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The spread of Islam

Author: Clarice Swisher
Publisher: San Diego, Calif. : Greenhaven Press, ©1999.
Series: Turning points (Greenhaven Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of the religion of Islam, its laws and function throughout the world.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clarice Swisher
ISBN: 1565109678 9781565109674 156510966X 9781565109667
OCLC Number: 38753031
Description: 240 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Islam : An Overview --
Part I. The Origin and Growth of Islam in Arabia --
The Birth of Islam in the Arabian Desert / Muhammad Munir --
The Spread of Islam in Arabia / Thomas W. Lippman --
Idealizing Muhammad and Early Islam / William Montgomery Watt --
Part II. The East-West Spread of Islam --
The Geographic Expansion of Islam / Richard M. Eaton --
Political Growth of the Islamic Empire / Richard C. Martin --
The Western Extent of Islam in Spain and France / Will Durant --
Islamic Laws Affect Agriculture and the Environment / Xavier de Planhol --
Part III. The Spread of Islamic Art and Thought --
Islamic Contributions to Science and Mathematics / John B. Christopher --
Islamic Literature and Art / Mervyn Hiskett --
Religious Inspiration Through Story and Art / John Renard --
Part IV. The Spread of Factions Within Islam --
The Historical Development of Islamic Sects / Edward Mortimer --
Common Themes and Divergent Interpretations Among Muslims / John Obert Voll --
Islamic Mysticism and the Sufi Sect / Alfred Guillaume --
Part V. The Modern-Day Resurgence of Islam --
The Modern Fundamentalist Movement / Dilip Hiro --
The Nature and Causes of the Current Islamic Revival / R. Hrair Dekmejian --
American Perceptions of Islamic Resurgence / Fred R. von der Mehden --
Muslims in America / Sulayman S. Nyang --
A Portrait of an American Muslim Woman / Geraldine Brooks.
Series Title: Turning points (Greenhaven Press)
Responsibility: Clarice Swisher, book editor.

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A study of the religion of Islam, its laws and function throughout the world.

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