'Offers overviews of a variety of humanistic topics... This comprehensive and necessary reference work in a growing discipline is sure to be a welcome addition to any collection supporting Islamic or medieval studies... Recommended.' -- Choice
'the book under review provides the reader with an admirable mosaic of knowledge about various aspects of medieval Islamic society and the interdisciplinary approach to the chosen subjects provides an excellent and inspiring starting point for further medieval studies, as well as a first-rate reference manual.' -- Oriental Archive
About the Author
He is presently a Faculty Associate at the Center for the Study of Jewish-Christian-Muslim Relations, Merrimack College, USA.
Meri's notable publications include: (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations(2016), Medieval Islamic Civilization: An Encyclopedia (New York: Routledge, 2004), The Cult of Saints among Muslims and Jews in Medieval Syria (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002). He is also the author of the forthcoming historical survey: Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Islam.