The Islamic World in Ascendancy: From the Arab Conquests to the Siege of Vienna


Sicker examines the thousand-year ascendancy of Islam from the Arab conquests to the zenith of Ottoman expansionism under Suleiman the Magnificent. He provides a unique perspective on that history that gives full account of the role played by religion as an instrument of geopolitics by both the Muslim and Christian worlds, as jihad and crusade.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2000


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