Boston, Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc., 2001. Fourth Edition. Softbound. Royal octavo, paper covers, viii, 672 pp., 7 b/w plates, 2 plans, register of the subjects, origins of the articles. Very Good. Item #38579
The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam is a mandatory reference tool that will prove to be indispensable for students of all subjects which concern, or touch on, the religion and law of Islam. It includes all the articles contained in the first edition and supplement of the Encyclopedia of Islam which are particularly related to the religion and law of Islam.
This volume has a vast geographical and historical scope which includes the old Arabo-Islamic Empire, the Islamic states of Iran, Central Asia, the Indian sub-continent and Indonesia, the Ottoman Empire and the various Muslim states and communities in Africa, Europe, and the former U.S.S.R.
The Concise Encyclopedia of Islam contains an extensive index and bibliography.