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. The Bronze Age Collective Graves of Qarn al-Harf, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE)

    The Bronze Age Collective Graves of Qarn al-Harf, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE): Southeast Arabia at the Dawn of the Second Millennium [Hardback]

    Derek Kennet (Author); Alyson Caine (Author); Anna Hilton (Author); Lloyd Weeks (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781789257953
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    The end of the 3rd millennium was a time of significant transformation in south-east Arabia (the United Arab Emirates and northern Oman). The cultural homogeneity of the preceding Early Bronze Age, Umm an-Nar period (c. 2700–2000 BC) came... .... Learn More
  2. Living the Quran with Joy and Purpose

    Living the Quran with Joy and Purpose: Selections on Tawhid from Said Nursi's Epistles of Light [Paperback]

    Yamina Bouguenaya (Author); Isra Yazicioglu (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781463243753
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 10
    This volume provides an annotated translation of selections from a noteworthy Muslim theologian Said Nursi (1876-1960) on the Quranic theme of oneness of God (tawhid). Given the scarcity of theological themes in Islamic literature in English as we... .... Learn More
  3. Victor-Marie de Launay et al. Usul-i Mi’mari-i ‘Osmani

    Victor-Marie de Launay et al. Usul-i Mi’mari-i ‘Osmani: (The Fundamentals of Ottoman Architecture)/ L’architecture ottomane/ Die ottomanische Baukunst, Istanbul: Imprimerie et lithographie centrales, 1873 [Hardback]

    Mary Roberts (Editor); Samuel Williams (Editor); Gay McAuley (Editor)

    £79.00

    ISBN: 9781463241704
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Modern Muslim World
    Ottoman Architecture is the first modern history of Ottoman architecture written by Ottomans themselves, yet it is little known outside the field of late Ottoman studies. This magnificently-illustrated volume codifies the empire’s architectural hi... .... Learn More
  4. Rule of Law, ‘Natural Law’, and Social Contract in the Early ‘Abbasid Caliphate

    Rule of Law, ‘Natural Law’, and Social Contract in the Early ‘Abbasid Caliphate: Al-Tabari and the jariri methodology [Hardback]

    Ulrika Martensson (Author)

    £116.00

    ISBN: 9781463206499
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    The book analyses all extant works by Ibn Jarir al-Tabari (d. 224/839–310/923), referring to their individual methodologies; their legacy as al- madhhab al-jariri; and their scholarly and socio- political context. Through the study of al- Tabari’s... .... Learn More
  5. Further Studies in Islamic Painting

    Further Studies in Islamic Painting [Hardback]

    Ernst Grube (Author)

    £200.00

    ISBN: 9781899828500
    Published by : Pindar Press
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    A collection of Professor Grube's essays on Islamic paintings of the late 14th and 15th century in the Timurid empire and Ottoman Turkey. This is a new revised edition of the 1968 exhibition catalogue The Classical Style of Islamic Painting , ... .... Learn More
  6. Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World

    Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World [Hardback]

    Ernst Grube (Author)

    £250.00

    ISBN: 9780907132790
    Published by : Pindar Press
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    A selection of twelve previously published papers by Ernst Grube which examine specific materials used in Islamic decorative arts. Six papers examine pottery and tiles, one considers Ilkhanis stucco work as represented in the mausoleum of the ... .... Learn More
  7. Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril

    Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril [Hardback]

    Sabine Schmidtke (Editor); Hassan Ansari (Editor)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781463242022
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Handbooks
    Volume: 49
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    The most significant and by far largest collections of Zaydi manuscripts are housed by the many public and private libraries of Yemen, an endangered cultural heritage tradition, currently at risk due to the conflict and warfare in Yemen. The contr... .... Learn More
  8. A History of the Study of Grammar among the Syrians

    A History of the Study of Grammar among the Syrians [Hardback]

    Daniel King (Editor)

    £69.00

    ISBN: 9781463241971
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    An English translation of a Latin work on the Syriac grammatical tradition ('Historia artis grammaticae apud Syros') by the 19th-century German theologian and linguist, Adalbert Merx. .... Learn More
  9. Critical Edition of Kitāb alsawād al-a‘ẓam by al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī (d. 342/953)

    Critical Edition of Kitāb alsawād al-a‘ẓam by al-Ḥakīm al-Samarqandī (d. 342/953) [Hardback]

    Maher Jarrar (Author)

    £102.00

    ISBN: 9781463240776
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 27
    The important text of Kitāb al-sawād al-a‘ẓam by al-Ḥakīm Muḥammad b. Ismā‘īl al-Samarqandī (d. 342/953) is an early Ḥanafī creed from Transoxania that found consensus among Ḥanafī scholars within the region, and was translated into Persian someti... .... Learn More
  10. 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)

    £119.00

    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

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