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Chinese Heirs to Muhammad

Writing Islamic History in Early Modern China
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3925-1
How was the past imagined by Hui Muslims in late nineteenth and early twentieth century China? Chen argues that this was a productive time for historical thought, bookended by the establishment of a robust Sino-Islamic knowledge base by Liu Zhi on one end and Republican China on the other end.
$91.96

Endless Inspiration

One Thousand and One Nights in Comparative Perspective
Edited by Orhan Elmaz
Series: Gorgias Handbooks 47
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0720-5
This volume deals with One Thousand and One Nights in yet another and novel way as it brings old and new together by exploring parallels and possible origins of its tales, as well as the wealth of modern and contemporary material that it has originated and continues to inspire. The papers included in this volume address the theory and practice of the adaptation and appropriation of One Thousand and One Nights into any type of literary text and media, while approaching a definition of our contemporary knowledge and understanding of the Nights. Through this, it will be possible to underline the dynamic nature and autonomous life that the tale collection acquired and how it originated works like Jorge Luis Borges’s essays, Naguib Mahfouz’s works, Miguel Gomes’s trilogy, a Turkish soap opera that became popular around the world and made it to Netflix, or Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s well-known symphonic suite.
$114.95

The Quran: Word List (Volume 2)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4175-9
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Word List, is to present every word form in the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. In volumes one and two each attested word form in the Quran is listed alphabetically with no parsing and no alteration. These are listed by word form < lemma < root. Volume three consists of two sections. In section one, the lemmas assigned to each attested word form are listed. In section two, the assigned roots are listed. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionaries have been consulted.
$149.00

The Quran: Word List (Volume 3)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4177-3
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Word List, is to present every word form in the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. In volumes one and two each attested word form in the Quran is listed alphabetically with no parsing and no alteration. These are listed by word form < lemma < root. Volume three consists of two sections. In section one, the lemmas assigned to each attested word form are listed. In section two, the assigned roots are listed. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionaries have been consulted.
$123.00

The Quran. Word List. 3 vols. - Bundle

ISBN: 978-1-4632-4179-7
This collection brings together the three volumes of Elie Wardini's The Quran: Word List. The aim of these volumes is to present the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. *Please note, no additional discounts apply to this bundle. The price quoted below is the lowest price.
$285.00

Meccan Trade and the Rise of Islam (paperback)

ISBN: 978-1-4632-4172-8
Patricia Crone reassesses one of the most widely accepted dogmas in contemporary accounts of the beginnings of Islam: the supposition that Mecca was a trading center. In addition, she seeks to elucidate sources on which we should reconstruct our picture of the birth of the new religion in Arabia.
$51.80

The Quran: Word List (Volume 1)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4173-5
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Word List, is to present every word form in the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. In volumes one and two each attested word form in the Quran is listed alphabetically with no parsing and no alteration. These are listed by word form < lemma < root. Volume three consists of two sections. In section one, the lemmas assigned to each attested word form are listed. In section two, the assigned roots are listed. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionaries have been consulted.
$149.00

A Place Between Two Places (paperback)

The Quranic Barzakh
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3987-9
For believers in a resurrection of the body, there arises the question of what happens after death but before the Last Day: the intermediate state. For most Muslims, the intermediate state is the barzakh. It is a fantastical and frightening time in the grave. The present study will examine where the belief in the barzakh comes from through a study of the Qur'an.
$94.40

The Quran: Key Words in Context (Volume 1)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4146-9
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Key Words in Context, is to present the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. Each word in the Quran is presented in context, with five words to the right and left of it. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionionaries have been consulted. Words have been grouped by root > verbal form > lemma. Verbs are quoted first (when attested), each followed by its associated nominal and/or adjectival derived forms.
$169.60

The Quran: Key Words in Context (Volume 2)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4148-3
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Key Words in Context, is to present the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. Each word in the Quran is presented in context, with five words to the right and left of it. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionionaries have been consulted. Words have been grouped by root > verbal form > lemma. Verbs are quoted first (when attested), each followed by its associated nominal and/or adjectival derived forms.
$182.40

The Quran: Key Words in Context (Volume 3)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4150-6
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Key Words in Context, is to present the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. Each word in the Quran is presented in context, with five words to the right and left of it. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionionaries have been consulted. Words have been grouped by root > verbal form > lemma. Verbs are quoted first (when attested), each followed by its associated nominal and/or adjectival derived forms.
$189.60

The Quran: Key Words in Context (Volume 4)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4152-0
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Key Words in Context, is to present the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. Each word in the Quran is presented in context, with five words to the right and left of it. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionionaries have been consulted. Words have been grouped by root > verbal form > lemma. Verbs are quoted first (when attested), each followed by its associated nominal and/or adjectival derived forms.
$158.40

The Quran: Key Words in Context (Volume 5)

Adjectives, Nouns, Proper Nouns and Verbs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4154-4
The aim with the present series, The Quran: Key Words in Context, is to present the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. The digital text used for this purpose is the Uthmani text of the Tanzil Quran Text. Each word in the Quran is presented in context, with five words to the right and left of it. In assigning each word a root and lemma, Classical dictionaries and Quran commentaries, as well as modern Quran dictionionaries have been consulted. Words have been grouped by root > verbal form > lemma. Verbs are quoted first (when attested), each followed by its associated nominal and/or adjectival derived forms.
$158.40

The Quran: Key Words in Context. 5 vols. - Bundle

ISBN: 978-1-4632-4169-8
This collection brings together the five volumes of Elie Wardini's The Quran: Key Words in Context. The aim of these volumes is to present the Quran as raw data with as little interpretation as possible. *Please note, no additional discounts apply to this bundle. The price quoted below is the lowest price.
$475.00

The Last Empire of Iran

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0616-1
As part of the Gorgias Handbook Series, this book provides a political and military history of the Sasanian Empire in Late Antiquity (220s to 651 CE). The book takes the form of a narrative, which situates Sasanian Iran as a continental power between Rome and the world of the steppe nomad.
$72.00

Rewriting Islamic Law

The Opinions of the 'Ulamā' Towards Codification of Personal Status Law in Egypt
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3908-4
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 courts in 1955 with the absorption of personal status statutes into the newly drafted civil code and the national courts that administered them.
$114.95

An Early Christian Reaction to Islam

Išū‘yahb III and the Muslim Arabs
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4098-1
The year 652 marked a fundamental political change in the Middle East and the surrounding region. An important and contemporary source of the state of the Christian Church at this time is to be found in the correspondence of the patriarch of the Church of the East, Išū‘yahb III (649–659), which he wrote between 628 and 658. This books discusses Išū‘yahb’s view of and attitudes toward the Muslim Arabs.
$134.00

Theory and Practice in Islamic Constitutionalism

From Classical Fiqh to Modern Systems
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0693-2
This groundbreaking study investigates theories of Islamic constitutionalism as expressed and implemented throughout the history of Islam. To achieve this, it first traces the roots of caliphate embedded within the seminal legal and political works of classical and modern Muslim thinkers. In its concluding chapters, the study maps out and discusses the subsequent transition of Islamic and Muslim governance into twentieth-century approaches to constitutionalism. Longo's resourceful and meticulous approach sheds new light on constitutionalism within the contemporary Muslim world and how it continues to be informed by, or departs from classical theories of Islamic and Muslim governance.
$94.40

The Making of the Mosque

A Survey of Religious Imperatives
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0727-4
“In the absence of reliable archaeological evidence, the question of how the mosque was made represents a real challenge. Its origin remains moot despite many attempts to settle the question. This study sets out to explore whether early Islam, within the framework of the Prophet’s teachings and practices, as well as the Qurʾān, might have provided the necessary prompts for the making of the mosque and the shaping of its essential functional and architectural features. It also investigates how such religious prompts may have interacted with the political, cultural and socio-economic contexts in which the mosque type materialized. As such, this book scrutinizes two dominant tendencies regarding the mosque type, the modern Western views on its non-Islamic origins and the Islamic legalist views on what it should look like.”
$119.60

The Zaydi Reception of Bahshamite Muʿtazilism Facsimile Edition of MS Shiraz, Library of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Shiraz (ʿAllāma Ṭabāṭabāʾī Library), majmūʿa 102

Introduction by Sabine Schmidtke & Hassan Ansari
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4029-5
Iranian libraries hold only few manuscripts that testify to the extended and intensive Muʿtazilite past in the various centers of Zaydi scholarship in the Caspian region, in Ḫurāsān, and in Rayy. Among the few Muʿtazilite Zaydi works preserved in the libraries of Iran is a miscellany held by the library of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Shiraz (ʿAllāma Ṭabāṭabāʾī Library). The maǧmūʿa, a facsimile of which is included in the present publication, was written between 673/1274-75 and 676/1277 and contains doctrinal works by Imāmi and Zaydi theologians from both Iran and from Yemen. Most of the codex consists of a theological summa, a taʿlīq that had been composed or transcribed by one Abū Ṭāhir b. ʿAlī al-Ṣaffār which was based on the Kitāb al-Uṣūl by Abū ʿAlī Muḥammad b. Ḫallād al-Baṣrī, the distinguished disciple of the Muʿtazilite theologian and founder of the Bahšamiyya, Abū Hāšim al-Ǧubbāʾī (d. 321/933), with an unknown number of commentary layers in between.
$290.00

The Syriac Orthodox in North America (1895–1995)

A Short History
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4037-0
A short history of the Syriac Orthodox community in North America between 1895, the year of the First Sayfo that triggered the first wave of immigration to North America, and 1995, marking the passing away of Metropolitan Mor Athanasius Yeshue Samuel, the first and only Archbishop of the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of the United States and Canada.
$29.40

Seeing Islam as Others Saw It

A Survey and Evaluation of Christian, Jewish and Zoroastrian Writings on Early Islam
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3926-8
This seminal work continues to shape the thought of specialists studying the Late Antique crossroads at which Christian, Jewish, Zoroastrian, and Islamic histories met, by offering the field a new approach to the vexing question of how to write the early history of Islam. The new edition of the study produces the original text with the addition of a substantial forward in which Hoyland discusses how the field has developed over the two decades that proceeded the book’s first publication. Hoyland also shares some personal reflections on how his thinking has since developed and the potential impact of this on the findings of the original study. The book also includes new appendices that detail the later publications of the author.
$114.95

He Did Not Fear

Xusro Parviz, King of Kings of the Sasanian Empire
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3927-5
He Did Not Fear: Xusro Parviz, King of Kings of the Sasanian Empire spotlights Xusro II, the man who almost conquered the Roman Empire in the Roman-Sasanian War of the Seventh Century CE, and examines his historical prominence.
$114.95

Women in Shiʿism

Ancient Stories, Modern Ideologies
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0726-7
What is the nature and social role of women? In today’s Shi‘ism, these questions are often answered through the “separate-but- equal” ideology which emphasizes the role of women as wives and mothers, and places men in authority. But is this the only ideology which can be derived from Shi‘i scriptural sources? This book takes a more nuanced approach to that question by exploring how women are portrayed in hadith on ancient sacred narrative – the stories of the prophets. It shows far more diverse views on what it means to be a woman (and, by extension, a man) – and that early Shi‘is held competing views about ideals for women.
$114.95

Fâṭima, Daughter of Muhammad (second edition - paperback)

Second Edition
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3939-8
The only child of Muhammad to survive him, Fâṭima was from early times taken up by Shî’a Islam, for whose adherents she is the virgin mother, the heavenly intercessor with untold power before God’s throne, and the grieving mother of al-Husayn, the Shi’a's most important martyr. During her life she was impoverished and weak, neglected, marginalized, and divested of justice: but her reward in heaven comprises incalculable riches, all those in heaven will bow their heads to her, and her company will be the angels and the friends of God. Here, for the first time, her story is told.
$65.00