2 The Rise of Islam.

Author:Rhodes, Fred
Position:Brief article - Book review
 
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2 THE RISE OF ISLAM

EDITED BY VESTA SARKHOSH CURTIS AND SARAH STEWART

PUBLISHED BY I.B. TAURIS

ISBN 9781845116910

PRICE 39.50 [pounds sterling] HARDBACK

The fourth volume in the series The Idea of Iran deals with the transition from pre-Islamic Sasanian Iran, in which Zoroastrianism was the state religion, to the Arab conquest of Iran and subsequent adoption of Islam. This transitional period is of utmost importance to understanding of the history of Iran and its subsequent development. The seven papers presented in this volume document some of the changes that took place as the new...

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