Islamic History Series

Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: The Pre-Islamic World
Part 3: Arabia before Muhammad
Part 4: Muhammad’s Life, his Revelations and the Hijrah (~570-622)
Part 5: Muhammad in Medina, War with Mecca, and Muhammad’s Death (622-632)
Part 6: The Problem with the Early Sources
Part 7: Alternative Theories of Islamic Origins
Part 8: The Caliphate of Abu Bakr (632-634)
Part 9: The Caliphate of Umar b. al-Khattab (634-644)
Part 10: The Caliphate of Uthman b. Affan (644-656), and the Seeds of Civil War
Part 11: The Quran
Part 12: Ali’s Accession to the Caliphate (656)
Part 13: Ali’s Caliphate (656-661) and the First Fitna
Part 14: Muʿawiyah’s Caliphate (661-680) and the Onset of Dynastic Rule
Part 15: The Second Fitna (680-692) and, finally, some stability
Part 16: The Caliphate of Abd al- Malik (685-705)
Part 17: The later Umayyads (705-750)
Part 18: The conquest of Iberia (711-759)
Part 19: The Islamic Opposition and the Abbasid Revolution (705-750), Part I
Part 20: The Islamic Opposition and the Abbasid Revolution (705-750), Part II
Part 21: The Abbasids take over (750-786)
Part 22: The Caliphate of Harun al-Rashid (786-809)
Part 23: Another civil war and the caliphate of al-Maʾmun (809-833)
Part 24: The Islamic West through the early 10th century
Part 25: Early Islamic theology
Part 26: Early Shiʿa history (661-c. 800)
Part 27: Early Shiʿa traditions (632-c. 800)
Part 28: Islamic legal terms
Part 29a: Early Islamic Law (c. 700 – c. 850) — Abu Hanifah and Malik
Part 29b: Early Islamic Law (c. 700 – c. 850) — Shafiʿi and Ibn Hanbal
Part 30: The Early Islamic Military

These posts aren’t in the series but they also cover topics in Islamic and/or Middle Eastern history. They’re in no particular order, but maybe I’ll put them in one someday:

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  16. Pingback: Islamic History, Part 1: Introduction | and that's the way it was

  17. Pingback: Islamic History, Part 14: Muʿawiyah’s Caliphate (661-680) and the Onset of Dynastic Rule | and that's the way it was

  18. Pingback: Islamic History, Part 13: Ali’s Caliphate (656-661) and the First Fitna | and that's the way it was

  19. Pingback: Islamic History, Part 12: Ali’s Accession to the Caliphate (656) | and that's the way it was

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