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From the Publisher“Zeitlin’s approach is novel andintriguing.”
Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute
"This book will be of value to serious students of Islamic historyas well as educated readers generally. Both groups will be wellable to navigate the historical and historiographical landscapes ofthe rise of Islam – with the foundational qualities thatenabled it to develop into a world religion. The pursuit ofcertainty in discerning and understanding Muhammad’shistorical biography and the rise of his religious movement isongoing, and Irving Zeitlin has provided a clear, balanced, andplausible account using traditional sources and modern scholarlytheories and interpretations."
Frederick M. Denny, University of Colorado at Boulder
"It is very important for Muslims and non-Muslims alike tounderstand the importance of the Prophet Muhammad because he is socentral to Islam. The Historical Muhammad contributessignificantly to the discussion of the life of the Prophet, asubject highly relevant to our time."
Akbar S. Admed, American University, WashingtonDC