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Historical dictionary of Islam

Author: Ludwig W Adamec
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Scarecrow Press, 2009.
Series: Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements, no. 95.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Muslims are not a homogeneous people who can be understood solely by the study of their normative texts: the Koran and the Sunnah. Muslims differ vastly in their interpretation of Islam - modernists want to reinterpret Islam to adapt to the requirements of modern times, while traditionalists tend to look to the classical and medieval periods as their model of the Islamic state." "This second edition of Historical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
History
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ludwig W Adamec
ISBN: 9780810861619 0810861615 9780810863033 0810863030
OCLC Number: 277040941
Description: liii, 459 pages : 1 map ; 23 cm.
Contents: Editor's foreword / by Jon Woronoff --
Map of the Islamic world --
Chronology --
Introduction --
The dictionary --
Appendix: Estimates of the Muslim population of the world.
Series Title: Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements, no. 95.
Responsibility: Ludwig W. Adamec.

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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Islam presents a concise overview of Islamic history, religion, philosophy, and Islamic political movements.  Read more...

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The dictionary entries are well cross-referenced and lean towards compactness. As a dictionary, this work covers the Muslim Heartlands and Fundamentalist Islam well. * American Reference Books Annual Read more...

 
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