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Islam. A Brief History

Reflecting recent global developments, the second edition of this illuminating introduction to Islamic history expands its coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women. An expanded new edition of this concise, illuminating introduction to Islam, written by one of the field’s leading scholars Spans Islamic history from the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islamic ideals, through Islam’s phenomenal geographical expansion and cultural development, to the creation of modern states and its role in today’s global society Features expanded coverage of the Qur’an, Sufism, and Muslim views on human rights, including the rights of women Includes fascinating vignettes of Islamic life, representing mainstream Muslim viewpoints on issues of global concern Explores the complex interrelationships of cultural, political, and ideological developments woven throughout Islamic history, drawing on specific examples including current developments in Pakistan

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ISBN: 9781444317848

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Tamara Sonn

Dr. Tamara Sonn is a professor of religion and humanities at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, United States. Sonn received a B.A. in philosophy from the University of Santa Clara, an M.A. in philosophy from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern languages and civilizations from the University of Chicago.cite web|url=http://www.islam-democracy.org/sonn_bio.asp|title=Bio of Tamara Sonn|publisher=Center for Islam and Democracy|accessdate=2007-09-07]

Sonn is the author of the book "A Brief History of Islam", written in 2004. In the book, she argues against violence and inequality for women under Islamic law; and commends Morocco's Mudawana family code for the abolishment of the patriarchal family and diction respecting women.cite book|last=Sonn|first=Tamara|year=2004|title=A Brief History of Islam |isbn=1405109009 |publisher=Blackwell Publishing ]

The United States Institute of Peace and the American Council of Learned Societies have funded her work through grants. She is on the board of directors of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, previously as Vice President of the Eastern Division of the American Academy of Religion, and associate editor of the Middle East Studies Association Bulletin, Muslim World and the American Journal for Islamic Social Science.


* "Between Qur'an and Crown: The Challenge of Political Legitimacy in the Arab World" (1990)
* "Interpreting Islam: Bandali Jawzi's Islamic Intellectual History"(1996)
* "Islam and the Question of Minorities" (1996)
* "Comparing Religions through Law: Judaism and Islam" with J. Neusner (1999)
* "Judaism and Islam in Practice" with J. Neusner and J. Brockopp (2000)
* "A Brief History of Islam" (2004).


Источник: Tamara Sonn

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