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  1. Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals  in the British Museum

    Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals in the British Museum [Paperback]

    Simon Denham (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9780861592081
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publication
    Volume: 208
    Stamp seals were used in a similar way to modern signet rings: a negative object used to impress a design into another material, often clay. They are common from around 7000 BC and have remained in use in parts of the world continuously until the ... .... Learn More
  2. The Royal Mounds of A'ali in Bahrain

    The Royal Mounds of A'ali in Bahrain: The Emergence of Kingship in Early Dilmun [Hardback]

    Steffen Terp Laursen (Author); Gianni Terp Laursen (Other); Jesper Olsen (Other); Thomas Olsen (Other)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9788793423169
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
    Volume: 100
    The Royal Mounds of A’ali in Bahrain has long been shrouded in mystery and suspected to be the final resting place of the Bronze Age kings of Dilmun. Puzzled by their great size explorers and professional archaeologists have for hundreds of years ... .... Learn More
  3. The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians

    The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians [Hardback]

    Kaveh Farrokh (Author)

    £30.00

    ISBN: 9781848848450
    Published by : Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under ... .... Learn More
  4. The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia

    The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia: An Analysis of a Complex System with Catalogue [Hardback]

    Michael Bonine (Author); Jere Bacharach (Editor)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9780897223379
    Published by : American Numismatic Society
    Series: Numismatic Studies
    Volume: 30
    The Imperial Bank of Persia, established in 1889, was the first bank to issue banknotes and attempt to establish a modern banking system in Iran. Its banknotes are, in fact, some of the most beautiful and largest notes ever issued for any nation; ... .... Learn More
  5. Foreigners and Their Food

    Foreigners and Their Food [Paperback]

    David M. Freidenreich (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780520286276
    Published by : University of California Press
    Foreigners and Their Food explores how Jews, Christians, and Muslims conceptualize us" and them" through rules about the preparation of food by adherents of other religions and the act of eating with such outsiders. Davi... .... Learn More
  6. Popular Muslim Reactions to the Franks in the Levant 1097-1291

    Popular Muslim Reactions to the Franks in the Levant 1097-1291 [Hardback]

    Alex Mallett (Author)

    £120.00

    ISBN: 9781409456124
    Published by : Ashgate
    The issue of Muslim reactions to the Franks has been an important part of studies of both the Crusades and Islamic History, but rarely the main focus. This book examines the reactions of the Muslims of the Levant to the arrival and presence of the... .... Learn More
  7. Memory and Identity in Sasanian Persia

    Memory and Identity in Sasanian Persia [Hardback]

    Touraj Daryaee (Author)

    £69.00

    ISBN: 9781780762487
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    Here, Touraj Daryaee shows how the idea of Iran - its attributes, mores, values, boundaries and traditions - was brought to the Zoroastrian, Jewish and Christian populations of the Sasanian Empire and accepted and internalized by ... .... Learn More

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