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The new encyclopedia of Islam

Author: Cyril Glassé
Publisher: Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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THe New Encyclopedia of Islam is written by a scholar for the general reader and researcher, without assuming any prior knowledge of the subject. Detailed cross-references lead the reader into deeper knowledge of Islam, whatever his strarting point. Many quotations, and hitherto untranslated prayers, support the religious and philosphical entries.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Dictionnaires anglais
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Glassé, Cyril.
New encyclopedia of Islam.
Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press, c2001
(OCoLC)607144282
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril Glassé
ISBN: 0759101892 9780759101890
OCLC Number: 48553252
Notes: "Revised edition of the Concise encyclopedia of Islam."
Description: 534 p., xxiv p. of col. plates : ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Author's preface --
Introduction to the first edition / by Professor Huston Smith --
Notes to the first edition --
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 'Abbāsids ; The 'Alids --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Cyril Glassé ; introduction by Huston Smith.

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