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Atlas of Islamic History

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Peter Sluglett, Andrew Currie




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.




Global Map: The Spread of Islam Through the Ages


1 The Arabian Peninsula c.570


2 The Near East and the Mediterranean at the Advent of Islam c600


3 The expansion of Islam under the Prophet and the Rightly Guided Caliphs c622-661


4 The Umayyad Caliphate of Damascus 661-750


5 Islam and Christendom under Harun al-Rashid (786-809) and Charlemagne (768-814)


6 The Eastern Abbasid Caliphate at the Height of its Power 750-c820


7 The Emergence of Local Dynasties in the Eastern Abbasid Caliphate c820-c908


8 The Development of Muslim Rule in North Africa and Spain c800-c950


9 The Ghaznavids and the early Muslim Conquest of India c977-1099


10 The Decline of the Abbasid Caliphate and the Rise of the Fatamids c900-c1000


11 The Fatimid Caliphate and the Buyid State 945-1062


12 The Consolidation of Seljuq Power from 1040 to the Death of Malik Shah in 1092


13 The End of the Umayyad Caliphate and the Rule of the Muluk al-Tawa’if c1000-1086


14 Northwest Africa and Spain under the Almoravids c1050-1130


15 The Diffusion of Islam in West Africa c1000-c1500


16 New Muslim Dynasties in Iran, Central Asia and India c1092-c1206


17 Fatimids, Seljuks and Zangids 1092-c1170


18 Salah al-Din and the Rise of the Ayyubids c1170-1250


19 Trade Between the Western Islamic World and Europe c1100-c1300


20 Islam and the Trade of Africa and Asia c800-c1300


21 The Islamic World and the Mongol Invasions c1200-c1300


22 The Bahri Mamluks and the Ilkhanids c1250-1382


23 The Burji Mamluks and the Ottomans 1382-1517


24 Mongols and Turkmens in Iran and Central Asia c1300-c1500


25 Ottoman Expansion in Anatolia, the Balkans and Black Sea Lands c1300-c1520


26 North Africa and Spain under the Almohads c1130-c1250


27 Muslim Rule in North Africa and Spain at the end of the Reconquista c1250-c1550


28 India under the Delhi Sultanate 1206-c1400


29 India under the Sayyids, Lodis and early Mughals c1400-1605


30 The Spread of Islam in Southeast Asia c1275-c1600


31 The Rise of the Safavids and Expansion of the Ottoman Empire c1500-c1700


32 Islamic Russia, Central Asia and Iran c1450-c1750


33 The Development of Muslim States in North and West Africa c1500-c1650


34 The Mughal Empire from the Death of Akbar to the Death of Awrangzib 1605-1707


35 The Decline of the Mughal Empire 1707-c1820


36 Islamic Revival and Reform in India under British Rule c.1820-c.1910


37 Islam and Imperialism in Iran, Central Asia, Afghanistan and China c1750-c1920


38 The Ottoman Empire and the Sa'udi-Wahhabi State c1700-c1830


39 The Ottoman Empire and the Sau'di State c1830-c1914


40 Islamic Reform Movements in North and West Africa c1650-c1900


41 The Spread and Development of Islam in Eastern Africa c1500-c1900


42 The Development of Muslim States in Southeast Asia c1600-c1900


43 Religious Reform and Resistance to Colonisation in the Islamic World c1750-c1914


44 Global Map: The Islamic World in the 21st Century