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The Islamic world : past and present

Author: John L Esposito
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Even though Islam is a major religion with more than one billion followers worldwide and more than six million in the United States alone, there's still uncertainty and misunderstanding about its ideas, tenets, and practice. Understanding Islam and the people who believe in it has become crucially important in the greater world; this set seeks to foster understanding and answer questions.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
Encyclopedias
Encyclopédies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Islamic world.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2004
(OCoLC)657161856
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John L Esposito
ISBN: 0195165209 9780195165203 0195175921 9780195175929 019517593X 9780195175936 0195175948 9780195175943
OCLC Number: 52979240
Description: 3 volumes : illustrations (some color), maps ; 29 cm
Contents: v. 1. Abbasid caliphate-Historians --
v. 2. Hizbullah-Ottoman Empire --
v. 3. Pakistan-Zaynab.
Responsibility: John L. Esposito, editor in chief [and others].

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Adapted from "The Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World", this reference includes entries to provide coverage of the pre-modern world of Islam. Containing more than 300 articles, it provides a  Read more...
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"[B]ased on the four-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World (2001), all of the articles have been rewritten, updated, and expanded in order to provide an accessible, comprehensive Read more...

 
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