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 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
  2. 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

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    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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Politics and Power in Late Fatimid Egypt

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

    Kirsten Thomson (Author)

    £85.00

    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
  6. God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth

    God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth: Light in Islamic Art and Culture [Hardback]

    Sheila S. Blair (Editor); Jonathan M. Bloom (Editor)

    Regular Price: £50.00

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    ISBN: 9780300215281
    Published by : Yale University Press
    The Qur'an makes rich references to light, tying it to revelation, and light consequently permeates the culture and visual arts of the Islamic lands. God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth explores the integral role of light in Islamic civi... .... Learn More
  7. The Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi, Vols 2, 4, 6, English Translation (set)

    The Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi, Vols 2, 4, 6, English Translation (set) [Hardback]

    Jalalu'ddin Rumi (Author); Reynold A. Nicholson (Author)

    £39.95

    ISBN: 9780906094273
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Persian Studies
    A three volume set of Nicholson's translation of Rumi's famous poem on Islamic mysticism. This set contains the English translation of all six books of the poem in three volumes. .... Learn More
  8. Water and Technology in Levantine Society 1300-1900

    Water and Technology in Levantine Society 1300-1900: An Historical Archaeological and Architectural Analysis [Paperback]

    Charlotte Schriwer (Author)

    Regular Price: £37.00

    Special Price: £25.00

    ISBN: 9781407313863
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Series: BAR S
    Volume: 2728
    The main aim of this project was to document as many existing structures as possible due to the rapid development of rural areas, and a fear that these important historical features of the landscape would soon disappear. The book contains a detail... .... Learn More
  9. A Chronicle of the Reign of Shah 'Abbas

    A Chronicle of the Reign of Shah 'Abbas [Hardback]

    Kioumars Ghereghlou (Editor); Charles Melville (Editor); Fazli Beg Khuzani Isfahani (Author)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9780906094495
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Persian Studies
    This substantial and largely unknown Persian chronicle of the reign of Shah ‘Abbas I (1587-1629) exists in a unique manuscript, recently discovered in the Library of Christ’s College, Cambridge. Its author, Fazl-Allah Khuzani Isfahani, member of a... .... Learn More
  10. The Jaysh al-tawshīḥ of Lisān al-Dīn ibn al-Khaṭīb

    The Jaysh al-tawshīḥ of Lisān al-Dīn ibn al-Khaṭīb: An anthology of Andalusian Arabic Muwashshaḥāt [Paperback]

    Alan Jones (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781909724587
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    Contains 182 poems, of which 111 survive only in this collection. .... Learn More

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