The New Encyclopedia of Islam

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The New Encyclopedia of Islam

Format:  Hardcover,

718 pages

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc

Publish Date: Jun 2008

ISBN-13: 9780742562967

ISBN-10: 0742562964

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The acclaimed New Encyclopedia of Islam comprehensively encompasses the beliefs, practices, history, and culture of the Islamic world in a single, accessible volume. Now extensively revised and updated with over 300 new entries, The New Encyclopedia of Islam describes all aspects of the religion, from its rituals, sects, and prayers to its political movements, social institutions, and spiritual and political leaders; from the art and architecture of Islam, to its history and ethnography; from its nations and states to its languages, science, and major centers of learning. This unique single-volume work, now consisting of over 1400 entries, has been fully revised and contains a wide range of new entries covering the contemporary Islamic scene, including a substantial entry on the Taliban, plus information on many other organizations and movements that are critical to understanding Islam's role in today's religious and political conflicts. Previous editions have won worldwide acclaim for their research, clarity and graceful style. This new edition also contains an extensively revised chronology spanning the entire history of Islam, from its origins through developments in the Muslim world today.


Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Publish Date: Jun 2008
ISBN-13: 9780742562967
ISBN-10: 0742562964
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 718
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 4.0
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.0 x 2.5 x 9.8

Chapter outline

The Encyclopedia
Reference Maps
Historical Synopsis of the Islamic World
Historical Synopsis of the Middle East
Arabia and its Neighbours at the Time of the Prophet's Birth
Islam in the Modern World
Mecca and the Hajj
Chart of the Hajj
Map of Mecca
Plan of the Grand Mosque
Branches of Islam
Genealogical Tables
The Quraysh
The Umayyads
The 'Abbasids
The 'Alids

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