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This database provides up-to-date, detailed historical, political, and economic profiles of, and current news stories about, 194 independent, sovereign countries recognized by the U.S. Department of State.
This encyclopedia is especially useful for understanding the religious context of Arabic literature and film. Its articles examine Islam's role in the modern world, as well as the religion's history and development over the last 13 centuries.
This encyclopedia is an excellent source for learning the social and political context of Arabic literature and film. It covers the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa. Each country in the region is reviewed, detailing its population, economy, and government.
Updated every year, this reference work has excellent articles summarizing the recent history and the economies of the countries of the Middle East and North Africa. It is also a good source for basic statistical information.
This encyclopedia provides extensive coverage of the institutions, religion, politics, and culture of Muslim societies throughout the world, from the sixth century to the present day.
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
This online database provides a wealth of information about all aspects of the Islamic world. It contains articles from several major encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference works, as well as scholarly articles and book chapters, hundreds of primary source documents and maps, and links to authoritative Web sites to provide thorough coverage of current and historical Islam.
This resource brings together several encyclopedias, dictionaries, concordances and other reference sources along with over 3,000 scholarly articles and book chapters, hundreds of source documents and maps and links to other authoritative Web sites to provide thorough coverage of current and historical Islam.
The following reference sources are designed specifically to place individual works of literature and their authors in the context of their times.
The articles in this encyclopedia examine world authors from all time periods, and the biographical, historical and literary contexts that enhance understanding of their work. Also discussed are the significant literary devices and global themes that define the writers' style, and the larger literary tradition of which they are a part.
Focusing on major works of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction from the Middle East, the articles in this reference work are devoted to individual works of literature and their political, social, and historical context.