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In The Shadow of the Sword

(2012)
Global Empire and the Rise of a New Religion
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The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic (and incredibly timely) account of the rise of Islam.

No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece, the evolution of the Arab empire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history, a story dazzlingly rich in drama, character, and achievement. Just like the Romans, the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion - except that they achieved their conquests not over the course of centuries as the Romans did but in a matter of decades. Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars, they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day - not by standing on the defensive, however, but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path.



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March 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
ISBN: 1-4087-0007-7 / 978-1-4087-0007-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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May 2012 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
ISBN: 0-385-53135-4 / 978-0-385-53135-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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February 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
ISBN: 0-307-47365-1 / 978-0-307-47365-3 (USA edition)
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1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
ISBN: 0-349-12235-0 / 978-0-349-12235-9 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
ISBN: 1-4087-0008-5 / 978-1-4087-0008-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Audio Editions

March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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March 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Tantor and Blackstone Publishing
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
ISBN: 1-4945-1114-2 / 978-1-4945-1114-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
ISBN: 1-4945-6114-X / 978-1-4945-6114-7 (USA edition)
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May 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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April 2012 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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April 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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April 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Hachette Audio UK
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May 2012 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: In the Shadow of the Sword: The Birth of Islam and the Rise of the Global Arab Empire
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Anchor
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April 2012 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Abacus
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April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World
Author(s): Tom Holland
Publisher: Abacus
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