Historical dictionary of Islam

The Historical Dictionary of Islam is a handy 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 today. This volume includes short biographies of theolo...

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Main Author: Adamec, Ludwig W. 1924-
Format: Print Book
Language:English
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Published: Lanham, Md. [u.a.] Scarecrow Press 2001
In:Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements
Series/Journal:Historical dictionaries of religions, philosophies, and movements 37
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Islam / History
Further subjects:B Dictionary
B Islam History Dictionaries
B Islam History Dictionaries
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Summary:The Historical Dictionary of Islam is a handy 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 today. This volume includes short biographies of theologians, philosophers, founders of Sunni and Shi'ite schools of jurisprudence, and individuals who influenced the 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. A chronology lists important dates from the sixth to the end of the 20th century and an introductory chapter outlines the history of Islam and religion to modern days. A comprehensive bibliography will guide the serious student for further research.
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references (p. 285-417)
ISBN:0810839628