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Beyond this paragraph, however, the book is one of the most rewarding histories I've read.
First of all, the author’s style is very rambling, giving the book a very slow and heavy feel to it – in a word, boring.
Perhaps the author believes that this is what happened in history, even if he doesn't offer any evidence in the book.
A little difference in perspective, it gives a great overview of the Islam in the peninsula and an excellent overview of the rise of Islam in general....Published 1 month ago by Donald E Hulse
The Saudis probably paid Lewis to write this piece of trash. Lots of oil money at our universities to walk over and pick up in "Islamic Studies" departments. Read morePublished 1 month ago by John Galt
I was shocked by the viciously bigoted world view of the author and his inability to view in it's historical context the events of Europe's transformation from the collapse of it's... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Leitz
In this book, author and historian David Levering Lewis traces the history of Europe’s interaction with Islam. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Kurt A. Johnson
Writing history in a way that takes a new view point and clearly and compellingly communicates it is a high art. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Tom Gomez
The really poor writing made it impossible for me to get past the third chapter of the book. The writing style is pompous and convoluted. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Umber76
The early chapters of this book provide a lucid and thorough account of the origins of Islam from its founding by Mohammed through the rule of the first four caliphs. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Carol Crystle
This is a part of world history that is extremely important, but the only reason I heard anything about it was because I took Spanish, and our teacher wanted to explain the... Read morePublished 21 months ago by malhill