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  • ISBN: 0192853449
  • ISBN: 9780192853448
  • Physical Description: print
    162 pages : illustrations, map ; 18 cm.
  • Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 149-151) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: "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.
Subject: Qurʼan Qurʼan Criticism, interpretation, etc
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