Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World

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Richard C. Martin
Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, 2016 - History - 820 pages
The second edition of this well-received two-volume study of Islam updates and adds to its predecessor 40 percent new content. It updates and revises most of the original 500+ entries and adds new topics to reflect changes in the Muslim world since 2004, from the emergence/re-emergence of Islamic regimes to challenges to the rule of religious leaders (Iran), to continuing instability across North Africa and the Middle East. The set will build on the first edition s approach to this still-growing religion: documenting and analyzing its history, as well as its doctrinal, legal,
social, and spiritual tenets, while assessing its influence on all areas of human activity in the regions where it is most established the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.
Most up-to-date Analyses. The ever-growing numbers of students matriculating in disciplines connected to the teaching and understanding of Islam need accurate, current information on this religion and its impact on the world.
Balanced Coverage. Rich historical content is partnered with coverage of the issues, countries, and people that are important in today s world, allowing for an assessment of Islam s influence on all areas of human activity throughout the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas
Fully Updated Content. More than 50% new and revised content, including more than 160 new entries and 60 sidebars.
Beautifully Illustrated in Full Color. This edition doubles the number of photos and maps from the first edition, all in color.
286 new/updated entries and sidebars
Now in full color
More than 360 images, more than double the number of images from the first edition
60 sidebars embedded in larger entries to help readers understand the importance of a person or group in context with a key
issue or country.
Revamped table of contents includes entries at the forefront of current events, including entries on oil, water rights, social
media, and ISIS, as well as greatly expanded coverage of Islam in specific countries."

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