Historical Dictionary Of Islam

Author: Ludwig W. Adamec
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810863030
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The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Islam presents a concise overview of Islamic history, religion, philosophy, and Islamic political movements.

Historical Dictionary Of Islamic Fundamentalism

Author: Mathieu Guidère
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810878216
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"This Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalism provides a comprehensive and detailed examination of Islam as a religion, government, and way of life. It thoroughly analyzes the various groups, events, movements, key figures, and dogmas that have influenced contemporary Islamic fundamentalism."--Page 4 of cover.

Historical Dictionary Of Prophets In Islam And Judaism

Author: Scott B. Noegel
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810866102
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Both traditions recognize and draw theological and historical lessons from some of the same narrative sources, but this is the first comparative resource to provide interdisciplinary coverage of the history and textual sources associated with prophets and prophecy. This thorough treatment of a difficult and increasingly controversial subject area will encourage and cultivate knowledge and understanding.

The Oxford Dictionary Of Islam

Author: John L. Esposito
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199757267
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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 look at the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world. Naturally, readers will find many entries on topics of intense current interest, such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS. But the coverage goes well beyond recent headlines. There are biographical profiles, ranging from Naguib Mahfouz (the Nobel Prize winner from Egypt) to Malcolm X, including political leaders, influential thinkers, poets, scientists, and writers. Other entries cover major political movements, militant groups, and religious sects as well as terms from Islamic law, culture, and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks (such as Mecca and Medina). A series of entries looks at Islam in individual nations, such as Afghanistan, the West Bank and Gaza, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and the United States, and there are discussions of Islamic views on such issues as abortion, birth control, the Internet, the Rushdie Affair, and the theory of evolution. Whether we are listening to the evening news, browsing through the op-ed pages, or reading a book on current events, references to Muslims and the Islamic world appear at every turn. The Oxford Dictionary of Islam offers a wealth of information for anyone curious about this burgeoning and increasingly important world religion.

Historical Dictionary Of Islamic Fundamentalist Movements In The Arab World Iran And Turkey

Author: Ahmad S. Moussalli
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Provides a reference to essential information on and discussion of basic ideas, notions, concepts, doctrine, leaders, thinkers, and movements of Islamic fundamentalism and Islamism in the Arab world, Iran, and Turkey. Entries give information not only on the origins and actions of Islamic fundamentalists, but the ideas and principles on which they are based, covering concepts that distinguish Islamic fundamentalism from other modern manifestations of Islam. Basic concepts are treated at length.

Historical Dictionary Of Arab And Islamic Organizations

Author: Frank Clements
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810839779
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Unity is an often-heard word in Arab and Islamic circles. This historical dictionary seeks to show that along with the underlying sources of unity, there are also sources of division in these groups. Unlike other volumes in this series, this volume focuses not only on the organizations, but also on the key countries and figures of the region. Includes: o An explanatory introduction o List of Acronyms o Chronology o Bibliography

Historical Dictionary Of Niger

Author: Abdourahmane Idrissa
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538120151
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Revised edition of: Historical dictionary of Niger / Abdourahmane Idrissa and Samuel Decalo. Fourth edition. 2012.

Historical Dictionary Of Human Rights

Author: Jacques Fomerand
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ISBN: 1538123061
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The second edition of Historical Dictionary of Human Rights contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography and the dictionary section has more than 1.000 cross-referenced entries.

Historical Dictionary Of Afghanistan

Author: Ludwig W. Adamec
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Overview of the history of the area gives a well-informed introduction.

Historical Dictionary Of Sufism

Author: John Renard
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810879743
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The most broadly accepted explanation of Sufism is the etymological derivation of the term from the Arabic for “wool,” ṣūf, associating practitioners with a preference for poor, rough clothing. This explanation clearly identifies Sufism with ascetical practice and the importance of manifesting spiritual poverty through material poverty. In fact, some of the earliest “Western” descriptions of individuals now widely associated with the larger phenomenon of Sufism identified them with the Arabic term faqīr, mendicant, or its most common Persian equivalent, darwīsh. Sufism, as presented here embraces a host of features including the ritual, institutional, psychological, hermeneutical, artistic, literary, ethical, and epistemological. This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Sufism contains a chronology, an introduction, a glossary, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, major historical figures and movements, practices, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Sufism.

Historical Dictionary Of The Ismailis

Author: Farhad Daftary
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 081086164X
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The Ismaili Muslims, who belong to the Shia branch of Islam, live in over 25 different countries around the world, mainly in Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Their history has typically been linked to the history of the various countries in which they live, but the worldwide community is united under Prince Karim Aga Khan, the spiritual leader and 49th Imam of the Ismaili Muslims. Few fields of Islamic studies have witnessed as drastic a change as Ismaili studies, due in part to the recent discovery of numerous historical texts, and author Farhad Daftary makes extensive use of these new sources in the Historical Dictionary of the Ismailis. This comprehensive new reference work is the first of its kind on the Ismailis and presents a summary of the findings of modern scholarship on the Ismaili Shia Muslims and different facets of their heritage. The dictionary covers all phases of Ismaili history as well as the main doctrines of the community. It includes an introductory chapter, which provides a broad historical survey of the Ismailis, followed by alphabetical entries on all major aspects of the community, such as key figures, institutions, traditions, and doctrines. It also contains a chronology, genealogical tables, a glossary, and a substantial bibliography. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Ismailis."

Historical Dictionary Of Saudi Arabia

Author: J. E. Peterson
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538119803
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The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia now has been under the spotlight of Western curiosity for more than 80 years. More than 15% of the world’s total oil reserves lie underneath Saudi Arabia and, in the early 1990s, the kingdom became the world’s largest crude oil producer. Not surprisingly, a world highly dependent on oil regards the desert kingdom as an area of intense strategic concern, as reflected in the coalition of forces assembled on Saudi soil to oust Iraq from Kuwait in 1991. Also, it played a major role in the invasion of Saddam Husayn’s Iraq in 2003 and shares concern with the West over Iran’s nuclear intentions throughout the 21st century. This third edition of Historical Dictionary of Saudi Arabia contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 1,000 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture. This book is an excellent resource for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about Saudi Arabia.

Historical Dictionary Of Middle Eastern Cinema

Author: Terri Ginsberg
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1538139057
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"This second edition of Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 500 cross-referenced entries on individual films, filmmakers, actors, significant historical figures, events, and concepts, and the countries themselves"--

Historical Dictionary Of Togo

Author: Jennifer C Seely
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ISBN: 1538122782
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The fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Togo contains a chronology, an introduction, an extensive bibliography, and a dictionary section has over 100 cross-referenced dictionary entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

A Dictionary Of Muslim Names

Author: Salahuddin Ahmed
Editor: C. HURST & CO. PUBLISHERS
ISBN: 9781850653561
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"In a well-known hadith, Muhammad advises Muslims that, 'On the Day of Resurrection, you will be called by your names and the names of your fathers; so keep beautiful names.' Inspired by the teachings of Islam, names fulfill the cherished ambitions of a true Muslim. Unfortunately, a large number of Muslims with names of Arabic or Persian origin are unaware of their meaning and their bearing on Islamic heritage. Many parents select names for their children consisting of uncommon Arabic words with phonetic effect. But these meanings are often devoid of any religious meaning or cultural resonance. In The Dictionary of Muslim Names, Salahuddin Ahmed provides a helpful and substantive guide to common and less-common Muslim names. This lively and informative dictionary lists the original Arabic, Persian, or Turkish spelling, as well as a precise English transliteration. The names' meaning and bearing on Islamic heritage or world history are referenced, along with historical figures who bore the name - an Imaam, a Sultan, a saint - and accompanying examples"--Back cover.

Historical Dictionary Of Syria

Author: David Dean Commins
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810849341
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This Second Edition gives the reader easy access to the history and contemporary situation of one of the world's ancient civilizations. The heart of the work is more than 350 entries on the most influential political figures and events, religious groups and movements, economic sectors, social institutions, and cultural facets. The second edition includes nearly 100 entirely new entries and updates on 43 entries from the first edition. An important difference between the two editions is the inclusion of many more entries on social institutions, such as the family and coffeehouses, cultural aspects, such as art, architecture, cinema, literature, music, and theater, and economic facets, such as inflation, corruption, the public sector, and efforts at reform. There is also expanded coverage on Syria's political dynamics, with entries on human rights, civil society, and security forces. The only specific reference work in English, this new edition addresses profound changes in Syria's domestic and regional circumstances. The domestic political scene witnessed a major transition with the passing of Syria's ruler for 30 years, Hafiz al-Asad, and the unexpectedly smooth succession of his son Bashar as new president in 2000. The regional situation has changed even more since the first edition came out in 1996. Peace talks with Israel collapsed in 2000 and three years later the United States invaded Iraq, beginning an occupation of Syria's neighbor for an indeterminate period, with incalculable consequences. In addition to the A to Z dictionary, the second edition contains a chronology that presents fairly general information on early centuries and becomes quite detailed for the most recent years. The bibliography also reflects significant changes in research on Syria. Not only does the bibliographical essay highlight important new monographs, it introduces the reader to credible Internet resources for guides to travel and popular culture as well as news and statistical data at major international organizations'

Historical Dictionary Of Yemen

Author: Robert D. Burrowes
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0810855283
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A small and extremely poor Islamic country, Yemen is located on the edge of the Arab world in the southernmost corner of the Arabian Peninsula. It was the product of the unification of the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen in May 1990. The location of the two Yemens on the world's busiest sea-lane at the southern end of the Red Sea where Asia almost meets Africa gave them strategic significance from the start of the age of imperialism through the Cold War. More vital today is the fact that Yemen shares a long border with oil-rich Saudi Arabia and is a key to efforts both to spread and to end global revolutionary Islam and its use of terror. The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Yemen has been thoroughly updated and greatly expanded. Through its list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries, greater attention has been given to foreign affairs, economic institutions and policies, social issues, religion, and politics.

The A To Z Of Islam

Author: Ludwig W. Adamec
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"Along with a list of abbreviations and acronyms and a map of the Islamic world, a chronology lists important dates from the 6th to the end of the 20th century, and an introductory chapter outlines the history of Islam. A comprehensive bibliography guides the serious student for further research."--BOOK JACKET.

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Historical Dictionary Of Somalia

Author: Mohamed Haji Mukhtar
Editor: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810866048
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The volume will cover all aspects of Somalia, providing useful information about the country in a comprehensive manner. The book also reflects on the contributions of the Somali sources on history and culture. Arabic sources and other non-English colonial sources of great importance to the subject are also highlighted. A vital addition to reference collections supporting undergraduate and graduate programs on Africa and the Middle East, international relations, and economics_and a useful fact-filled compendium for governement and public libraries, NGO's, and other special libraries as well.