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Islam: A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles) [Paperback]

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Concordance (learn more)
These are the 100 most frequently used words in this book.

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Text Stats
These statistics are computed from the text of this book. (learn more)
Readability (learn more) Compared with other books
Fog Index:  17.5
86% are easier
14% are harder
Flesch Index:  36.1
76% are easier
24% are harder
Flesch-Kincaid Index:  14.3
86% are easier
14% are harder
Complexity (learn more)
Complex Words:  19%
69% have fewer
31% have more
Syllables per Word:  1.7
67% have fewer
33% have more
Words per Sentence:  24.5
88% have fewer
12% have more
Number of
Characters:  328,358
40% have fewer
60% have more
Words:  53,316
40% have fewer
60% have more
Sentences:  2,172
30% have fewer
70% have more
Fun stats
Words per Dollar:  4,718  
Words per Ounce:  6,664  

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