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A Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art

ISBN: 1-59333-122-3
This collection of Oriental manuscripts was presented to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in March, 1913, by Mr. Alexander Smith Cochran. All of the codices, handsomely illuminated and adorned with beautiful miniatures, will be of interest to students of art, literature, and history.
$143.00

History of the Conquest of Egypt, North Africa and Spain

Also known as kitaab futuuh Miss by Bin 'Abd al Hakam
ISBN: 1-931956-73-1
History of Egypt from its legendary early beginnings until the seventh century, including the subsequent conquests of North Africa and Spain. Covers the judges of Egypt to 860, and a list of the companions of Mohammad and their Hadiths.
$139.00

England in Egypt

With Additions Summarizing the Course of Events to the Close of the Year 1898
ISBN: 1-931956-68-5
This book effectively argues for greater British involvement in Egypt. In 1920, Milner headed a commission to Egypt that recommended Egyptian independence, but the British Cabinet rejected the recommendation.
$135.00

The Life of Mohammad

Or The Life of Mahomet
ISBN: 1-931956-66-9
Henri de Boulainvilliers, Count of Saint-Saire (1658-1722), wrote La Vie de Mahomet, in 1728. Boulainvilliers describes Muhammad as "an enlightened and wise lawgiver." In 1731, an English translation was made, from which this facsimile edition is produced.
$129.00

The Origins of the Islamic State

Being a Translation of kitaab futu al-buldaan of Abul-l Abbas Ahmad ibm Jabir al-Baladhuri, by Philip K. Hitti
ISBN: 1-931956-63-4
This book is one of the most reliable sources on the beginnings of Islamic statehood. It covers the wars of Prophet Muhammad, the ridda wars, the conquests of Syria, Armenia, Egypt, the Maghrib, and lastly, the occupation of Iraq and Persia.
$159.00

New Egypt

ISBN: 1-931956-65-0
Amedee Baillot de Guerville was one of the most talented travel writers at the turn of the last century. His New Egypt, translated from French, is a remarkable record of Egyptian life; social, economic, and political, during that period.
$141.00

History of Syria, Including Lebanon and Palestine

ISBN: 1-59333-119-3
Hitti has written a brilliant history of a land into which more historical and cultural events were crowded than any area of equal size. Syria has invented and transmitted to mankind such benefits as monotheistic religion, philosophy, law, trade, agriculture, and our alphabet.
$115.00

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.
$160.00

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.
$58.00

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.
$105.00

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.
$157.00

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."
$152.00

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 $209.00

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.
$76.00

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.
$140.00

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
$380.00

The Banisher of Madness

An Interpretation of Language as the Vessel of All Truths Sacred and Profane in the Teachings of Ibn al-Sarrāj of Baghdad
ISBN: 978-1-4632-4162-9
Born in the late 9th century Baghdad, the ʿAbbāsid grammarian ‘Abū Bakr Muḥammad b. Saḥl Ibn al-Sarrāj came to be remembered as the Banisher of Madness and the virtuous scholar whose life has exemplified the culture of Arabs in its fullness. Lauded as the arch-enemy of Hellenistic sciences and, at the same time, as the main source of transmission of Aristotelian logic from the 10th century philosophers to the grammarians of Baghdad; Ibn al-Sarrāj nonetheless remains a shadowy figure in the history of Arabic grammar studies up until today. This book addresses this issue by examining the problematic relationship between language, logic and grammar in Ibn al-Sarrāj’s teachings.
$122.40

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