"The A–Z entries feature extensive information about each city's location, geography, demographics, climate and environmental issues, ancient and classical history, Islamic history, post–1800 C.E. history, architecture, religious significance, cultural issues, society, municipal features, economic issues, and contemporary trends. Introductory essays explore general history and historiography, urban planning and modernization, poverty, interaction between cities, social welfare, culture, identity issues, and the place of these cities within the world economy."
The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: the United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, & Iraq conflicts
Offers entries on the ideologies, organizations, events, and prominent people associated with the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq conflicts, along with primary documents, a chronology, a bibliography, and a glossary
Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire
by Gabor Agoston; Bruce Masters
"Encyclopedia of the Ottoman Empire is the collaborative effort of 90 experts who contributed more than 400 A-to-Z entries that focus on major events, personalities, institutions, and terms. Further readings, approximately 85 black-and-white photographs and maps, cross-references, a chronology, glossary, bibliography, and an index complement the text and give readers an in-depth understanding of the history of the Ottoman Empire."
v. 1. Methodologies, paradigms, and sources -- v. 2. Family, law, and politics -- v. 3. Family, body, sexuality, and health -- v. 4. Economics, education, mobility, and space -- v. 5. Practices, interpretations, and representations -- v. 6. Supplement & index
Appendix A: Reference maps. Historical synopsis of the Islamic world ; Historical synopsis of the Middle East ; Arabia and its neighbours at the time of the prophet's birth ; Islam in the modern world -- Appendix B: Mecca and the Hajj. Chart of the Hajj ; Map of Mecca ; Plan of the Grand Mosque -- Appendix C: Branches of Islam -- Appendix D: Genealogical tables. The Quraysh ; The Umayyads ; The 'Abbasids ; The 'Alids -- Chronology
Call Number: UCF ONLINE General Collection -- B741 .B56 2006
"There has been a long tradition of interest in philosophy in the Islamic world and these volumes represent the lives of some of the major figures within this field, including significant legal and political thinkers, theologians and geographers, with all the traditions of Islamic philosophy represented."
Online & print versions available
"Brill's Third Edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam (EI3) is an entirely new work with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. The EI3 appears in four substantial parts each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century, attention to Muslim minorities all over the world, full attention to social science as well as humanistic perspectives."