By Lura Sanborn - Research & Instruction Librarian December 7th, 2010
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World edited by John L. Esposito, Oxford, 2009.
Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 956 Ox2I
This comprehensive six volume set covers religious, historical and contemporary Islamic world topics.
Also: Consider using the library database Oxford Islamic Studies for reference articles gathered from a variety of Islamic studies material, including The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World.
Articles are arranged alphabetically, and include the following major categories:
- History & Geography
- Religious belief
- Religious practice, Devotionalism and Ritual
- Islamic Law
- Theology, Philosophy, Ideology
- Schools of Thought
- Culture and Society
- Institutions, Organizations and Movements
- Islamic Studies
Examples: Afsharid Dynasty, Criminal Law, Games and Sports, Kashmir, Persian Literature
Helpful for: Islamic Studies, Global Studies, Humanities, Humanities V Research Paper, Middle Eastern Voices