Encyclopaedia Islamica Volume 1

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This volume of Encyclopaedia Islamica is the first of a projected 16-volume publication, consisting of an abridged and edited translation of the Persian Dāʾirat al-Maʿārif-i Buzurg-i Islāmī, one of the most comprehensive sources on Islam and the Muslim world. One unique feature of this work of reference lies in the attention it gives to Shiʿi Islam and its rich and diverse heritage, which makes it complementary to other encyclopaedias. In addition to providing entries on important themes, subjects and personages in Islam generally, it offers the western reader an opportunity to appreciate the various dimensions of Shiʿi Islam, the Persian contribution to Islamic civilisation, and the spiritual dimensions of the Islamic tradition.

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Biographical Note

Farhad Daftary is Associate Director of the Institute of Ismaili Studies. He is an authority on Mediaeval Islam and Ismaili studies, consulting Editor of Encyclopaedia Iranica, and sits on the Advisory Board of the Encyclopaedia of Islam (3rd edition). Wilferd Madelung has made significant contributions to scholarship on mediaeval Islamic movements, including Twelver Shi‘ism, Zaydism and Ismailism. He is a former Laudian Professor of Arabic at the University of Oxford and Senior Research Fellow with The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

“Clearly the editors of ISLA have selected articles they consider will augment the existing reference sources – and they have completed this selection task with acumen and skill. The work as a whole remains, however, a “specialist encyclopaedia” […] – or perhaps more accurately, it is an encyclopaedia for specialists […]. In that sense, it is a valuable addition […] to the reference work available at present. Perhaps its greatest merit is that it brings to an international audience a key example of and an excellent advertisement for high-quality Iranian scholarship which has hitherto been available but known only to a few.” Robert Gleave in Journal of the American Oriental Society, 130. 1 (Jan-Mar 2010), P. 111-113. “Une encyclopédie produite dans un pays musulman peut soulever, dans l’esprit des spécialistes occidentaux, qui ont appris à séparer religion et savoir, des suspicions bien légitimes quand il s’agit d’art. touchant aux questions religieuses. Ce premier volume prouve que le doute peut être levé à ce sujet. Des art. sensibles comme celui consacré à l’oncle paternel du Prophète, al-‘Abbās, converti de la dernière heure, démontrent que les A. et les É. de la version anglaise ont bien compris la portée d’un ouvrage de ce genre. En conclusion, il s’agit d’un remarquable complément et supplément à la traditionnelle Encyclopédie de l’Islam des orientalistes qui trouvera sa place sur les étagères des meilleures bibliothèques du monde entier. Frédéric BAUDEN in Le Moyen Âge, CXIX (2013). “Clearly the editors of ISLA have selected articles they consider will augment the existing reference sources – and they have completed this selection task with acumen and skill. The work as a whole remains, however, a “specialist encyclopaedia” […] – or perhaps more accurately, it is an encyclopaedia for specialists […]. In that sense, it is a valuable addition […] to the reference work available at present. Perhaps its greatest merit is that it brings to an international audience a key example of and an excellent advertisement for high-quality Iranian scholarship which has hitherto been available but known only to a few.” Robert Gleave in Journal of the American Oriental Society, 130. 1 (Jan-Mar 2010), P. 111-113. ".. the publication of Encyclopaedia Islamica is a notable step forward in including the Shi‘a viewpoint in scholarship on Islam." Mousa al‑Reza Wahdati in Journal of Shi‘a Islamic Studies, Winter 2015, Vol. VIII, No. 1. "Printed on coated paper, the five volumes so far published are an impressive achievement both in production as well as in scholarship related to Persian themes." Yashab Tur in Islamic Sciences, Vol. 14 (Summer 2016) No. 1.

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