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Rogerson, Barnaby

Overview
Works: 73 works in 270 publications in 8 languages and 7,590 library holdings
Genres: History  Guidebooks  Military history  Biography  Travel writing  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  Miscellanea  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by Barnaby Rogerson
The heirs of Muhammad : Islam's first century and the origins of the Sunni-Shia split by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[In this book, the author] recounts the lives of the handful of individuals - the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals - who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad. Within this fifty-year span of conquest and empire-building, [the author] identifies the seeds of discord and civil war that destroyed the unity of Islam and traces the roots of the schism between Sunni and Shia Muslims to the rivalry of the two people who best knew and loved the Prophet: his cousin and son-in-law Ali and his wife Aisha.-Dust jacket
The last crusaders : the hundred-year battle for the centre of the world by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for they made the crisis truly global. "The Last Crusaders" is about the period's last great conflict between East and West, and the titanic contest between Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It focuses not on the more famous Crusades from 1095 and 1291 but on a later series of clashes between various Christian and Muslim forces in and around the Mediterranean, beginning with Portugal's capture of the city of Ceuta in 1415 and ending with the battles at Lepanto in 1571 and Alccer Quibir in 1578. From the great naval campaigns and the ferocious struggle to dominate the North African shore, the conflict spread out along trade routes, consuming nations and cultures, destroying dynasties, and spawning the first colonial empires in South America and the Indian Ocean. The author presents not only the exploits of both Christians and Muslims on the battlefield but also their shifting alliances and internal struggles. He also explores how military technologies and the expansion of trade and exploration helped shape the conflicts. This book provides a vibrant and well-organized account of this tumultuous, lesser-known period of history
A traveller's history of North Africa by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on the history of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, and Algeria offer a concise chronicle of the region's politics and life through current times
The Prophet Muhammad : a biography by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this biography, Barnaby Rogerson explores the life and times of this deeply influential figure. Bringing to life the sixth-century Arabia where Muhammad was born, Rogerson charts his early years among the flocks, the caravans and the markets of his native Mecca, the night the Archangel Gabriel appeared before him and he became the messenger of God, the dangerous years of teaching in Mecca; his escape to Yathrib and the subsequent battles between the Meccans and the Prophet's Muslim forces, who would ultimately prove victorious."--BOOK JACKET
Istanbul by Rosie Ayliffe( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Istanbul will lead you straight to the best attractions this city has to offer. This fully updated guidebook includes 3-D cutaway illustrations, floor plans, and reconstructions of Istanbul's stunning architecture, plus maps of the key districts to explore on foot. There's even a chart showing the walking distances between major sights
Morocco by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide has been fully revised to reflect the changing face of Morocco, with design-led boutique hotels nestling within ancient walls that have spread beyond the walls of Marrakech to embrace the whole country
The heirs of the prophet Muhammad : and the roots of the Sunni-Shia schism by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad is a saga of ambition, achievement, self-sacrificing nobility and blood rivalry, and it also sheds light on some of the complexities of our modern world. For within this fifty-year span of conquest and empire-building, Barnaby Rogerson identifies the seeds of discord that destroyed the unity of Islam, and traces the roots of the schism between Sunni and Shia Muslims to the rivalry of the two people who best knew and loved the Prophet: his cousin and son-in-law Ali, and his wife Aisha." "The Heirs of the Prophet Muhammad recounts the lives of the handful of individuals - the first four Caliphs, the Prophet's widows and the conquering generals - who led and influenced Islam after the death of Muhammad. Their achievements are chronicled, but so too are the conflicting ambitions that led to civil war. So that although an empire was forged, in the process Muhammad's own family would be disinherited, his grandson murdered, the revered temple of God at Mecca, the Kaaba, burned to the ground, and the first copy of the Koran stained with the blood of a Caliph."--Jacket
Meetings with remarkable Muslims : a collection( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meetings with Remarkable Muslims is a collection of personal reminiscences of friendships and chance encounters which have left an indelible mark on the memory of the author. Throwing a bridge across the cultural divide, it shows how immeasurably richer our lives are for sharing different cultural traditions what a source of inspiration they can be. This diverse collection of writers, a number of whom would normally describe themselves as something quite other sculptor, film-maker, development consultant draws together a world which stretches from Morocco in the west to India in the east, and which encompasses campaigners, drivers, professors, museum curators, single mothers, nomads, embroiderers, smugglers and widows. What shines through is our common humanity the need, indeed the urge, to earn, to love, to protect, to enjoy and to make sense of life
Southern frontiers : a journey across the Roman Empire by Don McCullin( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Don McCullin's reputation as ... photographer of conflict has been replaced with the image of McCullin as the great traveller ... His most ambitious journey, spanning several trips over a number of years, has been to explore the southern fringes of the Roman Empire ... Replacing the tools of photojournalism with larger format cameras and a tripod, McCullin's pictures are reminiscent of those of his nineteenth-century predecessors ... The historical background to each of the sites is provided by Barnaby Rogerson"--Publisher's description
Oxtravels : meetings with remarkable travel writers( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"OxTravels is an extraordinary collection. Thirty-six travel writers have contributed stories of remarkable meetings -- life-changing, affecting, amusing by turn. The book is published in support of Oxfam's work."--Back cover
Rogerson's book of numbers : the culture of numbers-- from 1,001 Nights to the seven wonders of the world by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogerson's Book of Numbers is a deceptively simple list of virtues, spiritual attributes, gods, devils, sacred cities, dominions, powers, heroes, saints and symbols. It provides a dazzling mass of information for those intrigued by the many roles numbers play - not only in mathematics and science, but also in poetry, in the hierarchies of heaven and hell and in the many religions, cultures and belief systems of our world. From the nine choirs of angels and the nine muses to the twelve livery companies of the City of London and the twelve labours of Hercules, discover the numerical bindings which hold our world together - and why exactly thirteen is so unlucky. A traveller through these lists will soon unravel the mysterious web that numbers have woven throughout human history, from the sacred significance the seven deadly sins, the five pillars of Islam and the ten qualities of the Bedouin warrior, to the profane peculiarities of the eight signboards of the brothels of Shakespeare's Bankside
Fodor's exploring Britain by Tim Locke( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A region-by-region guide to Britain, with essays that discuss aspects of life in the country, past and present; an alphabetical listing of places to visit, including suggested itineraries, walks, and excursions; a travel fact directory, hotel and restaurant recommendations, and maps and illustrations
The last storytellers : tales from the heart of Morocco by Richard Hamilton( Book )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Moroccoʹs ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The competing distractions of television, movies, and the Internet have drawn the crowds away from the storytellers and few have the desire to learn the stories and continue their legacy. Richard Hamilton has witnessed first-hand the death throes of this rich and captivating tradition and, in the labyrinth of the Marrakech medina, has tracked down the last few remaining storytellers, recording stories that are replete with the mysteries and beauty of the Maghreb. -- Book jacket
Marrakech : the red city( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Scotland by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reich bebilderter und sehr informativer Reiseführer mit Einblicken in Geschichte und Gegenwart des Landes sowie Tipps zu Unterkünften, Gastronomie und Freizeitaktivitäten, besonders für Individualreisende geeignet
Tunisia by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last crusaders : East, West and the battle for the centre of the world by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for they made the crisis truly global. "The Last Crusaders" is about the period's last great conflict between East and West, and the titanic contest between Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. It focuses not on the more famous Crusades from 1095 and 1291 but on a later series of clashes between various Christian and Muslim forces in and around the Mediterranean, beginning with Portugal's capture of the city of Ceuta in 1415 and ending with the battles at Lepanto in 1571 and Alccer Quibir in 1578. From the great naval campaigns and the ferocious struggle to dominate the North African shore, the conflict spread out along trade routes, consuming nations and cultures, destroying dynasties, and spawning the first colonial empires in South America and the Indian Ocean. The author presents not only the exploits of both Christians and Muslims on the battlefield but also their shifting alliances and internal struggles. He also explores how military technologies and the expansion of trade and exploration helped shape the conflicts. This book provides a vibrant and well-organized account of this tumultuous, lesser-known period of history
Marrakesh Fez & Rabat by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essential Istanbul by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

7 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

North Africa : a history from the Mediterranean shore to the Sahara by Barnaby Rogerson( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Updated to cover recent events in Libya and elsewhere in North Africa, this guide to the history and culture of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya and Algeria covers the region from its earliest beginnings to life today. North Africa is surrounded by the Mediterranean, the Atlantic and, to the south, the sands of the Sahara. It has seen waves of invasion, from the Carthaginians to the French in the 20th century. Its peoples have assimilated what suits them and remained aloof to what does not. Onto this complex background, Barnaby Rogerson weaves a cast of memorable characters from Dido to Hannibal and St Augustine, alongside local heroes such as the Berber queen Kahina and the horseback Muslim conqueror Oqba Ibn Nafi'. North Africa includes a chronology of major events, a historical gazetteer cross-referenced to the main text, and historical maps."--Www.amazon.co.uk
 
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The heirs of Muhammad : Islam's first century and the origins of the Sunni-Shia split
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Rogerston, Barnaby.

Rogerston, Barnaby 1960-

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The last crusaders : the hundred-year battle for the centre of the worldA traveller's history of North AfricaThe Prophet Muhammad : a biographyMoroccoThe heirs of the prophet Muhammad : and the roots of the Sunni-Shia schismMeetings with remarkable Muslims : a collectionSouthern frontiers : a journey across the Roman EmpireOxtravels : meetings with remarkable travel writers