This volume of Encyclopaedia Islamica is the first
of a projected 16-volume publication, consisting of an abridged
and edited translation of the Persian Dairat al-Maarif-i Buzurg-i
Islami, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim
world. One unique feature of this work of reference lies in the
attention it gives to Shii Islam and its rich and diverse heritage,
which makes it complementary to other encyclopaedias. In addition
to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages
in Islam generally, it offers the western reader an opportunity
to appreciate the various dimensions of Shii Islam, the Persian
contribution to Islamic civilisation, and the spiritual dimensions
of the Islamic tradition.
Trial Period: August 2008 ~ December 2008
Monthly publication provides a comprehensive overview
of U.S. and British media coverage on Latin America.
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