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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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Arabic Belles Lettres

Arabic Belles Lettres brings together ten studies that shed light on important questions in the study of Arabic language, literature, literary history, and writerly culture.




Paperback    £38.00
9781948488105 | Published: 2019
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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    £85.00
9780859895095 | Published: 1997
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Changing Social Identity with the Spread of Islam
Looks at the spread of Islam throughout the medieval world and the process of conversion to this religion and adoption of its cultural life. The evidence is presented in a series of essay reports on archaeological approaches in current Islamic Archaeology.


Paperback    £14.00
9781885923349 | Published: 2004
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Christians and Others in the Umayyad State
The goal of the conference was to address a simple question: Just what role did non-Muslims play in the operations of the Umayyad state? The eight papers in this volume thus focus on that question.


Paperback    £19.00
9781614910312 | Published: 2016
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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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Communication Across Cultures (revised edition)

A core text for upper undergraduates and postgraduates taking language, applied linguistics, translation and cultural studies courses in the UK and abroad. Of interest to teachers of languages, other applied linguists, and practising translators and interpreters. Rev. Ed. 33 b&w illus.




Paperback    £25.00
9781905816316 | Published: 2019
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Hardback    £80.00
9781905816309 | Published: 2019
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9781905816323 | Published: 2019
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9781905816330 | Published: 2019
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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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