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 Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians

    The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians [Hardback]

    Kaveh Farrokh (Author)

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    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
  2. 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)

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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
  3. Practicing Islam

    Practicing Islam: Knowledge, Experience, and Social Navigation in Kyrgyzstan [Paperback]

    David Montgomery (Author)

    £22.50

    ISBN: 9780822964285
    Published by : University of Pittsburgh Press
    Series: Central Eurasia in Context
    David W. Montgomery presents a rich ethnographic study on the practice and meaning of Islamic life in Kyrgyzstan. As he shows, becoming and being a Muslim are based on knowledge acquired from the surrounding environment, enabled through the practi... .... Learn More
  4. 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
  5. ILA Arabic Certificate Training Tests

    ILA Arabic Certificate Training Tests: With Audio CD - A2 Level [Paperback]

    Hochine Benchina (Author); Nadia Rocchetti (Author)

    £13.00

    ISBN: 9788869770630
    Published by : Mimesis International
    ILA project offers for the first time tests and preparation materials for the Certificate Exam in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the language used in international context and the one in which Arabic speakers identify themselves from a cultural per... .... Learn More
  6. Power, Politics and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

    Power, Politics and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran [Hardback]

    Michael Hope (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780198768593
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    This study provides a new interpretation of how political authority was conceived and transmitted in the Early Mongol Empire (1227-1259) and its successor state in the Middle East, the Ikhanate (1258-1335). Authority within the Mongol Empire was i... .... Learn More
  7. Landscapes of the Islamic World: Archaeology, History and Ethnography

    Landscapes of the Islamic World: Archaeology, History and Ethnography [Hardback]

    Stephen McPhillips (Editor); Paul D. Wordsworth (Editor)

    Regular Price: £62.00

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    ISBN: 9780812247640
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
    Islamic societies of the past have often been characterized as urban, with rural and other extra-urban landscapes cast in a lesser or supporting role in the studies of Islamic history and archaeology. Yet throughout history, the countryside was fr... .... Learn More
  8. 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)

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    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
  9. An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

    An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire [Hardback]

    Jamel Velji (Author)

    Regular Price: £70.00

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    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
  10. Night and Horses and the Desert

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

    Robert Irwin (Author)

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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

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