In the Shadow of the Sword
by Tom Holland
Published in 2012
Thibault’s Score: 5/5
This book is the best history book that I have ever read, hands down.
I recommend this book more than any other history book that I have read so far.
It is a book that gives detailed context for the rise of Islam, and instead of covering the events surrounding Islam proper, outlines the times right before.
Fantastic read, 10/10
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