Title: The Koran: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA June 2000
0192853449 / 9780192853448
Seller ID: 20101209181794
The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam. He gives vivid accounts of its role in Muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia.