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. Palmyra after Zenobia AD 273-750

    Palmyra after Zenobia AD 273-750: An Archaeological and Historical Reappraisal [Hardback]

    Emanuele E. Intagliata (Author)

    £50.00

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    ISBN: 9781785709425
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    This book casts light on a much neglected phase of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra, namely the period between the fall of the Palmyrene ‘Empire’ (AD 272) and the end of the Umayyad dominion (AD 750).

    The goal of the book is to f... .... Learn More
  2. Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan

    Charles Masson and the Buddhist Sites of Afghanistan: Explorations, Excavations, Collections 1832-1835 [Paperback]

    Elizabeth Errington (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9780861592159
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publication
    Volume: 215
    From 1833–8, Charles Masson (1800–1853) was employed by the British East India Company to explore the ancient sites in south-east Afghanistan. During this period, he surveyed over a hundred sites around Kabul, Jalalabad and Wardak, making numerous... .... Learn More
  3. Hajj

    Hajj: Global Interactions through Pilgrimage [Hardback]

    Luitgard Mols (Editor); Marjo Buitelaar (Editor)

    £150.00

    ISBN: 9789088904776
    Published by : Sidestone Press
    Series: Mededelingen van het Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde
    Volume: 43
    Every year, in the last month of the Islamic calendar, millions of Muslims from around the world come together in Mecca to perform the Hajj, the pilgrimage that all capable Muslims should perform at least once in their lives. In 2013, the National... .... Learn More
  4. Ethics and Poetry in Sixth-Century Arabia

    Ethics and Poetry in Sixth-Century Arabia [Hardback]

    Nadia Jamil (Author)

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    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
  5. 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
  6. 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)

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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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  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 betwee... .... Learn More

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