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The Koran, a very short introduction, Michael Cook

Label
The Koran, a very short introduction
Title
The Koran, a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Michael Cook
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Koran has constituted a remarkably resilient core of identity and continuity for a religious tradition that is now in its fifteenth century. In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Cook provides a lucid and direct account of the significance of the Koran both in the modern world and in that of traditional Islam. He gives vivid accounts of its role in Muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia."--Publisher description
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cook, Michael
Dewey number
297.1/2261
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1210L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
BP130.4
LC item number
.C66 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Label
The Koran, a very short introduction, Michael Cook
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780192853448
Lccn
99057686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocm42861905
  • (OCoLC)42861905
  • 2034290
Label
The Koran, a very short introduction, Michael Cook
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
162 pages
Isbn
9780192853448
Lccn
99057686
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • ocm42861905
  • (OCoLC)42861905
  • 2034290

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