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Author Adamec, Ludwig W.

Title The A to Z of Islam / Ludwig W. Adamec
Edition Revised and updated edition
Published Lanham, MD : Scarecrow Press, 2002


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 MELB  297.03 Ada/Atz  AVAILABLE
Description xxix, 298 pages ; 22 cm
Series Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements
Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements.
Summary "The A to Z of Islam is a reference for anyone requiring information on the Islamic religion and culture. It outlines the development of Islam from its beginnings in Mecca and Medina to its growth into a major world religion." "This updated paperback version of Historical Dictionary of Islam (Scarecrow Press, 2001) includes short biographies of theologians, philosophers, founders of Sunni and Shi'ite schools of jurisprudence, and individuals who influenced 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."
"Along with a list of abbreviations and acronyms and a map of the Islamic world, a chronology lists important dates from the 6th to the end of the 20th century, and an introductory chapter outlines the history of Islam. A comprehensive bibliography guides the serious student for further research."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Islam -- History -- Dictionaries.
Muslims -- History -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
LC no. 2002070846
ISBN 0810845059 paperback alkaline paper