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The Mandaeans of Iraq and Iran: Their Cults, Customs, Magic Legends, and Folklore

With a New Introduction by Jorunn J. Buckley
ISBN: 1-931956-49-9
No anthropologist has conducted fieldwork among the Mandaeans, not even in recent decades and therefore Drower remains a singular figure. Scholars, students, and aficionados regard her book as the work that brings the people alive.
$96.00

The Contribution of the Arabs to Education

ISBN: 1-931956-79-0
This book is the doctoral dissertation of Khalil Totah, one of the most reliable authorities on scientific education in Palestine during the mid-twentieth century. His work reflected on Palestinian education for many generations.
$34.80

About Persia and Its People

ISBN: 0-9713097-3-6
A nineteenth-century immigrant from Persia narrates tales about the 'manners, customs, and peculiarities' of his people. He depicts Persian social life, talks of the Shah and his court, and relates legends and tales from Persian history and literature.
$63.00

From Constantinople to the Home of Omar Khayyam

ISBN: 0-9715986-4-9
This is a travel book of historic and literary research through transcaucasia and Northern Persia, with over 250 pictures depicting sites and daily life.
$94.20

The Spirit of Islam or The Life and Teachings of Mohammad

ISBN: 1-931956-62-6
Ameer Ali Syed (1849-1928) was one of the most prominent "liberal" thinkers of modern Muslims. He says, "Throughout this work my object has been to discuss the Islamic teachings in a historical spirit and to develop among the latter day Islamists, a perception of the difference between ethics and ceremonialism."
$91.20

Early Adventures in Persia, Susiana, and Babylonia (2-volume set)

Layard relates fascinating tales of his adventures in Persia and Mesopotamia before the discovery of Nineveh.
From $125.40

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.
$42.00

Islamic Origins, Arabian Custom, and the Documents of the Prophet

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0644-4
Early Islamic historical literature attributes several hundred pragmatic documents to the Prophet Muḥammad. The consistent use of epistolary and legal formulae, which are found only in these documents, encourages us to treat these texts as a corpus. In addition to consistent terminology, formulaic structure, and formulae, these texts show remarkable stability through transmission. A comparison of these texts with Umayyad and ʿAbbasid papyri reveals that the Prophet's documents reflect obsolete or otherwise unattested formulae. This study will demonstrate through three case studies the particular functions of these documents in the history of social relations in late antique Arabia.
$75.00

Chinese Heirs to Muhammad

Writing Islamic History in Early Modern China
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3925-1
This book tells the story of history as imagined by Hui Muslims in late nineteenth and early twentieth century China. Chen argues that this was an especially productive period 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. Histories from this period unify a vast temporal and spatial expanse: from genesis to antiquity to the modern era, from Arabia to Central Asia to China. Hui historians string together places and times into a coherent, continuous narrative for the community.
$57.00

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.
$45.00

Women in Shi'ism Bundle

ISBN: Women_in_Shiism_Bundle
Comprised of some our latest and best-selling books on Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, the Women in Shi'ism Bundle* is perfect for anyone interested in the achievements, portrayal and social roles of women in Shi'a Islam. Combining hadith, historical and bibliographical research, you will gain diverse perspectives on the lives and achievements of Shi'a women through the volumes, which include, Fâtima, Daughter of Muhammad (second edition, hardback), Half of My Heart: The Narratives of Zaynab, Daughter of ʿAli (hardback), Women in Shiʿism: Ancient Stories, Modern Ideologies (hardback), and Women in Islamic Biographical Collections: From Ibn Sa'd to Who's Who (hardback). *Please note, no additional discounts apply to this bundle. The price quoted below is the lowest price
$228.00