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Very Short Introductions #13: The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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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.

About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics. Written by experts for the newcomer, they demonstrate the finest contemporary thinking about the central problems and issues in hundreds of key topics, from philosophy to Freud, quantum theory to Islam.

Synopsis:

Exploring the significance of the Koran both in the end-of-millennium world and in traditional Muslim culture, Michael Cook provides an account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination.

Synopsis:

Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam, comparing it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia. Halftones & line drawings.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 149-151) and indexes.

About the Author

Michael Cook is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192853448
Author:
Cook, Michael
Author:
Cook, M. A.
Author:
null, Michael
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Koran
Subject:
Islam - Koran & Sacred Writings
Subject:
Theology | Islam
Subject:
Religion and Theology | Islam
Subject:
Religion & Theology | Islam
Subject:
Islam-Quran
Subject:
Islam
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Series:
Very Short Introductions
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
20000631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 21 halftones and line illus
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
4.400 x 6.800 in 0.331 lb

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"Synopsis" by , Exploring the significance of the Koran both in the end-of-millennium world and in traditional Muslim culture, Michael Cook provides an account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination.
"Synopsis" by , Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam, comparing it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia. Halftones & line drawings.

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