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What Life Was Like in the Lands of the Prophet: Islamic World, AD 570-1405 (What Life Was Like)
Drawing on art, artifacts, and literature that was left behind, these richly illustrated volumes recount captivating tales of everyday life in long-ago vanished worlds.
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published December 15th 1999 by Time Life Medical
(first published October 1999)
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Dec 20, 2014 Diocletian rated it 3 of 5 stars
I made a major mistake before I started reading this. For whatever reason, I thought it was just about life in the Arab world of the time. So naturally, when it started talking about central Asia, I was pretty surprised. Now, for what the book actually does cover. The majority of it focuses on the Arab world and Persia. It gives a short and sparsely detailed history of important characters and events, and then describes some of the culture and common lives of the people of the day. Besides just ...more
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