With its first great victory in the landmark Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the civil rights movement gained the powerful momentum it needed to sweep forward into its crucial decade, the 1960s.
In this important and thought-provoking work, Karen Armstrong—one of the most original thinkers on the role of religion in the modern world—provides an impassioned and practical guide to helping us make the world a more compassionate place.
In the early twentieth century, the Ottoman Empire was in political turmoil. Officials moved valuable artworks–including thousands of sumptuous Qur’an (Koran) manuscripts and loose pages dating from the 7th to 17th century–to Istanbul to ensure their safety.
We often think that people from a thousand years ago were living in the Dark Ages. But from the 7th century onward in Muslim civilization there were amazing advances and inventions that still influence our everyday lives.