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3.0 out of 5 stars Brave, but over-reaches, 19 July 2013
This review is from: In The Shadow Of The Sword: The Battle for Global Empire and the End of the Ancient World (Paperback)
An ambitious and brave book which looks closely at religion and politics in and around the 7th century, notably the origins and early development of Islam. The flaw in this book is that I think it tries to cover too much ground and in too much detail. I struggled to maintain momentum and it became a chore to finish it. It was right that the author tried to place early Islam in a proper context, and the book starts well, but somewhere in the middle I started to lose interest. Not a patch on Rubicon, which is much better paced and focused.
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