As good as the text is, though--and as fun---it's those pictures that make this book superb.
Overall, great book to start trying to understand one of the world's great religions, especially after September 11.
This style does not allow the history to `come alive' with interesting events and telling incidents.
Enjoyed having adding this dictionary to my library. It provide brief yet comprehensive view of many aspects about the religion of Islam.Published 4 months ago by Noorcom
This is a comprehensive explanation of the history and knowledge of the Islam religion. It is great. I like all the explanations of culture, the religion, and the history.Published 15 months ago by Susan Smillie
A good introduction to islamic histroy is hard to find. A comprehensive picture of islamic faith, law, science, art, philosphy and politicsPublished 16 months ago by sobhy El-Hefnawi
The style of this history book is the same as all the Oxford history books that I have read. Most of the book is a dry high-level running commentary of the writer's opinions rather... Read morePublished on August 13, 2012 by Arturo del Swego
In fact, I could not match the author's/contributors' contributions to the world around me. Then again, this is the accepted and received version of islam.Published on January 20, 2012 by David Rasch
This extensive anthology was edited by one of the world's leading scholars on contemporary Islam, who has succeeded in compiling a comprehensive reference on Islam and Islamic... Read morePublished on May 15, 2011 by AWAIR Reviews
the oxford history of islam is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. while i am no content scholar of islam, i note that the few facts that i do know corresponded with the facts... Read morePublished on August 17, 2008 by Robert W. Smith
This history of Islam is a putative book for beginners and scholars alike. However, I doubt that absolute beginners will find the book useful. Read morePublished on April 19, 2008 by Alexander Kemestrios Ben
I was required to read this text as part of a college History of Islam course, one of several classes I've taken dealing with Islamic studies. Read morePublished on April 15, 2008 by Mark Lee