- Table View
- List View
This introductory text on the history of Islam adopts a "civilizational" approach to the subject that "views Islam as a progressive unfolding in space and time of a certain set of foundational ideas that manifest themselves in all spheres of the lives of its followers--from their socio political actions to theological and philosophical thought, to artistic self-expression. " He presents 25 chapters broadly organized by chronology and theme. They address the historical development of the religion and the development of key sects, universal and particular beliefs and practices in the religion, key movements and schools of debate within the religion, institutions of knowledge transmission, the status of women, art and architecture, the Islamic encounter with European colonialism, and Islam as a political force, among other topics, from its beginnings to the present. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
Select your format based upon: 1) how you want to read your book, and 2) compatibility with your reading tool. To learn more about using Bookshare with your device, visit the Help Center.
Here is an overview of the specialized formats that Bookshare offers its members with links that go to the Help Center for more information.
- Bookshare Web Reader - a customized reading tool for Bookshare members offering all the features of DAISY with a single click of the "Read Now" link.
- DAISY (Digital Accessible Information System) - a digital book file format. DAISY books from Bookshare are DAISY 3.0 text files that work with just about every type of access technology that reads text. Books that contain images will have the download option of ���DAISY Text with Images���.
- BRF (Braille Refreshable Format) - digital Braille for use with refreshable Braille devices and Braille embossers.
- MP3 (Mpeg audio layer 3) - Provides audio only with no text. These books are created with a text-to-speech engine and spoken by Kendra, a high quality synthetic voice from Ivona. Any device that supports MP3 playback is compatible.
- DAISY Audio - Similar to the Daisy 3.0 option above; however, this option uses MP3 files created with our text-to-speech engine that utilizes Ivonas Kendra voice. This format will work with Daisy Audio compatible players such as Victor Reader Stream and Read2Go.