By David S. Margoliouth

This vintage biography isn't really a spiritual textual content designed to both rejoice or denigrate Islam. It appears at Mohammed as a towering determine of tradition and politics, a guy who accomplished the intense: uniting disparate Arab tribes right into a extra cohesive entire. This ebook is still a big paintings for an individual wishing to appreciate the roots of 1 of the main intractable sociopolitical divides-between East and West, Muslim and Christian-still haunting the realm this present day. writer David S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), a professor of Arabic at Oxford college, labored from basic Arabic texts and passed over "all anecdotes which are evidently or most likely fabulous," leading to a clear-headed background of a hugely contentious second in time.

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