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  1. Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought

    Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought [Hardback]

    Luke B. Yarbrough (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781108496605
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    The caliphs and sultans who once ruled the Muslim world were often assisted by powerful Jewish, Christian, Zoroastrian and other non-Muslim state officials, whose employment occasioned energetic discussions among Muslim scholars and rulers. This b... .... Learn More
  2. Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives

    Writing History in the Medieval Islamic World: The Value of Chronicles as Archives [Hardback]

    Fozia Bora (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781784537302
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Series: The Early and Medieval Islamic World
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    In two centuries of rule over Egypt and North Africa (969-1171CE), the Isma'ili Fatimids threatened Sunni hegemony in the Arab heartlands, yet left few historiographical records. Instead, it fell to Ayyubid and Mamluk historians to represent the F... .... Learn More
  3. The Crucible of Islam

    The Crucible of Islam [Paperback]

    G W Bowersock (Author)

    £9.95

    ISBN: 9780674237728
    Published by : Harvard University Press
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    Little is known about Arabia in the sixth century, yet from this distant time and place emerged a faith and an empire that stretched from the Iberian peninsula to India. Today, Muslims account for nearly a quarter of the global population. A renow... .... Learn More
  4. Law and Politics under the Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni

    Law and Politics under the Abbasids: An Intellectual Portrait of al-Juwayni [Hardback]

    Sohaira Z. M. Siddiqui (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781108496780
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    Abu Ma'ali al-Juwayni (d.478/1085) lived in a politically tumultuous period. The rise of powerful dynastic families forced the Abbasid Caliph into a position of titular power, and created instability. He also witnessed intellectual upheavals livin... .... Learn More
  5. 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 [Paperback]

    Eve Krakowski (Author)

    £22.00

    ISBN: 9780691191638
    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
  6. Damascus: A History

    Damascus: A History [Paperback]

    Ross Burns (Author)

    £29.99

    ISBN: 9781138483354
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Cities of the Ancient World
    Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first account in English of the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region's past. It traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city th... .... Learn More
  7. Damascus: A History

    Damascus: A History [Hardback]

    Ross Burns (Author)

    £110.00

    ISBN: 9781138483323
    Published by : Routledge
    Series: Cities of the Ancient World
    Damascus, first published in 2005, was the first account in English of the history of the city, bringing out the crucial role it has played at many points in the region's past. It traces the story of this colourful, significant and complex city th... .... Learn More
  8. Mamluk Cairo, a Crossroads for Embassies: Studies on Diplomacy and Diplomatics

    Mamluk Cairo, a Crossroads for Embassies: Studies on Diplomacy and Diplomatics [Hardback]

    Frederic Bauden (Editor); Malika Dekkiche (Editor)

    £150.00

    ISBN: 9789004384620
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Islamic History and Civilization
    Volume: 161
    Mamluk Cairo, a Crossroads for Embassies offers an up-to-date insight into the diplomacy and diplomatics of the Mamluk sultanate with Muslim and non-Muslim powers. This rich volume covers the whole chronological span of the sultanate as well as th... .... Learn More
  9. Authority and Control in the Countryside: From Antiquity to Islam in the Mediterranean and Near East (6th-10th Century)

    Authority and Control in the Countryside: From Antiquity to Islam in the Mediterranean and Near East (6th-10th Century) [Paperback]

    Alain Delattre (Editor); Marie Legendre (Editor); Petra Sijpesteijn (Editor)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9789004386358
    Published by : Brill
    Series: Leiden Studies in Islam and Society
    Volume: 9
    Authority and Control in the Countryside looks at the economic, religious, political and cultural instruments that local and regional powers in the late antique to early medieval Mediterranean and Near East used to manage their rural hinterlands. ... .... Learn More
  10. Law and Division of Power in the Crimean Khanate (1532-1774)

    Law and Division of Power in the Crimean Khanate (1532-1774) [Hardback]

    Natalia Królikowska-Jedlińska (Author)

    £115.00

    ISBN: 9789004366534
    Published by : Brill
    The Crimean Khanate was often treated as a semi-nomadic, watered-down version of the Golden Horde, or yet another vassal state of the Ottoman Empire. This book revises these views by exploring the Khanate’s political and legal systems, which combi... .... Learn More

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