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The Crucible of Islam:

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ISBN-10: 0674237722

ISBN-13: 9780674237728

Edition: 2019

Authors: G. W. Bowersock

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Little is known about Arabia in the sixth century, yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from the Iberian peninsula to India. Today, Muslims account for nearly a quarter of the global population. A renowned classist, G. W. Bowersock seeks to illuminate this obscure and dynamic period in the history of Islam--exploring why arid Arabia proved to be such fertile ground for Muhammad's prophetic message, and why that message spread so quickly to the wider world. The Crucible of Islam offers a compelling explanation of how one of the world's great religions took shape. "A remarkable work of scholarship." --Wall Street Journal "A little book of explosive…    
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Book details

List price: $12.95
Copyright year: 2019
Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 4.25" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English