Islamic World & Culture

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  1. Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean

    Imperial Lineages and Legacies in the Eastern Mediterranean [Hardback]

    Rhoads Murphey (Editor)

    Regular Price: £120.00

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    ISBN: 9781409466789
    Published by : Routledge
    The comparative study of empires has traditionally been addressed in the widest possible global historical perspective with comparison of New World empires such as the Aztecs and Incas side by side with the history of imperial Rome and the empires... .... Learn More
  2. An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

    An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire [Hardback]

    Jamel Velji (Author)

    Regular Price: £70.00

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    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. In the Shadow of the Sword

    In the Shadow of the Sword [Paperback]

    Tom Holland (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780349122359
    Published by : Little, Brown and Company
    This gripping (and controversial) book recounts the momentous events of Late Antiquity, exploring the rise of Islam, the fall of Persia and the drastic shrinking of the Byzantine empire. In particular Holland explores the triumph of monotheism and... .... Learn More
  4. Power, Politics and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran

    Power, Politics and Tradition in the Mongol Empire and the Ilkhanate of Iran [Hardback]

    Michael Hope (Author)

    Regular Price: £66.00

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    ISBN: 9780198768593
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    This study provides a new interpretation of how political authority was conceived and transmitted in the Early Mongol Empire (1227-1259) and its successor state in the Middle East, the Ikhanate (1258-1335). Authority within the Mongol Empire was i... .... Learn More
  5. The Last Civilized Place

    The Last Civilized Place: Sijilmasa and its Saharan Destiny [Paperback]

    Ronald A. Messier (Author); James A. Miller (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781477311356
    Published by : University of Texas Press
    Set along the Sahara's edge, Sijilmasa was an African El Dorado, a legendary city of gold. But unlike El Dorado, Sijilmasa was a real city, the pivot in the gold trade between ancient Ghana and the Mediterranean world. Following its emergence as a... .... Learn More
  6. Landscapes of the Islamic World: Archaeology, History and Ethnography

    Landscapes of the Islamic World: Archaeology, History and Ethnography [Hardback]

    Stephen McPhillips (Editor); Paul D. Wordsworth (Editor)

    Regular Price: £62.00

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    ISBN: 9780812247640
    Published by : University of Pennsylvania Press
    Islamic societies of the past have often been characterized as urban, with rural and other extra-urban landscapes cast in a lesser or supporting role in the studies of Islamic history and archaeology. Yet throughout history, the countryside was fr... .... Learn More
  7. The Heirs of Muhammad

    The Heirs of Muhammad [Hardback]

    Barnaby Rogerson (Author)

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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
  8. Byzantium and Islam

    Byzantium and Islam [Hardback]

    Helen Evans (Author); Brandie Ratliff (Author)

    Regular Price: £50.00

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    ISBN: 9780300179507
    Published by : Yale University Press
    This groundbreaking volume explores the epochal transformations and unexpected continuities in the Byzantine Empire from the seventh to the ninth century. As the period opened, the Empire's southern provinces-the vibrant, diverse areas of North Af... .... Learn More
  9. Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East

    Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East [Hardback]

    Scott Redford (Author)

    Regular Price: £72.50

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    ISBN: 9780924171659
    Published by : Archaeological Institute of America
    Excavations that begain in 1981 in Gritille, Turkey, were in search of Bronze and Iron Age material but, instead, archaeologists discovered important evidence for the medieval boundary between Islam and Christianity. Eight articles report on t... .... Learn More
  10. The Making of a Mediterranean Emirate

    The Making of a Mediterranean Emirate [Hardback]

    Ramzi Rouighi (Author)

    Regular Price: £50.00

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    ISBN: 9780812243109
    Published by : Pennsylvania University Press
    The thirteenth century marks a turning point in the history of the western Mediterranean. The armies of Castile and Aragon won significant and decisive victories over Muslims in Iberia and took over a number of important cities including Cordob... .... Learn More

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