Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE

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EI-Three is the third edition of Brill’s Encyclopaedia of Islam which sets out the present state of our knowledge of the Islamic World. It is a unique and invaluable reference tool, an essential key to understanding the world of Islam, and the authoritative source not only for the religion, but also for the believers and the countries in which they live.

The Third Edition of the Encyclopaedia of Islam is an entirely new work, with new articles reflecting the great diversity of current scholarship. It is published in five substantial segments each year, both online and in print. The new scope includes comprehensive coverage of Islam in the twentieth century and of Muslim minorities all over the world.

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Tokgöz, Aḥmed İḥsān

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Author(s): Strauss, Johann
Ahmed İhsan (Aḥmed İḥsān) Tokgöz (1868–1942), a Turkish publisher, printer, author, and translator, was born in Erzurum. He founded the journal Umran ( ʿUmrān) (“Prosperity”), which was issued from 21 Eylül 1303/1887 until 26 Teşrin-ı evvel 1304/1888, as well as Servet-i Fünun ( Therwet-i fünūn) (“Riches of the arts”) (1307Rumi/1891–1944), which began as a supplement to the Turkish newspaper Servet (“Riches”) that was published by the Greek Demetrius Nicolaides. While still a student at the Mekteb-i Mülkiyye (Civil Service Academy), Ahmed İhsan contribu…
Date: 2020-02-11

Tūrsūn-zāda, Mīrzā

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Author(s): Grassi, Evelin
Mīrzā Tūrsūn-zāda (Mirzo Tursunzoda, 1911–77) was a major Tajik poet and playwright of the Soviet period and president of the Union of Tajik Writers from 1946 to 1977. Born in Karatogh (in present-day southern Tajikistan) into a family of woodworkers, he was trained in the first schools and universities founded by the Soviet establishment in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. He graduated from the Tajik Teachers Institute in Tashkent in 1930 and began a career in journalism. Moving to Dushanbe in the same year, he joined the editorial staff of the newspaper Komsomol-i Tājīkistān and the liter…
Date: 2020-02-11