W. Meri, Editor
civilization flourished in the Middle Ages across a vast geographical
area that spans today's Middle and Near East. Islamic civilization
during that era was a thriving society whose contributions in
diverse fields as science, medicine, mathematics, literature,
and philosophy left an indelible mark on Europe.
Islamic Civilization examines the socio-cultural history of
the regions where Islam took hold between the 7th and 16th century.
This important two-volume work contains over 700 alphabetically
arranged entries, contributed and signed by international scholars
and experts in fields such as Arabic languages, Arabic literature,
architecture, art history, history, history of science, Islamic
arts, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, Near Eastern studies,
politics, religion, Semitic studies, theology, and more. This
reference provides an exhaustive and vivid portrait of Islamic
civilization including the many scientific, artistic, and religious
developments as well as all aspects of daily life and culture.
Entries also explore the importance of interfaith relations and
the permeation of persons, ideas, and objects across geographical
and intellectual boundaries between Europe and the Islamic world.
Umayyad Mosque in Damascus to Christian merchants and the Qur'an
to Fatima bint Muhammad, Medieval Islamic Civilization
brings together in one authoritative resource all aspects of Islamic
civilization during the Middle Ages. Accessible to the non-specialist,
this resource will be of great use in research and to understand
the roots of today's Islamic society as well as to explore the
rich and vivid culture of medieval Islamic civilization.
and accessible writing in an easy to navigate A to Z format
cross-references guiding the reader to pertinent topics
bibliographies referring readers to sources for further research
- A comprehensive
and analytical index
and alphabetic list of entries
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