Book Reviews of Islam : A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles)

Islam : A Short History (Modern Library Chronicles)
Islam A Short History - Modern Library Chronicles
Author: Karen Armstrong
ISBN-13: 9780812966183
ISBN-10: 081296618X
Publication Date: 8/6/2002
Pages: 272
Rating:
  • Currently 3.2/5 Stars.
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3.2 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: Modern Library
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 2
Excellent, clear account of the Islamic faith. Well-written and informative. A quick but vital read in today's world. Fosters cultural understanding.
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Helpful Score: 1
Easy to read, but falls short on the explanations of why Islam expanded. Does a good job on the where, when, and how.
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I attempted to read Islam, A Short History by Karen Armstrong as one of my selections in CLCS. However after 3 months of trying I am going to give up. I usually try to not quit on a book but it is just so boring. This is probably one of the most dry book I have ever tried to read. As I read it I felt like facts were just being thrown at me one after the other with no filler or any interesting facts.
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A short history of Islam.