NEW YORK (AP) -- The Modern Library Chronicles has launched a new series of short histories written by prominent historians and aimed at the general reader.
The first two titles are "Islam" by Karen Armstrong and "The Renaissance" by Paul Johnson.
"Islam" offers a concise summary of many years of thinking and writing about the religion. "The Renaissance" provides a definition of the term, and a cultural and historical view of the period.
Forthcoming books in the series will be published in pairs, four times a year. Subjects of the next two, due in November, are the German Empire from 1870-1918 and the Balkans.
Each compact, hardcover volume has about 200 pages and retails for $19.95.
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