covering over 100 years of history.
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1.0 out of 5 stars What a pity there's no negative rating possible 16 Feb. 2015
By Brunette - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I read the sample, and that was enough. It's pure pro-Islam propaganda. According to Nicolle, the sudden, wholesale religious conversion of Muslim-conquered territories was an entirely distinct event completely unrelated to their simultaneous military subjugation to the peaceful proponents of Islam.

Before you get uppity, I always review books I haven't read. It's easier that way.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The more things change the more they stay the same ... 11 Dec. 2014
By Larry - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
The more things change the more they stay the same.

This book gives insight into the goals, methods, and mindset of Moslems of the 7th century, now expressed in the twenty-first.
3 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What a pity that there's no negative rating possible 28 Oct. 2014
By Brunette - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Kindle Edition
I read the sample, and that was enough. It's pure pro-Islam propaganda. According to Nicolle, the sudden, wholesale religious conversion of Muslim-conquered territories was an entirely distinct event completely unrelated to their simultaneous military subjugation to the peaceful proponents of Islam.

Seriously, read his introduction. It's a masterpiece of cognitive dissonance, and therefore inadvertently hilarious.

Perhaps, in light of his services, the peaceful followers of the Prophet of Islam, the one true religion of Adam and Eve (Don't look at me like that, I'm QUOTING the author), will suffer David Nicolle to live long enough to watch the West crumble beneath the festering feet of their camels before they lovingly take his infidel head.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars 23 Sept. 2014
By Kindle Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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A little to wordy
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