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  1. Medieval Islamic swords and swordmaking

    Medieval Islamic swords and swordmaking [Paperback]

    Robert G. Hoyland (Author); Brian Gilmour (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780906094570
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    One of the problems pervading the study of medieval Islamic technology is the lack of surviving technical treatises. Tradition tended to be handed down by example and by word of mouth, and apprenticeships could last for decades. Fortunately, h... .... Learn More
  2. Epic of the Persian Kings

    Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh [Hardback]

    Charles Melville (Author);Barbara Brend (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9781848853324
    Published by : Tauris & Co Ltd
    Composed more than a millennium ago, the "Shahnameh" - the great royal book of the Persian court - recounts the history of the Persian people from its mythic origins down to the Islamic conquest in the seventh century. The contributors shed lig... .... Learn More
  3. The Persian Book of Kings

    The Persian Book of Kings: The Persian Book of Kings [Hardback]

    Charles Melville (Author);Firuza Abdullaeva (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781851243464
    Published by : Bodleian Library
    Oxbow says: The Shahnama or The Book of Kings was one of the greatest epic poems ever written. Completed in AD 1010 by its author Firdausi, it tells the history of mankind from the creation of the world (with Iran at the centre) to the des... .... Learn More
  4. The Art of the Pen

    The Art of the Pen [Hardback]

    Nabil F. Safwat (Author)

    £89.00

    ISBN: 9781874780557
    Published by : Khalili Collections
    Series: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art
    Volume: 5

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  5. A Reader on Classical Islam

    A Reader on Classical Islam [Paperback]

    F E Peters (Author)

    £15.00

    ISBN: 9780691000404
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    This reader combines extensive passages from early Islamic texts with commentary on the meaning and history of the selected pieces. The book is divided in to eight chapters, devoted to different aspects of the Moslem faith: The past, sacred and... .... Learn More
  6. The Abbasid Tradition

    The Abbasid Tradition [Hardback]

    Francois Deroche (Author)

    £89.00

    ISBN: 9781874780519
    Published by : Khalili Collections
    Series: The Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art
    Volume: 1
    This splendid book describes the Qur'ans of the eight to tenth centuries in the Khalili Collection. It provides an exotically illustrated catalogue with detailed scholarship encompassing the history of the subject. .... Learn More
  7. The Khalili Portolan Atlas

    The Khalili Portolan Atlas: A Facsimile Edition [Hardback]

    Svat Soucek (Author)

    £350.00

    ISBN: 9781874780700
    Published by : Khalili Collections
    The Atlas is accompanied by a text "Piri Reis and Turkish Mapmaking after Columbus". Piri Reis was the Ottoman naval commander and cartographer who played a leading role in transmitting Columbus's discoveries. The charts are largely based on h... .... Learn More

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