The Islamic World

The Islamic World

Edited by Andrew Rippin

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The Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished international team of scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. Its grounding in contemporary scholarship makes it an ideal reference source for students and scholars alike. Edited by Andrew Rippin, a leading scholar of Islam, the volume covers the political, geographical, religious, intellectual, cultural and social worlds of Islam, and offers insight into all aspects of Muslim life including the Qur'an and law, philosophy, science and technology, art, literature, and film and much else. It explores the concept of an 'Islamic' world: what makes it distinctive and how uniform is that distinctiveness across Muslim geographical regions and through history?

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  • Paperback | 704 pages
  • 172 x 242 x 34mm | 1,378.91g
  • 20 Sep 2010
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London
  • English
  • 1 black & white tables
  • 0415601916
  • 9780415601917
  • 492,265

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Andrew Rippin is Professor of Islamic History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria Canada, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His publications include Muslims: their religious beliefs and practices (third edition Routledge 2005) and The Qur'an and its interpretative tradition (2001).

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'Unlike many other works that attempt to look at the Islamic world from one perspective, the essays in this volume by well-known scholars in their respective fields shed light on the Islamic world from several perspectives: geo-political, religious, intellectual, cultural and social...Despite the challenges of dealing with such a vast geographical region crossing linguistic, ethnic and cultural boundaries over 1400 years , the essays presented here maintain superb academic rigour, comprehensive coverage and authoritativeness while keeping the material accessible to the student of Islam...This is a brilliant work, presented within a multidisciplinary framework, that both scholars and students of Islam will find exciting and stimulating.' - Abdullah Saeed, University of Melbourne, Australia

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