The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World

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This comprehensive four-volume reference work examines the institutions, religion, politics and culture of Muslim societies throughout the world, with particular emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. The entries, alphabetically arranged, range from brief articles describing specific practices and events to major essays offering analyses of movements and beliefs. There are also over 100 biographical sketches of political, religious and literary figures.show more

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  • Hardback | 1902 pages
  • 259.08 x 325.12 x 185.42mm | 6,645.09g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones, line drawings, maps, bibliography
  • 0195066138
  • 9780195066135

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"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 the high 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

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