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  1. Middle Eastern Encounters

    Middle Eastern Encounters: Collected Essays on Visual, Material, and Textual Interactions between the Eighth and the Twenty-first Centuries [Hardback]

    Marcus Milwright (Author)

    £141.00

    ISBN: 9781463241933
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 21
    This book focuses on interactions between the Islamic world and other regions from the late eighth to the twenty-first centuries. Some chapters consider the complex relationship between Islam and the cultures of Late Antiquity in the Middle East a... .... Learn More
  2. Pluralism and Plurality in Islamic Legal Scholarship

    Pluralism and Plurality in Islamic Legal Scholarship: The Case of the Fatāwā l-ʿĀlamgīrīya [Hardback]

    Mouez Khalfaoui (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781463242312
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 11
    This book presents the positions held by ḥanafite Muslim jurists in South Asia in the 17th century with regard to the coexistence of Muslims and non-Muslims, and, secondly, compares the opinions put forth by these South Asian jurists with those ma... .... Learn More
  3. The Many Faces of Iranian Modernity

    The Many Faces of Iranian Modernity: Sufism and Subjectivity in the Safavid and Qajar Periods [Hardback]

    Robert Ames (Author)

    £77.00

    ISBN: 9781463242374
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 8
    This study into both reformism and mysticism demonstrates both that mystical rhetoric appeared regularly in supposedly anti-mystical modernist writing and that nineteenth- and twentieth-century Sufis actually addressed questions of intellectual an... .... Learn More
  4. The Arabs from Alexander the Great until the Islamic Conquests

    The Arabs from Alexander the Great until the Islamic Conquests: Orientalist Perceptions and Contemporary Conflicts [Hardback]

    Ayad Al-Ani (Author)

    £83.00

    ISBN: 9781463242855
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Handbooks
    Volume: 54
    This is not a conventional history book. It is rather a study of the sociology of historical writing about a period that, although quite distant in time (330 B.C. to A.D. 670), still influences political discourse about the Arab world, and especia... .... Learn More
  5. Intellectual Currents and the Practice of Engagement

    Intellectual Currents and the Practice of Engagement: Ottoman and Algerian Writers in a Francophone Milieu, 1890-1914 [Hardback]

    David Beamish (Author)

    £78.00

    ISBN: 9781463242398
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 9
    The late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw a great increase in the use of the printed word and the press by non-European actors to express and disseminate ideas and to participate in the intellectual life of both their home societies an... .... Learn More
  6. Bethlehem's Syriac Christians

    Bethlehem's Syriac Christians: Self, nation and church in dialogue and practice [Paperback]

    Mark Calder (Author)

    £44.00

    ISBN: 9781463242824
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 4
    An anthropological study of Syriac Orthodox Christian identity in a time of displacement, upheaval, and conflict. For some Syriac Orthodox Christians in Bethlehem, their self-articulation - the means by which they connect themselves to others, thi... .... Learn More
  7. Angels Hastening

    Angels Hastening: The Karbalāʾ Dreams [Hardback]

    Christopher Clohessy (Author)

    £69.00

    ISBN: 9781463242091
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 22
    When, on an autumn Medina night in 61/680, the night that saw al-Ḥusayn killed, Umm Salama was torn from her sleep by an apparition of a long-dead Muḥammad, she slipped effortlessly into a progression of her co-religionists who, irrespective of st... .... Learn More
  8. 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)

    £110.00

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    ISBN: 9781913604004
    Published by : Gibb Memorial Trust
    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
  9. Ash‘arism encounters Avicennism

    Ash‘arism encounters Avicennism: Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī on Creation [Hardback]

    Laura Hassan (Author)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781463207199
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 19
    This study of Sayf al-Dīn al-Āmidī’s (d. 631/1233) teachings on creation offers close analysis of all of his extant works of falsafa and kalām. Some of these were not known to previous scholars, yet they bear witness to key facets of the interacti... .... Learn More
  10. Half of my Heart

    Half of my Heart: The Narratives of Zaynab, Daughter of ʿAlî [Paperback]

    Christopher Clohessy (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9781463242367
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 13
    As Abû ʿAbd Allâh al-Ḥusayn, son of ʿAlî and Fâṭima and grandson of Muḥammad, moved inexorably towards death on the field of Karbalâʾ, his sister Zaynab was drawn ever closer to the centre of the family of Muḥammad, the ‘people of the house’ (ahl ... .... Learn More

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