"Q: Which book would you to a desert island? A: "...the first edition of “Encyclopaedia of Islam” (1913-1936).. My imagination works best with facts — especially if they are a bit dated. After 10 years they should pick me up from the desert island to publish the novels I wrote there."
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'...retains its place as the most complete and comprehensive work in the field.'
Ellen Broidy, American Reference Books Annual, 1988.
'...bleibt das Standardwerk für alle Bibliotheken, Professoren und wohlhabenden Laien...'
Volker S. Stahr, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 1994.