Conflict and Conquest in the Islamic World
A Historical Encyclopedia
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|Format:||Hardcover, 1042 pages|
|Other Information: ||2 Volumes; Illustrated|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 July 2011|
About the Author
Alexander Mikaberidze is assistant professor of history at Louisiana State University, Shreveport, LA, and an award-winning author of eight books. His published works include The Battle of the Berezina: Napoleon's Great Escape and The Russian Officer Corps in the Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars, 1792-1815.
Gr 10 Up-As Mikaberidze indicates in the preface, it is impossible to cover all aspects of Islamic military and political history in two volumes. However, he and numerous contributors have accomplished a major feat with this set in which selective reading provides a great deal of understanding of the situations in the Islamic world today. The signed, alphabetically arranged entries, listed thematically in the front matter of both volumes, vary in length from half a page to three or four pages and are followed by cross references and further-reading recommendations. They are current enough to include reference to Osama bin Laden's death. The boldfaced heading of each entry includes, if appropriate, the inclusive dates of the topic. Unfortunately, the numerous captioned black-and-white photos are of low quality, the maps are too few for an audience that is likely to be unfamiliar with this area of the world, and there are a few minor verbal glitches. Though not an essential purchase, this set will be valuable where current events and Islamic studies are major parts of the curriculum.-Eldon Younce, Anthony Public Library, KS (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
." . . this set will be valuable where current events and Islamic studies are major parts of the curriculum." -
School Library Journal
|Dimensions: ||26.16 x 18.54 x 7.87 centimeters (2.70 kg)|