In-depth scholarly essays on the Islamic World. In addition to religion, topics include prominent figures, politics, science, history, and culture. Widely regarded as the most authoritative reference source on Islam.
The Encyclopaedia of Islam (New Edition) sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only on the religion, but also on the believers and the countries in which they live. It embraces articles on distinguished Muslims of every era and origin, on tribes and dynasties, on crafts and sciences, on political and religious institutions, on the geography, ethnography, flora and fauna of the various countries and on the history, topography and monuments of the major towns and cities. In its geographical and historical scope it encompasses the old Arabo-Islamic empire, the Islamic countries of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, as well as the Ottoman Empire and all other Islamic countries. The Encyclopaedia of Islam is the most important reference tool on Islam presently available.
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"The articles (in Oxford Bibliographies in Islamic Studies) present a guided tour through the key literature on each topic, providing context for its development, and a balanced overview of the major issues within a given topic."
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The field of Jewish studies is broad and interdisciplinary, encompassing history, religion, philosophy, literature, sociology and political science. Its chronological and geographical range is immense, stretching from the Bible to the present and including communities from the Americas to Western and Eastern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, South and East Asia, and Africa. Given the diversity of Jewish culture, it is extraordinarily difficult for students and scholars to stay informed about such a wide diversity of sources. The Oxford Bibliographies Jewish Studies offers expert guidance through its carefully selected articles that break down subject areas into their component parts and pithy annotations that summarize the main contribution of each citation.
Scholarly essays from over 1,000 reference works, including: "Conflict in the Modern Middle East : An Encyclopedia of Civil War, Revolutions, and Regime Change", "Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa", "Ethnic Groups of Africa and the Middle East : An Encyclopedia". and "Encyclopaedia Judaica"