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  1. The 1820 Russian Survey of the Khanate of Shirvan

    The 1820 Russian Survey of the Khanate of Shirvan: A Primary Source on the Demography and Economy of an Iranian Province prior to its Annexation by Russia [Hardback]

    George A. Bournoutian (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9781909724808
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Shirvan, today mainly part of Azerbaijan, existed as an autonomous khanate, under Iranian influence, until 1820, when under pressure from Russia, the khan fled to Iran, and Shirvan was immediately annexed along with two neighbouring khanates. Thus... .... Learn More
  2. An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

    An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire [Hardback]

    Jamel Velji (Author)

    £70.00

    ISBN: 9780748690886
    Published by : Edinburgh University Press
    How can religion transform a society? This book investigates the ways in which a medieval Islamic movement harnessed Quranic visions of utopia to construct one of the most brilliant and lasting empires in Islamic history (979-1171). The Fatimids' ... .... Learn More
  3. Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831

    Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831 [Hardback]

    Constantin Panchenko (Author); Brittany Pheiffer Noble (Author); Samuel Noble (Author)

    £33.99

    ISBN: 9781942699071
    Published by : Holy Trinity Seminary Press
    Following the so called "Arab Spring" the world's attention has been drawn to the presence of significant minority religious groups within the predominantly Islamic Middle East. Of these minorities Christians are by far the largest, comprising ove... .... Learn More
  4. Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831

    Arab Orthodox Christians Under the Ottomans 1516-1831 [Paperback]

    Constantin Panchenko (Author); Brittany Pheiffer Noble (Author); Samuel Noble (Author)

    £19.99

    ISBN: 9781942699088
    Published by : Holy Trinity Seminary Press
    Following the so called "Arab Spring" the world's attention has been drawn to the presence of significant minority religious groups within the predominantly Islamic Middle East. Of these minorities Christians are by far the largest, comprising ove... .... Learn More
  5. Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam

    Imagining the Arabs: Arab Identity and the Rise of Islam [Hardback]

    Peter Webb (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9781474408264
    Published by : Edinburgh University Press
    Who are the Arabs? When did people begin calling themselves Arabs? And what was the Arabs’ role in the rise of Islam? Investigating these core questions about Arab identity and history through close interpretation of pre-Islamic evidence and the e... .... Learn More
  6. 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

    Special Price: £48.00

    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
  7. 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
  8. Ibn Dāniyāl

    Ibn Dāniyāl: Three Shadow Plays [Paperback]

    Paul Kahle (Author)

    Regular Price: £18.00

    Special Price: £6.95

    ISBN: 9781909724624
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    Very few examples of medieval Arabic drama have survived, a fact which constitutes a serious loss to our knowledge of Arab literary history. However, we can form some idea of the kind of work of which we have been deprived by examining the thre... .... Learn More
  9. The Age of the Seljuqs

    The Age of the Seljuqs: The Idea of Iran: Volume 1 [Hardback]

    Edmund Herzig (Editor); Sarah Stewart (Editor)

    £39.50

    ISBN: 9781780769479
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    From their ancestral heartland by the shores of the Aral Sea, the medieval Oghuz Turks marched westwards in search of dominion. Their conquests led to control of a Muslim empire that united the territories of the eastern Islamic world, melded Turk... .... Learn More
  10. Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 2

    Islamic Glass in the Corning Museum of Glass, Volume 2 [Hardback]

    David Whitehouse (Author)

    Regular Price: £75.00

    Special Price: £19.95

    ISBN: 9780872901995
    Published by : Corning Museum of Glass
    This is the second volume in the catalog of the Islamic glass collection in The Corning Museum of Glass. It is the largest and richest collection of early Islamic glass in the United States. This volume describes and illustrates 482 objects and fr... .... Learn More

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