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AN INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
This full survey of Islamic history and culture has been reprinted in a new format. It covers all the basic characteristics of Islam including: theology, revelation, mysticism and law; social and economic aspects of medieval life; the historical development of each of the main regions of the Islamic world; the principal trends and political/cultural events from the rise of Islam to the present; the development of the Arabic, Persian and Turkish languages; and nomenclature and the Muslim calendar. A chronological table of 50 pages provides an accessible reference.