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Description - Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World by John L. Esposito

The 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 Details

ISBN: 9780195305135
ISBN-10: 0195305132
Format: Hardback
(279mm x 216mm x 269mm)
Pages: 3088
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 14-May-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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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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