Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God

Muhammad in History, Thought, and Culture [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of the Prophet of God

by Coeli Fitzpatrick Ph.D., Adam Walker
     
 

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This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies.

• Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society

• Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field

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Overview

This in-depth examination of the life, history, and influence of Muhammad as discussed by leading scholars provides a wide-ranging look at the prophet's legacy unlike any other in the field of Islamic and culture studies.

• Documents Muhammad's broad impact on history, culture, and society

• Shares viewpoints from more than 100 scholars in the field of Islamic studies to provide different perspectives on how Muhammad's life and beliefs have changed the course of history

• Explores Muhammad's changing image—and controversies over his depiction and the communication of his ideas—in art, music, and literature

• Provides an in-depth overview of Muhammad's influences on secular life and culture

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This scholarly and comprehensive resource is fairly unusual in its focus on Muhammad and his legacy. Although there are many great works on Islam, this is the only one that concentrates particularly on the prophet and his influence." - Library Journal

"The introduction is an excellent digest of issues encountered when treating not just a man but also a legacy; nonspecialists will find this an especially useful orientation. . . . Recommended." - Choice

"Recent world events have fueled public interest in all things Islam, spurring even more academic interest. Hence, a publication that tries to compile how the Prophet Muhammad relates to other areas is a welcomed reference. This two-volume set would be an excellent reference for high school students and general readers wanting to explore how the Prophet Muhammad relates to the diverse areas of study since the advent of Islam." - Booklist

"The text is accessible to the general reader, and uniquely Muslim terms are explained. Some entries contain sidebars encouraging readers to further explore the topic. This is an excellent reference for those wanting to explore how the Prophet Muhammad relates to specific themes or for those interested in the diversity of ways in which the prophet was (and continues to be) invoked since the advent of Islam." - ARBA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781610691772
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/30/2014
Pages:
784
Sales rank:
1,318,628
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 2.30(d)

Meet the Author

Coeli Fitzpatrick is associate professor of philosophy in the Frederik Meijer Honors College at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI.

Adam Hani Walker is pursuing his doctorate in Islamic history and completed his undergraduate studies in Arabic (University of Leeds) and postgraduate studies in law (Leeds Law School) in the United Kingdom.

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