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Eve: The Unbearable Flaming Fire

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0160-9
This anthology on Eve brings together an international group of scholars to discuss how this character has been interpreted by Judaism, Christianity and Islam. In a time when the history of women is being reassessed, it is natural that women look to the paradigmatic female figure. This treatment of Eve covers her wide range of roles as mother of our race, victim, stooge, wife, companion, independent thinker, and “helper”. A venerated figure by many modern feminists and a denigrated figure by those who blame her for original sin, no reader will leave these pages indifferent to the first woman.
$59.40

Yezidi Texts

Edited with an Introduction by Isya Joseph
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 902
ISBN: 978-1-61143-496-5
This paper provides an Arabic text and English introduction on the holy works and literature of the Yezidi faith.
$21.45

Arabia: The Cradle of Islam

Studies in the Geography, People, and Politics of the Peninsula with an account of Islam and Mission-work
ISBN: 978-1-61719-638-6
This book describes the Arabian peninsula on the eve of the First World War.
$135.33

Fifty Years in Constantinople and Recollections of Robert College

By George Washburn; Introduction by Devrim Umit
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0028-2
George Washburn’s memoir describes characters and events during his presidency of Robert College (1877–1903), the first American missionary college in the Ottoman Empire and the Near East, and the first American college founded outside the United States, as well as the rivalry between the declining Ottoman Empire and the rapidly growing United States.
$125.74

Notables, Merchants, and Shaykhs of Southern Iran and Its Ports

Politics and Trade in the Persian Gulf, AD 1729-1789
Series: Conflict and Trade 5
ISBN: 978-1-59333-957-9
This book investigates the socio-cultural and maritime history of 18th century – early 19th-century Southern Iran and the Persian Gulf in terms of the merchants, mariners and captains who lived and died in the turbulent waters of the western Indian Ocean. This “uncertain frontier” between a revitalized Ottoman Empire to the west and an emergant British India to the east became a testing grounds for the communities of the Gulf. Generally assumed to be a period of anarchy, the 18th-century maritime peoples resolved differences by marriage, forged alliances, and adapted their mercantile skills to the emerging age of global power.
$118.01

An Ancient Syriac Translation of the Kur’an exhibiting New Verses and Variants

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 639
ISBN: 978-1-61719-588-4
The focus of this study is the final part of Dionysius bar Salibi’s polemical work against the Muslims, which contains a number of quotations from the Qur’an in Syriac translation.
$23.91

Ibn Gauzi’s Kitab al-Wafa fi fada’il al Mustafa

nach der Leidener Handschrift untersucht
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 99
ISBN: 978-1-60724-023-5
This investigation of Abu-al-Faraj Ibn al-Jawzi’s al-Wafa bi Fada'il al-Mustafa, according to the Leiden manuscript by one of Germany’s foremost Semiticists, is essential reading for anyone interested in Arabic history and literature. Ibn al-Jawzi was a twelfth-century jurist and perhaps the most prolific writer in the history of Arabic literature. Al-Wafa bi Fada'il al-Mustafa (Detailed Accounts of the Chosen Prophet), is a large work on the biography of the prophet Muhammad. In this manuscript study, Brockelmann analyzes several aspects of this composition, including citations of this work by other notable Islamic writers.
$23.09

The Way of the Sevenfold Secret

By Lilias Trotter; Introduction by Mark Beaumont
ISBN: 978-1-61719-942-4
Lilias Trotter moved from England to Algiers in 1888, at the age of 35, and died there in 1928. In the latter stages of her mission there, she wrote specifically for Muslims influenced by mysticism. Lilias based The Way of the Sevenfold Secret on Christ’s seven ‘I am’ sayings in John’s gospel, and attempted to link them to the traditional seven steps taken by members of Sufi orders in their quest for union with God. This republication should enable readers to capture the essence of a woman whose legacy is vitally alive for our times.
$99.29

A Manual of Musalman Numismatics

ISBN: 978-1-61143-253-4
This book offers a convenient and comprehensive guide to Islamic coinage.
$107.02

The Latent Trace of Islamic Origins

Midian’s Legacy in Mecca’s Moral Awakening
ISBN: 978-1-60724-045-7
This work presents a putative reconstruction, testing the hypothesis that Islam is historically linked to Jewish Christianity. The argument takes the Qur’anic text to be a valid start-point for historical inquiry and reconstructs from biased views of Jewish Christianity the notion of an enduring Nasorean movement. The effective link between the Nasorean movement and the Meccan religious awakening is the preaching of the Qur’anic Prophet Shu’ayb in Midian, on the border of Arabia.
$105.38

The Role of the Syrians in the Arab Sciences

ISBN: 978-1-60724-150-8
This book begins with a discussion of the contribution of the areas of al-Raqqa (Kallinikos) and Diyar Mudar for translations into the Arabic language; it also covers the importance of Christian monasteries in the region of the Jazira for the history of translations into Greek.
$101.25

Jewish-Christian Conversation in Fourth-Century Persian Mesopotamia

A Reconstructed Conversation
Series: Judaism in Context 12
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0156-2
Was there an active Jewish-Christian polemic in fourth-century Persia? Aphrahat’s Demonstrations, a fourth-century adversus Judaeos text, clearly indicates that fourth-century Persian Christians were interested in the debate. Is there evidence of this polemic in the rabbinic literature? Despite the lack of a comparable Jewish or rabbinic adversus Christianos literature, there is evidence, both from Aphrahat and the Rabbis that this polemic was not one sided.
$101.17

Lord Byron’s Oriental World

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0157-9
The book is a collection of eleven articles written by the author about Lord Byron’s personal and literary involvement in Oriental life and creativity. Byron’s genuine Oriental scholarship provides the platform upon which the articles are based. The authentic images of the East and the West in Byron’s Oriental tales and some of his major works, Don Juan and Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, are analyzed to expose the influences of both worlds on his personal life and career.
$100.46

Étude sur les emprunts syriaques dans les parlers arabes du Liban

ISBN: 978-1-61719-203-6
The present work, Michel Feghali’s doctoral dissertation, is the first large scale investigation of the survival of Syriac linguistic features in Arabic dialects; he examines in particular, the Lebanese dialects.
$70.44

Manifestations of Sainthood in Islam

Editor Grace Martin Smith; Associate Editor Carl W. Ernst
ISBN: 978-1-61143-819-2
This collection of papers by various scholars discusses a wide range of practices and beliefs relating to saints in Islam. The studies also demonstrate the influence of sainthood on political structures in many societies.
$88.89

Islam mystique et révolution armée dans les Balkans ottomans

Vie du Cheikh Bedreddîm Le ‘Hallaj des Turcs’ (1358/59-1416)
ISBN: 978-1-61143-807-9
This book analyzes the life and work of Sheikh Bedreddin of Samavna (1358/9-1416) and his influence on the development of mystical Islam in the Balkans as well as his political importance.
$76.47

Philosophie und Theologie

By Averroes; Translated by Marcus Joseph Müller
ISBN: 978-1-61719-011-7
In this translation based on the original Arabic text, Averroes defends the compatibility of philosophical investigation and Islam.
$92.51

Sur les traces du soufisme turc

Recherches sur l'Islam populaire en Anatolie
ISBN: 978-1-61143-718-8
A selection of articles by Irene Melikoff on the Anatolian and Turkish Sufism, including discussions on Bektasisim, Alevism and Heterodox Islam as well as Sufi customs and festivals.
$77.28

Theology

ISBN: 978-1-61143-206-0
The present volume is the Syriac translation of the original Arabic work of Christian theology by Al-Kamus Michael Mina of Egypt.
$81.24

España y el Oriente islámico entre los siglos XV y XVI (Imperio Otomano, Persia y Asia central)

Actas del congreso Università degli Studi di Napoli "l'Orientale" Nápoles 30 de septiembre - 2 de octubre de 2004
ISBN: 978-1-61719-933-2
The proceedings of a conference on Spain’s relations with the Islamic East during the 14 and 15th centuries
$91.14

Saladin

Empire and Holy War
ISBN: 978-1-61143-670-9
Saladin, the great twelfth century Middle East leader, not only created an empire, but also reduced the Crusader presence in the Holy Land. In a comprehensive manner and clear prose, Peter Gubser describes how Saladin rose to power, conquered lands, governed peoples, and raised armies. In addition, he clearly addresses Saladin’s imperial motives, a combination of ambition and devotion to the ideal of unity in Islam.
$22.80

A Character Sketch of the Promised Messiah

Being an Epistle of Hazrat Maulvi Abdul Karim to the Members of the Ahmadiyya Community
Series: Analecta Gorgiana 532
ISBN: 978-1-61719-193-0
The life, sayings, and character of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, founder of the Ahmadi movement, which were written during his lifetime in Urdu by a close follower are documented here.
$19.92

Syriac Churches Encountering Islam

Past Experiences and Future Perspectives
Edited by Dietmar W. Winkler
ISBN: 978-1-61143-001-1
The present volume includes the papers of the first PRO ORIENTE Colloquium Syriacum, which took place in Salzburg, Austria and concentrated on the Syriac Churches’ experiences with Islam. The papers in this volume survey the whole history of these two communities from the times of the Four Caliphs through the Umayyad, Abbasid, and Ottoman periods. Topics include the personal status of Christians under Islam, the ecclesiastical response to the rise of Islam, the Indian experience and the present situation.
$83.85

Tabaqat-I Nasiri

By Uthman ibn Siraj al Din Juzjani; Edited with an Introduction by W. Nassau Lees
ISBN: 978-1-61719-816-8
Tabaqat-I Nasiri is an Islamic universal history, from Adam to the historian's own time, about 1260. Particularly valuable on the Mongols and on the Sultanate of Delhi
$102.75

Anthologie grammaticale arabe

Morceaux choisis de divers Grammariens et Scholiates arabes
Translated and Annotated by A. I. Silvestre de Sacy
ISBN: 978-1-61719-751-2
An anthology of Arab writings on language and grammar, in the original Arabic with French translation and notes.
$124.89