Islam & the Middle East

The world of Islam from its seventh century beginnings expanding westwards to Spain and eastwards throughout the Near East to India and central Asia, covering art and architecture, history, archaeology, religion and philosophy

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  1. The Bronze Age Collective Graves of Qarn al-Harf, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE)

    The Bronze Age Collective Graves of Qarn al-Harf, Ras al-Khaimah (UAE): Southeast Arabia at the Dawn of the Second Millennium [Hardback]

    Derek Kennet (Author); Alyson Caine (Author); Anna Hilton (Author); Lloyd Weeks (Author)

    Regular Price: £65.00

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    ISBN: 9781789257953
    Published by : Oxbow Books
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    The end of the 3rd millennium was a time of significant transformation in south-east Arabia (the United Arab Emirates and northern Oman). The cultural homogeneity of the preceding Early Bronze Age, Umm an-Nar period (c. 2700-2000 BC) came to an en... .... Learn More
  2. Living the Quran with Joy and Purpose

    Living the Quran with Joy and Purpose: Selections on Tawhid from Said Nursi's Epistles of Light [Paperback]

    Yamina Bouguenaya (Author); Isra Yazicioglu (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781463243753
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 10
    This volume provides an annotated translation of selections from a noteworthy Muslim theologian Said Nursi (1876-1960) on the Quranic theme of oneness of God (tawhid). Given the scarcity of theological themes in Islamic literature in English as we... .... Learn More
  3. Further Studies in Islamic Painting

    Further Studies in Islamic Painting [Hardback]

    Ernst Grube (Author)

    £200.00

    ISBN: 9781899828500
    Published by : Pindar Press
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    A collection of Professor Grube's essays on Islamic paintings of the late 14th and 15th century in the Timurid empire and Ottoman Turkey. This is a new revised edition of the 1968 exhibition catalogue The Classical Style of Islamic Painting , ... .... Learn More
  4. Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World

    Studies in the Decorative Arts of the Muslim World [Hardback]

    Ernst Grube (Author)

    £250.00

    ISBN: 9780907132790
    Published by : Pindar Press
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    A selection of twelve previously published papers by Ernst Grube which examine specific materials used in Islamic decorative arts. Six papers examine pottery and tiles, one considers Ilkhanis stucco work as represented in the mausoleum of the ... .... Learn More
  5. Islamic Origins, Arabian Custom, and the Documents of the Prophet

    Islamic Origins, Arabian Custom, and the Documents of the Prophet [Hardback]

    Sarah Z. Mirza (Author)

    £109.00

    ISBN: 9781463206444
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 17
    Along with the Qurʾān and ḥadīth, pragmatic documents negotiating land, taxes, and tribal relations are attributed to the Prophet Muḥammad (~570-632 CE) in early Islamic historiography. These are often viewed as relics reflecting the Prophet’s rel... .... Learn More
  6. Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril

    Yemeni Manuscript Cultures in Peril [Hardback]

    Sabine Schmidtke (Editor); Hassan Ansari (Editor)

    £28.00

    ISBN: 9781463242022
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Handbooks
    Volume: 49
    An illustrated collection of articles on Yemeni manuscript culture. .... Learn More
  7. A History of the Study of Grammar among the Syrians

    A History of the Study of Grammar among the Syrians [Hardback]

    Daniel King (Editor)

    £69.00

    ISBN: 9781463241971
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    An English translation of a Latin work on the Syriac grammatical tradition ('Historia artis grammaticae apud Syros') by the 19th-century German theologian and linguist, Adalbert Merx. .... Learn More
  8. The Exceptional Qu'ran

    The Exceptional Qu'ran: Flexible and Exceptive Rhetoric in Islam's Holy Book [Hardback]

    Johanne Christiansen (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781463207298
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Islamic History and Thought
    Volume: 26
    This monograph examines the principle of dispensation in the Qur'an, which seems to be, if not unique, articulated in a new manner compared to previous religions (cf. Deut 12,32). The Qur'anic dispensations have never been systematically studied a... .... Learn More
  9. Angels Hastening

    Angels Hastening: The Karbalāʾ Dreams [Paperback]

    Christopher Clohessy (Author)

    £38.00

    ISBN: 9781463244088
    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
  10. The Theology of ‘Ammār al-Basrī

    The Theology of ‘Ammār al-Basrī: Commending Christianity within Islamic Culture [Hardback]

    Mark Beaumont (Author)

    £85.00

    ISBN: 9781463243616
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Gorgias Eastern Christian Studies
    Volume: 62
    ʿAmmār al-Baṣrī (d.c. 850) was the first Christian to write a systematic theology in Arabic, the language of the Muslim rulers of ʿAmmār’s Middle East. This study of his two works that were only discovered in the 1970's seeks to analyse the way he... .... Learn More

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