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 - Amjad - Goodreads
This is the worst apologetic book about Islam I have ever read. It has no value as historical or social or political or spiritual book. Read full review
Review: Islam: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles #2)User Review - Karen - Goodreads
This book was very useful in garnering a general, if shallow, understanding of Islam. It's packed with facts and names which can be confusing to someone who's entirely unfamiliar with the Muslim world ... Read full review