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Excellent, well researched book with unique perspective on Islamicate culture. Very important for understanding the culture we face today.Published 12 months ago by M. Diamond
The first 15% of the book is devoted to explaining why he has to insert special characters into otherwise English words (written in the Latin alphabet) so that, if you can read... Read morePublished on June 13, 2013 by manatee
There is little to add in terms of praise for such an exacting and thorough exploration of Islam, and this is only the first of a three volume set. Read morePublished on January 22, 2013 by mike gurski
I wanted an overview of the history of Islam. This book was a mistake. It is filled with academic jibberish that is unbelievable. Read morePublished on February 7, 2012 by Bernie41
Hodgson's work has influenced much of American scholarship on the Middle East since the 1960s, and that influence is still going strong.Published on May 27, 2011 by rs
After reading Mr. Netman's excellent review, I will only add that, for a better understanding of Islam (neither flattering nor biased against it), I would suggest reading the... Read morePublished on October 4, 2008 by César González Rouco
Hodgson covers the first few hundred years of Islamic history in this volume. He does not aim to tell about everything that happened, only give us a broad look at the period. Read morePublished on July 2, 2006 by Severin Olson
Since you're reading about this book, I assume you're interested in a scholarly work, as opposed to "Idiot's Guide" or "___ for Dummies" style. Read morePublished on April 26, 2006 by Amazon Customer
I bought the 3 volume series of Marshall Hodgson's series on Islamic History after having heard about it in a conference. I count myself lucky that i have it with me. Read morePublished on September 29, 2005 by Amazon Customer