Islam and Muslims
Religion, History and Ethnicity

Ron Duncan Hart

Best Book in Anthropology Finalist 2012
New Mexico/Arizona Book Awards

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Islam and Muslims is an introduction to Islam, the Muslim world and its people, from religion and beliefs to the life of Muhammad and the development of the great civilizations that historically characterized this religious tradition. Not all Arabs are Muslims, and most Muslims are not Arabs. Islam and Muslims explains the ethnic diversity and cultural differences within the Muslim world from Arabs to Turks, Egyptians, Persians, Kurds, Malays, Africans, Berbers, and others.

“Congratulations! A fine book...the work exhibits a truly encyclopedic familiarity with the histories, resulting cultural patterns, and ensuing contemporary problems of its primary also make the narration fully readable by the average citizen.”

-- Prof. Dan Tschirgi. American University of Cairo.
Author of The Arab World Today and Turning Point: The Arab World’s Marginalization and International Security After 9/11.


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ISBN 978-1-935604-07-5. Cloth $29.95. 244 pages

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Ron Duncan Hart is a cultural anthropologist (Ph.D. Indiana University) and did postdoctoral work at Oxford University. He is a former Dean of Academic Affairs and worked in Latin America for eighteen years with UNICEF, the Ford Foundation and other international agencies. His research in the Muslim world has included field trips from Morocco to Central Asia. He has received awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Science Foundation, Ford Foundation, and Fulbright among others. Duncan Hart has published eight books on cultural history and change.