In this obtainable research, Stephen Humphreys introduces the main elusive of the early caliphs, Mu'awiya ibn abi Sufyan (602-680). all through heritage, a few have accused him of being the 1st caliph to diverge from Muhammed's version of perfect Muslim management when others credits him with uniting an empire in disarray and reworking the Caliphate right into a plausible type of executive. In gentle of this, Humphreys seriously analyses his resources, and seeks to get as shut as attainable to a historic account of the good man.

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