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The world of Islam
Publication Information:
Washington, D.C. : National Geographic Society, 2001.
Physical Description:
285 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Persia and its women (October 1910) / Ella C. Sykes -- Journey to Shia Mecca (December 1914) / Frederick Simpich -- Inside a Baghdad harem (December 1914) / Margaret Simpich -- Everyday life in Afghanistan ( January 1921) / Frederick Simpich -- Following the Nile (October 1922) / Frederick Simpich -- Inventing Jordan (May 1923) / Junius B. Wood -- Journey of sorrows (November 1925) / Melville Chater -- Ali goes to the clinic (December 1946) / Herndon and Mary Hudson -- A land rich in puzzles (December 1950) / Maynard Owen Williams -- How the Kazakhs fled China (November 1954) / Milton J. Clark -- A colony erupts (June 1960) / Howard La Fay -- The sword & the sermon (July 1972) / Thomas J. Abercrombie -- The Arab world, Inc. (October 1975) / John J. Putman -- Pilgrimage to Mecca (November 1978) / Muhammad Abdul-Rauf -- Islam's heartland (September 1980) / Thomas J. Abercrombie -- Pakistan under pressure (May 1981) / William S. Ellis -- Egypt loses Sadat (April 1982) / Harvey Arden -- This year in Jerusalem (April 1983) / Joseph Judge -- Saudi women (October 1987) / Marianne Alireza -- Who are the Palestinians? (June 1992) / Tad Szulc -- Afghanistan's uneasy peace (October 1993) / Richard Mackenzie -- Iran after the revolution (July 1999) / Fen Montaigne -- Kashmir: trapped in conflict (September 1999) / Lewis M. Simons -- Eyewitness Iraq (November 1999) / Mike Edwards -- The outcast (November 2000) / Andrew Cockburn -- Indonesia on edge (March 2001) / Tracy Dahlby -- Two warlords (December 2001) / Edward Girardet.
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Articles from the pages of National Geographic offer a portrait of the history and culture of the Islamic world as seen through Western eyes, from the last days of the Ottoman Empire to contemporary war-ravaged Afghanistan.

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With reprinted articles that span nearly a century from Ella C. Sykes's 1910 consideration of women's powerlessness in Shiite Persia to Edward Girardet's 2001 reflection on Muslim warlords and a surprise conversation with Osama bin Laden the National Geographic Society's The World of Islam, edited by Don Belt, offers a panoramic portrait in words and photographs. Over 150 striking illustrations reveal cities, mosques, marketplaces and battlegrounds, and more than 25 articles cover the rich history of a religion that's practiced today by one person in every five in the world. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

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