Tuesday, November 11, 2014

107:120 The African & Middle Eastern World by Randall L. Pouwels

Here's what I said about it back in 2011:

A look at the history of Africa and the Middle East from 600-1500AD.  Covers the rise and spread of Islam and the Islamic Empire and the influence it has had on Western Civilization.  Honestly, I don't remember learning much of anything about this area during my school years.  All I remember is European history and nothing else being covered so I found this incredibly fascinating to read.  My only wish is that there was more information on what was going on in Africa but so much of that history seems to have been lost because of a lack of written language.

Pretty much sums it up still.

Page count: 175p/29,643p ytd/210,681p lifetime

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