Oxford Islamic Studies Online (OISO) is a unique, authoritative reference website designed to foster a more informed understanding of the Islamic world.
The need for such a site has continued to grow in the past decade. Our world is connected in more ways than ever—through communications technology, social media, immigration, and popular culture—and yet Islam remains a profoundly misunderstood religion. Moreover, our government policies regarding the Islamic world, the rapid growth of the American Muslim population, and the changing political landscape brought on by the Arab Spring, require us to be better informed and more open to dialogue.
The site is, first and foremost, a reference center, with over 5,000 articles from a number of sources. Among these is:
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Electronic Journals about the Middle East (History and Archaeology)
Journal articles, book reviews, and collections of essays in all fields of religion with ATLA's online collection of major religion and theology journals.
A collection of nearly 500 encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other reference books provides a good starting point for research.
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Electronic Books about the Middle East (History and Archaeology)