Book Size: 6.25" x 7.5"

Pages: 32

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9781566567589

Series: Pocket Timelines

Imprint: Interlink Books

Edition: 1

Illustrations: full-color throughout, a 12-page foldout timeline

Ages: 9


Pocket Timeline of Islamic Civilizations


$ 13.95

About this book

A handy pocket-sized reference to the distinctive artistic, scientific and political achievements of Islamic cultures from approximately the 7th to the 20th centuries AD.

- 12-page detachable foldout timeline, perfect for wall display

- For children and adults, perfect for school or home

- Colorful, clear layout

- 32-page book supports and expands on the information in the timeline

- Authoritative information and wonderful images

At the back of the book is a 12-page foldout timeline which can be detached and displayed on a wall or notice board, offering an attractive quick visual reference to the key periods, events and developments of Islamic civilizations from approximately the 7th to the 20th centuries AD.

The 32-page book offers introductions to each of the periods and dynasties, with short sections on particular themes and on the great achievements of Islamic art and culture over the centuries. Both book and timeline are richly illustrated throughout with color photographs, including numerous objects from museum collections.


Early Islamic World AD 570-660

The Umayyads 661-750

The Abbasids 749-1258

Islamic Spain 756-1031

The Fatimids 909-1171

The Seljuqs 1038-1307

The Zengids and Ayyubids 1127-1250

The Mamluks 1250-1517

The Ilkhanids 1256-1353

The Timurids 1370-1506

The Ottomans 1299-1922

The Safavids 1501-1722

The Mughals 1526-1858


Further Reading

Foldout timeline


About the author

Nicholas Badcott is the Arab World Education Officer in the Learning and Audiences Department at the British Museum and has worked and traveled extensively in many parts of Africa.

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