Encyclopedia covering "the Islamic dimension of the Muslim experience in recent history." It addresses the : political and social action, as well as "the practice and theory of Islam in Muslim societies around the globe." Includes brief to extensive essays on subjects such as: "history and geography; schools of thought; religious beliefs; theology and philosophy; mysticism; religious practice, devotionalism, and ritual; religious law; politics; economics; culture and society; and biographies" and more.
E-book version. Online reference work providing authoritative entries covering the religious, political, and social spheres of the modern Islamic world, with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries. In addition to entries on topics of current interest such as terrorism and the Taliban, Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, the PLO and HAMAS, coverage includes "biographical profiles, and entries covering major political movements, militant groups, religious sects terms from Islamic law, culture and religion, key historical events, and important landmarks."