Ramazan Şeşen, İslam Medeniyeti Tarihi (History of Islamic Civilization), ISAR Waqf Publications, Nr. 31, Istanbul, 2012, deluxe, 800 pp.
This comprehensive research and reference work describes the history of Islamic civilization on the basis of its main periods and in the context of political, administrative, economic and social conditions and developments. For each period detailed information is given on state organization, society, religious life, economy, finance, trade, agriculture, educational institutions, arts and sciences. The book is supplemented with maps, pictures of major architectural monuments, and indexes. The vast knowledge and the objective comparisons and observations of Prof. Ramazan Şeşen, an authoritative scholar of Islamic culture and civilization, add special value to its contents.