Islam by Karen Armstrong audiobook

Islam: A Short History

By Karen Armstrong
Read by Richard M. Davidson

Recorded Books, Inc.

The Modern Library Chronicles

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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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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A valuable corrective to the hostile caricatures of Islam that circulate in the English-speaking world…Engaging and provocative.”  New York Times
“A small gem bristling with insight.” Washington Post
“Karen Armstrong, a respected and popular author of several books about religion…takes on a useful and formidable task in presenting the history of Islam in a single short volume. As many other such works have been written either by apologists or by those hostile to Islam, Armstrong’s comprehensive and sympathetic work is welcome.” Los Angeles Times
“In Armstrong’s brisk narrative, the clichés evaporate fast…A book like this is suddenly essential.” Entertainment Weekly

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Author Bio: Karen Armstrong

Author Bio: Karen Armstrong

Karen Armstrong is the author of numerous books on religious affairs. Her work has been translated into forty languages, and she has written three television documentaries. Since September 11, 2001, she has been a frequent contributor to conferences, panels, newspapers, periodicals, and other media on both sides of the Atlantic on the subject of Islam. In 2008 she was awarded the TED Prize.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Runtime: 6.72
Audience: Adult
Language: English