This encyclopedia looks at Islam’s role in the modern world, doing so in the context of the religion’s history and development over the last 13 centuries. Containing thematic articles, biographies of key figures, definitions, illustrations, maps and more, this new encyclopedia fills a need in this key area of religious studies.
Formerly known as the eHRAF Collection of Ethnography, this is a unique cross-cultural database with full-text primary source material from 1949 to the present, totaling nearly one million pages of information on over 365 cultures, past and present.
The catalogue, produced by the the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies at Leiden, contains abstracts in English of selected books and articles in the humanities and social sciences published since 1989. The publications are selected for their importance or the topicality of the subject. Publications on Caribbean migrant communities outside the region are not included. The Caribbean includes all the islands of the Caribbean archipelago, as well as the mainland territories of Belize and the Guianas.