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Islam: A Short History (Universal History) By (author) Karen Armstrong

Islam: A Short History (Universal History)
By (author) Karen Armstrong

Islam: A Short History

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Short Description:

One of the world’s foremost commentators on religious affairs on the history (and destiny) of the world’s most misunderstood religion.

Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson History
Published: 03 December 2001
Format: Paperback
Pages: 224 pages
Categories: History Of Religion
ISBN 13: 9781842125830
ISBN 10: 1842125834

Full description for Islam: A Short History

In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world’s fastest growing faith; more than three-quarters of the world’s refugees are Islamic; it has produced government by authoritarian monarchies in Saudi Arabia and ultra-republicans in Iran. Whether we are reading about civil war in Algeria or Afghanistan, the struggle for the soul of Turkey, or political turmoil in Pakistan or Malaysia, the Islamic context permeates all these situations. Karen Armstrong’s elegant and concise book traces how Islam grew from the other religions of the book, Judaism and Christianity; introduces us to the character of Muhammed; and demonstrates that for much of its history, the religion has been a force for enlightenment that promoted liberties for women and allowed the arts and sciences to flourish. Islam shows how this progressive legacy is today often set aside as the faith struggles to come to terms with the economic and political weakness of most of its believers and with the forces of modernity itself.

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