An Expanding Islamic Empire
In this set of podcasts Emeritus Professor Gerald Hawting of SOAS, University of London provides an introduction to the Umayyad (661-750) Caliphate.
1. The Caliphate.
2. The Umayyad Caliphs.
4. Historiography, Muawiyah and the emergence of Shiah Islam.
5. The Sunnis.
6. The spread of Islam & Arabic.
7. Understanding the evidence.
8. Abd al-Malik & the emergence of a distinctly Islamic state.
9. The Umayyad period a continuation of earlier developments.