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Medieval Islamic Civilization

An Encyclopedia

Edited by Josef W. Meri

© 2006 – Routledge

978 pages | 55 B/W Illus.

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Medieval Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the seventh and sixteenth century. This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. This reference provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic civilization including the many scientific, artistic, and religious developments as well as all aspects of daily life and culture.

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'Offers overviews of a variety of humanistic topics… This comprehensive and necessary reference work in a growing discipline is sure to be a welcome addition to any collection supporting Islamic or medieval studies… Recommended.' -- Choice

'the book under review provides the reader with an admirable mosaic of knowledge about various aspects of medieval Islamic society and the interdisciplinary approach to the chosen subjects provides an excellent and inspiring starting point for further medieval studies, as well as a first-rate reference manual.' -- Oriental Archive

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Routledge Encyclopedias of the Middle Ages

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / Middle East / Egypt (see also Ancient / Egypt)
HISTORY / Medieval
REFERENCE / Encyclopedias