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Harper Collins, Sep 10, 1993 - Biography & Autobiography - 290 pages
Discusses the life of the founder of Islam, the emergence of Islam in the midst of the turbulence of seventh-century Arabia, and Western views of the prophet and his religion from a historical perspective. Reissue.

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User Review  - Hanno - LibraryThing

This book is an interesting, readable biography of Muhammad. Though one should remember that it is not a purely historical account since such an account does not exist. The book basically describes ... Read full review

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User Review  - nmele - LibraryThing

This short biography of Muhammad should be required reading for all Americans over the age of 12. Armstrong manages, in the course of telling what is known about the life of the Prophet, to put Islam ... Read full review

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About the author (1993)

Karen Armstrong, author, scholar, and journalist, is among the world's foremost commentators on religious history and culture. Her books include the bestselling A History of God and The Battle for God, as well as Buddha and Islam: A Short History.

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