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    New Reference Book: The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

    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…

  • History,  Humanities,  Research,  Social Sciences

    New Reference Book: Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian Encyclopedia of Society and Culture in the Medieval World edited by Pam J. Crabtree, Facts on File, 2008. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 909.07 F11S A 4-volume set comprised of more than 70 articles focused on Medieval society and culture.  Each entry discusses the article topic from the viewpoint of the following geographic areas: •    Africa •    The Americas •    Asia and the Pacific •    Europe •    The Islamic World Illustrations, maps and a smattering of primary source documents are included throughout. Examples include: Calendars and Clocks, Education, Food and Diet, Gender Structures and Roles, Money and Coinage, Weaponry and Armor. Helpful for:  Humanities…

  • Fine Arts,  History,  Humanities,  Religion,  Research

    New Reference Book: The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

    Lura Sanborn – Reference Librarian The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture edited by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair, Oxford U. Press, 2009. Find it in Ohrstrom at: REF 709.17 G911 Islamic art and techniques, as well as related people and places from Asia, Europe and Africa provide  the focus of this 3-volume set. A sampling from the 1,600 entries: Fulani, Body Art; Jade; Carpets and Flatweaves; Metalwork; and Banknotes. Helpful for: Middle Eastern Voices, Humanities III, Art, Art, Islamic Studies

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    New Online Resource: Oxford Islamic Studies

    Deb Baker – Interim Reference Librarian Do you want to know more about Islam, but don’t have a lot of time to spend looking for resources? Have a specific question and want a precise answer from a reliable source? Writing a paper and want to consult primary sources? Ohrstrom Library’s newest online reference database, Oxford Islamic Studies Online is suitable for both casual browsing and serious research. When you open Oxford Islamic Studies Online, the toolbar provides drop down menus for several possible paths: search options, browsing, Qur’anic studies, timelines, and learning resources. Don’t miss this last choice, which offers a collection of trustworthy internet sites on Islam, a glossary,…