Muhammad's people :a tale by anthology. The religion and politics, poetry and violence, science, ribaldry, and finance of the Muslims, from the age of ignorance before Islam and the mission of God's prophet to sophistication in the eleventh century ; a mosaic translation /by Eric Schroeder.

Collection Type

  • Books and periodicals




xviii, 838 p. : map ; 24 cm.


Descriptive Terms

Islamic civilization.


Schroeder, Eric, 1904-


The desert: Arab chivalry of the ignorance before Muhammad -- The apostle and the book -- The fight for life -- The first caliph -- The caliphate of conquest -- Misrule -- Civil war -- The world and the flesh -- The first Abbasid caliphs and the building of Baghdad -- Harun al-Rashid -- The brothers' war -- Intelligence -- Restlessness -- Violence and quietism -- Money, money, money: the life and death of a vizier -- A saint and his fate -- A government job: episodes from the life of a provincial state clerk -- The passing of the age of reason -- The last actual caliphs -- The sophisticated -- The sword and the pen: princes and clerks -- Despair -- Comedies -- Ornament: the tongue of Abu Zayd -- The man who never laughed again -- The mystic path: a dervish autobiography -- The abyss -- The public road -- Appendix: Muslim science: the body and the doctor -- Chronology of caliphates.


Portland, Me. : Bond Wheelwright Co.


xviii, 838 p. : map ; 24 cm.


Includes indexes.
"Chief sources": p. [817]-822.
Bequest of Ise Gropius. Inscription on endpaper: Walter and Ise Gropius with affectionate regard F.S.

Call Number

GRO D199.3.S42 1955


Islamic Empire.