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- DescriptionThe extraordinary life of the man who founded Islam, and the world he inhabited and remade. Lesley Hazleton's new book, Agstic: A Spirited Manifesto, is out w from Riverhead Books. Muhammad s was a life of almost unparalleled historical importance; yet for all the iconic power of his name, the intensely dramatic story of the prophet of Islam is t well kwn. In The First Muslim, Lesley Hazleton brings him vibrantly to life. Drawing on early eyewitness sources and on history, politics, religion, and psychology, she renders him as a man in full, in all his complexity and vitality. Hazleton s account follows the arc of Muhammad s rise from powerlessness to power, from anymity to rewn, from insignificance to lasting significance. How did a child shunted to the margins end up revolutionizing his world? How did a merchant come to challenge the established order with a new vision of social justice? How did the pariah hounded out of Mecca turn exile into a new and victorious beginning? How did the outsider become the ultimate insider? Impeccably researched and thrillingly readable, Hazleton s narrative creates vivid insight into a man navigating between idealism and pragmatism, faith and politics, nviolence and violence, rejection and acclaim. The First Muslim illuminates t only an immensely significant figure but his lastingly relevant legacy.
- Author BiographyLesley Hazleton reported on the Middle East from Jerusalem for more than a dozen years, and has written for Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and Harper s, among other publications. Her last book, After the Prophet, was a finalist for the PEN-USA book Award. Hazleton lives in Seattle.
- Author(s)Lesley Hazleton
- PublisherRiverhead Books
- Date of Publication04/02/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectBiography: Religious & Spiritual
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRiverhead Books
- Content Notemaps
- Weight318 g
- Width155 mm
- Height208 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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