Tag Archives: Islam

Book Review: The Arts Of Persia

The Arts Of Persia, edited by R.W. Ferrier If you care about the arts of Persia [1] in the period before the Iranian Revolution in 1979, this is definitely a worthwhile book to read.  It certainly is a massive tome, … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Biblical World: An Illustrated Atlas

The Biblical World:  An Illustrated Atlas, by Jean-Pierre Isbouts I’m going to have a lot of negative things to say about this book, so I’d like to begin by saying that I did not think that this book was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Politically Incorrect Guide To Islam (And The Crusades)

The Politically Incorrect Guide To Islam (And The Crusades), by Robert Spencer As someone who is familiar with both the Politically Incorrect Guides as well as Islam and the Crusades [1], I did not find much in this book to … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates

Thomas Jefferson And The Tripoli Pirates:  The Forgotten War That Changed American History, by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger As someone who is familiar with the author’s writing and very interested in piracy [1], this audiobook was definitely of interest … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Last Crusaders

The Last Crusaders:  The Hundred Year Battle For The Center Of The World, by Barnaby Rogerson Although the author does not make any claims to be a scholar, I have found him to be a very worthwhile guide to history … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Heirs Of Muhammad

The Heirs Of Muhammad:  Islam’s First Century And The Origins Of The Sunni-Shia Split, by Barnaby Rogerson Although the author does not consider himself a scholar and he uses some terminology that scholars would frown at relating to Islam and … Continue reading

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Audiobook Review: Great Courses: The Early Middle Ages: Part One

Great Courses:  The Early Middle Ages:  Part One, by Professor Philip Daileader As someone who is particularly fond of the early middle ages despite its obscurity and the lack of historical source material [1], I found this course to be … Continue reading

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Y U No Finish: The Road To Elephants

The Road To Elephants, by Maram Taibah [Note:  This book, or at least part of it, was provided free of charge by Books Go Social.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] Usually when a book ends up in this … Continue reading

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What’s Good For The Goose Is Good For The Gander

Rumors can be a dangerous thing in an atmosphere or paranoia and mistrust.  During the 1780’s, for example, gossip about the royal family of France helped lead to a calamitous decline in the trust that the French political population had … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Koran

The Koran, translated from the Arabic by J.M. Rodwell In reading and reviewing a book like this I find myself at a great disadvantage in at least two respects.  For one, I cannot help reading this book critically as an … Continue reading

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