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The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought
Edited by Gerhard Bowering
Patricia Crone, Wadad Kadi, Devin J. Stewart, Muhammad Qasim Zaman, associate editors
Mahan Mirza, assistant editor

Book Description | Table of Contents
Introduction [in PDF format] | Contributors [PDF only] | Topical List of Entries [PDF only] | Rebellion [PDF only] | Sunnism [PDF only] | The West [PDF only]


"[T]he editors of EIPT have done a marvelous and stunning job by bringing out such an all-inclusive and rich volume on the various aspects, trends and perspectives, of Islamic political thought. Taken as a whole, this work is quite a comprehensive and concise guide, providing positive and reasonably balanced views on a wide range of topics relating to Islam and politics. It could also be recommended for use as an essential and International important reference guide; a must read for everyone interested in Islamic political thought. And keeping in view the richness and comprehensiveness, lucidness and coherence, wide-ranging and diverse approach and nature of the entries, as well as the integration of the latest scholarship, EIPT is not only one of the most essential but is a must-have and must-read reference work both for the students and specialists of Islamic political thought in particular and a best one volume comprehensive work that brings together concepts and issues, personalities and movements, for undergraduates and graduates of Islamic studies in general."--Tauseef Ahmad Parray, World Journal of Islamic History and Civilization

"[T]his volume is almost unbelievably affordable. . . . Professors can afford to have a copy of their own, and every academic library should purchase one without delay. . . . [H]ighly recommended."--Paula Skreslet, Theological Librarianship

"Written by an international team of specialists, the entries make use of the latest research and provide useful recommendations for further reading and research through bibliographies, cross-references and an index. This first Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought constitutes a resourceful guide for students, researches, journalists, diplomats and anyone looking for information on the complex subject of Islam and politics."--Lisa Kaaki, Arab News

"[B]y incorporating the latest scholarship and providing a clear path through the contemporary Islamic weltanschauung, this Princeton Encyclopedia will be a valuable resource for students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on contemporary politics in the Islamic world, and beyond."--Bob Duckett, Reference Reviews

"Incorporating the latest scholarship, this is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on the complex intersection of Islam and politics."--World Book Industry

"[T]his work is a fully developed research project that is able to meet the expectations of enthusiastic scholars of Islamic studies, politics and modem history."--Majid Daneshgar, Political Studies Review

"[E]ncyclopedic in its scope and presents one of the most authoritative overviews of the topic published in recent years."--Jørgen S. Nielsen, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations

"The work offered to us here by Professor Böwering and his distinguished associate editors is very welcome indeed. . . . A very useful contribution to the field. . . . A convenient and reliable first reference, and through its longer articles a good means of finding one's way through the complexities of Islamic political discourse over the last fourteen centuries."--R. Stephen Humphreys, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

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