9780812966183

Islam: A Short History

ISBN 10: 081296618X / 0-8129-6618-X
ISBN 13: 9780812966183
Publisher: Modern Library
Publication Date: 2002
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:
No religion in the modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular imagination as an extreme faith that promotes terrorism, authoritarian government, female oppression, and civil war. In a vital revision of this narrow view of Islam and a distillation of years of thinking and writing about the subject, Karen Armstrong’s short history demonstrates that the world’s fastest-growing faith is a much more complex phenomenon than its modern fundamentalist strain might suggest.

Review:
"Armstrong has produced a work of history that while somewhat lacking in balance is engaging, provocative and often persuasive."

William H. McNeill, New York Times, 09/03/2000

Review:
"[Armstrong's] goal is ambitious: to tell the story of how one-fifth of humanity has spent the past 1,400 years--and to do it in 187 pages....Considering the vastness of the enterprise and the brevity of volume, Armstrong does surprisingly well. But considering the importance of the subject and the skills of the author, one might have hoped for something more....Indeed, the book's main shortcoming stems from the fact that it is, well, short. No doubt Armstrong could have done her subject better justice if she'd written 'Islam: A Thorough History.'"

Jonah Blank, Beliefnet, October 2000

 

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