Looks at Islam's role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries. Contains thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more.
Reference guide to the history, beliefs, dogmas, practices, individuals, customs, and artifacts of the worlds religions past and present. Detailed information on individual religious traditions, as well as fascinating entries on common topics such as prayer, ethics, asceticism, confession, cosmology, art and architecture, and music.
Extensive selection of documents that explore the complexities and interpret the nature of social behavior and organization, especially in the disciplines of economics, political science, race and gender studies, intellectual history, media studies, psychology and philosophy.