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- DescriptionThe Koran has constituted a remarkably strong core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is w in its fifteenth century. This Very Short Introduction explores the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in traditional Muslim culture. Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the Koran as codex, as scripture, as liturgy, and as the embodiment of truth, and examines its means of formation and dissemination. He also discusses issues of interpretation for certain key verses, demonstrating that fecundity of the text for readers throughout the world. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
- Author BiographyMichael Cook is Cleveland E. Dodge Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Princeton. His publications include the Past Master on Muhammad.
- Author(s)Michael Cook
- PublisherOxford University Press
- Date of Publication24/02/2000
- SubjectNon-Christian Religions
- Series TitleVery Short Introductions
- Series Part/Volume Number13
- Place of PublicationOxford
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOxford University Press
- Content Noteblack and white halftones and line drawings
- Weight144 g
- Width113 mm
- Height179 mm
- Spine12 mm
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