In the Shadow of the Sword

The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam.

In the Shadow of the Sword

In the Shadow of the Sword

The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam. No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion—except that they achieved their conquests not over the course of centuries as the Romans did but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day—not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path.

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In the Shadow of the Sword
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Tom Holland
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-15 - Publisher: Anchor

The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam. No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one
Shadow of the Sword
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Jeremiah Workman, John Bruning
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-09-15 - Publisher: Presidio Press

Awarded the Navy Cross for gallantry under fire, Staff Sergeant Jeremiah Workman is one of the Marine Corps’ best-known contemporary combat veterans. In this searing and inspiring memoir, he tells an unforgettable story of his service overseas–and of the emotional wars that continue to rage long after our fighting men
In The Shadow Of The Sword
Language: en
Pages: 480
Authors: Tom Holland
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-05 - Publisher: Hachette UK

In this 'thrilling. . .profoundly important book' (Christopher Hart, Sunday Times) and Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller, the acclaimed author of Rubicon gives a panoramic-and timely-account of the rise of Islam In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman.
In the Shadow of a Sword
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Thamizhini,, Nedra Rodrigo (Translator)
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-11-02 - Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Limited

Thamizhini joined the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) at the age of nineteen and spent eighteen years as a combatant, educator and, for some time, head of the women’s division of its Political Wing. Her memoir, In the Shadow of a Sword, weaves back and forth between reminiscences of
Camlan and The Shadow of the Sword
Language: en
Pages: 541
Authors: Robert Buchanan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-23 - Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

"Rohan, Rohan! Can you not hear me call? It is time to go. Come, come! It frightens me to look down at you. Will you not come up now, Rohan?" The voice that cries is lost in the ocean-sound that fills the blue void beneath; it fades away far under,

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