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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.

 

 




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9781937040550 | Published: 2016
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Ancient Israel
On January 29, 2005, the Oriental Institute celebrated the official public opening of the Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery. This occasion marked the return of some of the most extraordinary artifacts ever excavated in the southern Levant to permanent public display.


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9781885923653 | Published: 2010
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Ancient Mediterranean Interconnections


This special issue of the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections(7.3, 2015) is dedicated to Professor Nanno Marinatos of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Ten manuscripts authored by some of the most prominent members of their fields are well illustrated in full colour.

 





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9780989815222 | Published: 2015
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Ancient Settlement Systems and Cultures in the Ram Hormuz Plain, Southwestern Iran
After World War II, archaeological fieldwork was resumed in Iran in 1948. McCown chose the Ram Hormuz region, southeast of lowland Susiana and the region south and east of the provincial town of Ahvaz down to the Persian Gulf. He recorded 118 sites in the areas and eventually chose for excavation the large prehistoric mound complex Tall-e Geser.


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9781885923974 | Published: 2014
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Ankara Arkeoloji Muezesinde Bulunan Bogazkoy Tabletleri II
This is the first volume in a new series, Chicago Hittite Dictionary Supplements, designed to augment and supplement the work of the Chicago Hittite Dictionary project.


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9781885923813 | Published: 2011
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Aramaic Ritual Texts from Persepolis
Long awaited edition of the Aramaic texts from Persepolis, unearthed during the expedition by the University of Chicago under Erich F. Schmidt between 1936 and 1938. He has assembled important data on the chronology of Persepolis during the first half of the fifth century B.C. from personal names and official titles listed in the Aramaic texts.


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9780226621944 | Published: 1970
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The Archaeology of Agro-Pastoralist Economies in Jordan


The 69th volume of the Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research is devoted to studies of botanical and faunal remains from three major sites in Jordan: Tall al'Umayri (Bronze to early Iron Age), Karak Castle (Middle and Late Islamic Period), and Khirbet al-Mudayna al-'Aliya (early Iron Age).





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9780897570947 | Published: 2016
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Archaeology of the Bronze Age, Hellenistic, and Roman Remains at an Ancient Town on the Euphrates River

This 2-vol set (text and plates) represents the final publication of the archaeological excavations conducted at Tell es-Sweyhat in the Tabqa Dam region of the upper Euphrates River in Syria under the direction of T. A. Holland during the field seasons of 1973-1975 and 1989-1991. Part 1: text 629pp, Part 2: plates 1-334 808pp.




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9781885923332 | Published: 2006
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The Archaeology of the Ostraca House at Israelite Samaria


The Caesarea Mithraeum (sanctuary or temple of the god Mithras) is only one of two excavated from eastern half of the Empire. Includes new photographs, plans and section drawings; catalogues the small finds from the vault, and technical details about the recovery of information about frescoes and how the excavations were completed. 76 illus.





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9780897570954 | Published: 2017
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Assyrian Dictionary
Chicago's Assyrian Dictionary is complete. The last of the twenty one volumes has just been published marking the completion of a project that has been going over fifty years. All volumes are available individually, but for those who have hesitated so far the complete dictionary is now available as a set.


Hardback    £1575.00
9780918986054 | Published: 2011
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