Stories of the Caliphs The Early Rulers of Islam by Denys Johnson-Davies
  

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Stories of the Caliphs The Early Rulers of Islam by Denys Johnson-Davies

After the death of the Prophet Muhammad, there followed many leaders of the Muslim world who were known as Caliphs. These successors to the Prophet ruled first of all from Medina, then from Damascus and later from Baghdad, over an empire that included a large part of the world. This book includes twenty-seven stories from the lives of those first Caliphs, from the pious Umar ibn al-Khattab to the celebrated Haroun al-Rashid.

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[Denys Johnson-Davies is] the leading Arabic-English translator of our time -- Edward Said

About the Author

Denys Johnson-Davies (Abdel-Wadoud) is one of the most important translators of Arabic today. He was the first to translate Naguib Mahfouz, Tayeb Saleh, Tawfiq al Hakim, Taha Hussein and Sonallah Ibrahim. Abdel Wahhab Bilal is an Egyptian illustrator who co-illustrated Festivals of Egypt with Tim Loveless.

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Format

Paperback
48 pages

Author

Denys Johnson-Davies
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing

Publication date

20th December 2010

ISBN

9789992142387


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