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 1820 Russian Survey of the Khanate of Shirvan

    The 1820 Russian Survey of the Khanate of Shirvan: A Primary Source on the Demography and Economy of an Iranian Province prior to its Annexation by Russia [Hardback]

    George A. Bournoutian (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9781909724808
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Shirvan, today mainly part of Azerbaijan, existed as an autonomous khanate, under Iranian influence, until 1820, when under pressure from Russia, the khan fled to Iran, and Shirvan was immediately annexed along with two neighbouring khanates. Thus... .... Learn More
  2. An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

    An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire [Hardback]

    Jamel Velji (Author)

    Regular Price: £70.00

    Special Price: £20.00

    ISBN: 9780748690886
    Published by : Edinburgh University Press
    How can religion transform a society? This book investigates the ways in which a medieval Islamic movement harnessed Quranic visions of utopia to construct one of the most brilliant and lasting empires in Islamic history (979-1171). The Fatimids' ... .... Learn More
  3. Night and Horses and the Desert

    Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classic Arabic Literature [Paperback]

    Robert Irwin (Author)

    Regular Price: £15.00

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    ISBN: 9781468313123
    Published by : Overlook Press
    This anthology spans the 5th-16th century, from Afghanistan to Spain and includes extracts from major classics as well as the more obscure. Alongside these translated pieces, Irwin's commentary and guides to each text provide an explanatory histor... .... Learn More
  4. Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831

    Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831 [Hardback]

    Constantin Panchenko (Author); Brittany Pheiffer Noble (Author); Samuel Noble (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781942699071
    Published by : Holy Trinity Seminary Press
    Following the so called "Arab Spring" the world's attention has been drawn to the presence of significant minority religious groups within the predominantly Islamic Middle East. Of these minorities Christians are by far the largest, comprising ove... .... Learn More
  5. Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831

    Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831 [Paperback]

    Constantin Panchenko (Author); Brittany Pheiffer Noble (Author); Samuel Noble (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781942699088
    Published by : Holy Trinity Seminary Press
    Following the so called "Arab Spring" the world's attention has been drawn to the presence of significant minority religious groups within the predominantly Islamic Middle East. Of these minorities Christians are by far the largest, comprising ove... .... Learn More
  6. The Last Civilized Place

    The Last Civilized Place: Sijilmasa and its Saharan Destiny [Paperback]

    Ronald A. Messier (Author); James A. Miller (Author)

    Regular Price: £23.99

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    ISBN: 9781477311356
    Published by : University of Texas Press
    Set along the Sahara's edge, Sijilmasa was an African El Dorado, a legendary city of gold. But unlike El Dorado, Sijilmasa was a real city, the pivot in the gold trade between ancient Ghana and the Mediterranean world. Following its emergence as a... .... Learn More
  7. The Near West

    The Near West: Medieval North Africa Latin Europe and the Mediterranean in the Second Axial Age [Hardback]

    Allen J. Fromherz (Author)

    Regular Price: £70.00

    Special Price: £48.00

    ISBN: 9780748642946
    Published by : Edinburgh University Press
    While scholarship in English has focused on correspondence, commerce and travel from West to East, there were also important cultural bridges being crossed between North Africa and Europe: this book will document this neglected history. It begins ... .... Learn More
  8. The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space

    The Red Sea: In Search of Lost Space [Paperback]

    Alexis Wick (Author)

    Regular Price: £27.00

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    ISBN: 9780520285927
    Published by : University of California Press
    The Red Sea has, from time immemorial, been one of the world's most navigated spaces, in the pursuit of trade, pilgrimage and conquest. Yet this multidimensional history remains largely unrevealed by its successive protagonists. Intrigued by the a... .... Learn More
  9. The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia

    The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia: An Analysis of a Complex System with Catalogue [Hardback]

    Michael Bonine (Author); Jere Bacharach (Editor)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9780897223379
    Published by : American Numismatic Society
    Series: Numismatic Studies
    Volume: 30
    The Imperial Bank of Persia, established in 1889, was the first bank to issue banknotes and attempt to establish a modern banking system in Iran. Its banknotes are, in fact, some of the most beautiful and largest notes ever issued for any nation; ... .... Learn More
  10. Politics and Power in Late Fatimid Egypt

    Politics and Power in Late Fatimid Egypt: The Reign of Caliph al-Mustansir [Hardback]

    Kirsten Thomson (Author)

    Regular Price: £85.00

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    ISBN: 9781780761671
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    The caliph al-Muntasir was the eighth Shi'i Isma'ili Fatimid Caliph, making him both the Isma'ili imam and secular ruler of a vast empire when he came to power in 1036 at the age of seven. However, his political career was one of disaster and decl... .... Learn More

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