The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought


The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought


Editor: Gerhard Böwering, et al.

Contributing author: Martin Nguyen



Martin Nguyen is a contributing author, "Piety and Asceticism," 415-416.

Book description: The first encyclopedia of Islamic political thought from the birth of Islam to today, this comprehensive, authoritative, and accessible reference provides the context needed for understanding contemporary politics in the Islamic world and beyond. With more than 400 alphabetically arranged entries written by an international team of specialists, the volume focuses on the origins and evolution of Islamic political ideas and related subjects, covering central terms, concepts, personalities, movements, places, and schools of thought across Islamic history. Fifteen major entries provide a synthetic treatment of key topics, such as Muhammad, jihad, authority, gender, culture, minorities, fundamentalism, and pluralism. Incorporating the latest scholarship, this is an indispensable resource for students, researchers, journalists, and anyone else seeking an informed perspective on the complex intersection of Islam and politics.



Publication Date


Publication Information

Nguyen, Martin. “Piety and Asceticism.” In The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought. Edited by Gerhard Böwering, et al. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012, pp. 415-416.


Copyright 2012 Princeton University Press.

The Princeton Encyclopedia of Islamic Political Thought