This third and last of the three-volume
Who’s Who in Islamic Studies presents the scholarly world at long last with its own biographical encyclopaedia. Taking as a starting point the inventory of authors from the renowned
Index Islamicus, the author, Wolfgang Behn (Berlin), has systematically collected numerous data on the lives and works of the tens of thousands of authors listed in the
Index Islamicus from 1665 to 1980.
Biographical Companion will be an indispensable reference tool for the serious student and scholar of Islamic Studies. It enables the user to quickly gain knowledge on the life, work, and professional background of almost every major and minor author, and thus to place each author in his/her proper perspective.
A tremendous achievement and a true must for every library.
Wolfgang Behn, M.A. (1968) in Islamic Studies, was editor of the Union catalogue of Islamic publications at the Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, until his retirement in 1996. He translated several works from German, Dutch and Arabic and collected, compiled and published four bibliographies. He also launched the
Islamic Book Review Index (published between 1982-1992) and devoted his time to the
Index Islamicus, 1665-1905 (1989) and its
Supplement, 1665-1980 (1995-1996).
'Highly recommended. Undergraduate libraries supporting world religions, international or area studies, and Middle Eastern studies.‘ S.M. Estelle-Holmer,