Islam (Hardcover)

A Brief History

By Tamara Sonn

Wiley-Blackwell, 9781405180948, 226pp.

Publication Date: December 21, 2009

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Paperback (12/21/2009)

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Description

Reflecting recent global developments, the second edition of this illuminating introduction to Islamic history expands its coverage of the Qur'an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women.
  • An expanded new edition of this concise, illuminating introduction to Islam, written by one of the field's leading scholars
  • 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
  • Features expanded coverage of the Qur'an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women
  • Includes fascinating vignettes of Islamic life, representing mainstream Muslim viewpoints on issues of global concern
  • Explores the complex interrelationships of cultural, political, and ideological developments woven throughout Islamic history, drawing on specific examples including current developments in Pakistan


About the Author

Tamara Sonn is the William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Humanities in the Department of Religious Studies at the College of William & Mary. She is the author of numerous books, including Interpreting Islam (1996) and Comparing Religions through Law (with J. Neusner, 1999), and is co-editor-in-chief of the Wiley-Blackwell online journal, Religion Compass.