Islamic World & Culture

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  1. 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
  2. Iranian Copper, Brass and Bronze of Iran

    Iranian Copper, Brass and Bronze of Iran: Of the late 14th to the mid-18th centuries in the Collection of the State Hermitage Museum [Hardback]

    Anatoli Ivanov (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781898592372
    Published by : Azimuth Editions
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    In Western Europe the Golden Age of Islamic metalwork in Iran was (and is) generally considered to be the earlier period, and later metalwork was collected almost by accident and has been correspondingly little studied and poorly published, though... .... Learn More
  3. Night and Horses and the Desert

    Night and Horses and the Desert: An Anthology of Classic Arabic Literature [Paperback]

    Robert Irwin (Author)

    Regular Price: £15.00

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    ISBN: 9781468313123
    Published by : Overlook Press
    This anthology spans the 5th-16th century, from Afghanistan to Spain and includes extracts from major classics as well as the more obscure. Alongside these translated pieces, Irwin's commentary and guides to each text provide an explanatory histor... .... Learn More
  4. God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth

    God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth: Light in Islamic Art and Culture [Hardback]

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

    Regular Price: £50.00

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    ISBN: 9780300215281
    Published by : Yale University Press
    The Qur'an makes rich references to light, tying it to revelation, and light consequently permeates the culture and visual arts of the Islamic lands. God Is the Light of the Heavens and the Earth explores the integral role of light in Islamic civi... .... Learn More
  5. 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

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    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
  6. Sanglax

    Sanglax: A Persian Guide to the Turkish Language [Hardback]

    Gerard Clauson (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780906094310
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Persian Studies
    Sanglax begins with a grammar of the variety of Turkish known as Catagay but the bulk of the work consists of a Turkish-Persian dictionary. Facsimile text in Persian and Turkish. .... Learn More
  7. The Caliph's Splendor

    The Caliph's Splendor [Hardback]

    Benson Bobrick (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781416567622
    Published by : Simon & Schuster
    A popular study of the achievements of the Caliphate at its height under Harun al-Rashid. After a summary of the rise of Islam, Bobrick outlines the impact of Islamic scholarship in such fields as astronomy, medicine, and mathematics, as well as a... .... Learn More
  8. Die Autobiographie des Dolmetschers 'Osman Aga aus Temeschwar

    Die Autobiographie des Dolmetschers 'Osman Aga aus Temeschwar [Hardback]

    Richard F. Kreutel (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780906094075
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Turkish Studies
    'Osman Aga was the son of an Ottoman officer settled in the town of Temeschwar, in the West of present-day Rumania. Entering the army in his turn he was taken prisoner by the Austrians and most of his autobiography is concerned with the eleven ... .... Learn More
  9. Ibn Dāniyāl

    Ibn Dāniyāl: Three Shadow Plays [Paperback]

    Paul Kahle (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781909724624
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    Very few examples of medieval Arabic drama have survived, a fact which constitutes a serious loss to our knowledge of Arab literary history. However, we can form some idea of the kind of work of which we have been deprived by examining the thre... .... Learn More
  10. The Diwans of 'Abid ibn al-Abras of Asad and 'Amir ibn at-Tufail of 'Amir ibn Sa'sa'ah

    The Diwans of 'Abid ibn al-Abras of Asad and 'Amir ibn at-Tufail of 'Amir ibn Sa'sa'ah [Hardback]

    Charles Lyall (Author)

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    ISBN: 9780906094136
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    Series: Gibb Memorial Trust Arabic Studies
    Poems of 'Abid and 'Amir are found in other works but the 11th-century MS in the British Library on which this edition is based is unique. Both are tribal poets of the Jahiliyyah, the period before Islam. 'Abd ibn al-Abras, regarded as one of t... .... Learn More

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