Islam

History, Religion, and Politics
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Author(s): Tamara Sonn
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Oct 06, 2015
Product Number: EB00665978
Released: Mar 30, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781118972311
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

Now available in a fully-revised and updated third edition, Islam: History, Religion and Politics, provides a comprehensive and engaging introduction to the core teachings, historical development, and contemporary public struggles of Islam. -Features a new chapter on the Arab Spring and the ongoing struggles for representative governance throughout the Muslim world -Includes up-to-date analysis of the civil wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, including the rise of terrorist groups like Boko Haram and ISIS -Spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam's phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, to the creation of modern states and its role in today's global society -Written by a leading scholar of Islamic studies

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