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Religious Studies

Guide to key sources for research in Religion

Background Resources

  • Encyclopaedia of Islam 3rd ed.  -  "includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century and of Muslim minorities all over the world."
  • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim World - " This encyclopedia looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more."
  • Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East and North Africa - "With nearly 600 new entries and 1,000 updates, this second edition reflects the far-reaching changes the Middle East has undergone in recent years, making it more relevant and necessary than ever before. Covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the United Nations' involvement in the region. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government."
  • Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures
  • The New Encyclopedia of Islam
    Call Number:  BP 40 .G42 2013 | Location
  • Oxford Dictionary of Islam
  • Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (6 vols)
    Call Number:   DS 35.53 .094 2009 | Location

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