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Reviews of The Last Great Muslim Empires: History of the Muslim World

“A high level of excellence … The chapter on the Fertile Crescent and the Arabian peninsula is balanced and judicious, and … the chapter on North-West Africa or Barbary is especially readable and full of insights … Sub-Saharan Africa and Central Asia are equally well-served … A useful survey of this rather neglected transitional period between the decline of classical Islamic civilization and the revival of recent times … the editor is to be complimented on having brought so much unity of treatment and smoothness of style to a composite work of this sort.”
The Middle East Journal