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 - Ogo - Goodreads
Mediocre writing and it is highlights some of the important historical events in Islam. However, the author is either too rosy-eyed, afraid of being labeled an Islamophobe or literally afraid of ... Read full review
Review: Islam: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles #2)User Review - Paul - Goodreads
Good introduction to Islam. It was hard for me to keep track of all the names and terms related to Islam but the glossaries in the back of the book are helpful. One recurring theme of the book is that ... Read full review