What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam

Hardcover | June 17, 2011

byJohn L. Esposito

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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress, and many others - have raised new questions in theminds of policymakers and the general public. This newly updated edition of What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam is the best single source for clearly presented, objective information about these new developments, and for answers to questions about the origin and traditions of Islam.Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islam and The Oxford History of Islam, and author of The Future of Islam and many other acclaimed works, John L. Esposito is one of America's leading authorities on Islam. This brief and readable book remains the first place to look for up-to-dateinformation on the faith, customs, and political beliefs of the more than one billion people who call themselves Muslims.

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Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, there has been an overwhelming demand for information about Islam, and recent events - the war in Iraq, terrorist attacks both failed and successful, debates throughout Europe over Islamic dress, and many others - have raised new questions in theminds of policymakers and the general public...

John L. Esposito is University Professor, Professor of Religion and International Affairs, Professor of Islamic Studies and Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.98 inPublished:June 17, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199794138

ISBN - 13:9780199794133

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Table of Contents

PrefaceAcknowledgementsGeneral InformationFaith and PracticeIslam and Other ReligionsCustoms and CultureViolence and TerrorismSociety, Politics, and EconomyMuslims in the WestGlossarySuggestions for Further ReadingIndex