This book presents a rounded picture of Islam, from current issues of fundamentalism, to its culture and art.
YAThis book helps to dispel myth and hearsay with solid information about one of the world's most maligned religions. Facts about Islam's history and practice are presented, along with its economic, societal, and intellectual structures. Excellent graphics support the text. Maps are extensive and exact. The captions are useful and appealing. The insets provide more depth on key issues. Accessible, interesting, and thorough, this volume serves students who want to be more informed about a religion that is so often in the news.Rebecca Woodcock, University of Exeter, Great Britain