A To Z Of Islam

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This abridged paperpack version of The Historical Dictionary of Islam includes short biographies of theologians, philosophers, founders of Sunni and Shi'ite schools of jurisprudence, and individuals who influenced the interpretation of Islamic dogma, politics, and culture from early days to the present. The reader will find entries on major sects, philosophical trends, and the responses by Islamic movements to issues of 21st century politics, such as the inroads of Westernization in the Islamic world. A chronology lists important dates from the sixth to the end of the 20th century and an introductory chapter outlines the history of Islam and religion to modern days. A comprehensive bibliography will guide the serious student for further research.

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Editorial Reviews

MESA Bulletin
...the publication of [this work] is a service to the field.
Journal Of Near Eastern Studies
A concise and affordable desk reference...
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810845053
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2002
  • Series: The a to Z Guide Series, #1
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 332
  • Product dimensions: 0.74 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (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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