Bulletin for the Study of Religion, Vol 43, No 4 (2014)

Thoughts on Dissecting an Octopus: Aaron Hughes, Marshall Hodgson and Navigating the Normative /Descriptive Divide in the Study of Islam

Vernon James Schubel
Issued Date: 2 Dec 2014



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DOI: 10.1558/bsor.v43i4.15


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