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. Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History

    Concubines and Courtesans: Women and Slavery in Islamic History [Hardback]

    Matthew S. Gordon (Editor); Kathryn A. Hain (Editor)

    Regular Price: £71.00

    Special Price: £45.00

    ISBN: 9780190622183
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays that consider, from a variety of viewpoints, enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays bring together arguments regarding slavery, gender, social ne... .... Learn More
  2. Ethics and Poetry in Sixth-Century Arabia

    Ethics and Poetry in Sixth-Century Arabia [Hardback]

    Nadia Jamil (Author)

    £46.00

    ISBN: 9781909724969
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    The poetry of pre-Islamic Arabia is a neglected tessera in the mosaic of Late Antiquity. It is the only literary corpus of that time that embodies the voices of the Arabs, and is, thus, a critical complementary resource for understanding the histo... .... Learn More
  3. The Geographical Part of the Nuzhat al-qulūb

    The Geographical Part of the Nuzhat al-qulūb [Paperback]

    Ḥamd-Allāh Mustaufī (Author); Guy Le Strange (Author); Charles Melville (Author)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781909724884
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Guy Le Strange (1854-1933) pioneered the study of the historical geography of the Middle East, and especially Persia, notably in his Lands of the Eastern Caliphate (Cambridge, 1905) and the present work which contains an English translation of Mu... .... Learn More
  4. Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture

    Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture [Hardback]

    Eve Krakowski (Author)

    Regular Price: £30.00

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    ISBN: 9780691174983
    Published by : Princeton University Press
    Much of what we know about life in the medieval Islamic Middle East comes from texts written to impart religious ideals or to chronicle the movements of great men. How did women participate in the societies these texts describe? What about non-Mus... .... Learn More
  5. Introduction à l’Histoire des Mongols de Fadl Allah Rashid ed-din

    Introduction à l’Histoire des Mongols de Fadl Allah Rashid ed-din [Paperback]

    Edgard Blochet (Author); Charles Melville (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9781909724846
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Edgard Blochet (1870-1937), the French orientalist, left his mark in several areas of Middle Eastern and Asian studies. In 1910 his introduction to Rashīd al-Dīn’s Jāmi‘ al-tawārīkh was published as volume XII in the E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Series. T... .... Learn More
  6. The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians

    The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians [Hardback]

    Kaveh Farrokh (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9781848848450
    Published by : Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under ... .... Learn More
  7. The Most Noble of People: Religious, Ethnic, and Gender Identity in Muslim Spain

    The Most Noble of People: Religious, Ethnic, and Gender Identity in Muslim Spain [Hardback]

    Jessica Coope (Author)

    Regular Price: £49.50

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    ISBN: 9780472130283
    Published by : University of Michigan Press
    The Most Noble of People presents a nuanced look at questions of identity in Muslim Spain under the Umayyads, an Arab dynasty that ruled from 756 to 1031. With a social historical emphasis on relations among different religious and ethnic groups, ... .... Learn More
  8. Arabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean Medicine

    Arabian Drugs in Medieval Mediterranean Medicine [Hardback]

    Zohar Amar (Author); Efraim Lev (Author)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9780748697816
    Published by : Edinburgh University Press
    For more than one thousand years Arab medicine held sway in the ancient world, from the shores of Spain in the West to China, India and Sri Lanka (Ceylon) in the East. This book explores the impact of Greek (as well as Indian and Persian) medical ... .... Learn More
  9. In the Shadow of the Church

    In the Shadow of the Church: The Building of Mosques in Early Medieval Syria [Hardback]

    Mattia Guidetti (Author)

    £130.00

    ISBN: 9789004325708
    Published by : BRILL
    In his book In the Shadow of the Church: The Building of Mosques in Early Medieval Syria Mattia Guidetti examines the establishment of Muslim religious architecture within the Christian context in which it first appeared in the Syrian region, cont... .... Learn More
  10. The Call of the Free

    The Call of the Free: An adaptation of Riḍā al-Khafājī’s Ṣawt al-Ḥurr al-Riyāḥi [Hardback]

    Sayyid Amjad H. Shah Naqavi (Author)

    £14.00

    ISBN: 9780993588419
    Published by : The Shīah Institute Press
    Series: The ʿĀshūrāʾ Literature Series
    The Call of the Free portrays the events leading up to the massacre of al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī, his family, and his companions at Karbala on the day of ʿĀshūrāʾ in 61 AH/680 CE, as seen through the eyes of al-Ḥurr al-Riyāḥī, a man caught between his dut... .... Learn More

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