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. 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
  2. Early Islamic North Africa: A New Perspective

    Early Islamic North Africa: A New Perspective [Paperback]

    Corisande Fenwick (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781350075191
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    Series: Debates in Archaeology
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    This concise and accessible book offers the first assessment of the archaeology of early Islamic North Africa (7th-9th centuries), drawing on a wide range of new evidence from recent archaeological work in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya. It l... .... Learn More
  3. The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue

    The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue [Hardback]

    Marina Rustow (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9780691156477
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    Series: Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the Ancient to the Modern World
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    The lost archive of the Fatimid caliphate (909-1171) survived in an unexpected place: the storage room, or geniza, of a synagogue in Cairo, recycled as scrap paper and deposited there by medieval Jews. Marina Rustow tells the story of this extraor... .... 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. Studies in the Islamic Decorative Arts

    Studies in the Islamic Decorative Arts [Hardback]

    Robert Hillenbrand (Author)

    £150.00

    ISBN: 9781904597506
    Published by : Pindar Press
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    Islamic artists channeled their energies not into easel painting and large-scale sculpture, but rather into what Western scholars, obeying a very different hierarchy of art forms, rather disparagingly termed the "decorative arts" or even "the mino... .... Learn More
  6. Copper, Brass and Bronze of Iran

    Copper, Brass and Bronze of Iran: From the late 14th to the mid-18th century in the Hermitage Collection [Hardback]

    Anatoli Ivanov (Author)

    £29.00

    ISBN: 9781898592372
    Published by : Azimuth Editions
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    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
  7. Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives

    Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives [Hardback]

    Fozia Bora (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781784537302
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World
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    In two centuries of rule over Egypt and North Africa (969-1171CE), the Isma'ili Fatimids threatened Sunni hegemony in the Arab heartlands, yet left few historiographical records. Instead, it fell to Ayyubid and Mamluk historians to represent the F... .... Learn More
  8. Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought

    Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought [Hardback]

    Luke B. Yarbrough (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781108496605
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    The caliphs and sultans who once ruled the Muslim world were often assisted by powerful Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian and other non-Muslim state officials, whose employment occasioned energetic discussions among Muslim scholars and rulers. This b... .... Learn More
  9. Islam and Democracy

    Islam and Democracy: Voices of Muslims amongst us [Paperback]

    Amédée Edward Turner (Author); Davide Tacchini (Author)

    £13.00

    ISBN: 9788869771774
    Published by : Mimesis International
    Series: Politics
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    During the last six years, a team of scholars, researchers and religious leaders in Europe and the USA worked tirelessly, organising over seventy discussion groups that included members of the local Muslim communities. The present volume presents ... .... Learn More
  10. The Crucible of Islam

    The Crucible of Islam [Paperback]

    G W Bowersock (Author)

    £9.95

    ISBN: 9780674237728
    Published by : Harvard University Press
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    Little is known about Arabia in the sixth century, yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from the Iberian peninsula to India. Today, Muslims account for nearly a quarter of the global population. A renow... .... Learn More

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