A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam

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Oneworld Publications, Oct 1, 2013 - Religion - 256 pages
This concise reference guide is designed specifically for readers and students who wish to learn more about the world's fastest-growing religion. Fully illustrated, the encyclopedia contains hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries which give succinct yet authoritative information on everything from the Qur'an and its origins to the role of Islam in the USA.

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This book explains Islam and its history so vividly it's difficult to put down once you start reading. It is the best book about Islam I have come across. It contains history I never knew existed.


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A Concise Encyclopedia of Islam
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Gordon D. Nerby is Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Director of the Institute for Comparative and International Studies at Emory University, Atlanta, USA. He has won several awards and honours for his work on the history of the Middle East, and is the author of several books and numerous articles on this subject.

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