The World of Islam: The History, Culture and Religion Through the Lens of National Geographic

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Explore the rich history and the many faces of the Islamic world with National Geographic as your guide in this anthology of vividly illustrated articles drawn from the magazine's pages -- from the earliest years of the 20th century to the dawn of a new millennium.

A timely look at a timeless culture, The World of Islam looks back on a century of classic National Geographic coverage of Islamic culture all over the world. As always a wonderful mix of photographs, narratives, ...

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Overview

Explore the rich history and the many faces of the Islamic world with National Geographic as your guide in this anthology of vividly illustrated articles drawn from the magazine's pages -- from the earliest years of the 20th century to the dawn of a new millennium.

A timely look at a timeless culture, The World of Islam looks back on a century of classic National Geographic coverage of Islamic culture all over the world. As always a wonderful mix of photographs, narratives, maps, and more, these chronologically-arranged articles will take you from the Afghan frontier in the fierce days of Rudyard Kipling to the stunning mosques and minarets of Mecca at the start of a new millennium. Islam's long, rich tradition and often far-flung and exotic locales have been explored again and again in the pages of National Geographic, and this volume revisits them all, from the very first article in 1906 to the present day. This dramatic, profusely illustrated expedition collects two dozen pieces that add up to a historical and geographical portrait of Islam and a vivid glimpse of how it has appeared to Western eyes for almost a century.

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With reprinted articles that span nearly a century from Ella C. Sykes's 1910 consideration of women's powerlessness in Shiite Persia to Edward Girardet's 2001 reflection on Muslim warlords and a surprise conversation with Osama bin Laden the National Geographic Society's The World of Islam, edited by Don Belt, offers a panoramic portrait in words and photographs. Over 150 striking illustrations reveal cities, mosques, marketplaces and battlegrounds, and more than 25 articles cover the rich history of a religion that's practiced today by one person in every five in the world. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780792268949
  • Publisher: National Geographic Society
  • Publication date: 12/1/2001
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 12.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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