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Islamophobia in the United States

Nathan Lean explores the manifestations and consequences of anti-Muslim prejudice in America, revealing it to be both a growing problem and a growth industry...Read More

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John L. Esposito
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The turmoil in Egypt following the 2013 coup reflects the degree to which that country's decades-long experience of authoritarian rule continues to undermine the democratic process... Read full letter
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What's New
  • Learning Resources
    In the latest thematic guide, Russell Hopley (Bowdoin College) outlines the history of North Africa. In addition, Allen Fromherz (Georgia State University) presents a new course plan and syllabus on the modern Gulf region, while Laurent Bonnefoy (Centre d’études et de recherches internationales/Sciences Po Paris) provides a lesson plan on Yemeni Islamist Movements.
  • The Arab Spring
    In this new series of scholarly and journalistic articles, guest contributors explore the major issues surrounding the Arab Spring, from religious discourse to political developments to cultural and artistic expressions. In the latest edition, Ronald Bruce St John assesses the situation in Libya since the 2011 revolution...Read more
  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islam, Second Edition
    Here is a fast, centralized path to John Esposito's updated guide to Muslim faith, customs, and political beliefs, based on questions Esposito has been asked by a diverse range of audiences...Read more
What's Inside
  • Nearly 6000 entries from esteemed Oxford works, including the recently published Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, and more.
  • Primary Source documents with editorial commentary provide historical context for important events and major figures in the history of Islam.
  • Learning Resources include thematic guides, lesson plans, bibliographies, a glossary, and other useful tools.
  • Images and Maps provide visual perspectives on global Islam and its historical development.
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