Histoire Politique des Peuples Musulmans depuis Mahomet jusqu’a nos Jours, suivie de considerations sur les Destinees Futures de L’Orient. TWO VOLUMES IN ONE.

Barrau, J. J.

Book ID: 22717


8vo. Volume I: xv, 347 pp., / Volume II: 363 pp., half-titles, period hard back binding, rubbed, title hand-written on green label on spine, all edges red, occasional spotting, otherwise copy in overall good condition, Charles Thomine, Paris, 1843.


The first volume deals with the historical and social background in the East and the rise of Islam. An extensive study of the life and struggle of the Prophet and the establishment of the Omayyad and Abbasid dynasties. Furthermore the author discusses the Arab conquest of Spain and Southern France, the military and dedicated spirit of the Muslim fighters, and the Arab contribution to civilisation and human progress. It ends this volume with the end of the Abbasid dynasty, the rise of the Ghaznavids and the Seljuks, the beginning of the Crusades wars, and the rise of the Mongols and their conquests.
The second volume deals with the situation in Islamic Asia after the Mongols invasions, history of Persia, origins of the Ottomans and the decadence of their Empire, the French expedition to Egypt, the revolt of Greece, the rise of Muhammad Ali of Egypt, the British expedition of 1840 to Syria. A conclusion is given at the end of volume II about the Eastern question, and the future of Islam.

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