The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics by Emad El-Din Shahin

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

EditorEmad El-Din Shahin, Peri J. Bearman, Sohail H. Hashmi

Hardcover | April 4, 2014

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics provides in-depth coverage of the political dimensions of Islam and the Muslim world. Developments in Muslim societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have highlighted the need for a major reference work focusing primarily on thesedimensions. The realization of internal decay and relentless quest for reform, the collapse of the Islamic caliphate, the fall of most parts of the Muslim world under western colonialism, the emergence of nation-states, the dominance of secular ideologies, the rise of Islamic revivalist movementsand faith-based political, economic, and social alternatives, the confrontation between Islamic movements and secular inspired regimes have constituted major turning points in the contemporary history of Muslim societies. At no time has the understanding of the nature and implications of thesedevelopments been needed more.Based on the highly acclaimed 2009 publication, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics brings together over 400 new and updated entries to create a single, specialized reference source on this important topic.

About The Author

Emad El-Din Shahin is a Professor at The American University in Cairo. Shahin's research looks at the foundations for democracy and political reform within Islamic law, philosophy, and political practice. His books include Contemporary Islamic Movements in North Africa, and Through Muslim Eyes: Muhammad Rashid Rida and the West, as we...

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Title:The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and PoliticsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1248 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 4, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199739358

ISBN - 13:9780199739356

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Table of Contents

List of ArticlesSeries IntroductionPreface411 A-Z EntriesDirectory of ContributorsIndex