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I found this to be a very strange book that seemed to be an odd "politically-correct" whitewash of the history of Islam.
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.
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.
I purchased this book becasue my book club is discussiong it. It is a beginner's understanding of Islam and a through look at changes through history almost up to today. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Arleen Prairie
Another view of Islam; in this day and age, it's a subject worth reading about.Published 28 days ago by Gary L. Daugherty
What a important read to begin to understand the history & complexities of today's deeply held beliefs, conflicts, and commonalities of experiences! Read morePublished 1 month ago by peggy thompson
This is all history, which may be what Islam is all about, but it's very difficult from a Christian perspective.Published 1 month ago by Suzanne Polen
Short Version: Challenged scholarship and a clear bias for the Islamic political system. A good rule of thumb: If an author is loved and praised by the establishment, you might... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris
Ms. Armstrong did another of her tremendous written productions. I like her objective approach.Published 1 month ago by toestubber