The Islamic World: Abbasid caliphate-Historians

The title is a book by John L. Esposito, published by Oxford University Press, 2004. In the book, there is a note about the unity of the Islamic world. The following is a review of the book and the note.[1]


Review of the book

Even though Islam is a major religion with more than one billion followers worldwide and more than six million in the United States alone, there's still uncertainty and misunderstanding about its ideas, tenets, and practice. Understanding Islam and the people who believe in it has become crucially important in the greater world; this set seeks to foster understanding and answer questions.

Unity of the Islamic world in the book

The graceful curves of the arabesque and the formal, angular patterns of geometric motifs both express and reinforce the unity of the Islamic world vision. Unlike Christian art, which often depicts scenes from the Bible and …