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Islam: A Brief History
     

Islam: A Brief History

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by Tamara Sonn
 

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Reflecting recent global developments, the second edition of this illuminating introduction to Islamic history expands its coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women.
  • An expanded new edition of this concise, illuminating introduction to Islam, written by one of the field’s leading scholars

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Reflecting recent global developments, the second edition of this illuminating introduction to Islamic history expands its coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women.

  • An expanded new edition of this concise, illuminating introduction to Islam, written by one of the field’s leading scholars
  • Spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam’s phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, to the creation of modern states and its role in today’s global society
  • Features expanded coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women
  • Includes fascinating vignettes of Islamic life, representing mainstream Muslim viewpoints on issues of global concern
  • Explores the complex interrelationships of cultural, political, and ideological developments woven throughout Islamic history, drawing on specific examples including current developments in Pakistan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781444358988
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
09/23/2011
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
248
File size:
1 MB

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"Sonn provides a significant new analysis of the range of contemporary Muslim thought as well as updating sections in light of recent scholarship. These changes mean that it continues to be an essential book for those who need an introduction to Islam that is both readable and well-informed."
John Voll, Georgetown University

"This is a masterful study accessible to students, scholars and the general reader. Few authors are more knowledgeable or better equipped to write such a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the history of Islam."
John L Esposito, Georgetown University

Meet the Author

Tamara Sonn is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of William&Mary. She is the author of numerous books, including Interpreting Islam (1996) and Comparing Religions through Law (with J. Neusner, 1999), and is co-editor-in-chief of the Wiley-Blackwell online journal, Religion Compass.

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