The Qur'an : an encyclopedia / edited by Oliver Leaman.

Published
  • London : Routledge 2005
Physical description
1 online resource
ISBN
  • 9780203176443 (ebook)
Notes
  • Restrictions on access to electronic version: access available to SOAS staff and students only, using SOAS id and password.
  • Includes index.
  • Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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Language
  • English

Summary

  • Islam and the Qur'an are much in the news today and there is a public debate going on in which things are said about the Qur'an without much knowledge or understanding of the book. Every effort has been made to help the reader use the encyclopedia as an investigative tool in Quranic studies. ; A RUSA 2007 Outstanding Reference Title The Qur'an is the source of inspiration for one of the world's major religions, followed today by over a billion people. It plays a central role in Islam and ever since it appeared fourteen hundred years ago has been the subject of intense debate. Some of this has been carried out by Muslims and some by those hostile or indifferent to Islam, producing a very wide range of views. Authored byforty-three international experts, the objective of The Qur'an: An Encyclopedia is to present this diversity of thought, approach and school without priority, in order to give a strong appreciation of the range of response that the text has provoked throughout its history and providing students and researchers with a powerful one-volume resource covering all aspects of the text and its reception. Islam and the Qur'an are much in the news today and there is a public debate going on in which things are said about the Qur'an without much knowledge or understanding of the book. Every effort has been made to help the reader use the Encyclopedia as an investigative tool in Quranic studies. The volume assumes no previous knowledge of the Qur'an, Islam or Arabic. Technical terms are explained in the text itself and the style of each entry is designed to be as self-contained as possible. Entries are cross-referenced and many include a brief bibliography. At the end of the work there is a substantial annotated bibliography providing a detailed guide to the most significant books, journals and articles in Qur'anic Studies. There is a full index. The readership will include those seeking basic information on the Qur'an, however the substantial number of longer entries means that it will also be used by specialists.

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Bangor University Library: General Reference BP133 .Q82 2006
University of Birmingham Libraries: OLRC (Selly Oak), Collection 297.12203
University of Cambridge Libraries: Jesus College: > Quincentenary Library ZPV BK2 3A Lea Reference
University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in Reading Room C203.c.7776
Durham Cathedral Library: Cathedral Library, Sharp SharpLib 297.12 QUR
King's College London Library: Maughan Library ; [Round Reading Room] BP130 QUR Reference
Lancaster University: Main Collection MAIN PKB1 (Q) B Floor
Leeds Beckett University Library: Contact Leeds Beckett University Library 297.12203 QUR
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2007 MB 14989
National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru PRINT 2008 MB 29730
SOAS Library, University of London Online location
University of Warwick Library: Main Library, Reference BP 133.Q8
University of Westminster: Regent Library, Books 297.12203

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