John L. Esposito, editor in chief
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World is a comprehensive resource covering all aspects of religion, politics, and culture in Muslim societies throughout the world. It represents a thorough revision and expansion of the hugely successful Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, with hundreds of additional entries extending the scope of the Encyclopedia back to the sixth century. Truly multidisciplinary, the Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World reflects the breadth and depth of contemporary scholarship in Islamic studies, with coverage of topics such as the Islamic state, pilgrimage, law, marriage, social and political movements, women, Muslim minorities, human rights, Islam in the West, interreligious affairs, and foreign relations. Every entry is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography.