am 10. Juli 2011
of the Euro-Centrist kind, this book is highly recommended. The history of the final compilation and the editing of the Quran under Muhammad's first three successors, the development of "authorised interpretations" and subsequent ossification of "the Message", the undermining of Islamic States through "Western" commerce as well as many other topics, open up views never seen before. And it is "a good read" - despite its possible 10-15% redundancies.