The World on the Eve of the Muslim Conquests circa 600 A.D.
Islam arose near the centre of the Old World, and this series is intended to illustrate its spread and the connections, linguistic, economic and cultural, between the regions where it prevailed and the further parts of Europe, Asia and Africa. Map 4 on the linguistic divisions is based on map 4 in the First Edition. Map 5 is an attempt to show the main environmental regains and mineral resources of the classical Islamic world. I have only included such features as crude oil, iron etc. in places …
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“The World on the Eve of the Muslim Conquests circa 600 A.D.”, in:
Historical Atlas of Islam, Edited by: Hugh Kennedy.
Consulted online on 16 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_hai_HAI_6>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004122352, 20011210