The new encyclopedia of Islam / Cyril Glassé ; introduction by Huston Smith.

  • Rev. ed.
  • Walnut Creek, CA : AltaMira Press 2001
Physical description
534 p., xxiv p. of col. plates : ill. (chiefly col.), maps ; 25 cm.
  • "Revised edition of the Concise encyclopedia of Islam."
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 530-534).
  • English.
  • Author's preface -- Introduction to the first edition / by Professor Huston Smith -- Notes to the first edition -- The encyclopedia -- Appendix A: Reference maps. Historical synopsis of the Islamic world ; Historical synopsis of the Middle East ; Arabia and its neighbours at the time of the prophet's birth ; Islam in the modern world -- Appendix B: Mecca and the Ḥajj. Chart of the Ḥajj ; Map of Mecca ; Plan of the Grand Mosque -- Appendix C: Branches of Islam -- Appendix D: Genealogical tables. The Quraysh ; The Umayyads ; The 'Abbāsids ; The 'Alids -- Chronology.
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  • THe New Encyclopedia of Islam is written by a scholar for the general reader and researcher, without assuming any prior knowledge of the subject. Detailed cross-references lead the reader into deeper knowledge of Islam, whatever his strarting point. Many quotations, and hitherto untranslated prayers, support the religious and philosphical entries.

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Aga Khan Library, London: Main reading room BP40 .G42 1991
British Library: Lending Collection m04/32832
Durham University Library: Bill Bryson Library, Level 4 297.03 GLA
University of Liverpool Library: Sydney Jones Library BP40.G54 0
University of Oxford Libraries: Blackfriars Library BP 40 GLA 2001
SOAS Library, University of London: Main Library N030 /729419
University of St Andrews Library: Main Library Reference BP40.G6 Ref