in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World
March 2009; p ublished online November 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Society and Culture; Islam.
Known in Arabic as al-Ṣaḥābah or al-Aṣḥāb, the Companions of the Prophet are credited by tradition with having played
in The Oxford Dictionary of Islam
August 2004; p ublished online November 2007 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Islam; Society and Culture. 76 words.
Those believed to have lived, interacted with, heard, or seen the Prophet Muhammad. In Sunni Islam, they are considered
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January 2005; p ublished online January 2006 .
Book. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 1822 pages. 304086 words.
This online edition was reviewed and selectively updated by the original author in 2011.
Covering all aspects of mythology, this Companion includes essays on the world's major...
December 2016; p ublished online January 2017 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 978 pages. 510885 words.
Over 850 entries
The Oxford Companion to Cheese is the first truly comprehensive reference work dedicated to the exploration of how four basic ingredients—milk, microorganisms,...
January 2014; p ublished online November 2014 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 4151 pages. 1153560 words.
‘the best food reference work ever to appear in the English language … read it and be dazzled’ – Bee Wilson, New Statesman
Over 3,000 entries
January 2006; p ublished online August 2014 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 3923 pages. 960643 words.
‘the greatest wine book ever published’ – Washington Post
Over 3,900 entries
Published in 1994 to worldwide acclaim, the...
January 2006; p ublished online January 2013 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 2711 pages. 1074432 words.
Over 3,000 entries
The Oxford Companion to Food by Alan Davidson, first published in 1999, became, almost overnight, an immense success, winning prizes and accolades...
January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .
Book. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden. 1832 pages. 616444 words.
‘a word of warning - there's no quick escape from this marvellous book’, Hugh Johnson
This Companion is devoted to gardens of every kind and the people and...
January 2011; p ublished online January 2013 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 1245 pages. 569900 words.
Over 1,100 entries
1st Place Winner of the 2012 Gourmand Award for Best in the World in the Beer category.
The first major reference work to investigate the history and...
January 2015; p ublished online November 2015 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 4112 pages. 1029784 words.
Winner of the James Beard Foundation 2016 Award in the Beverage category.
‘The greatest wine book ever published’ - The...
January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 703 pages. 532518 words.
Over 595 entries
This is the most ambitious and eclectic reference work of its kind, a sweeping collection of nearly 600 entries on all things sweet, written by 265 expert...
in A Dictionary of Travel and Tourism
P ublished online December 2012 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Travel and Holiday. 10 words.
The nautical term for the stairs between decks.
January 2015; p ublished online January 2016 .
Book. Subjects: Cookery, Food, and Drink. 678 pages. 431201 words.
Over 565 entries
Savoring Gotham traces the rise of New York City's global culinary stardom in well-researched, yet accessible A-Z entries. From the Native Americans...
September 2009; p ublished online March 2012 .
Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 572 words.
This part of the book does not consider the detail of historical events, despite the need for critical examination of the history of the Muslim community after the death of the Prophet,...
in A Dictionary of Celtic Mythology
January 2004; p ublished online January 2004 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Customs and Traditions. 34 words.
Companion of Myrddin [Merlin] and perhaps the model for such Arthurian figures as Viviane.
Writing Cosmopolitan History in Nineteenth-century China: Li Huanyi’s Words and Deeds of Islamic Exemplars
in Challenging Cosmopolitanism
October 2018; p ublished online May 2019 .
Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 10317 words.
This chapter suggests that we understand cosmopolitanism among Hui Muslims in nineteenth-century China as the ability to situate oneself in relation to both Chinese and Islamic history....
in Edward William Lane 1801–1876
May 2010; p ublished online September 2011 .
Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 4845 words.
Lane spent three more months in Cairo, after returning from Nubia at the end of 1827. Illness was certainly a factor for his gastrointestinal infection and other maladies stubbornly...
in Lovesick Japan
March 2011; p ublished online August 2016 .
Chapter. Subjects: Society and Culture. 14994 words.
This chapter first examines how partnerships are made in Japan. The methods for choosing companions are often awkward and dangerous, and, at least in the vision set forth by courts, many...
April 2011; p ublished online March 2012 .
Book. Subjects: Society and Culture. 232 pages.
This comparison of Islamic and Christian mysticism focuses on the mystic journey in the two faith traditions — the journey that every believer must make and which leads to the Divine. The...
December 2011; p ublished online May 2012 .
Book. Subjects: Society and Culture. 304 pages.
This book offers a panoply of diverse interdisciplinary perspectives on the final chapter of Jewish minority life within the Islamic orbit, on Islam and Judaism as religions, and on the...