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|Description:||162 p. : ill., map ; 18 cm.|
|Contents:||Part 1: Introduction. Preliminaries ; The message of the Koran --
Part 2: The Koran in the modern world. The dissemination of the Koran ; The interpretation of the Koran ; The very idea of scripture --
Part 3: The Koran in the traditional Muslim world. The Koran as codex ; The Koran as text ; The Koran as worship ; The Koran as truth ; The Koran as an object of dogma --
Part 4: The formation of the Koran. The collection of the Koran ; The Koran in the lifetime of the prophet ; Doubts and puzzles ; Conclusion --
A note on Arabic.
|Series Title:||Very short introductions.|
"In a beautifully written, concise, and insightful study... Michael Cook makes clear some of the mysteries of this holy book....Evocative and explanatory.... For anyone, at almost any level of