He gives vivid accounts of its role in Muslim civilization, illustrates the diversity of interpretations championed by traditional and modern commentators, discusses the processes by which the book took shape, and compares it to other scriptures and classics of the historic cultures of Eurasia.
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This is, as promised, only a short introduction. Even so, it covers the major areas of the historic transmission of the Koranic texts which was what I was looking for.
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