The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Six-Volume Set

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World: Six-Volume Set

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world. It represents a thorough revision and expansion of the hugely successful Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, with hundreds of additional entries extending the scope of the Encyclopedia back to the sixth century. Truly multidisciplinary, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World reflects the breadth and depth of contemporary scholarship in Islamic studies, with coverage of topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage, social and political movements, women, Muslim minorities, human rights, Islam in the West, interreligious affairs, and foreign relations. Every entry is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography.show more

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  • Multiple copy pack | 2976 pages
  • 224 x 280 x 42mm | 1,619.97g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • Revised edition
  • 0195305132
  • 9780195305135
  • 2,045,524

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"Written in clear, jargon-free language, this is a balanced, well-rounded, and evenhanded resource for both scholars and general readers interested in understanding Islam and its place in the world . . . Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries; essential for religion collections."--Amanda K. Sprochi, Library Journal"The topics are well chosen and highly informative, offering lucid analyses of complex concepts that many users will be unfamiliar with."--College & Research Libraries News"An outstanding feature is the encyclopedia's accessibility to the educated general public. In four volumes, with entries arranged alphabetically, we have a clear overview of the whole edifice of modern Islam. Another merit is the comprehensive coverage of Islamic movements worldwide, for the first time....A virtually comprehensive reference work enabling the reader to understand the current Muslim predicament as it has been shaped by events in the past three centuries."--The Times Higher Education Supplement" . . . a valuable resource for both the specialist as well as the general reader. I would recommend it to not only libraries, but also to individuals engaged in serious research on contemporary Islam and Muslims."--Muhammed Hassanali, American Reference Books Annual "Written in clear, jargon-free language, this is a balanced, well-rounded, and evenhanded resource for both scholars and general readers interested in understanding Islam and its place in the world . . . Highly recommended for all academic and public libraries; essential for religion collections."--Amanda K. Sprochi, Library Journal"The topics are well chosen and highly informative, offering lucid analyses of complex concepts that many users will be unfamiliar with."--College & Research Libraries News"An outstanding feature is the encyclopedia's accessibility to the educated general public. In four volumes, with entries arranged alphabetically, we have a clear overview of the whole edifice of modern Islam. Another merit is the comprehensive coverage of Islamic movements worldwide, for the first time....A virtually comprehensive reference work enabling the reader to understand the current Muslim predicament as it has been shaped by events in the past three centuries."--The Times Higher Education Supplement" . . . a valuable resource for both the specialist as well as the general reader. I would recommend it to not only libraries, but also to individuals engaged in serious research on contemporary Islam and Muslims."--Muhammed Hassanali, American Reference Books Annual "This new encyclopedia...fills an important gap; it does not shy away from such controversial issues as terrorism, holy war, human rights and the status of women."--London Review of Books"Presenting a rounded picture of a subject about which Americans hear only the extremes, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World is an important purchase for academic and public libraries."--Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin"The Middle East is in the headlines daily, but how much do we really know about the culture and history of this vitally important part of the world? For answers, turn to the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World....This source has something of interest for everyone from the scholar to thehigh school student....An invaluable addition to academic and public libraries."--American Libraries"A valuable reference for every sort of reader....Well edited, clear, and jargon free....Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries."--Library Journal"The topics are well chosen and highly informative, offering lucid analyses of complex concepts that many users will be unfamiliar with."--College & Research Libraries News "This new encyclopedia...fills an important gap; it does not shy away from such controversial issues as terrorism, holy war, human rights and the status of women."--London Review of Books"Presenting a rounded picture of a subject about which Americans hear only the extremes, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World is an important purchase for academic and public libraries."--Booklist/Reference Books Bulletin"The Middle East is in the headlines daily, but how much do we really know about the culture and history of this vitally important part of the world? For answers, turn to the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World....This source has something of interest for everyone from the scholar to thehigh school student....An invaluable addition to academic and public libraries."--American Libraries"A valuable reference for every sort of reader....Well edited, clear, and jargon free....Highly recommended for both academic and public libraries."--Library Journal"The topics are well chosen and highly informative, offering lucid analyses of complex concepts that many users will be unfamiliar with."--College & Research Libraries Newsshow more

About John L. Esposito

John L. Esposito is Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. A past president of the Middle East Studies Association, he is the author of numerous books on the Muslim world, and is the preeminent Islamic Studies scholar.show more