Islamic World & Culture

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  1. The Great Arab Conquests

    The Great Arab Conquests: How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live in [Paperback]

    Hugh Kennedy (Author)

    Regular Price: £9.99

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    ISBN: 9780306817403
    Published by : Weidenfeld & Nicholson
    This accessible history traces the extraordinary events of the seventh century, which saw the newly Muslim Arabs defeat both the Byzantine and Sasanian Empires, conquering lands which stretched from Iran and Iraq, through Syria and Egypt to Mor... .... Learn More
  2. 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
  3. 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

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    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
  4. 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
  5. Living in Historic Cairo

    Living in Historic Cairo [Hardback]

    Farhad Daftary (Author)

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    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
  6. Nomadism in Iran

    Nomadism in Iran [Hardback]

    D. T. Potts (Author)

    Regular Price: £75.00

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    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, it has not been ... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty

    God Is Beautiful and Loves Beauty: The Object in Islamic Art and Culture [Hardback]

    Sheila S. Blair (Editor); Jonathan M. Bloom (Editor)

    Regular Price: £60.00

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    ISBN: 9780300196665
    Published by : Yale University Press
    The Islamic world, spanning centuries and far-flung regions, is renowned for its diverse cultural and artistic traditions. This sumptuous book delves into that vast creative output, examining a dozen exquisite objects in the Museum of Islamic Art,... .... Learn More
  9. Arts of the City Victorious

    Arts of the City Victorious [Hardback]

    Jonathan M. Bloom (Author)

    Regular Price: £45.00

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    ISBN: 9789774161292
    Published by : American University in Cairo Press
    The Fatimids ruled in North Africa and Egypt from 909-1171 and produced some distinctive and spectacular art and architecture, which this lavishly illustrated book synthesises into an impressively detailed one volume study. The Fatimid period w... .... Learn More
  10. Politics and Power in Late Fatimid Egypt

    Politics and Power in Late Fatimid Egypt: The Reign of Caliph al-Mustansir [Hardback]

    Kirsten Thomson (Author)

    Regular Price: £85.00

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    ISBN: 9781780761671
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    The caliph al-Muntasir was the eighth Shi'i Isma'ili Fatimid Caliph, making him both the Isma'ili imam and secular ruler of a vast empire when he came to power in 1036 at the age of seven. However, his political career was one of disaster and decl... .... Learn More

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