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Islam by Karen Armstrong
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Jun 26, 11


I wanted to read the Oxford History of Islam, but couldn't get it to work on the eReader, so I started with this. I through a few chapters, and feel it really is that --too short for me. Just as an era is developed, it is right on to the next. I am going to ditch, and go back to the (recommended Oxford history, if I can convert) Stil, I have a good introduction to the Sunni/Shi'a split.But as we breeze along, I am not stuck on it. It is better than wikipedia, but sometimes I would appreciate more historical analysis, objectivity, comparisons, implications and skeptical view. Well that is proabably what you get for the short version.
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