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Islam at War: A History


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"This book is essential reading for anyone seeking a broader foundation of knowledge about Islamic military history and traditions. Military history specialists will find the detailed discussion of the Quran (Koran) enlightening as the authors identify and explain the specific verses calling Muslims to arms. General readers and non-specialists will find the story of Muslim military history to be an absorbing continuum of societies in which war is deeply embedded in social and cultural traditions. Altogether, it is a very readable and clear presentation of a complex and difficult topic." -- Lt. Col. Edward J. Erickson, U.S. Army (Ret.), Author of Ordered to Die

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GEORGE F. NAFZIGER, USNR-Ret., has authored numerous books and articles on the subject of military history. Nafziger is a former Director of the Napoleonic Society of America and the Napoleonic Alliance. He is also owner of The Nafziger Collection, a publishing house specializing in the Napoleonic Wars and World War II history.MARK W. WALTON is an independent researcher. With degrees from Miami University of Ohio and Temple University, he has had a life-long interest in history. He currently lives near Indianapolis. This is his first book.


"At a time when the issue of whether Islam is a religion of peace continues to provoke debate in the West, this preliminary survey of Islam at war is highly useful." - Multicultural Review
"[A]nalysis of the specifics of Muslim military history is lucid and thoughtful." - Publishers Weekly
"[P]rovides an analysis ofthe role of war in Islam that is accessible to the average educated reader and in general makes for exciting reading even for someone who is not a military history buff." - Providence: Studies in Western Civilization

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