Islam: Empire of Faith

Documentary

Reserve Islam: Empire of Faith


Producer: PBS
Year Released: 2000
Format: VHS
Copies Available: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Color Format: Color

Description

Between the fall of Rome and the European voyages of discovery, no event was more significant than the rise of Islam. This three-part series tells the spectacular story of the great sweep of Islamic power and faith during its first 1,000 years -- from the birth of the prophet Muhammad to the peak of the Ottoman Empire under the reign of Suleyman the Magnificent. Evocative re-enactments and a remarkable exposition of Islamic art, artifacts and architecture are combined with interviews with scholars from around the world to recount the rise and glory of early Islamic civilization. It is the epic story of a cultural empire that dominated a millennium, encompassed half the world and shaped history. ID:SA123