Islam & the Middle East

The world of Islam from its seventh century beginnings expanding westwards to Spain and eastwards throughout the Near East to India and central Asia, covering art and architecture, history, archaeology, religion and philosophy

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  1. Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril

    Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril [Hardback]

    Sabine Schmidtke (Editor); Hassan Ansari (Editor)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9781463242022
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Handbooks
    Volume: 49
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    An illustrated collection of articles on Yemeni manuscript culture. .... Learn More
  2. The Banisher of Madness

    The Banisher of Madness: An Interpretation of Language as the Vessel of All Truths Sacred and Profane in the Teachings of Ibn al-Sarrāj of Baghdad [Hardback]

    Dunja Rašić (Author)

    £126.00

    ISBN: 9781463241629
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 18
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    Born in the late 9th century Baghdad, the ʿAbbāsid grammarian ‘Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. Saḥl Ibn al-Sarrāj came to be remembered as the Banisher of Madness and the virtuous scholar whose life has exemplified the culture of Arabs in its fullness. Laude... .... Learn More
  3. Middle Eastern Encounters

    Middle Eastern Encounters: Collected Essays on Visual, Material, and Textual Interactions between the Eighth and the Twenty-first Centuries [Hardback]

    Marcus Milwright (Author)

    £125.00

    ISBN: 9781463241933
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 21
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    This volume is made up of articles and book chapters that deal with encounters in which the peoples, faiths, or material cultures of the Islamic world were involved either as agents or as the subject of actions or observations by others. All regio... .... Learn More
  4. Charles Masson: Collections from Begram and Kabul Bazaar, Afghanistan 1833–1838

    Charles Masson: Collections from Begram and Kabul Bazaar, Afghanistan 1833–1838 [Paperback]

    Elizabeth Errington (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9780861592197
    Published by : British Museum Press
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    The book discusses and catalogues Charles Masson’s 1833–8 collections from the urban site of Begram and Kabul bazaar. It utilises Masson archival material which appears as a supplementary BM online publication The Charles Masson Archive: British L... .... Learn More
  5. Scribal Habits in Near Eastern Manuscript Traditions

    Scribal Habits in Near Eastern Manuscript Traditions: - [Hardback]

    George Kiraz (Editor); Sabine Schmidtke (Editor)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781463241957
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Texts and Studies (Third Series)
    Volume: 23
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    This volume brings together contributions by scholars focussing on peritextual elements as found in Middle Eastern manuscripts: dots and various other symbols that mark vowels, intonation, readings aids, and other textual markers; marginal notes a... .... Learn More
  6. Beth Qaṭraye

    Beth Qaṭraye: A Lexical and Toponymical Survey [Hardback]

    Mario Kozah (Author); George Kiraz (Author); Abdulrahim Abu-Husayn (Author); Haya Thani (Author); Saif Al-Murikhi (Author)

    £79.00

    ISBN: 9781463241391
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
    Volume: 58
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    This volume presents and analyzes information on the pre-Islamic and early Islamic historical geography and toponyms of the Beth Qaṭraye region as well as newly discovered vocabulary from a language referred to as Qaṭrāyīth (“in Qatari”) used by i... .... Learn More
  7. Faḍāʾil-i Balkh, or The Merits of Balkh

    Faḍāʾil-i Balkh, or The Merits of Balkh: Annotated translation with commentary and introduction of the oldest surviving history of Balkh in Afghanistan [Hardback]

    Arezou Azad (Author); Edmund Herzig (Author); Ali Mir-Ansari (Editor)

    Regular Price: £110.00

    Special Price: £88.00

    ISBN: 9781913604004
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
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    This is a critical edition and translation of the medieval local history of Balkh, known as Faḍāʾil-i Balkh ("The Merits of Balkh"), which was completed in 610 Hijrī (1214 CE) in Arabic by Shaykh al-Islām Abū Bakr ʿAbd Allāh al-Wāʿiẓ and translate... .... Learn More
  8. Islamic Origins, Arabian Custom, and the Documents of the Prophet

    Islamic Origins, Arabian Custom, and the Documents of the Prophet [Hardback]

    Sarah Z. Mirza (Author)

    £140.00

    ISBN: 9781463206444
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 17
    Along with the Qurʾān and ḥadīth, pragmatic documents negotiating land, taxes, and tribal relations are attributed to the Prophet Muḥammad (~570-632 CE) in early Islamic historiography. These are often viewed as relics reflecting the Prophet’s rel... .... Learn More
  9. Iranian Copper, Brass and Bronze

    Iranian Copper, Brass and Bronze: Of the late 14th to the mid-18th centuries in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum [Hardback]

    Anatoli Ivanov (Author)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9781898592372
    Published by : Azimuth Editions
    In Western Europe the Golden Age of Islamic metalwork in Iran was (and is) generally considered to be the earlier period, and later metalwork was collected almost by accident and has been correspondingly little studied and poorly published, though... .... Learn More
  10. Ash‘arism encounters Avicennism

    Ash‘arism encounters Avicennism: Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī on Creation [Hardback]

    Laura Hassan (Author)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781463207199
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 19
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    This study of Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī’s (d. 631/1233) teachings on creation offers close analysis of all of his extant works of falsafa and kalām. Some of these were not known to previous scholars, yet they bear witness to key facets of the interacti... .... Learn More

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