Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World: A-L, Volume 1

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Richard C. Martin
Intishārāt-i Bārs̲āvā, 2004 - Religion - 823 pages
"This two-volume set on Islam is a timely resource aimed at the general reader. More than 500 articles, 200-5,000 words in length, describe the Islamic world from its known beginnings to the present day. A 'Synoptic Outline of Entries' at the beginning of volume one presents a thematic overview of the encyclopedia that facilitates browsing. A glossary of terms and a pronunciation key appear at the end of volume two, followed by genealogies, timelines, and a detailed index."--"Reference that rocks," American Libraries, May 2005.

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Hailed as the fastest-growing religion of the 21st century, Islam contends with Christianity for the highest number of adherents. The terrorist attacks of 9/11 on U.S. soil instigated mass interest in ... Read full review


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Richard C. Martin is a professor of Islamic studies and history of religions at Emory University and president of the American Research Center in Egypt. He is the editor in chief of the Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World and author of Islamic Studies: A History of Religions Approach.

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