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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought


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Introduction vii Alphabetical List of Entries xxi Topical List of Entries xxv Contributors xxix Maps xxxv Entries A-Z 1 Index 607

About the Author

Gerhard Bowering is professor of Islamic studies at Yale University. Patricia Crone is Andrew W. Mellon Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Wadad Kadi is the Avalon Foundation Distinguished Service Professor of Islamic Thought (Emerita) at the University of Chicago. Devin J. Stewart is associate professor of Arabic and Islamic studies at Emory University. Muhammad Qasim Zaman is the Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion at Princeton University. Mahan Mirza is vice president for academic affairs at Zaytuna College.


One of Library Journal's Best Reference of Law & Politics for 2012 "In this timely volume, 15 major entries examine key topics such as Muhammad, jihad, gender, fundamentalism, and pluralism. The remaining nearly 400 entries focus on the origin and evolution of Islamic political terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought."--Library Journal, Best Reference 2012 selection "This unprecedented encyclopedia aims to be a comprehensive, authoritative, innovative reference covering 14 centuries while demonstrating its utility to comprehend today's political and cultural situation in Islamic societies. It is a truly impressive opus ..."--Choice "[T]he editors of EIPT have done a marvelous and stunning job by bringing out such an all-inclusive and rich volume on the various aspects, trends and perspectives, of Islamic political thought. Taken as a whole, this work is quite a comprehensive and concise guide, providing positive and reasonably balanced views on a wide range of topics relating to Islam and politics. It could also be recommended for use as an essential and International important reference guide; a must read for everyone interested in Islamic political thought. And keeping in view the richness and comprehensiveness, lucidness and coherence, wide-ranging and diverse approach and nature of the entries, as well as the integration of the latest scholarship, EIPT is not only one of the most essential but is a must-have and must-read reference work both for the students and specialists of Islamic political thought in particular and a best one volume comprehensive work that brings together concepts and issues, personalities and movements, for undergraduates and graduates of Islamic studies in general."--Tauseef Ahmad Parray, World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization "[T]his volume is almost unbelievably affordable... Professors can afford to have a copy of their own, and every academic library should purchase one without delay... [H]ighly recommended."--Paula Skreslet, Theological Librarianship "Written by an international team of specialists, the entries make use of the latest research and provide useful recommendations for further reading and research through bibliographies, cross-references and an index. This first Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought constitutes a resourceful guide for students, researches, journalists, diplomats and anyone looking for information on the complex subject of Islam and politics."--Lisa Kaaki, Arab News

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