Stacey International, 2001, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good (ex-library), Revised
Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 534 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. Dust Jacket un-clipped. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. This fully revised new edition comprehensively encompasses the religion, history and culture of the Islamic world in some 1300 entries. It covers aspects of religious belief, ritual, practices, prayer, significant political movements, spiritual and political leaders, art, architecture, sects, law, social institutions, history, ethnography, nations and states, languages, science, major cities and centres of learning.; This edition includes a double-column page on the Taliban - where they arose from, why, and what they aspire to. Also included are several other organizations and movements which bear upon the crisis that has descended upon the world, West and East alike. The first edition of the Encyclopedia won worldwide acclaim. The Book Assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Detailed cross-references lead the general reader into deeper knowledge of' Islam. whatever his starting point. Many quotations. and hitherto un-translated prayers. support the religious and philosophical entries. Six years in preparation by a practicing Muslim, this work is the result of a Lifetimes study and a wide personal acquaintance with the Muslim world. As a western scholar (a graduate of Columbia University) and a Practicing Muslim, Cyril Glassé manages to straddle both cultures with an understanding of, and respect for both the current Islamic world and its complex past. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Reference; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 1900988062. ISBN/EAN: 9781900988063. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3200.