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Islam

Collection Details

Islam held at University of Cambridge Faculty of Divinity Library [Institution record]

Description of Collection

Content description

The collection is mainly aimed at supporting undergraduate courses, and includes items on philosophy, theology and history.

History and development

Taught courses in Islam began in the Faculty in the mid-1990s, since when the Library has collected materials for both teaching and research.

Strengths

Islam in the Arab world. Sufism.

General arrangement and access regulations

The Library has its own unique classification system whcih supports the broad categories of the undergraduate courses. Books on Islam are found mainly in the history sections (6 & 8) and in particular in 11 (Non-Judaeo-Christian Religions).

Subjects of the Collection

Regions of Asia

Central Asia and the Caucasus, Near & Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, South East Asia.

Countries

Afghanistan, Egypt, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey.

Languages of material

Arabic, English.

Subjects

Anthropology, Arts, History, Philosophy, Politics and government, Religion, Sociology, Women.

Collection Material and Size of Collection

Material Types

Books.

Total size of collection

300

Collection Management Information

The collection is being actively developed, and the average intake has fallen.

Annual intake

20 books

Content date range

1990 to present

Collection policy

Collection Catalogue Information

Catalogue

The Divinity Library is part of the Union catalogue project within the University of Cambridge. All holdings can be accessed in this catalogue via the Web.

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