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The Concise Encyclopaedia of Islam [Paperback]

Cyril Glasse


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7 Jan 2003
The acclaimed Concise Encyclopædia of Islam comprehensively encompasses the beliefs, practices, history and culture of the Islamic world in a single, scholarly volume. Now extensively updated, The Concise Encyclopædia of Islam contains all aspects of the religion, from its rituals, sects and prayers to its political movements, social institutions and spiritual and political leaders; from the art and architecture of Islam, to its history and ethnography, from its nations and states to its languages, science and major centres of learning. This unique single-volume work, now consisting of over 1,400 entries, has been fully revised and contains a wide range of new entries covering the contemporary Islamic scene, including a substantial entry on the Taliban, plus information on many other organisations and movements which bear upon the crisis that has lately descended upon the world. Successive editions have won worldwide acclaim for their research, clarity and graceful style. This new edition also contains an extensively revised chronology which spans the entire history of Islam, from its origins through developments in the Muslim world today.
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"Cyril Glassé has achieved a miracle, 1,200 readable entries." --The Economist<br /><br />"Erudite, accurate and comprehensive." --The Telegraph<br /><br />"A feast of fact and insight. An enormous amount of information is contained here, all of it fascinating." --Washington Post

"Erudite, accurate and comprehensive." --The Telegraph

"A feast of fact and insight. An enormous amount of information is contained here, all of it fascinating." --Washington Post --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Born in 1944, Cyril Glasse is a graduate of Columbia University and a practicing Muslim. His published work includes a translation of Margaret Von Berchen’s study of Islamic Jerusalem, a Guide to Saudi Arabia, and The Pilgrim’s Guide to Mecca, written for the Hajj Research Centre, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah. He has lectured on comparative religion around the world.

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This volume encompasses the beliefs, practices, history and culture of the Islamic world. Entries cover subjects including all aspects of religious belief, ritual practices, prayer, seers, spiritual and political leaders, art, architecture, sects, laws, social institutions, history, ethnography, nations, languages, science and major cities, and centres of learning. It aims to provide a source and background for understanding of current events in the Islamic world and the complex past. A reference work with real life!
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