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  1. Faḍāʾil-i Balkh, or The Merits of Balkh

    Faḍāʾil-i Balkh, or The Merits of Balkh: Annotated translation with commentary and introduction of the oldest surviving history of Balkh in Afghanistan [Hardback]

    Arezou Azad (Author); Edmund Herzig (Author); Ali Mir-Ansari (Editor)

    Regular Price: £110.00

    Special Price: £88.00

    ISBN: 9781913604004
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
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    This is a critical edition and translation of the medieval local history of Balkh, known as Faḍāʾil-i Balkh ("The Merits of Balkh"), which was completed in 610 Hijrī (1214 CE) in Arabic by Shaykh al-Islām Abū Bakr ʿAbd Allāh al-Wāʿiẓ and translate... .... Learn More
  2. Mázandarán and Astarábád

    Mázandarán and Astarábád [Paperback]

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

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9781909724921
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    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
  3. 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
  4. 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 Mu... .... Learn More
  5. 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
  6. The Call of the Free

    The Call of the Free: An adaptation of Riḍā al-Khafājī’s Ṣawt al-Ḥurr al-Riyāḥi [Hardback]

    Sayyid Amjad H. Shah Naqavi (Author)

    £14.00

    ISBN: 9780993588419
    Published by : The Shīah Institute Press
    Series: The ʿĀshūrāʾ Literature Series
    The Call of the Free portrays the events leading up to the massacre of al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī, his family, and his companions at Karbala on the day of ʿĀshūrāʾ in 61 AH/680 CE, as seen through the eyes of al-Ḥurr al-Riyāḥī, a man caught between his dut... .... Learn More
  7. ILA Arabic Certificate Training Tests

    ILA Arabic Certificate Training Tests: With Audio CD - A2 Level [Paperback]

    Hochine Benchina (Author); Nadia Rocchetti (Author)

    £13.00

    ISBN: 9788869770630
    Published by : Mimesis International
    ILA project offers for the first time tests and preparation materials for the Certificate Exam in Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the language used in international context and the one in which Arabic speakers identify themselves from a cultural per... .... Learn More
  8. Night and Horses and the Desert

    Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classic Arabic Literature [Paperback]

    Robert Irwin (Author)

    Regular Price: £15.00

    Special Price: £6.95

    ISBN: 9781468313123
    Published by : Overlook Press
    This anthology spans the 5th-16th century, from Afghanistan to Spain and includes extracts from major classics as well as the more obscure. Alongside these translated pieces, Irwin's commentary and guides to each text provide an explanatory histor... .... Learn More
  9. The Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi, Vols 2, 4, 6, English Translation (set)

    The Mathnawi of Jalalu'ddin Rumi, Vols 2, 4, 6, English Translation (set) [Hardback]

    Jalalu'ddin Rumi (Author); Reynold A. Nicholson (Author)

    £39.95

    ISBN: 9780906094273
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Persian Studies
    A three volume set of Nicholson's translation of Rumi's famous poem on Islamic mysticism. This set contains the English translation of all six books of the poem in three volumes. .... Learn More
  10. A Chronicle of the Reign of Shah 'Abbas

    A Chronicle of the Reign of Shah 'Abbas [Hardback]

    Kioumars Ghereghlou (Editor); Charles Melville (Editor); Fazli Beg Khuzani Isfahani (Author)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9780906094495
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Persian Studies
    This substantial and largely unknown Persian chronicle of the reign of Shah ‘Abbas I (1587-1629) exists in a unique manuscript, recently discovered in the Library of Christ’s College, Cambridge. Its author, Fazl-Allah Khuzani Isfahani, member of a... .... Learn More

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