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  1. The Exceptional Qu'ran

    The Exceptional Qu'ran: Flexible and Exceptive Rhetoric in Islam's Holy Book [Hardback]

    Johanne Christiansen (Author)

    Regular Price: £89.00

    Special Price: £88.00

    ISBN: 9781463207298
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 26
    This monograph examines the principle of dispensation in the Qur'an, which seems to be, if not unique, articulated in a new manner compared to previous religions (cf. Deut 12,32). The Qur'anic dispensations have never been systematically studied a... .... Learn More
  2. The Bronze Age Collective Graves of Qarn al-Harf, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE)

    The Bronze Age Collective Graves of Qarn al-Harf, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE): Southeast Arabia at the Dawn of the Second Millennium [Hardback]

    Derek Kennet (Author); Alyson Caine (Author); Anna Hilton (Author); Lloyd Weeks (Author)

    Regular Price: £65.00

    Special Price: £52.00

    ISBN: 9781789257953
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    The end of the 3rd millennium was a time of significant transformation in south-east Arabia (the United Arab Emirates and northern Oman). The cultural homogeneity of the preceding Early Bronze Age, Umm an-Nar period (c. 2700-2000 BC) came to an en... .... Learn More
  3. Between Christ and Caliph: Law, Marriage, and Christian Community in Early Islam

    Between Christ and Caliph: Law, Marriage, and Christian Community in Early Islam [Hardback]

    Lev E. Weitz (Author)

    Regular Price: £54.00

    Special Price: £24.95

    ISBN: 9780812250275
    Published by : Pennsylvania University Press
    Series: Divinations: Rereading Late Ancient Religion
    In the conventional historical narrative, the medieval Middle East was composed of autonomous religious traditions, each with distinct doctrines, rituals, and institutions. Outside the world of theology, however, and beyond the walls of the mosque... .... Learn More
  4. Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

    Treasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur [Hardback]

    Richard L. Zettler (Author); Lee Horne (Author)

    Regular Price: £60.00

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    ISBN: 9780924171543
    Published by : Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology
    This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects, excavated in the 1930s by renowned British archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley, from the third-millennium-B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excav... .... Learn More
  5. Age of Transition

    Age of Transition [Hardback]

    Helen C. Evans (Editor)

    Regular Price: £35.95

    Special Price: £8.95

    ISBN: 9780300211115
    Published by : Yale University Press
    This volume explores cultural interaction between Christian and Jewish communities and the world of Islam. The eleven essays address such topics as the transmission of Christian imagery in the Mediterranean, icons preserved in the Holy Monastery o... .... Learn More
  6. 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
  7. Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine

    Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine [Hardback]

    Jodi Magness (Author)

    Regular Price: £47.95

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    ISBN: 9781575060705
    Published by : Eisenbrauns
    There is a common perception that the Muslim conquest of Palestine in the seventh century caused a decline in the number and prosperity of settlements throughout the country. The role played by archaeology in perpetuating this view, claims Magness... .... Learn More
  8. Living in Historic Cairo

    Living in Historic Cairo [Hardback]

    Farhad Daftary (Author)

    Regular Price: £50.00

    Special Price: £14.95

    ISBN: 9781898592280
    Published by : University of Washington Press
    The history of Cairo is usually presented in terms of periods and dynasties such as the Fatimid or Ayyubid. The modern history of Egypt is generally held to begin in the last decades of the nineteenth century with the emergence of a new, modern ci... .... Learn More
  9. Nomadism in Iran

    Nomadism in Iran [Hardback]

    D. T. Potts (Author)

    Regular Price: £75.00

    Special Price: £19.95

    ISBN: 9780199330799
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    The classic images of Iranian nomads in circulation today and in years past suggest that Western awareness of nomadism is a phenomenon of considerable antiquity. Though nomadism has certainly been a key feature of Iranian history,... .... Learn More
  10. Between Revolution and State

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

    Sumaiya Hamdani (Author)

    Regular Price: £27.00

    Special Price: £6.95

    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

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