A To Z Of Islam

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The A to Z of Islam presents a concise overview of Islamic history, religion, philosophy, and political movements through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries that include the biographies and ideas of medieval thinkers and modern members of the religious and political establishments. Entries describe the major sects, schools of theology, and jurisprudence, as well as aspects of Islamic ...

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Overview

The A to Z of Islam presents a concise overview of Islamic history, religion, philosophy, and political movements through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and cross-referenced dictionary entries that include the biographies and ideas of medieval thinkers and modern members of the religious and political establishments. Entries describe the major sects, schools of theology, and jurisprudence, as well as aspects of Islamic culture.

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Largely concentrating on influential individuals, institutions, and groups of people within Islam, Adamec (Middle Eastern studies, U. of Arizona) offers entries that discuss important historical information about Islam from its founding in the (Christian) year 610 to the current time. While brief biographies form the bulk of the material, there are also entries on philosophical and legal concepts, important geographical sites, and other pertinent information. Adamec includes a chronology of Islam that lists important events and the development of philosophical and political movements. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
MESA Bulletin
...the publication of [this work] is a service to the field.
Journal Of Near Eastern Studies
A concise and affordable desk reference...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810871601
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2009
  • Series: The a to Z Guide Series , #123
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 516
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Ludwig W. Adamec is widely known as a leading authority on Afghanistan. He is a professor at the University of Arizona and has served as the director of the Near Eastern Center for ten years. He is the author of 24 volumes and numerous articles and monographs.

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