Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
Edited by John L. Esposito
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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World by John L. Esposito
Book DescriptionThe 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195305135
(279mm x 216mm x 269mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-May-2009
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author John L. Esposito
Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, Paperback (November 2016)
The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics, with contributions from prominent scholars and specialists, provides a comprehensive analysis of what we know and where we are in the study of political Islam.
Islam, Paperback (April 2016)
This exceptionally successful survey text introduces the teachings and practice of Islam from its earliest origins up to its contemporary practice. John L. Esposito, an internationally renowned expert on Islam, traces the development of Islam and its impact on world history and politics.
Islam and Democracy After the Arab Spring, Hardback (January 2016)
This book analyzes the nature of the relationship between religion and politics by using democracy in the Muslim world and the phenomenon of the Arab Spring as a case study.
Headscarf Politics in Turkey, Paperback (November 2014)» View all books by John L. Esposito
This book questions the 'role model' status of the Turkish Republic with respect to the advancement of female agency in a secular context by using the study of women with headscarves as a case in point. Turkey's commitment to modernization depends heavily on secularism which involves, among other things, the westernization of women's appearance.
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Author Biography - 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.
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