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  1. Turkestan and the Rise of Eurasian Empires: A Study of Politics and Invented Traditions

    Turkestan and the Rise of Eurasian Empires: A Study of Politics and Invented Traditions [Hardback]

    Ali Anooshahr (Author)

    £47.99

    ISBN: 9780190693565
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    It has long been known that the origins of the early modern dynasties of the Ottomans, Safavids, Mughals, Mongols, and Shibanids in the sixteenth century go back to "Turco-Mongol" or "Turcophone" war bands. However, too often h... .... Learn More
  2. History of the Moorish Empire in Europe: The Arab Conquest for Spain and its Legacy

    History of the Moorish Empire in Europe: The Arab Conquest for Spain and its Legacy [Hardback]

    S. P. Scott (Author)

    £295.00

    ISBN: 9781784535339
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Series: Major Work
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    The author relates events at both the level of the royal court and administration, and the wider population, thereby offering a far fuller account of developments than is to be found in other works. Scott was especially concerned to provide a hist... .... Learn More
  3. Tamerlane

    Tamerlane [Hardback]

    Ahmad Ibn Arabshah (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781784531706
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    He was a ruthless conqueror, feared throughout Asia, Europe and Africa, and a superb military tactician. Yet he was also a patron of the arts and learning and he turned his capital - Samarkand - into a great city. Arabshah's biography of Tamerlane... .... Learn More
  4. Mázandarán and Astarábád

    Mázandarán and Astarábád [Paperback]

    H. L. Rabino (Author); Charles Melville (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9781909724921
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
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    Mázandarán and Astarábád was first published as volume VII of the new series of the E.J.W. Gibb Memorial Series (1928). Much of the data was retrieved in the course of two expeditions by the author, one in spring of 1908 and the other between Nove... .... Learn More
  5. Sea of the Caliphs: The Mediterranean in the Medieval Islamic World

    Sea of the Caliphs: The Mediterranean in the Medieval Islamic World [Hardback]

    Christophe Picard (Author)

    £27.95

    ISBN: 9780674660465
    Published by : Harvard University Press
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    “How could I allow my soldiers to sail on this disloyal and cruel sea?” These words, attributed to the most powerful caliph of medieval Islam, Umar Ibn al-Khattab (634–644), have led to a misunderstanding in the West about the importance of the Me... .... Learn More
  6. 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
  7. Recording Village Life: A Coptic Scribe in Early Islamic Egypt

    Recording Village Life: A Coptic Scribe in Early Islamic Egypt [Hardback]

    Jennifer Cromwell (Author)

    £94.50

    ISBN: 9780472130481
    Published by : University of Michigan Press
    Series: New Texts from Ancient Cultures
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    Recording Village Life presents a close study of over 140 Coptic texts written between 724-756 CE by a single scribe, Aristophanes son of Johannes, of the village Djeme in western Thebes. These texts, which focus primarily on taxation and property... .... Learn More
  8. 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 &nb... .... Learn More
  9. 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)

    £32.95

    ISBN: 9780691174983
    Published by : Princeton University Press
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    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
  10. The World in a Book: Al-Nuwayri and the Islamic Encyclopedic Tradition

    The World in a Book: Al-Nuwayri and the Islamic Encyclopedic Tradition [Hardback]

    Elias Muhanna (Author)

    £32.95

    ISBN: 9780691175560
    Published by : Princeton University Press
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    Shihab al-Din al-Nuwayri was a fourteenth-century Egyptian polymath and the author of one of the greatest encyclopedias of the medieval Islamic world--a thirty-one-volume work entitled The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition. A storehouse o... .... Learn More

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