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In AD 570 a shepherd boy was born in poverty in central Arabia, yet, during his lifetime, he established a new religion, a united Arabic and the new literary language of the Qur'an. This is a deeply symathetic biography of an extraordinary and humble man, written by someone driven by the desire to make Mohammad's story known to the west. Mohammad's lifestory is placed firmly within the context of 6th-century Arabia and accounts of peasant life, battles and great journeys are complemented by discussions of Mohammad's spiritual journey and the religious principles that guided his life.
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Barnaby Rogerson is author of the prestigious Cadogan Travel Guides to Cyprus, Morocco and (with Rose Baring) of Tunisia, as well as a history of North Africa. He is author of the forthcoming THE LAST CRUSADE (Little, Brown, 2004).Review:
'A fascinating book about an extraordinary man, written with style and sympathy' - Fergus Fleming 'Rogerson can do epic scale, showstopping geography ... three empires contending for influence in Muhammad's Arabia. He makes you smell the frankincense' - Evening Standard
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Book Description Little, Brown and Company, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110316861758