New Reference Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

By - 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
  • Mysticism
  • Islamic Law
  • Theology, Philosophy, Ideology
  • Schools of Thought
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Culture and Society
  • Institutions, Organizations and Movements
  • Biographies
  • 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

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