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Al-Ma'mun, the Inquisition and the Quest for Caliphal Authority


The "inquisition" (Mihnah) unleashed by the seventh Abbasid caliph, 'Abdallah al-Ma'mun (r. 813-833), has long attracted the attention of modern scholars of the intellectual, political, and religious history of the early Abbasid era. Historians have seen it as the key to a wide array of puzzles and problems in early Islamic history.





Paperback    £37.00
9781937040550 | Published: 2016
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Bayt Farhi and the Sephardic Palaces of Ottoman Damascus in the Late 18th and 19th Centuries


Lavishly illustrated with extensive colour photographs, plans, and reconstruction drawings the book brings to life for the first time the home environment of the lost elite Sephardic community of Ottoman Damascus. An essential resource for those studying the architecture, history, and culture of Syria and the Ottoman Empire. 255 col & 47 b/w illus.





 





Hardback    £74.00
9780897571005 | Published: 2018
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The Blood-Red Arab Flag


In a scholarly but accessible account founded on contemporary sources, illustrated with testimonies of eye-witnesses and participants, this book sets out to decide the controversial question of whether the Qawasim were in fact pirates after acquiring an enduring reputation as such during the years 1797-1820.





Hardback    £75.00
9780859895095 | Published: 1997
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Commemorating the Nation


This is a study of the relationship between public commemoration and national identity in Egypt over the course of the twentieth century. By analyzing nationalism through the prism of public commemoration, the work extends our understanding of the shaping of national identity and the evolution of national imagining in modern Egypt.





Hardback    £49.00
9780970819918 | Published: 2004
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The Criminal Underworld in a Medieval Islamic Society


The narrative histories generated during the Mamluk Period in Cairo and Damascus (648 922H/ 1250-1517CE) addressed a number of domestic issues. The chroniclers numerous references to criminal activity committed at all levels of society have not received much scholarly attention.





Paperback    £33.00
9780991573219 | Published: 2017
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The Economy of Certainty


Aron Zysow's 1984 PhD dissertation, 'The Economy of Certainty,' remains the most important treatment of Islamic legal theory in Western scholarship. It continues to be widely read and cited, and is published here in full with updated references, further reflections by the author, and with the addition of a nine-page Foreword by Robert Gleave.





Paperback    £30.00
9781937040093 | Published: 2013
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Ex Oriente Lux et Veritas


The essays in this book place Salisbury in the context of 19th-century Orientalism, with emphasis on the interconnected growth of Assyriology in Northern Europe and America. Salisbury is a founding figure in the development of ancient Near Eastern, Arabic, and Sanskrit studies, and in the rise of the American liberal arts university. 3 col and 4 b&w illus.





Paperback    £14.00
9780692824276 | Published: 2017
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From Ta'izz To Tyneside


This book is the first in-depth study of early Arab immigrants to Britain, and provides a unique insight into their everyday lives.





Paperback    £27.50
9780859894609 | Published: 1995
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From the Gulf to Central Asia


The demise of the Soviet Union, and the emergence of independent republics, have had profound implications for the regions on its periphery such as the Caucasus and Central Asia. This book explores the complex ways in which these republics have found both independence and a new regional identity in their relations with the neighbouring Middle East.





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9780859894517 | Published: 1995
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Global Interests In The Arab Gulf


This book sets out to examine why the world regards the Gulf as important. Chapters either treat the way in which individual countries view their vital interest in the Gulf, or deal with specific themes such as the question of militarization and the international arms-trade.





Hardback    £60.00
9780859893787 | Published: 1992
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