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Product Details

  • Series: Encyclopedia of World Religions
  • Paperback: 750 pages
  • Publisher: Facts on File (February 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0816077452
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816077458
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 7.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,561 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Juan E. Campo is associate professor of religious studies at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Specializing in Islam, he holds a Ph.D. in the history of religions from the University of Chicago. His publications include the award-winning The Other Sides of Paradise: Explorations into the Religious Meanings of Domestic Space in Islam.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By David Fowler on November 26, 2010
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This is an excellent and very approachable reference for anyone interested in Islam. In a single volume I doubt one could find a better encyclopedia - especially at the price. The scholarship is up-to-date and very solid without being overly technical or geared toward the specialist (though it can certainly be helpful even for that group). In my studies of Islam I have found it invaluable - as it fits a convenient niche market between multi-volume (expensive) specialist encyclopedias and shorter versions that barely scratch the surface or help you move forward. Connected to this last point - each entry includes a short bibliography from which one can explore the topic further; there is also a very helpful lengthy bibliography at the end of the volume. Overall, I am very happy with this purchase and would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone interested in Islam.
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It is basic encyclopedia about everything Islam, very informative.. but basic, it's an encyclopedia, nothing more.. nothing less. Although very well written and categorized.
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1 of 10 people found the following review helpful By James M. Jinkins on April 10, 2009
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There are many books with this title. This one is just the most recently published. Before buying, check them all, especially the older editions edited by Western scholars.
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