The Arab Conquests
In The Arab Conquests, Justin Marozzi tells the extraordinary story of how, starting in 632AD, several generations of marauding Muslim armies carved out an empire which rivalled that of Rome at its zenith, extending from the shores of the Atlantic in the west to the borders of China in the east. In one of the greatest feats of arms in history, this unknown and radically militant faith swept out of the Arabian desert to change the world for ever. Justin has spent most of his professional life working in and writing about the Muslim world. His seven books include Baghdad: City of Peace, City of Blood, the winner of the Royal Society of Literature’s 2015 Ondaatje Prize. A former Trustee of the Royal Geographical Society, he lives in Norfolk with his wife and their Transylvanian rescue dog, Daphne.