An interview with Tom Holland, author of the book “In the Shadow of the Sword.” The book traces the origins of Islam by looking at the Jewish, Roman and Persian worlds of late antiquity. In the interview he gives his views on how this process worked and then I ask him why did the Arabs win?
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I absolutely love your podcast, and got my entire family to listen. You do the best history podcast of any podcaster I have ever listened to. Thank you so much for your effort.
After today’s episode, I tried to download In The Shadow of the Sword on audible. Unfortunately, they say it’s not available in my country — the US. Thought you’d like to know before getting too many hopes up.
Keep up the great work!