The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live In
The Arab world was created at breathtaking speed. In just over 100 years following the death of Muhammad in 632 AD, Arabs had subjugated a territory with an east-west expanse greater than the Roman Empire and they did it in about one-half the time. By the mid-8 c. AD Arab armies had conquered the 1000-year-old Persian Empire, reduced the Byzantine Empire to little more than a city-state based around Constantinople and destroyed the Visigoth kingdom of Spain. The cultural and linguistic effects of this early Islamic expansion reverberate today.
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