Houtsma, M. Th.; Arnold, T.W.; Basset, R. & Hartmann, R. (Eds.)
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Book ID : 30664
ISBN-10 : 81-307-0387-4 / 8130703874
ISBN-13 : 978-81-307-0387-9 / 9788130703879
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Edition : (Fist Edition)
Language : English
vi+338p., iv+339-732p., iv+733-1076p., iv+1077-1434p., 29 cm.
Biography has served as a major source for the history of Islamic civilization. This book is the first encyclopaedia-length reference work to explore the origins and development of clasical Islamic biography to fully document the political, scholarly and religious achievements of the Muslim community. The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islam is an exiciting book-a book which combines the ease of use of an A-Z dictionary with the overview and redability of a thematic encyclopaedia. The Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islam features unrivalled coverage of the Islam's most prominant people, past and present-more than 6500 individuals while giving the reader new insights into history, politics, science and culture. With entries by some of the leading Islamic scholars of the world of the Twentieth Century. Drawn from the parent work, titled Encyclopeadia of Islam, the hugely popular and globally successful work has remained a standard reference source for Islamic remainstill date the most comprehensive work was supervised by a distinguished editorial board which eventually included M.Th. Houtsma, T.W. Arnold, basset, hartmann, A.J. Wensinck, W. heffening, E. Levi-Provencal, and H.A.R. Gibb. This unique reference work is now available to meet the immediate needs of scholars, students of Islam, librarians, and even government institutions, in fact, anyone interested in Islam and Its rich culture.