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  1. The World of Murtada al-Zabidi

    The World of Murtada al-Zabidi [Hardback]

    Stefan Reichmuth (Author)

    £50.00

    ISBN: 9780906094600
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    Murtada al-Zabidi was a Humanist scholar and a Muslim, whose twelfth-century writings are here examined in the context of their geographical and historical setting. The period when Zabidi was writing saw a shift in the balance of power from the... .... Learn More
  2. The Heirs of Muhammad

    The Heirs of Muhammad [Hardback]

    Barnaby Rogerson (Author)

    Regular Price: £17.99

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    ISBN: 9781585678969
    Published by : Overlook Press
    A lively narrative account of the rise and phenomenal expansion of Islam, and of the lives of the first four Caliphs, as well as the split between the Sunni and Shia branches of the religion. .... Learn More
  3. Between Revolution and State

    Between Revolution and State: The Path to Fatimid Statehood [Hardback]

    Sumaiya Hamdani (Author)

    Regular Price: £27.00

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    ISBN: 9781850438823
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    This book examines the most important writings of a tenth century Islamic theologian and jurist who was one of the most original thinkers of his period. It argues that Qadi al-Nu'man's works constituted new and vital genres in Ismaili Shi'i litera... .... Learn More
  4. Islamic Reflections, Arabic Musings

    Islamic Reflections, Arabic Musings: Studies in Honour of Alan Jones [Hardback]

    Robert G. Hoyland (Author); Philip F. Kennedy (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9780906094501
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    Fifteen essays on literature, linguistics, history and epigraphy. Contents include: Maysir-gambling in early Arabic poetry ( N Jamil ); the Qu'ran as a source of law: the case of zakat (alms-tax) ( Y Dutton ); On the difficulty of knowing mediae... .... Learn More
  5. Domenico's Istanbul

    Domenico's Istanbul [Hardback]

    J. L. Austin (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9780906094365
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Turkish Studies
    Domenico was the name taken by a rabbi and doctor from Safed in Palestine on his conversion to Catholicism in 1593. For some ten years, he served as Third Physician to Sultan Murad III. In 1611 he wrote, or more accurately he dictated... .... Learn More
  6. Theory and Practice of Market Law in Medieval Islam

    Theory and Practice of Market Law in Medieval Islam [Hardback]

    M. Izzi Dien (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780906094334
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    This book represents an explanation of the institution of hisba in medieval Islam, through one of the most used texts in the field. It includes a thorough translation of the text, written by a practising muhtasib, scholar and judge, together wi... .... Learn More
  7. The manuscript of al-Malik al-Afdal

    The manuscript of al-Malik al-Afdal [Hardback]

    Daniel Martin Varisco (Author); G. R. Smith (Author)

    Regular Price: £65.00

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    ISBN: 9780906094327
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    The author's talents spanned many disciplines and this is a collection of works on agriculture, animals, astrology, astronomy, biography, calendars, crops, genealogies, geography, grammar, lexicography, mathematics, medicine, taxes, timekeeping... .... Learn More
  8. Mission to the Lord Sophy of Persia (1539-1542)

    Mission to the Lord Sophy of Persia (1539-1542) [Paperback]

    Michel Membre (Author); A. H. Morton (Author)

    Regular Price: £18.00

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    ISBN: 9780906094433
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Persian Studies
    The description of his mission to the court of the Shah Tahmasp I of Persia by the Venetian Michele Membre is one of the most informative as well as one of the most individual of the few European accounts of 16th century Persia. .... Learn More
  9. Tadhkirat al-Muluk

    Tadhkirat al-Muluk: A Manual of Safavid Administration [Paperback]

    V. V. Minorsky (Author); John F. Richards (Author)

    £18.00

    ISBN: 9780906094129
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    This work dates from about AD 1725; it was composed a few years after the damage and deaths caused by the Afghan conquest had effectively destroyed the system by which Persia had been administered since the 16th century. Persian text with tran... .... Learn More
  10. Die Autobiographie des Dolmetschers 'Osman Aga aus Temeschwar

    Die Autobiographie des Dolmetschers 'Osman Aga aus Temeschwar [Hardback]

    Richard F. Kreutel (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780906094075
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Turkish Studies
    'Osman Aga was the son of an Ottoman officer settled in the town of Temeschwar, in the West of present-day Rumania. Entering the army in his turn he was taken prisoner by the Austrians and most of his autobiography is concerned with the eleven ... .... Learn More

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