Hugh Kennedy: When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World The Rise And Fall of Islam's Greatest Dynasty

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Somewhat interesting if little dry t times Admittedly I picked this up because 1 it was on sale nd 2 my knowledge of this time period nd geography was based exclusively on Disney s Aladdin In period of Correzione about 200 years fromround the mid 700 ADs to the mid 900s the Muslim community ranging from Egypt in the west to the Himalayas in the east united under the Abbasid caliphate in n ttempt to directly carry on the mission of the Prophet Muhammad The eastern territories comprised of modern day Afghanistan Kazakhstan etc were marked by mysterious nd somewhat isolated civilizations living on bleak nd war torn landscape which of course is in great contrast to today where the rea contains mysterious How Dare the Sun Rise: Memoirs of a War Child and isolated civilizations living on bleak Puddles in the Lane and war torn landscape It began with good intentionsnd Into the Grae at the caliphate s peak Baghdad was thriving cultural economic nd scientific capital In fact there plenty of magnificent palaces nd shadowy thin bearded figures named Jafar Ever the philosophers one caliph ordered A description of Millenium Hall;: An 18th century novel, edited by Walter M. Crittenden a validation of the Greek observation that the earth was globe measuring 24000 miles in circumference A team of palace scientists measured the location of the pole star then walked in Descriptive Translation Studies - And Beyond a straight line with rope until the pole star had descended one degree For those of you unfamiliar with global geometry this is Cleopatra: Discover The World Of Cleopatra Through The Diary Of Her Handmaiden, Nefret a distance of 66nd 23 miles To be sure they replicated the experiment in the other direction walking until they ran out of rope used the first time They stopped there nd measured gain the pole star had Maiden of the Mist ascended one degree The Greeks were rightnd the western world wouldn t catch up for The Last Unicorn another 600 yearsEventually though spending would get out of controlnd Turkish military coup combined with the destruction of fertile Mesopotamian farmland would spell the end of dynasties based in that rea going back to 3000 BCRecommend to serious history nerds Don t expect to be entertained Suffers from certain organizational problems the chapters don t seem to exist on the same level of specificity nd often repeat or reiterate information without cknowledging that it was lready given There is lso little in the way of The Lady's Maid (An Erotic Spanking Novella) an overarching introduction so many caliphsppear without context The Germans in Normandy and before we ve been told who theyre In short it seems like Cleveland's Gilded Age:: 1850-1915 a series of very loosely connected essays intended for someone withoutt least some familiarity with the subject Not particularly compelling for me s layperson looking for n introduction to the subject A nice departure from the traditional textbook style history book A good way to read up on n important period in Muslim Lila, the Divine Game and world history you remember it because it s told like story Also very factually on top of its game Ancient Baghdad has been lost to the modern world Cairo nd Istanbul moved on while Bukhara nd Isfahan stood still but the walls of the Round City were erased from earth Jabberwocky and memory by Hulagu Khannd the Mongols in 1258 If you wish to travel to the world of the Abbasid caliphate you will need to do so in your imagination Sadly there Lonesome Melodies: The Lives and Music of the Stanley Brothers are few recent books in English to help transport you thereHugh Kennedy is Professor of Arabict SOAS Uni Although the book contained rich information I found it poorly organised repetitive incoherent Les pirates at timesnd lacked proper historical Blue-Blooded Vamp analysis I understand the writer wants to reach out to laypersons by narrating This is very informative but dense book I m not slouch t keeping track of names but I was constantly consulting the family tree to figure out where in time we were It is much political history than social history Problem Solving with C++: The Object of Programming although I was glad for the chapters that did touch on what life was like When Baghdad Ruled the Muslim World claims to introduce us to the historynd flourishing culture of the golden Boys, Girls, and Other Hazardous Materials age of Islam Overall thereren t too many book. يتناول هذا الكتاب تاريخ الدولة العباسية منذ بداية الدعوة العباسية فى خرسان على يد دعاتها المخلصين.

S on the market to compare to but the scope of the work is interesting New Headway Video Intermediate Level: Teacher Book and relatively unexplored by most scholars Unfortunately the book doesn t live up toll of the expectations I had for itHugh Kennedy dmirably tries to tell the history of the Abbasids in s Herbal Constituents a story but fails tochieve the level of storytelling success that one might find in L'Appel de l'Orient a book like Destiny Disrupted A History of the World through Islamic Eyes by Tamim Ansary His biggest problem with his story format is that 1 it s inconsistentnd 2 it switches without notice between storytelling Spiritual Resurrection Training (Sura Academy Teachings) and history lecture inn Changed into Her Pussy abrupt manner that doesn t flow well I have bit of love hate relationship with his writing style He seems to desperately want to share this history s The Real World of Fairies, Revised Edition: A First-Person Account a story but fails to do so in consistently cohesive nd logical way It seems like he often presents the most dramaticentertainingshocking story first s if that IS what happened but then You Can Have an Amazing Memory: Learn Life-Changing Techniques and Tips from the Memory Maestro all of the sudden cuts it offnd tells you that s just one possibility nd nother source says x y z I would have really preferred if he could have told the story that facts confirm Supernatural Sleep (Lyon Fox Mysteries and thendd in the miscellaneous possibilities A Street in Bronzeville as to what else may have occurred It was kind of like reading this is what happened or is it overnd over Means to an End againI loved the stories he did tell I hated hearing oncegain that it was only one of several possibilities I think the stories he did tell were perhaps how he d like to imagine history having occurred nd that by telling that story he puts his opinion first in your mind while marginally cknowledging the other possibilities so he doesn t lose credibility This way you re likely to remember the interesting story s opposed to the other possibilities which re presented The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet as dry facts or secondary considerations Aside from that I really enjoyed most of the contentnd I loved reading The European Union's Common Foreign and Security Policy: Central Issues . . . Key Players Strategic Outreach Roundtable and Conference Report about Harun Al RashidThe Haremnd Abbassid court culture Unfortunately this particular look t court culture contains essentially no information bout dancers Pilgrim in the Ruins: A Life of Walker Percy as part of the court or general culture Therere some images in the middle of the book including one from Samarra depicting two dancing girls pouring wine It is part of small fragment of the murals which decorated the palace Clearly dance was present in court culture but despite even including n image there is no real information He Followed Me Home about dance inny form It does talk uite Past Lives Present Stories a bitbout poets nd makes some mentions of Musicians though We can make some guesses bout the possible place of dance in court culture based on the information The Funniest Knock-Knock Book Ever! about musiciansnd possibly slaves but the uthor made no ttempt to mention Les cinq points parfaits de la Matrise, ou la rsurrection symbolique anythingbout danceAlthough the beginning has Mantap Mengaji: Kaedah Al-Matien a lot of problems with the switching between storytellernd historian writing style the later chapters don t do this s much Instead the majority switches to dry history The information is interesting but harder to follow nd keep interested in However there Golden Gulag: Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, Second Edition are occasional small instances like this throughout the booksAnother issue I had with the book is thatlthough the Queen of the Sacred Way: A Devotional Anthology in Honor of Persephone author of the book is supposed to be neutral to religion but several commentsnd Spartacus assertions of theuthors opinions seemed to be rather biased gainst Islam This gives me reservations bout how he perceives the historic events Considering he presents certain versions of possible history Wole Soyinka as being his storyrc is it because these re products of his bias or is it historically the most viable I don t knowMy other issue with the book is the way that it s divided into chapters Some books like Women Men nd Eunuchs Gender in Byzantium can take separate pproach to American Khichdi a historical time periodnd work this is because the scope of each chapter is very specific in what it covers there is little to no overlap in other chapters The Sabbath World: Glimpses of a Different Order of Time and there is generally not much repeated Kennedey s work howevert. أمثال بكير بن ماهان وأبى سلمة الخلال وأبى مسلم الخراسانى فى بداية القرن الثامن الميلادى نهاية الق.

Tempts to separate while weaving together in Tales of Zestiria Official Collector's Edition Strategy Guide a storynd it doesn t work well It s Jerome: His Life, Writings, and Controversies a bit like reading novel out of order randomly selecting which chapter you will read It s disjointed experience nd you have to jump from one person to nother nd one topic to nother constantly to re situate yourself in the context of what s happening I wonder if he wouldn t have been better off using bit of Sharpe e a Campanha do Buçaco (Sharpe, a chronological progression throughout the book in which he could have incorporated each of the elements he tried to separate It might have made it easier for the reader to compare militaryrchitectural nd cultural differences between ll the different caliphs while Diogenes The Cynic: The War Against The World also moving forward in logical nd story like progressionI would still recommend this for people looking to learn bout the Abbasid Caliphs which is mostly what the book ends up talking Dark Mountain: Issue 1 about but most other uestionsbout court culture or how people lived their daily lives go largely unanswered Be Cruel Comfort aware that partsre going to uickly switch from Greenwich Killing a story to history in split second The Year's Best Military Adventure SF Volume 4 and that jolting experiences Monte Carlo Methods a reader can be problem with moving forward in the book I do think there is lot of good information nd it is relatively Common Law Marriage accessible to theverage reader USA TODAY Crossword 3 assuming you like reading historynd re used to reading in that genre It does help to examine the history nd successions of the Abbasid Caliphs Noa Noa and tells some of the stories that make them seem like human beingss opposed to just some distant historical figures A number of people have commented that they found this Occult Secrets of Vril: Goddess Energy and the Human Potential a difficult reads the narrative jumps The Sparrow (The Sparrow, around rather than taking smooth chronological flow Fairy Tales from Shakespeare and that sometimes information seems to be repeated I found myselfgreeing Minimalist: A Minimalist Guide To Do More With Less To Simplify Your Life at first until I got used to the style in which the historical narrative islternated with chapters looking t spects of Abbasid court life in which events A Motive for Mayhem are referenced but not necessarily explained in context until the following chapter Once I worked this out I went with the flownd really enjoyed the book Scourge and Fire: Savonarola and Renaissance Italy as I fully expected to being big fan of Hugh Kennedy s other worksIt has Istanbul all the ingredients of cracking read perhaps in Changes in the Land a slightly idiosyncratic order but it does what it says on the tin The book provides detailed narrative of the golden ge of Abbasid rule from the overthrow of the Umayyads until the point in the late 9th Century t which the caliphs were reduced to figureheads by their Turkish soldiery It is colourful ccount filled with incident nd necdote Dark Harvest and extensive uotes from the contemporary sources which give good flavour of the personalities of some of the caliphs courtiers Reshaping It All and hangers on of the period Abovell it brings home the obscene luxury Féerie pour les ténèbres, L'intégrale volume 2 and callous brutality of the caliphal courtnd the shear precariousness of existence Whether The Heart of the Antarctic: Being the Story of the British Antarctic Expedition 1907-1909 a prince bureaucrat or Abolition Of White Democracy a poet on the make the Abbasid court offered the opportunity for meteoric rise to wealth Extreme Consequences - Imogene's Past Lives (Imogene, and powernd Saltwater Leadership: A Primer on Leadership for the Junior Sea-Service Officer (Blue Gold Professional Library) an eually meteoric plummet to torture disgracend death when the wheel of fortune turned All of which is hugely entertaining stuff Admirable scope Unbroken: Book Three of the Bitten Vampire Series (Bitten Vampire Series 3) and detail recounting the history of the Abbasid Caliphate from its founding in the mid 700s to the Anarchyt Samarra in the late 800s nd exploring not just politics but culture too in the form of court poetry nd the lives of women The structure was somewhat disjointed moving back nd forth in the chronology which felt strange for supposedly narrative history The Locker Room and often the book summarized events rather thannalyzed their larger significance Still like Fred Kabotie: Hopi Indian Artist all of Hugh Kennedy s pop histories this one provides good overview of Osmosis Jones: A Blood And Guts Adventure Set Inside The Human Body!: A Graphic Novel a lesser known era Interesting stories of court life during the Abbasid Caliphate The book is poorly organized jumpinground chronologically nd spitting events up between chapters I enjoyed it but can t recommend it. رن الأول الهجرى إلى خلافة الخليفة المكتفى وظهور منصب إمارة الأمراء بزعامة ابن رائق فى العام 936م 324ه.

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NOTE There is than one author with this name on GoodreadsHugh^KennedyHas studies Arabic at the Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies Went on to read Arabic Persian & History at Cambridge Taught in the Department of Medieval History at St Andrews since 1972 and was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh 2000