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The Seven Poems Suspended from the Temple at Mecca

ISBN: 1-931956-80-4
A collection of seven pre-Islamic Arabic poems, the Mu`llaqat form the most celebrated forms of poetry. A tool for students of Arabic literature, this book gives the Arabic text, a literal translation of these poems, and a commentary.
$56.40

The Book of Religious and Philosophical Sects

Edited by William Cureton
ISBN: 1-931956-83-9
This monumental work, by the twelfth-century historian of religious and philosophical doctrines, aspired to present "the doctrinal opinions of all the world's people," i.e. to reveal the entirety of religions and philosophies, past or present.
$88.80

Egypt from the Napoleonic Wars Down to Cromer and Allenby

ISBN: 1-931956-88-X
Young brings a fresh judgment on Egyptian nationalism, discovering ampler grounds for hope than his countrymen are wont to conceive. He enters the controversial field of the relations hereafter to be established between Britain, Egypt and the Sudan.
$69.60

To Jerusalem through the Lands of Islam, Among Jews, Christians & Moslems

ISBN: 1-931956-92-8
This book stresses the need for unity among the believers of God: Jews, Muslims, and Christians. "We must read it – or rather we must travel with her, for truth guides her pen, as charity has guided her steps."--Prince de Polignac, Colonel of the French Army in Algiers (1897)
$73.80

The Book of Calendars

Conversion Tables for Ancient, African, Near Eastern, Indian, Asian, Central American and Western Calendars
ISBN: 1-931956-76-6
The book provides easy-to-use tables that translate the calendars of over sixty civilizations into the Julian and Gregorian calendars. An indispensable tool for scholars.
$75.60

Arabic Proverbs and the Manners and Customs of Modern Egyptians

ISBN: 1-931956-84-7
A compilation and translation of Arabic proverbs by an early 19th century traveler in Cairo, Egypt. Entries are arranged alphabetically in Arabic and by number. Cultural and figurative explanations are provided in English.
$61.20

Painting in Islam, A Study of the Place of Pictorial Art in Muslim Culture

ISBN: 1-59333-121-5
Indicates the place of painting in the Islamic world, both in relation to those theological circles which condemned the practice of it, and to those persons who, disregarding the prohibitions of religion, consulted their own taste in encouraging it.
$58.80

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.
$85.80

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.
$83.40

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.
$81.00

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.
$77.40

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.
$95.40

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.
$84.60

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.
$69.00

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.
$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 Naval Commanders of Early Islam: A Prosopographical Approach

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0645-1
Translated from Hebrew, this groundbreaking study sets out to answer one simple question: who were the commanders of the early Islamic navy? Using the prosopographical method, Elmakias unearths fresh information about early Islam's inexperienced and pioneering naval commanders. Through their fascinating biographies, we learn about the people who led the Islamic navy during the first conquests of the Islamic empire and helped to realise the spread and expansion of Islamic influence.
$95.00

He Did Not Fear

Xusro Parviz, King of Kings of the Sasanian Empire (570 CE-628 CE)
ISBN: 978-1-4632-3927-5
He Did Not Fear: Xusro Parviz, King of Kings of the Sasanian Empire (570-628 CE) 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.
$57.00

Islamic constitutionalism and the western constitutional doctrine

A comparison through analogies and differences
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0693-2
The present work deals with Islamic law and the law of the Muslim countries. More specifically, the author has studied the constitutional law of the Islamic legal tradition, starting from the perspective of the law of Caliphate. Moreover, this work focuses on the process of institutionalization, which, since the first half of 19th century, led to the adoption of civil law in both sunnī and šī‘ī world. Further, this study combines different methodological approaches, based on Islamic law, analyzing sources in Arabic, especially classical and contemporary fiqh booklets, and also following the approach of comparative public law to highlight how modern Constitutions of Muslim countries differ from western constitutionalism.
$99.00

Women in Shi‘ism

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.
$95.00