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The new encyclopedia of Islam

Author: Cyril Glassé; Huston Smith
Publisher: Walnut Creek, Calif. : AltaMira Press, ©2002, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised edView all editions and formats
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Encompasses the beliefs, practices, history and culture of the Islamic world. This title covers various aspects of religious belief, ritual, practices, prayer, significant political movements,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cyril Glassé; Huston Smith
ISBN: 0759101906 9780759101906 0759101892 9780759101890
OCLC Number: 850534112
Notes: Revised edition of the "Concise Encyclopedia of Islam."
Description: 534 pages : illustrations
Contents: The Encyclopedia, including photographic sections between pages --
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 Hajj: Chart of the Hajj --
Map of Mecca --
Plan of the Grand Mosque --
Appendix C: Branches of Islam --
Appendix D: Genealogical tables: The Quraysh --
The Umayyads --
The Abbasids --
The Alids --
Chronology --
Bibliography.
Other Titles: Concise Encyclopedia of Islam.
Responsibility: Cyril Glasse ; introduction by Huston Smith.

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