Review: In the Shadow of the Sword by Tom Holland

This book is massive. It’s about the origins and rise of Islam. I felt he tried to get too much into this one, but then, I guess that’s on the cards for one book that wants chart the rise of a religion, right?

It’s worth a read if you’re interested – and all of Tom Holland’s other books have been amazing (I especially recommend Persian Fire).

I recommend it, but prepared to put some effort in with this one (probably best not to rely on just one book for this subject matter to be on the safe side).


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