Hailed as a concise survey of Islamic history and culture, An Introduction
to Islam covers everything from Islamic theology and law to the development of
the Arabic, Persian, and Turkish languages, from social and economic life in the
middle ages to the invention of the Muslim calendar. For the second edition, the
text as well as the references and bibliography have been brought up to date.
About the Author:
Gerhard Endress is professor of Islamic Studies at Ruhr University. Carole Hillenbrand is professor of Islamic Studies at Edinburgh University.