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Decoding the past. Secrets of the Koran / produced by Towers Productions for the History Channel ; producer/writer, Alexandra Dawson ; producer, Alex Flaster ; executive producer, Jonathan Towers ; executive producer [for the History Channel], Dolores Gavin.

Dawson, Alexandra. (Added Author). Flaster, Alex. (Added Author). Towers, Jonathan. (Added Author). Gavin, Dolores. (Added Author). Herrmann, Edward, 1943-2014 (Added Author). Ahmed, Akbar S. (Added Author). Brockopp, Jonathan E., 1962- (Added Author). Aslan, Reza. (Added Author). Rippin, Andrew, 1950-2016 (Added Author). McAuliffe, Jane Dammen. (Added Author). Jackson, Sherman A. (Added Author). Ali, Tariq. (Added Author). Gricus, Greil. (Added Author). Enev, Emily. (Added Author). Oswald, Neal. (Added Author). Mullen, Steve. (Added Author). Towers Productions, Inc. (Added Author). History Channel (Television network) (Added Author). New Video Group. (Added Author).
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  • ISBN: 0767090683
  • ISBN: 9780767090681
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Full screen.
  • Publisher: [New York?] : History Channel : [2006]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally produced as two episodes of the television series: Decoding the past.
Program content: c2006.
Muhammad originally produced as an episode of the television series: Biography.
Formatted Contents Note:
Bonus program: Muhammad (44 min.).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Director of photography, Greg Gricus; editors, Emil Enev, Neal Oswald ; music, Steve Mullen.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrator, Edward Herrmann; featured experts, Akbar Ahmed, Jonathan Brockopp, Reza Aslan, Andrew Rippin, Jane McAuliffe, Sherman A. Jackson, Tariq Ali.
Summary, etc.:
Explores the history and influence of the Koran. Scholars offer interpretations of the Koran's verses and draw comparisons between the Koran and the Bible.
System Details Note:
DVD; full screen; Dolby digital stereo.
Subject: Qurʼan.
Qurʼan > Comparative studies.
Qurʼan > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Digital recordings.
Islam > History.
Genre: DVD-Video discs.
Documentary television programs.

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