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Logografik der Oxford Bibliographies Islamic Studies (

The field of Islam­ic Stud­ies is both wide-reach­ing and dynam­ic. It includes the range of foun­da­tion­al doc­u­ments, tra­di­tions, insti­tu­tions, and his­to­ry of Mus­lims in var­i­ous coun­tries and regions through­out the world from the ori­gins of Islam to the present day. This inter­dis­ci­pli­nary field there­fore includes his­to­ry, reli­gion, phi­los­o­phy, anthro­pol­o­gy, Ara­bic lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture, as well as lit­er­a­tures in oth­er lan­guages includ­ing Per­sian, Turk­ish, and Urdu, and remains respon­sive to new dis­cov­er­ies, inter­pre­ta­tions, ide­olo­gies and the­o­ries.

The Inter­net makes access to stag­ger­ing amounts of infor­ma­tion easy – but it also rais­es impor­tant ques­tions: What are the major issues and key devel­op­ments in the field? Which sources are up-to-date and which are obso­lete? Which works are piv­otal in defin­ing the dis­course at var­i­ous stages in its devel­op­ment? Which sources are con­sid­ered accu­rate and bal­anced, and which rep­re­sent sim­ply a giv­en indi­vid­ual or group’s posi­tion? These ques­tions are impor­tant to keep in mind when under­tak­ing any new study, but they are par­tic­u­lar­ly crit­i­cal in a dynam­ic and con­test­ed field such as Islam­ic Stud­ies. 

Oxford Bib­li­ogra­phies in Islam­ic Stud­ies com­bats this over­load by pro­vid­ing expert guid­ance to the field in all its diver­si­ty and through­out its devel­op­men­tal stages. Top schol­ars in the field have con­tributed on their areas of exper­tise, so that users will under­stand how the field is orga­nized and why it devel­oped in the way it did. The arti­cles present a guid­ed tour through the key lit­er­a­ture on each top­ic, pro­vid­ing con­text for its devel­op­ment, and a bal­anced overview of the major issues with­in a giv­en top­ic.

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