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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

Published in print January 2014 | ISBN: 9780199739356
Published online January 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199739363 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acref:oiso/9780199739356.001.0001
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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The Encyclopedia provides in-depth coverage of the political dimensions of Islam and the Muslim world. Developments in Muslim societies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries have highlighted the need for a major reference work focusing primarily on these dimensions. The realization of internal decay and relentless quest for reform; the collapse of the Islamic caliphate; the fall of most parts of the Muslim world under western colonialism; the emergence of nation-states; the dominance of secular ideologies; the rise of Islamic revivalist movements and faith-based political, economic, and social alternatives; and the confrontation between Islamic movements and secular inspired regimes have constituted major turning points in the contemporary history of Muslim societies. At no time has the understanding of the nature and implications of these developments been needed more.

Based on the highly acclaimed 2009 publication, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, this work brings together new and updated entries, organized thematically around the major themes of political science: concepts, values, thought, ideologies, structures, institutions, and systems. It covers in-depth topics that are unique to the Muslim world, including basic beliefs; Muslim political history; Islam in specific geographic regions; thinkers and reformers; movements, society and economy; and international relations, to create a single, specialized reference source on this important topic.

Book.  479 pages.  738364 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, The Royal in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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Abangan in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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ʿAbbāsid Caliphate in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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ʿAbd al-Rāziq, ʿAlī (1888–1966) in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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ʿAbduh, Muḥammad (1849–1905) in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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Abdülhamid II in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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Abū Bakr in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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Abū Ḥanīfah in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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Abū Yūsuf, Yaʿqūb ibn Ibrāhīm al-Anṣārī (731–798) in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics

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