Coverart for item
The Resource Out of Arabia : Phoenicians, Arabs, and the discovery of Europe, Warwick Ball

Out of Arabia : Phoenicians, Arabs, and the discovery of Europe, Warwick Ball

Label
Out of Arabia : Phoenicians, Arabs, and the discovery of Europe
Title
Out of Arabia
Title remainder
Phoenicians, Arabs, and the discovery of Europe
Statement of responsibility
Warwick Ball
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Arab history is often viewed as beginning with Islam. But the Arabs have a long history stretching back millenia-and it is one intimately bound up with European history and identity. The Arabs' forbears, the Phoenicians, were exploring the coasts of England and West Africa and colonizing much of Spain, Sicily and North Africa in the early first millennium BC. The Arabs were to continue this tradition of world penetration long before the European "Age of Expansion." Islam, therefore, was as much a culmination as a beginning. The arrival of the Arabs in Spain in 711 and the subsequent continuation of Islam's first Caliphate in Cordoba after a second one had been established in Baghdad-not to mention Emirates in the Balearics, Sicily and southern Italy, and further penetration throughout much of Italy, France and Switzerland-can only be understood as part of a process that had already been underway for several thousands of years. Phoenicians and Arabs form a part of European history that is both European and Asiatic, a part that defines and makes Europe what it is-cultures that can no more be excluded from Europe than the Viking, Roman or Greek. Europe has been engaged in a complex relationship with the Arabs and their immediate forbears throughout its history. This richly illustrated book is an account of that relationship
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ball, Warwick
Dewey number
940
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.B356 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Asia in Europe and the making of the West
Series volume
v. 1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • East and West
  • Arabs
  • Phoenicians
  • Muslims
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Label
Out of Arabia : Phoenicians, Arabs, and the discovery of Europe, Warwick Ball
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an unsound compass -- The discovery of Europe : the first travellers out of Arabia -- The near East far West : the Phoenician new world and its legacy -- Glittering kingdoms : Arab states before Islam -- Rome's Arab half century : Arab emperors and emperors of Rome -- Impact of the abstract : ancient Arabian religion and the Christian West -- Muhammad, Charlemagne and Rome : the effect of the first Islamic empires on Europe -- Caliphs in Europe : Caliphs, Emirs and Sayyids of Spain -- Across the Alps : the Arabs in Sicily, Italy, France and Switzerland -- The world's debate : tragedy of the crusades and the legacy of intolerance -- The Arabian Lake : Arab seafaring and the pre-European world system -- A universal world : Arab world travel and world
Control code
ocn495272349
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 208 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781566568012
Lccn
2010006055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)495272349
Label
Out of Arabia : Phoenicians, Arabs, and the discovery of Europe, Warwick Ball
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : an unsound compass -- The discovery of Europe : the first travellers out of Arabia -- The near East far West : the Phoenician new world and its legacy -- Glittering kingdoms : Arab states before Islam -- Rome's Arab half century : Arab emperors and emperors of Rome -- Impact of the abstract : ancient Arabian religion and the Christian West -- Muhammad, Charlemagne and Rome : the effect of the first Islamic empires on Europe -- Caliphs in Europe : Caliphs, Emirs and Sayyids of Spain -- Across the Alps : the Arabs in Sicily, Italy, France and Switzerland -- The world's debate : tragedy of the crusades and the legacy of intolerance -- The Arabian Lake : Arab seafaring and the pre-European world system -- A universal world : Arab world travel and world
Control code
ocn495272349
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xv, 208 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781566568012
Lccn
2010006055
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)495272349

Library Locations

    • Academic LibraryBorrow it
      2020 S. Avenue 8E, Yuma, AZ, 85366, US
      32.6910976 -114.6289698
Processing Feedback ...