Islam and the Modern World

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Encyclopedias and Reference Books / eBooks

Search large collections of reference ebooks simultaneously in these databases: Gale Virtual Reference Library and Salem History. Also: Britannica Academic Online contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica plus authoritative websites and full-text journal access.

    • Encyclopedia of fundamentalism. Ref BL238 .E63 2001
    • Encyclopedia of Islam and the Muslim world. Ref BP40 .E525 2016 2 vols
    • Encyclopedia of Islam in the United States. Ref BP67 .U6 E53 2007 2 vols
    • Encyclopedia of politics and religion. Ref BL65 .P7 E53 1998 2 vols
    • Encyclopedia of religion. Ref BL31 .E46 2005 14 vols (also an online ebook)
    • Encyclopedia of the Arab-Israeli conflict: a political, social, and military history. Ref DS119.7 .E5653 2008
    • Encyclopedia of the Palestinians. Ref DS113.5 .E53 2005
    • Encyclopedia of women and world religion. Ref BL458 .E53 1999 2 vols
    • Global social issues: an encyclopedia. Ref H41 .G56 2013 3 vols (also an online ebook)
    • Great events from history:
    • The Islamic world: past and present. Ref DS35.53 .I86 2004 3 vols
    • The Middle East. Ref DS63.1 .M484 2007
    • The Oxford encyclopedia of the Islamic world. Ref DS35.53 .O96 2009 6 vols
    • The Oxford encyclopedia of women in world history. Ref HQ1121 .O93 2008 (also an online ebook)
    • Religion and violence: an encyclopedia of faith and conflict from antiquity to the present. Ref BL65 .V55 R45555 2011 3 vols
    • War and religion: an encyclopedia of faith and conflict. Ref BL85 .W37 2017 3 vols (also an online ebook)
    • World terrorism : an encyclopedia of political violence from ancient times to the post-9/11 era. Ref HV6431 .W67 2011 (also an online ebook)


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