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The Oxford Dictionary of Islam

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Designed for general readers with little or no knowledge of Islam, this superb Oxford Dictionary provides more than 2,000 vividly written, up-to-date, and authoritative entries organized in an easy-to-use, A-to-Z format.
The Dictionary focuses primarily on the 19th and 20th centuries, stressing topics of most interest to Westerners. What emerges is a highly informative loo
Paperback, 359 pages
Published October 21st 2004 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published March 28th 2003)
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M. Donner
Excellent reference source for a base-line, introductory crash course on Islam. Perfect reference tool for any college student writing an academic paper on Islam (for the non-Muslim). If one is looking for complex faith dialogue--from a Muslim perspective--one should look elsewhere. After all, this is a reference tool created with non-Muslims as an intended audience.
Mehmet Dönmez
İçerik olarak son derece kapsamlı, ama konu başlıkları hakkında çok temel düzeyde bilgiler veriyor. Yine de tümcül bir bakış açısına sahip olmak için referans sayılabilecek kitabın en önemli eksisi 2001 basımı olması: son on beş senedeki çok kritik gelişmelerle güncellenmiş bir baskı çok iyi giderdi aslında
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I know, reading a dictionary is not something i usually do, but since i started reading The Looming Tower i have come across MANY Arab and Muslim terms i don't know, so i'm reading this. so far so good
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He is a professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He is also the director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal center for Muslim-Christian understanding at Georgetown University.

Esposito was raised a Roman Catholic in an Italian neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York City, and spent a decade in a Catholic monastery. After taking his first degree he worked as a manage
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