The Islamic World
Edited by Professor Andrew Rippin
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Islamic World by Professor Andrew Rippin
Book DescriptionThe Islamic World is an outstanding guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. Written by a distinguished international team of scholars, it elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. Its grounding in contemporary scholarship makes it an ideal reference source for students and scholars alike. Edited by Andrew Rippin, a leading scholar of Islam, the volume covers the political, geographical, religious, intellectual, cultural and social worlds of Islam, and offers insight into all aspects of Muslim life including the Qur'an and law, philosophy, science and technology, art, literature, and film and much else. It explores the concept of an 'Islamic' world: what makes it distinctive and how uniform is that distinctiveness across Muslim geographical regions and through history?
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415366465
(246mm x 174mm x 43mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Andrew Rippin
Classical Islam, Hardback (October 2012)
This sourcebook presents more than 50 authoritative translations of key Islamic texts. It provides explanatory prefaces for each text and pays special attention to the literary genres of medieval Muslim scholarship, within whose creative variations Islamic doctrine took form and matured.
Islamic World, Paperback (August 2010)
A guide to Islamic faith and culture in all its geographical and historical diversity. It elucidates the history, philosophy and practice of one of the world's great religious traditions. It covers the political, geographical, religious, intellectual, cultural and social worlds of Islam, and offers insight into all aspects of Muslim life.
Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an, Paperback (September 2008)» View all books by Professor Andrew Rippin
The Blackwell Companion to the Qur'an is the ideal resource for anyone who wishes to read and understand the Qur'an as a text and as a vital piece of Muslim life. The volume includes an initial orientation to the text for the first-time reader.
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Author Biography - Professor Andrew Rippin
Andrew Rippin is Professor of Islamic History and Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, University of Victoria Canada, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. His publications include Muslims: their religious beliefs and practices (third edition Routledge 2005) and The Qur'an and its interpretative tradition (2001).
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