Classical Islam: A History, 600 A.D. to 1258 A.D
Classical Islam; a history, 600 A.D. to 1258 A.D. (reprint, 1970)
Von Grunebaum, G.E. Trans. by Katherine Watson.
The fall of Baghdad and the ‘Abbasid caliphate to the Mongols in 1258, says historian and Islamic scholar Grunebaum (1909-1972), made clear to Muslims that for some centuries Islam had become a strong enough community that it no longer needed a unified caliphate to provide a political and religious center, and a new era of Islam dawned. In his account of Islam from its beginning until then, he chooses a smooth narrative over the identification of every bit of evidence.
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