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The Islamic scholar Gudrun Krämer tells the story of this world religion from its beginnings to the present. It describes the development of Islam and shows how it is linked to the history of politics, law, society and culture. Islam was a cosmopolitan religion from the beginning: Since the founding of the first community by Muhammad and the early conquests, it has been in exchange with other religions and cultures. In the Arab world, a significantly different Islam emerged than in Iran, Indonesia or the Balkans. This is shown by different Islamic art styles as well as different ideas of law and social order. If Islam finds itself in a profound change in the conflict with the West, it is a continuation of a process that began centuries ago.

Review note on Neue Zürcher Zeitung, March 25, 2006

You couldn't ask for more from a 330-page history of Islam, says "vss" with satisfaction. Gudrun Krämer has mastered both the art of arrangement and that of the gap. Thus a "clear" and for the most part "clear" picture of a world religion and its development emerged, "benevolent-critical" in the presentation and differentiated in the description. The reviewer identifies the somewhat "arbitrarily cursory" history of Southeast Asia, the short bibliography and various also "small" factual errors as "small weaknesses". Overall, however, he is very satisfied with this "homogeneous" story. Only a representation of "Islam in the diaspora", for example in the USA or in Europe, "he sorely misses.