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Encyclopedia of Islam and the Islamic World - 1st Edition

Encyclopaedia of Islam and the Islamic World 1st Edition

Never before has the need for accurate, balanced, in-depth information on Islam been greater. In Encyclopaedia of Islam and the Islamic World  experts from around the world - eminent scholars in anthropology, economics, history, law, literature, political science, religion, sociology, and women's studies - examine all aspects of one of the world's three great religions and its peoples.

No other reference work provides such a comprehensive and accessible treatment of this subject from historical and contemporary points of view.


  • 400 A-Z articles in 1100 pages, spanning 2 volumes
  • Articles range from 250 - 5000 word essays
  • 200 black & white and colour illustrations and maps.


  • This is the only accessible, yet comprehensive, reference on Islam and the Muslim world
  • The global conflicts involving Muslim countries and communities demonstrate the ever-increasing need for information and understanding on this subject.


  • Essay from expert contributors drawn from around the world
  • Appendices contain: timeline of Islam and genealogy charts to put events and people in context
  • Short definitions, biographies, and essays examine the interconnectivity of the social, economic, political, and religious institutions
  • Bibliographic sources open up a world of continued learning
  • Fully cross-referenced to help explore related topics.

Introduction: Content Page. Indepth profiles. Indexes

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