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15 June 2000

176 Pages | 1 map, 21 halftones & line illus

ISBN: 9780192853448

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The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

Michael Cook

A Oxford Paperbacks Publication

Very Short Introductions

  • Offers a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam
  • Provides vivid accounts of the Koran's role in Muslim civilization and illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators
  • Discusses the processes by which the book took shape and and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia