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The History, Poetry, and Genealogy of the Yemen

The Akhbar of Abid b. Sharya Al-Jurhumi
ISBN: 978-1-59333-394-2
The History, Poetry, and Genealogy of the Yemen is the earliest known history of pre-Islamic Yemen. Attributed to the South Arabian historian ‘Abid b. Sharya al-Jurhumi, it recounts in prose and poetry six saga cycles of ancient personages and events of the Yemen. Here, two sagas, the dispersion of Sam’s descendants from Babel to the Yemen, and the destruction of the tribes of ‘Ad and Thamud, are translated with complete annotation. The tales of Luqman b. ‘Ad and his seven vultures, Sulayman and Bilqis, the Himyarite kings, and Tasm and Jadis are given in full synopses.
$184.00

Fatima, Daughter of Muhammad

ISBN: 978-1-59333-979-1
The only child of Muhammad to survive him, Fatima 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.
$152.00

Language and Heresy in Ismaili Thought

The Kitab al-Zina of Abu Hatim al-Razi
ISBN: 978-1-59333-781-0
The heretofore unpublished Kitab al-Zina, virtually unknown in western scholarship, is a glossary of important Islamic terms by the 9th/10th-century Ismaili polymath Abu Hatim al-Razi. Some lament that Razi’s historical approach to etymology failed to catch on and that had it done so, the face of Arabic dictionary writing might have been altered for the better. His organization of material was uniquely Ismaili as he took pains to synthesize contradictory information into a harmonious whole. This study examines sections of Razi’s work with a view towards his contributions to the field of grammar and linguistics.
$135.00

Approaches to the History of the Interpretation of the Qur’ān

Edited by Andrew Rippin
ISBN: 978-1-60724-046-4
In recent years, the Qur’ān has come to the forefront of scholarly investigations in Islamic studies. However, the traditional interpretation of the book, commonly termed tafsīr, remains a vast, virtually untapped field of investigation. Many Muslims tend to ignore the material, seeing it as a storehouse of traditional restraints, and scholars frequently gloss over its importance as a historical record of the Muslim community, not appreciating the depth and breadth of the literature. The essays gathered here expose and explore various aspects of the field of tafsīr, and their potential for scholarly research.
$169.00

US Diplomatic Failures and the Arab-Israeli Conflict 1947-1967

With reference to final borders, Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem
Series: Conflict and Trade 4
ISBN: 978-1-59333-273-0
The United States’ standing in the Middle East eroded as a result of its policy towards the Arab-Israeli conflict from 1947 to 1967, with Eisenhower’s “immediate deterrence” proving the lone exception. This period was especially critical as it introduced dynamics into the Middle Eastern balance of power that have proved particularly difficult to address. While the responsibility for seeking an end to conflict ultimately lies with the belligerents, the United States bears a heavy historical responsibility for the course of events and must now constitute the driving force behind a peaceful resolution of the dispute.
$193.00

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.
$90.30

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.
$41.00

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.
$226.00

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.
$210.00

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.
$197.00

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.
$46.00

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.
$45.00

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.
$165.00

A Manual of Musalman Numismatics

ISBN: 978-1-61143-253-4
This book offers a convenient and comprehensive guide to Islamic coinage.
$178.00

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.
$176.00

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.
$169.00

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.
$169.00

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.
$167.00

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.
$117.00

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.
$162.00

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.
$129.00

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.
$154.00

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.
$131.00

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.
$142.00

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
$168.00