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. Faḍāʾil-i Balkh

    Faḍāʾil-i 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
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    An illustrated collection of articles on Yemeni manuscript culture. .... Learn More
  4. 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
  5. 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)

    £141.00

    ISBN: 9781463241933
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 21
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    This book focuses on interactions between the Islamic world and other regions from the late eighth to the twenty-first centuries. Some chapters consider the complex relationship between Islam and the cultures of Late Antiquity in the Middle East a... .... Learn More
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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