'The authors' erudition is quite extraordinary, their industry everywhere evident, their prose ebullient.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
'Here, then, is a work of brilliance and deep intellectual penetration ... without doubt it constitutes a landmark in the history of scholarship.' The Times Higher Education Supplement
This is a controversial study of the origins of Islamic civilisation that examines non-Muslim sources that point out an intimate link between the Jewish religion and the earliest forms of Islam. This book is for teachers and students of Middle Eastern and Islamic studies.