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ISBN-13: 978-0199794133 ISBN-10: 0199794138 Edition: 2nd

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Product Details

  • Series: What Everyone Needs to Know
  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; 2 edition (July 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199794138
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199794133
  • Product Dimensions: 2.3 x 3.3 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #123,126 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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What Everyone Needs to Know

WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW About This Series

Who it's for:

Busy people with diverse interests, ranging from college students to professionals, who wish to inform themselves in a succinct yet authoritative manner about a particular topic.

What's inside:

An incisive approach to a complex and timely issue, laid out in a straight-forward, question-and-answer format.

Meet Our Authors

Top experts in their given fields, ranging from an Economist correspondent to a director at the Council on Foreign Relations, you can trust our authors’ expertise and guidance.

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About the Author


University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

More About the Author


John L. Esposito is University Professor of Religion and International Affairs at Georgetown University and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin-Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding. He is the editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of Unholy War, What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, and many other acclaimed works.

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I found it extremely informative, easy to read, and a true eye-opener.
lmr
Third, in some points the author seems to move away from explaining Islam and instead seems to focus on defending Islam.
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I really like the way it is set up in a question and answer format, it keeps the book interesting.
tracy

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By tracy on November 3, 2012
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this is ya very good book about the world of Islam. I really like the way it is set up in a question and answer format, it keeps the book interesting.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful By lmr on October 11, 2012
Format: Hardcover
Professor Esposito is skilled with words. When I had the opportunity to take a single class under him, I went to the effort of getting this book, and looking it over. I found it extremely informative, easy to read, and a true eye-opener.

Sadly, too many Americans are ignorant about Islam and Muslims. It breeds fear, it breeds hate. If everyone went to an expert like Esposito and said "Teach me!" They could learn a lot more. However, the experts are a little busy. Luckily they write books, and this is the next-best thing to sitting down with the Professor himself.

Get it, read it. It can open your eyes, if you open your mind.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Siraj I. Mufti on June 18, 2013
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The question and answer format adopted in this book responds succinctly to what is often asked. And these were actually the questions posed to Professor Esposito at various locations during his appearances.
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By Melissa Alvarez on February 23, 2014
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I appreciate how straight forward the information was in this book. It givens everything you need to know in a nutshell
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