A Short History
Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Genre: History, Religion
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.70 hours)
Product Number: Z2406
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449876371
Narrator/s: Richard Davidson
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Best-selling author and renowned religious scholar Karen Armstrong presents a concise and articulate history of Islam, the world's fastest-growing faith. Beginning with the Prophet Muhammad's flight from Medina and concluding with an examination of modern Islamic practices and concerns, Armstrong delivers an unbiased overview. She contends that no religion is more feared and misunderstood by the Western world as Islam, and firmly challenges the notion that these two civilizations are on a collision course.


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Product Number:Z2406
Product Number:C2347

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Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Narrator(s): Richard Davidson
Genre: History, Religion
Product Number C2347
Released: Jul 22, 2003
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781402562792
Author(s): Karen Armstrong
Genre: Religion, History
Product Number EB00162411
Released: Dec 27, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: #9780307431318

Professional reviews

"An introduction to the history of Islam provides listeners with a greater understanding of world events without burying them in the minutiae of the past 2,000 years. The special challenges of nonfiction narration sometimes defeat even the most savvy performer. Too much drama, too damped down an inflection leading to monotone, the pitfalls are many. Davidson avoids the traps neatly and delivers an accomplished and beautifully modulated reading. He moves you smoothly from Muhammad the Prophet through the splitting of Islam into Sunnism, Shiism, and Sufi mysticism and the various conquerers and conquered right up to present day. From one of our most highly respected religious scholars, this is an accessible and nicely thought-out history. Whether you come away wanting to pursue the subject further or just feeling better qualified to understand the evening news, this is an essential read. D.G. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine"

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