EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword


  • Hardcover
  • 526
  • In the Shadow of the Sword
  • Tom Holland
  • English
  • 10 August 2020
  • 9780385531351

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  1. says: EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland Tom Holland ë 5 Read

    EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword What a controversially exciting book for the Muslims of the world Its an honour to get a serious scholar like Tom Holland actually researching the history of the Muslims and presenting theories that help fill out many gaps

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    Free download In the Shadow of the Sword EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland I appreciate Holland gift for telling history but most of the book is about other empires and other faiths The research is excellent and writing fine I agree on the importance of context But the part about Arabia seemed weaker than generously represents sections on Rome and Persia

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    Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword 2nd Attempt ReviewThere's a wealth of information here and the second time via audio was the charm to get through the dense chronological meandering tour of Late Antiuity history I know the lengthy first 23rds about Judaism and Christianity was to give context to the rise of Islam as a pastiche of its sister Abrahamic religions pretty much a product of its time in an era of upheaveal but I think Holland could have chosen his context judici

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    Free download In the Shadow of the Sword EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword I've read all of Tom Holland's books to date but this one has proved the most controversial by far It recounts the birth of the three great Abrahamic religions in late antiuity but predictably given the current intellectual climate it's his musings on the third Islam that has attracted the most ire I read one review in particular from a distinguished scholar that derided Holland's book in such excoriating terms as to make me take particu

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    Free download In the Shadow of the Sword Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland Tom Holland ë 5 Read After hearing an interview with the author I decided to read this not out of any particular interest in Islam but because of my curiosity for the origins of things In that respect In the Shadow of the Sword did not disappoint As best I can tell Tom Holland deserves to be commended for his research His writing on the other hand leaves a little to be desiredThe book spans thousands of years and in presenting his history Holland ofte

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    EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland Free download In the Shadow of the Sword In the Shadow of the Sword by Tom Holland is an overview of the predecessors of Islam and Islam's first hundred years The first 75% of the book covers the centuries immediately before Islam up to about the year 610 and th

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    EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword Free download In the Shadow of the Sword A book of two halves both eually compelling The opening chapters give us the overview of the Roman and Persian worlds in the closing centuries of antiuity told with Tom Holland's usual flamboyant narrative style which few

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    Free download In the Shadow of the Sword Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland Tom Holland ë 5 Read “In the Shadow of the Sword” by Tom Holland published by DoubledayCategory – HistoryTom Holland takes on a daunting t

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    EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword I found this an invaluable account in a single volume of how the monotheistic religions on the Middle East developed and inter related Each influenced the others but each retained and retain their own view as being the right passage to eternit

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    EBOOK In the Shadow of the Sword Often uoted advocate of freedom of expressionHistorian Tom Holland was one of those who tweeted Charlie Hebdo's cartoon of

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In the Shadow of the Sword

Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland Tom Holland ë 5 Read Free download In the Shadow of the Sword Pire is one of the supreme narratives of ancient history a story dazzlingly rich in drama character and achievement  Just like the Romans the Arabs came from nowhere to carve out a stupefyingly vast dominion except that they achieved their conuests not over the course of centuries as t. After hearing an interview with the author I decided to read this not out of any particular interest in Islam but because of my curiosity for the origins of things In that respect In the Shadow of the Sword did not disappoint As best I can tell Tom Holland deserves to be commended for his research His writing on the other hand leaves a little to be desiredThe book spans thousands of years and in presenting his history Holland often weaves together events that occurred many many years apart In doing so he often left this reader confused about the timeline While the book progressed in or less a linear fashion it often felt a little disorganized and disjointed The same could be said for many of Holland s lengthy twisting and winding sentences By the time the end of a sentence was reached so many clauses had been introduced that it was no longer clear what it was trying to convey and had to be read againDespite its flaws In the Shadow of the Sword is a rewarding read for those who don t mind slogging through the history

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Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland Tom Holland ë 5 Read Free download In the Shadow of the Sword The acclaimed author of Rubicon and other superb works of popular history now produces a thrillingly panoramic and incredibly timely account of the rise of Islam   No less significant than the collapse of the Roman Republic or the Persian invasion of Greece the evolution of the Arab em. 2nd Attempt ReviewThere s a wealth of information here and the second time via audio was the charm to get through the dense chronological meandering tour of Late Antiuity history I know the lengthy first 23rds about Judaism and Christianity was to give context to the rise of Islam as a pastiche of its sister Abrahamic religions pretty much a product of its time in an era of upheaveal but I think Holland could have chosen his context judiciously instead of dumping all his research like an indigestible brick of cold mac cheeseThat said when the book finally did get around to Islam it was uite illuminating I knew that it borrowed uite heavily but just how it morphed from its origins and what it specifically borrowed was very surprising in placesRecommended but with caveats If you can get the audio version read by Steven Crossley he delivers Holland s prose with deft flair that made the slow draggy parts seem less so2nd Attempt 72817I snagged the audiobook version of this hoping that a format change would be the success that physically reading it wasn t Happy to report that has been the case as in 3 days I m already past the halfway point I love summer when I can work outside for hours with ipod chugging along Original ReviewA apt title would be A Chronological Recitation of The History of the Abrahamic Religions With Multitudinous Minutiae Relating To Christianity and Judaism With Perhaps An Eventual Arrival At the Religion Mentioned in the Title But Not GuaranteedGet to the effin point alreadyMy patience couldn t bear it out beyond the halfway pointOther nit to pick Holland loves parenthetical expressions and he diagrams his sentences in a way that doesn t trip off the tongue or the brain The section on Judaism was so protracted and wandering I felt I d been reading it for forty years See what I did thereSo not only was this book s premise a lumpy mess so was the prose I ll have to find another book that deals with this subject in a less aimless way

Free download In the Shadow of the Sword

Free download æ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ë Tom Holland Tom Holland ë 5 Read Free download In the Shadow of the Sword He Romans did but in a matter of decades Just like the Greeks during the Persian wars they overcame seemingly insuperable odds to emerge triumphant against the greatest empire of the day not by standing on the defensive however but by hurling themselves against all who lay in their path. I found this an invaluable account in a single volume of how the monotheistic religions on the Middle East developed and inter related Each influenced the others but each retained and retain their own view as being the right passage to eternity Theologians and ancient history specialists may uibble about the book or parts of it but this general reader liked and likes it