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Islam: A Short History

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In the public mind, Islam is a religion of extremes: it is the world's fastest growing faith; more than three quarters of the world's refugees are Islamic; it has produced government by authoritarian monarchies in Saudi Arabia and ultra republicans in Iran. Whether we are reading about civil war in Algeria or Afghanistan, the struggle for the soul of Turkey, or political turmoil in Pakistan or Malaysia, the Islamic context permeates all these situations. Karen Armstrong's elegant and concise book traces how Islam grew from ...

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Islam: A Short History
2002, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780812966183

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Islam: A Short History
2001, Weidenfeld & Nicolson History, London

ISBN-13: 9781842124628

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Islam: A Short History
2000, Modern Library, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679640400

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