The Oxford History of Islam

The Oxford History of Islam


Edited by John L. Esposito

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 768 pages
  • Dimensions: 196mm x 257mm x 48mm | 2,109g
  • Publication date: 30 April 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195107993
  • ISBN 13: 9780195107999
  • Illustrations note: numerous colour and halftone illustrations, 15 maps
  • Sales rank: 216,893

Product description

This lavishly illustrated book begins in the pre-Islamic world and details the birth, development, and growth of Islam through to the present. It is arranged both thematically and chronologically, tracing the growth of Islamic faith, laws science, art and philosophy through time and across the world, and discussing as well the spread of Islam throughout the middle East, Africa, India, Central and East Asia, and finally Europe and North America. The contributors are all top-level scholars and experts in their fields; they bring a variety of backgrounds and points of view to the work.

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Author information

John Esposito is a professor at Georgetown University and the founder of the Center for Muslim-Christian understanding at the institution. He is a long-time Oxford author.

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fine volume ... excellent ... admirable Karen Armstrong, The Times 7/6/00