The Straight PathBook - 2011
"Now in a new edition, this exceptionally successful survey text introduces the faith, belief, and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary resurgence. John L. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of this dynamic faith and its impact on world history and politics. Lucidly written and expansive in scope, Islam: The Straight Path, Fourth Edition, provides keen insight into one of the world's least understood religions. It is ideally suited for use in courses on Islam, comparative religions, and Middle Eastern history and culture ... provides more focused and up-to-date coverage of Osama bin Laden's influence and the continued growth of extremism"--Product description.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Edition: 4th ed.
Characteristics: xvii, 334 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 24 cm