The time of the Caliphate or Arab Empire - the "Golden Age" - is a period comparatively little known. Professor Dunlop presents here a highly readable account of the remarkable achievements of the age, and provides valuable background history to set the story in context. He uses original Arabic sources and looks at the influential and remarkable people of the time in order to build up a unique picture of an extraordinary period in history.
Professor DM Dunlop held a chair of History at Columbia University from 1962. He previously taught Arabic and Islamic history at the University of St Andrews (1948-50) and the University of Cambridge (1950-62). His other works include The History of the Jewish Khazars, The Fusul al- Madani of al-Farabi, and Arabic Science in the West.