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The University of Chicago. The Chicago Studies on the Middle East monograph series is published on behalf of The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at The University of Chicago and covers a variety of disciplines within the humanities and social sciences, on topics focusing on the Middle East from the beginning of the Islamic era until the present.

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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.





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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.





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9780991573219 | Published: 2017
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9780970819987 | Published: 2012
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Imperial Power and Maritime Trade


This new paperback is a Revised Edition with new preface. Using sources composed by late medieval Meccan scholars alongside the more well-known Mamluk material, this study presents the history of late medieval Mecca and the Sharifs who ruled the city by examining their relations with local and global forces: their alliances with local groups in the Hijaz, their relations with the imperial centre of Mamluk Cairo, and their reliance on the maritime trade of the Indian Ocean.





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9780991573202 | Published: 2016
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Ismaili and Fatimid Studies in Honor of Paul E. Walker


A collection of essays on Ismaili and Fatimid studies in honour of Paul E. Walker, former Director of the American Research Center in Egypt.





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9780970819963 | Published: 2010
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Jordan in the Late Middle Ages


This book explores the transformation of the Mamluk state from the perspective of the Jordanian frontier, considering the actions of local people in molding both the state and their own societies in the post-plague era.





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9780970819970 | Published: 2011
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Land Tenure, Fiscal Policy and Imperial Policy in Medieval Syro-Egypt


This book aims to examine the structural changes in the state and society in Mamluk Egypt and Syria after the middle of the eighth/fourteenth century. Between 648/1250 and 922/1517, the Mamluk sultanate ruled Egypt, Syria, and the Hijaz, the central Middle East.





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9780970819994 | Published: 2015
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Palestine in the Evolution of Syrian Nationalism (1918-1920)


Palestine in the Evolution of Syrian Nationalism analyzes the place of Palestine in the development of Syrian nationalism from the inception of Syria as a modern nation-state following the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire at the end of the First World War.





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9780970819932 | Published: 2008
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Power and Patronage in Medieval Syria


This book investigates Tankizs building program by identifying the works that he commissioned, exploring the nature of his participation in these works, and situating them within the broader contexts of architectural development in the region and patronage during the Mamluk period.

 





Hardback    £65.00
9780970819949 | Published: 2009
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Revolutionary Melodrama


Revolutionary Melodrama explores intersections between cinema and politics during the Nasser era, a period in which a military regime embarked upon the construction of a new civic identity for an independent Egypt.





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9780970819901 | Published: 2002
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The Wine of Love and Life


Ibn al-Farid has long been venerated as a Sufi saint and poet whose verse stands as a high point in Arabic poetry. The Wine of Love & Life by Th. Emil Homerin makes available for the first time the full Arabic edition and English translation of al-Qaysaris master-work of Sufi theology.





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9780970819925 | Published: 2005
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