Islamic World & Culture

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  1. 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
  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. 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
  4. The Last Civilized Place

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

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

    Regular Price: £23.99

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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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. The Heirs of Muhammad

    The Heirs of Muhammad [Hardback]

    Barnaby Rogerson (Author)

    Regular Price: £17.99

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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. 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
  9. Looted, Recovered, Returned: Antiquities from Afghanistan

    Looted, Recovered, Returned: Antiquities from Afghanistan [Paperback]

    Janet Ambers (Author); C. R. Cartwright (Author); C. Higgitt (Author); D. Hook (Author); St John Simpson (Author)

    Regular Price: £48.00

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    ISBN: 9781784910167
    Published by : Archaeopress Archaeology
    The “Begram ivories” are widely considered to be miniature masterpieces of Indian art and are one of the largest archaeological collections of ancient ivories. They were excavated at the site of Begram, in northern Afghanistan, in 1937 and 1939 an... .... Learn More
  10. Beyond Ibn Hawqal’s Bahr al-Fars

    Beyond Ibn Hawqal’s Bahr al-Fars [Paperback]

    Valeria Piacentini Fiorani (Editor)

    Regular Price: £39.00

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    ISBN: 9781407312927
    Published by : British Archaeological Reports
    Series: BAR S
    Volume: 2651
    The first section of the present volume is a report of the Italian involvement in Southern Makrān and Kharān, its aims and objects, modus operandi. It is essentially restricted to the Islamic era and represents a discourse preliminary to the secon... .... Learn More

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