The time of the Caliphate or Arab Empire, beginning in the 7th century and ending in the 15th, is widely regarded as the 'Golden Age' in Islamic history. Yet it is comparatively little known, except by specialists. Professor Dunlop presents here a clear account of the achievements of this age and provides valuable background history to set the story in its context. He uses original Arabic sources and looks at the influential and remarkable people of the time in order to build up a unique picture of an extraordinary period in history.
D. M. Dunlop - Professor DM Dunlop held a chair of History at Columbia University from 1962. He previously taught Arabic and Islamic history at the University of St Andrews (1948-50) and the University of Cambridge (1950-62). His other works include The History of the Jewish Khazars, The Fusul al- Madani of al-Farabi, and Arabic Science in the West.