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Brief Guide to Islam (Brief Guides)

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Description for Brief Guide to Islam (Brief Guides) Paperback. The most comprehensive general guide to Islam available. Series: Brief Histories. Num Pages: 400 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1FB; HBTB; HRH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 130 x 29. Weight in Grams: 304.
Exploring the beliefs, history and politics of the ordinary people of Muslim countries, Grieve cuts through the complexities as he examines all aspects of Islam. He also addresses the big issues: can Islam support true democracy? Is true democracy what the West really wants for Muslim countries or are we merely seeking a cover of legitimacy for a policy of 'might is right'? Paul Grieve is an unbeliever - he is not a born-again Muslim, a proselytizer or a frustrated desert romantic. His aim is to inform. The result is an accessible but never simplistic guide that challenges stereotypical ... Read more

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About Paul Grieve
While writing his critically successful novel Upon a Wheel on Fire, set against the organs of WWII, Paul Grieve became interested in the same events in the eastern Mediterranean, and particularly in the end of the Ottoman Empire and origins of the State of Israel. In order to understand the resulting conflicts in the present, Grieve decided to study Islam. ... Read more

Reviews for Brief Guide to Islam (Brief Guides)
A sympathetic and sensitive treatment of a difficult subject: exploratory as well as explanatory; well-informed, confidently narrated and well-written.
David Gardner, Middle East Correspondent
Financial Times

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