Islam: A Short History
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.
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Review: Islam: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles #2)User Review - Frank Terry - Goodreads
Truthfully, this book really caught me off guard. I've long really wanted to study Islam because I just didn't know almost a single thing about it. After reading G. Willow Wilson's novel, Alif The ... Read full review
Review: Islam: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles #2)User Review - Dustin - Goodreads
Karen Armstrong, Islam: A Short History (New York: The Modern Library, 2002). Pp. 230. Paperback $15.95. I was going through used bookstores in Omaha last week and I came across this book. It was a ... Read full review