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Islam, Fourth Edition
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  • Authored by: Matthew S. Gordon; Series Editors: Joanne O'Brien and Martin Palmer
  • From the Series: World Religions
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604131098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-109-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $40.00
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 05/01/2009
  • Dewey Number: 297
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 144


With a growing awareness of the presence of Islamic societies around the world and the varying Islamic religious bodies that play such a key role, Islam has emerged in the forefront of today’s religious discussions. Islam, Fourth Edition dispels many of the myths and mysteries surrounding this major world religion, providing readers with an up-to-date understanding of the relationship between religion and politics in today’s society.

Coverage includes:

  • The founding of Islam
  • The spread of Islam
  • The Koran, Hadith, and Islamic law
  • Branches of Islam and their basic beliefs
  • Muslim customs and rituals
  • The pattern of Islamic life
  • Islam and the modern world.


Full-color photographs and illustrations. Map. Sidebars. Fact file. Bibliography. Further reading and Web sites. Glossary. Index.

About the Author(s)

Matthew S. Gordon is associate professor of history at Miami University of Ohio. He obtained a Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the author of The Breaking of a Thousand Swords: A History of the Turkish Military of Samarra and co-editor of Franco-Arab Encounters.

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