The World of Islam

The World of Islam

Faith, People, Culture

  1. Edited by Bernard Lewis
  • ISBN 9780500276242
  • 30.00 x 21.90 cm
  • Paperback
  • 360pp
  • 490 Illustrations, 160 in colour
  • 330 photographs, drawings and maps
  • First published 1992
‘A magnificent repository of love and learning … approaching its subject with such generosity and proportion that one feels the whole of Islamic art and learning has to be encapsulated within its covers’ – The Times
'Scholarly and densely informative, beautifully and generously illustrated, a valuable and accessible work of general reference' – The Financial Times

Lavishly illustrated with examples drawn from the extraordinarily rich and varied canon of of Islamic art, this authoritative and wide-ranging volume explores every aspect of Islam – its social life, trade, mysticism, literature, music, science and warfare – at a time when Western interest in the Islamic world is growing as never before.

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