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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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. 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
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    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
  6. 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
  7. Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam

    Power, Patronage, and Memory in Early Islam [Hardback]

    Alain George (Editor); Andrew Marsham (Editor)

    £64.00

    ISBN: 9780190498931
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    When the Umayyads, the first Islamic dynasty, rose to power shortly after the death of the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632), the polity of which they assumed control had only recently expanded out of Arabia into the Roman eastern Mediterranean, Iraq and ... .... Learn More
  8. Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World

    Envisioning Islam: Syriac Christians and the Early Muslim World [Paperback]

    Michael Philip Penn (Author)

    £20.99

    ISBN: 9780812224023
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
    Series: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
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    The first Christians to encounter Islam were not Latin-speakers from the western Mediterranean or Greek-speakers from Constantinople but Mesopotamian Christians who spoke the Aramaic dialect of Syriac. Under Muslim rule from the seventh century on... .... Learn More
  9. 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
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    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
  10. Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam: Islamic Rule and Iranian Legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania

    Non-Muslim Provinces under Early Islam: Islamic Rule and Iranian Legitimacy in Armenia and Caucasian Albania [Hardback]

    Alison Vacca (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781107188518
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Series: Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization
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    Eighth- and ninth-century Armenia and Caucasian Albania were largely Christian provinces of the then Islamic Caliphate. Although they formed a part of the Iranian cultural sphere, they are often omitted from studies of both Islamic and Iranian His... .... Learn More

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