Summary: ''This is an excellent, comprehensive, and highly accessible introduction to Islam and its civilization; Muslims and their societies in the pre-modern to the modern period; and contemporary intellectual and political trends. In my opinion, it really is the single best introduction to Islam and Muslims today. The book keeps getting better and better with each new edition!''--Asma Afsaruddin, University of Notre Dame ''I have to commend OUP for its commitment to revising and updating ...show morethis important book. Esposito writes in a lucid, accessible, and direct style that allows the book to be an excellent introduction for novice students. Esposito illustrates the rare ability of being comprehensive without being reductive.''--Febe Armanios, Middlebury College ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 4TH 11
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