Irfan ShahÓd is Oman Professor Emeritus of Arabic and Islamic Literature at Georgetown University.Review:
The ambitious scope of Shahîd's major enterprise...already opens up many new perspectives on the great revolution of the seventh century, and will surely reveal more. Shahîd shows himself a master of the literary sources that survive in abundance in Greek, Latin, Syriac, and Arabic. He has ranged more widely across the classical and oriental sources for Byzantium than anyone before him. These two books make an important addition to our knowledge and understanding of Rome's and Byzantium's relations with the Arabs...The author is to be congratulated for producing a new and important view of the Arab world during these centuries and for making extensive use of scattered Byzantine, Syriac, Islamic, and other sources to illustrate his thesis. (Times Literary Supplement, The Classical Review and American Historical Review)
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Book Description Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C., 1995. Cloth. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. Two volumes (Volume I, Part I and Volume I, Part II). Black cloth (hardcover), gilt titles in mylar protected dust-jackets. 8vo (6.5" x 9.5"). 1032 pages, plus Index; maps. This scholarly work treats the century of transition from Late Antiquity to the early Middle Ages. Part I is the "Political and Military History" and Part II is the "Ecclesiastical Histoy." An exceptionally clean, tight, and bright copy of a scarce scholarly work. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory # 004177
Book Description Harvard University Press, 1995. Hard Cover. Book Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. First Edition. Two Volumes (Parts 1 and 2). As new condition, except for very light fading of the spines of the dust jackets. Both volumes appear unread. Excellent examples of rare and difficult to find books. Together these 2 volumes comprise a heavy package and extra postal charges may apply. You may also wish to consider insurance for these books in transit. Please contact us for more information. All proceeds to Oxfam. Bookseller Inventory # 015653
Book Description Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Washington D.C., 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: Near Fine. 2 volumes with 2 parts per volume. Hardcovers, 8vo, volume 1- 1033pp plus indices in both volumes, volume 2, part 1-468pp with index, volume 2 part 2-391pp with index. Each volume has unique frontispiece. B/w maps and some color and b/w plates throughout. Slight fading to dust jacket spines, a few stray ink marks on dust jackets. Light bumping to corners of first volume. Stickers on rear panels of first volume. Near Fine set. Dust jackets now in mylar. Size: 8vo. Bookseller Inventory # 104299