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If there's anyone who wants to learn about Islam and Muslims but doesn't know where to start, this would be a good book to do so.
This summer, during a time when the focus seemed to be far from these concerns, I did a very good thing by reading Karen Armstrong's book on the history of Islam.
Showing Islam's good side while hiding and excusing its bad side and calling this "history" instead of "apologetics" does the reader no favors.
Succinct well crafted history which manages to provide interesting insights in a short work.Published 10 days ago by Richard B. Levenfeld
Good detailed accounting. Sometime a little hard to follow with all of the Arabic names.Published 10 days ago by Thomas Robert Ermolovich
I found this book to be extremely enlightening. It's brief, to the point, and easy to read. It's clear that Islam isn't one thing and never has been since Muhammad. Ms. Read morePublished 21 days ago by A. Hearn
I believe this was a very simplistic word on Islamic history. The Middle Ages were covered but very little was written. The Crusades were all but skipped over. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jeremy Tarbush
awesome! very important for all to read, especially the west because of our ignorance of the eastPublished 1 month ago by John Ridley
A useful source of historical information on this subject.
There is very little information available out there on this subject matter that doesn't contain a lot of... Read more
Armstrong is a scholar and an authority on religion in general. It isn't possible to grasp what is going on in the Middle East and other Islamic lands out of the context of their... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Diana S. Daniels