The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies is a comprehensive survey of the field - past, present and future. Providing an overview of the key theoretical and methodological issues, as well as practical guidance on researching, it is the ideal guide for advanced students in Islamic Studies.
Topics and case studies covered include:
- Qur'anic Studies
- Islamic Theology
- Islam and the West
- Islamic Art and Architecture
Research and practical tools include:
- A-Z of key terms and concepts
- Detailed list of resources
Presenting Islam as a multifaceted tradition, key essays from leading international contributors including Andrew Rippin and William Shepard, demonstrate how it is subject to different interpretations, with no single version privileged. Islam is treated as a lived experience, not only as theoretical ideal or textual tradition. Recommended by CHOICE, The Bloomsbury Companion to Islamic Studies is an indispensable resource for students.