The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad
And the Roots of the Sunni-Shia Schism
By (author) Barnaby Rogerson
Normal Price: $27.99
Your Price: $25.19 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.26 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad by Barnaby Rogerson
Book DescriptionThe Prophet Muhammad taught the word of God to the Arabs. Within a generation of his death, his followers - as vivid a cast of heroic individuals as history has known - had exploded out of Arabia to confront the two great superpowers of the seventh-century and establish Islam and a new civilization. That the protagonists originated from the small oasis communities of central Arabia gives their adventures, their rivalries, their loves and their achievements an additional vivacity and intimacy. So that on one hand, THE HEIRS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD is a swaggering saga of ambition, immense achievement, self-sacrificing nobility and blood rivalry, while on the other it allows us to understand some of the complexities of our modern world. For within this fifty-year span of conquest and empire-building, Barnaby Rogerson also identifies the seeds of discord that destroyed the unity of Islam, and traces the roots of the schism between Sunni and Shia Muslims to the rivalry of the two individuals who best knew and loved the Prophet: his cousin and son-in-law Ali and his wife Aisha.
Buy Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad book by Barnaby Rogerson from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780349117577
(198mm x 132mm x 29mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 5-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Barnaby Rogerson
Last Storytellers, Paperback (July 2013)
Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the legendary square of the city to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. All but extinct, Richard Hamilton has tracked down the few remaining storytellers and preserved their stories here.
North Africa, Paperback (August 2012)
A guide to the history and culture of the region from its earliest beginnings to its politics and life at the turn of the century.
Last Crusaders, Paperback (November 2010)» View all books by Barnaby Rogerson
* Timely history of the battle for the Mediterranean in the 15th and 16th centuries by the forces of Islam and Christendom, out now in paperback
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad book by Barnaby Rogerson and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Barnaby Rogerson
Barnaby Rogerson is the author of the prestigious Cadogan Travel Guides to Cyprus, Morocco and (with Rose Baring) of Tunisia, as well as a history of North Africa. He is author of THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD and, forthcoming from Little, Brown in 2008, THE LAST CRUSADE.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687