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In the Shadow of the Sword: the Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World (Paperback)
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In the Shadow of the Sword: the Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World (Paperback)

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In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two venerable empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished forever, while the other seemed almost finished. Ruling in their place were the Arabs: an upheaval so profound that it spelt, in effect, the end of the ancient world. In The Shadow of the Sword, Tom Holland explores how this came about. Spanning Constantinople to the Arabian desert, and starring some of the most remarkable rulers who ever lived, he tells a story vivid with drama, horror and startling achievement.

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408700082
Weight: 750 g
Dimensions: 230 x 154 x 40 mm
Edition: Export ed

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“A book for people who like wearing tin foil hats.”

Tom Holland has released a book with such historical inaccuracy that each of his arguments have the ability to be refuted, and have been refuted, by people knowledgeable of the tradition within 10 seconds (if one... More

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20th February 2016
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“Another good read from Tom Holland.”

Written in Holland's usual racy style, he brings the development of the three main monotheistic religions of the Middle East to life in a way that only he can. Pretty bravely, he questions the validity of each... More

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28th September 2013
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