003: The Venture of Islam, Volume 3: The Gunpower Empires And Modern Times: Conscience and History in a World Civilization (Venture of Islam Vol. 3) Paperback – 15 Feb 1977
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Amazon.com: 7 reviews
Best read on an e-reader due to very, very small print
on 17 May 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
I hesitate to review this series (there are 3 volumes), not because they are not well done, but because the print is incredibly small. This series is far better read on an e-reader where the font can be enlarged. The material is well researched and comprehensive.
on 8 June 2017 - Published on Amazon.com
Great book. Very thorough and well done.
on 19 February 2015 - Published on Amazon.com
No problem whatsoever.
7 people found this helpful.
A must read for the understanding of modern Middle East
on 7 August 2008 - Published on Amazon.com
This is an extremely intricate and thus difficult book to truly internalize and comprehend in its totality.. not because it is not well written and clear. It is. However, the history or histories from the 15th century forward of Islamic society are themselves complex and intertwined so that in reading one must often step back to incorporate accurately Hodgeson's astoundingly detailed and broad vision of the period from the l5th century forward. Other books on the same subject and period are by comparison merely ghostly, monodimensional versions of Hodgeson's Ventures of Islam. This is the book or series of books to read on Islam in history.
24 people found this helpful.
deep, rich, well considered and comprehensive
on 16 June 2000 - Published on Amazon.com
This review really applies to all three volumes. Hodgson's work is not for those new to Islamic studies, and his writing style is complex. Few are the sentences that lack at least one subjunctive clause. But his adoption of key Arabic terms in his narrative; his broad geographic sweep, from Andalusia and the Sahel through Nile and Oxus to India and Indonesia; and his comprehensive consideration of political, social, religious, cultural, and economic aspects of civilization make for a series as broad and deep as this student of history could want. It took me several years to read the whole set, as only recently did I have enough interest in the artistic and philisophic (falsafah) traditions.