The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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The Koran: A Very Short Introduction

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Author :   Michael Cook
Publisher :   Oxford University Press
Published :   24/02/2000
ISBN :   9780192853448
Format :   Paperback
Pages :   162
Size (mm) :   179x113x12
Weight (g) :   137

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... Read more
 
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.