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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)

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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. 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
  3. 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
  4. Towards a Culture of Co-Existence in Pluralistic Societies

    Towards a Culture of Co-Existence in Pluralistic Societies: The Middle East and India [Hardback]

    Dietmar Winkler (Editor)

    £86.00

    ISBN: 9781463242534
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Pro Oriente Studies in the Syriac Tradition
    Volume: 4
    The proceedings of the fourth PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum, which focussed on a culture of co-existence in pluralistic societies in the Middle East and in India. .... Learn More
  5. Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 20

    Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies 20 [Paperback]

    Amir Harrak (Editor)

    £56.00

    ISBN: 9781463242626
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: Journal of the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies
    Volume: 20
    A refereed journal published annually by the Canadian Society for Syriac Studies. .... Learn More
  6. Rewriting Islamic Law

    Rewriting Islamic Law: The Opinions of the 'Ulamā' Towards Codification of Personal Status Law in Egypt [Hardback]

    Tarek Elgawhary (Author)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781463239084
    Published by : Gorgias Press
    Series: The Modern Muslim World
    Volume: 6
    This book explores the process, effects, and results of codification of Egyptian personal status laws as seen through the eyes of the ‘ulamā’. The codification process began in the mid-1800s and continued until the abolishment of the Sharī‘a court... .... Learn More
  7. Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals  in the British Museum

    Late Neolithic and Early Chalcolithic Glyphs and Stamp Seals in the British Museum [Paperback]

    Simon Denham (Author)

    £40.00

    ISBN: 9780861592081
    Published by : British Museum Press
    Series: British Museum Research Publication
    Volume: 208
    Stamp seals were used in a similar way to modern signet rings: a negative object used to impress a design into another material, often clay. They are common from around 7000 BC and have remained in use in parts of the world continuously until the ... .... Learn More
  8. The Royal Mounds of A'ali in Bahrain

    The Royal Mounds of A'ali in Bahrain: The Emergence of Kingship in Early Dilmun [Hardback]

    Steffen Terp Laursen (Author); Gianni Terp Laursen (Contributor); Jesper Olsen (Contributor); Thomas Olsen (Contributor)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9788793423169
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    Series: Jutland Archaeological Society Publications
    Volume: 100
    The Royal Mounds of A’ali in Bahrain has long been shrouded in mystery and suspected to be the final resting place of the Bronze Age kings of Dilmun. Puzzled by their great size explorers and professional archaeologists have for hundreds of years ... .... Learn More
  9. The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians

    The Armies of Ancient Persia: The Sassanians [Hardback]

    Kaveh Farrokh (Author)

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    ISBN: 9781848848450
    Published by : Pen & Sword Books Ltd
    Throughout most of the classical period, Persia was one of the great superpowers, placing a limit on the expansion of Western powers. It was the most formidable rival to the Roman empire for centuries, until Persia, by then under ... .... Learn More
  10. The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia

    The Banknotes of the Imperial Bank of Persia: An Analysis of a Complex System with Catalogue [Hardback]

    Michael Bonine (Author); Jere Bacharach (Editor)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9780897223379
    Published by : American Numismatic Society
    Series: Numismatic Studies
    Volume: 30
    The Imperial Bank of Persia, established in 1889, was the first bank to issue banknotes and attempt to establish a modern banking system in Iran. Its banknotes are, in fact, some of the most beautiful and largest notes ever issued for any nation; ... .... Learn More

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