The new encyclopedia of Islam /
by Cyril Glassé.
3rd ed.
Lanham, Md. ; Toronto : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008.
viii, 718 p., xxiv p. of plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps (some col.) ; 26 cm.
0742562964, 9780742562967
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Lanham, Md. ; Toronto : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, c2008.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 711-718).
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Appeared in Choice on 2008-12-01:
Glasse (independent scholar) has extensively revised the 2001 edition (CH, Jun'02, 39-5528) of this valuable tool for the study of Islam. The new edition features over 1,400 entries and now addresses contemporary issues in Islam, unlike the previous editions. While covering the standard topics, such as rituals, sects, prayer, social institutions, art, architecture, science, and prominent leaders, it devotes space to topics such as new militant and political groups, prominent figures, and social climates in the Muslim world. For example, the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Muslim Student Association, and Chechnya all have entries. Many other previous entries have been expanded, such as those for Shi'ism, China's Xinjiang province, and the Abbasid rulers. The layout is similar to the previous edition with a chronology, maps, appendixes, genealogical charts, illustrations, and a bibliography; many of these features have been revised. As with the 2001 edition, this work excels as one of the premier reference sources on Islam, with thorough, unbiased analysis. With the added contemporary focus, the source better aids readers in understanding the significance of Islam in world political, social, and religious settings. The extensive updates from the previous edition make this volume a worthwhile purchase for academic libraries' reference collections. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty/researchers. C. A. Sproles University of Louisville
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Table of Contents
The Encyclopediap. 1
Reference Maps
Historical Synopsis of the Islamic Worldp. 576
Historical Synopsis of the Middle Eastp. 578
Arabia and its Neighbours at the Time of the Prophet's Birthp. 579
Islam in the Modern Worldp. 580
Mecca and the Hajj
Chart of the Hajjp. 582
Map of Meccap. 584
Plan of the Grand Mosquep. 585
Branches of Islamp. 586
Genealogical Tables
The Qurayshp. 588
The Umayyadsp. 589
The 'Abbasidsp. 590
The 'Alidsp. 593
Chronologyp. 593
Bibliographyp. 711
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