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Muhammad : a very short introduction

Author: Jonathan Brown
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011. ©2011
Series: Very short introductions, 261.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
An introduction to the major aspects of Muhammad's life and its importance, providing both Muslim and Western historical perspectives. It explains the prominent roles that Muhammad's persona has played in the Islamic world throughout history, from the medieval to the modern period.

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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad, Prophet; Muḥammad; Mohammed.; Muhammad, Prophet
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Brown
ISBN: 9780199559282 0199559287
OCLC Number: 679931094
Description: xviii, 140 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.
Contents: Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Note on transliteration and names --
List of illustrations --
The life of the Messenger of God --
Shaping Muhammad in history --
Muhammad in Islamic civilization --
References --
Further reading --
Series Title: Very short introductions, 261.
Responsibility: Jonathan A.C. Brown.
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In this Very Short Introduction Jonathan A. Brown presents both the Muslim version of Muhammad's life, as well as the efforts of Western scholars to uncover the historical Muhammad. He considers the  Read more...


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