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Author Glassé, Cyril.
Title The new encyclopedia of Islam / by Cyril Glassé.
Publication Info. Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008.
Edition 3rd ed.
Location Call No. Status Notes
 Law Library  BP 40 .G42 2008    CHECKED IN
Description viii, 718 p., xxiv p. of col. plates : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 711-718).
Note Originally published: The concise encyclopedia of Islam. San Francisco : Harper & Row, 1989
Contents Author's preface -- Introduction / Professor Huston Smith -- Notes -- The encyclopedia -- Appendix A : Reference maps -- Historical synopsis of the Islamic world -- Historical synopsis of the Middle East -- Arabia and its neighbours at the time of the Prophet's birth -- Islam in the modern world -- Appendix B : Mecca and the Ḥajj -- Chart of the Ḥajj -- Map of Mecca -- Plan of the Grand Mosque -- Appendix C : Branches of Islam -- Appendix D : Genealogical tables -- The Quraysh -- The Umayyads -- The ʼAbbāsids -- The ʼAlids -- Chronology -- Bibliography.
Summary Comprehensively encompasses the beliefs, practices, history, and culture of the Islamic world in a single, scholarly volume. Features over 1400 fully revised entries including a wide range of new entries covering the contemporary Islamic scene.
Subject Islam -- Dictionaries.
Islam -- Encyclopedias.
Standard No. 243623722
ISBN 0742562964
9780742562967
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