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Oxford Islamic Studies Online This link opens in a new windowIncludes the full geographical and historical extent of Islam; 1,000 biographies of the men and women who have made an impact on the Islamic world over the centuries; detailed topical chapters by leading Muslim and non-Muslim scholars, covering the origins and historical development of Islam--its faith, community, institutions, sciences, and arts; and some 600 images and maps offering acute visual, historical, and geopolitical perspectives on global Islam.