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Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia, 2 Volume Set (Josef Meri) Hardcover Book, (Routledge, 2005) 9780415966900

Title: Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia, 2 Volume Set

Author: Meri, Josef

Additional Authors or Contributors: (ed)

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 2005

Hardcover; ISBN: 9780415966900

Volumes: 2; Pages: 1056

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Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia examines the socio-cultural history of the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th century. It presents the life and cultures of the people who lived across a vast geographical area spanning today's Middle and Near East. This important work contains over 700 alphabetically arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars and experts in such fields as Arabic languages, Arabic literature, architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies, oriental studies, politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. This reference provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of the Islamic civilization including the many scientific, artistic, and religious developments as well as all aspects of daily life.

Entries include:

- Algebra

- Al-Razi (Rhazes)

- Architecture, Secular: Palaces

- Assasins (Ismaili)

- Baghdad

- Battles, Early Islam

- Beauty and Aesthetics

- Berbers

- Buddhism and Islam

- China

- Constitution of Medina

- Delhi

- Diplomacy

- Emigration (Hijra)

- Fatimids

- Funerary Practices

- Genghis Khan

- Hajj

- Harun al-Rashid

- Heresy and Heretics

- Ibn Battuta

- Ibn Naghrela

- Imam

- India

- Ismailis

- Java

- Jinn

- Judah ha-Levi

- Madrasa

- Magic

- Maimonides

- Mali Empire

- Mamluks

- Mughals

- Muhammad, the Prophet

- Muslim-Crusader Relations

- Nomadism and Pastoralism

- Pilgrimage

- Razia Sultana

- Roman Empire: Islamic Traditions

- Seljuk Warfare

- Shahnama

- Shi'ism

- Synagogues

- Taj Mahal

- Theology

- Women Scholars

- Women Warrior
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