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Gooch: Rumi's Secret : The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love. HB

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  • Rumi's Secret : The Life of the Sufi Poet of Love.
  • Brad Gooch.
  • Hardback, 400 pages, 229 x 152 mm.
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al-Udhari: Classical Poems by Arab Women : A Bilingual Anthology. Paperback

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  • Classical Poems by Arab Women : A Bilingual Anthology.
  • al-Udhari, Abdullah (ed.)
  • Pb., 241 pages, 6 illustrations, 210 x 135 mm.
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Abdullah: Interpreting the Qur'an. Towards a Contemporary Approach. Paperback

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  • Interpreting the Qur'an. Towards a Contemporary Approach.
  • Abdullah, Saeed
  • Pb., 208 pages, black & white illustrations, 234 x 156 mm. 2005
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Abdul-Raof: Schools of Qur'anic Exegesis : Genesis and Development. Paperback

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  • Schools of Qur'anic Exegesis. Genesis and Development.
  • Abdul-Raof, Hussein
  • Paperback, 296 pages, 6 black & white illustrations, 6 black & white line drawings, 234 x 156 mm.

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Abrahamian: A History of Modern Iran. Paperback

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  • History of Modern Iran. Paperback
  • Ervand Abrahamian
  • 264 pages, 29 halftones 2 maps 13 tables. July 2008. In a reappraisal of Iran’s modern history, Ervand Abrahamian traces its traumatic journey across the twentieth century, through the discovery of oil, imperial interventions, the rule of the Pahlavis and, in 1979, revolution and the birth of the Islamic Republic.

Abrahamov: Islamic Theology. Traditionalism and Rationalism. Paperback.

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  • Islamic Theology. Traditionalism and Rationalism. Paperback.
  • Binyamin Abrahamov. 192 pages. 1998. The principal theological struggle in Islam has taken place between traditionalist and rationalist theologians. Assessing material from the 3rd/9th century to the 10th/16th century, this book focuses on the foundations of both theologies.
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Abu-Baker: Coffins on Our Shoulders: The Experience of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel. Paperback

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  • Coffins on Our Shoulders: The Experience of the Palestinian Citizens of Israel.
  • Khawla Abu-Baker 2005
  • Paperback, 232 pages, 229 x 152 mm
  • This highly original historical and political analysis of the Arab-Israeli conflict combines the unique perspectives of two prominent segments of the Middle Eastern puzzle: Israeli Jews and the Palestinian citizens of Israel.
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Abu'l Fazl: The History of Akbar. Volume 1. Hb

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  • The History of Akbar. Vol. 1
  • Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak
  • Hardback, 592 pages, 209 x 140 mm.
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Abu'l-Fazl: The History of Akbar, Volume 2. hb

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  • The History of Akbar, Volume 2.
  • Abu'l-Fazl
  • Hb. 608 pages, 208 x 140 mm.
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Abu-Lughod: Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350. Pb

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  • Before European Hegemony: The World System A.D. 1250-1350. Paperback
  • by Janet L. Abu-Lughod. xiii, 443 pages. 1991
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Adib-moghaddam: Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic. Pb

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  • Iran in World Politics: The Question of the Islamic Republic.
  • by Arshin Adib-moghaddam
  • PB xi, 272 pages. 2010
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Adonis: Victims of a Map : A Bilingual Anthology of Arabic Poetry. Paperback

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  • Victims of a Map : A Bilingual Anthology of Arabic Poetry.
  • Adonis; Al-Qasim, Samih; Darwish, Mahmud; al-Udhari, Abdullah
  • Pb., 168 pages, 214 x 135 mm. 2005
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Afary: Sexual Politics in Modern Iran. Paperback

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  • Sexual Politics in Modern Iran.
  • Afary, Janet
  • Paperback, 442 pages, 53 b/w illus. 1 map, 228 x 152 mm.

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Aksan, Goffman: The Early Modern Ottomans. Remapping the Empire. Paperback

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  • Early Modern Ottomans. Remapping the Empire. Paperback
    Edited by Virginia H. Aksan, Daniel Goffman
  • 376 pages. 2007. A groundbreaking reinterpretation of the middle years of the Ottoman Empire, from the conquest of Byzantium in 1453 to the establishment of the Tanzimat in 1839.
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Albert: Imam Al-Ghazali : A Concise Life. pb

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  • Imam Al-Ghazali : A Concise Life
  • Edoardo Albert
  • 104 pages, 20 illustrations, 196 x 140 mm.
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Ali: A Manual of Hadith. Hardcover

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  • Manual of Hadith. Hardcover
    by Muhammad Ali and Maulana Muhammad Ali
    340 pages. 1990
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Ali: Al-Qur'an. A Contemporary Translation. Paperback

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  • Al-Quran. A Contemporary Translation. Paperback
  • Ahmed Ali
  • 572 pages, with index and Arabic text. This is a bilingual edition of the Qur'an, the Holy Book of Islam. On each page the original Arabic and the translated English sit side-by-side which shoud encourage the reader to draw from both texts. There are also notes where necessary, providing the full meaning of each word and phrase
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Ali-Shah: Die Sufi-Tradition im Westen. Paperback

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  • Sufi-Tradition im Westen. Paperback
  • Sayed Omar Ali-Shah. Übersetzer: Kathleen Göpel
  • 234 Seiten. 1999. Sufismus als praktikable Philosophie, als ein Lebensweg in der westlichen Welt. Die Botschaft wird dem Leser in einer erfrischend lebendigen Sprache übermittelt, voll Humor und mit sanfter Geduld.

Allen: An Introduction to Arabic Literature. Paperback

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  • Introduction to Arabic Literature. Paperback
  • Roger Allen
  • 286 pages. 2000. Roger Allen provides a comprehensive introductory survey of literary texts in Arabic, from their unknown beginnings in the fifth century AD to the present day. The volume focuses on the major genres of Arabic literature, dealing with Islam’s sacred text, the Qur’an, and a wealth of poetry, narrative prose, drama and criticism.
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Ansari: The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran. Paperback

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  • The Politics of Nationalism in Modern Iran.
  • Ali M. Ansari
  • Paperback, 342 pages, 228 x 152 mm. The first full-length study of Iranian nationalism in nearly five decades, this sophisticated and challenging book by the distinguished historian Ali M. Ansari explores the idea of nationalism in the creation of modern Iran. It does so by considering the broader developments in national ideologies that took place following the emergence of the European Enlightenment and showing how these ideas were adopted by a non-European state. Ansari charts a course through twentieth-century Iran, analysing the growth of nationalistic ideas and their impact on the state and demonstrating the connections between historiographical and political developments. In so doing, he shows how Iran's different regimes manipulated ideologies of nationalism and collective historical memory to suit their own ends. Drawing on hitherto untapped sources, the book concludes that it was the revolutionary developments and changes that occurred during the first half of the twentieth century that paved the way for later radicalisation.
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Arberry: Mystical Poems of Rumi. Paperback

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  • Mystical Poems of Rumi.
  • Arberry, Arthur J.; Rumi, Jalal al-Din; Lewis, Franklin D.; Yarshater, Ehsan
  • Pb., 356 pages, black & white illustrations, frontispiece, 216 x 140 mm.
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Arberry: Sufism. An Account of the Mystics of Islam. Paperback

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  • Sufism. An Account of the Mystics of Islam. Paperback
  • A.J. Arberry. 141 pages, index. reprint 1950 edition. The first concise history of Sufism to appear in any language, this work remains among the best.
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Arjomand: The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam : Religion, Political Order and Societal Change in Shi'ite Iran from the Beginning to 1890. Pb

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  • The Shadow of God and the Hidden Imam : Religion, Political Order and Societal Change in Shi'ite Iran from the Beginning to 1890.
  • Said Amir Arjomand 1987
  • Paperback, 368 pages, 1 halftone, 229 x 152 mm. Dismissing oversimplified and politically-charged views of the politics of Shi'ite Islam, Said Amir Arjomand offers a richly researched sociological and historical study of Shi'ism and the political order of premodern Iran that exposes the roots of what became Khomeini's theocracy.
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Armstrong: The Battle for God. Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Paperback

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  • The Battle for God. Fundamentalism in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
  • Armstrong, Karen
  • Paperback, 464 pages, illustrations, 197 x 130 mm. Britain's greatest religious historian chronicles the rise of fundamentalism. One of the most potent forces bedevilling the modern world is religious extremism, and the need to understand it has never been greater. Focusing in detail on Protestant fundamentalism in the United States, Jewish fundamentalism from sixteenth century Spain onwards and Muslim fundamentalism over the last four hundred years, Armstrong examines the patterns that underlie fundamentalism. The Battle for God is original in its thesis and in its understanding; as a history of religious ideas it is fascinating, and as an explanation of one of the most destabilizing forces at large in the world today it is extraordinary.

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Asad: On Suicide Bombing. hb

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  • On Suicide Bombing. Cloth
  • By Talal Asad. 144 pages. 2007. For many non-Muslims, "the suicide bomber" quickly became the icon of "an Islamic culture of death", a conceptual leap that struck Asad as problematic. Is there a "religiously-motivated terrorism?" If so, how does it differ from other cruelties? What makes its motivation "religious"?
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Babayan: Mystics, Monarchs and Messiahs : Cultural Landscape of Early Modern Iran. pb

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  • Mystics, Monarchs and Messiahs. Cultural Landscape of Early Modern Iran.
  • Kathryn Babayan
  • Paperback, lvi, 575 p. : 8.25 H x 1.25 D x 5.50 W inches
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Badawi: Modern Arabic Literature. Paperback

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  • Modern Arabic Literature. Paperback. Series: The Cambridge History of Arabic Literature
  • Edited by M. M. Badawi. 588 pages. 2006
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Baldick: Mystical Islam : An Introduction to Sufism. pb

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  • Mystical Islam: An Introduction to Sufism.
  • Baldick, Julian
  • Pb., 216 pages, 198 x 129 mm.
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Banani: Rumi - 53 Secrets from the Tavern of Love : Poems from the Rubiayat of Mevlana Rumi. Paperback

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  • Rumi - 53 Secrets from the Tavern of Love : Poems from the Rubiayat of Mevlana Rumi
  • Banani, Amin; Lee, Anthony A.
  • Paperback, 144 pages, 216 x 140 mm.
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Bang: Universal Empire : A Comparative Approach to Imperial Culture and Representation in Eurasian History. Pb

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  • Universal Empire. A Comparative Approach to Imperial Culture and Representation in Eurasian History.
  • Bang, Peter Fibiger; Kolodziejczyk, Dariusz
  • The claim by certain rulers to universal empire has a long history stretching as far back as the Assyrian and Achaemenid Empires. This book traces its various manifestations in classical antiquity, the Islamic world, Asia and Central America as well as considering seventeenth- and eighteenth-century European discussions of international order. As such it is an exercise in comparative world history combining a multiplicity of approaches, from ancient history, to literary and philosophical studies, to the history of art and international relations and historical sociology. The notion of universal, imperial rule is presented as an elusive and much coveted prize among monarchs in history, around which developed forms of kingship and political culture. Different facets of the phenomenon are explored under three, broadly conceived, headings: symbolism, ceremony and diplomatic relations; universal or cosmopolitan literary high-cultures; and, finally, the inclination to present universal imperial rule as an expression of cosmic order.
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Barks: Rumi: Bridge to the Soul: Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart. Paperback

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  • Rumi. Bridge to the Soul: Journeys into the Music and Silence of the Heart.
  • Coleman Barks
  • Hardback, 160 pages, 8-10 black and white illustrations. 187 x 140 mm. 2007
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Barks: Rumi: The Book of Love : Poems of Ecstasy and Longing. pb

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  • Rumi: The Book of Love. Poems of Ecstasy and Longing.
  • Barks, Coleman (tr.)
  • Pb. 240 pages, illustrations, 203 x 135 mm.
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Barr: A Line in the Sand : Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East. Paperback

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  • A Line in the Sand. Britain, France and the Struggle That Shaped the Middle East.
  • James Barr
  • Paperback, 464 pages, Illustrations, maps, ports., 198 x 130 mm.

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Barthold: An Historical Geography of Iran. pb

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  • An Historical Geography of Iran.
  • Barthold, Vasilii Vladimirovich
  • Paperback, 312 pages, black & white illustrations, 229 x 152 mm.
  • This volume is a compendium of the rich archeological and literary evidence on the Iranian world in its larger sense, comprising part of what is now Soviet Central Asia and Afghanistan as well as Iran proper. Originally published in 1984.
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Baumer: The History of Central Asia Volume 3. The Age of Islam and the Mongols. Hb

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  • The History of Central Asia Volume 3. The Age of Islam and the Mongols.
  • Christoph Baumer.
  • Hardback, 392 pages, 266 colour, 11 maps, 289 x 237 mm. 2016
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Bayat: Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn. Paperback

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  • Making Islam Democratic: Social Movements and the Post-Islamist Turn. Paperback
  • by Asef Bayat
  • 2007. 291 pages. Bayat proposes that democratic ideals have less to do with the essence of any religion than with how it is practiced. He offers a new approach to Islam and democracy, outlining how the social struggles of student organizations, youth and women's groups, the intelligentsia, and other social movements can make Islam democratic

Beckwith: Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present. Paperback

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  • Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present
  • Christopher I. Beckwith 2011
  • Paperback, 504 pages, illustrations, 216 x 140 mm
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Bell, Watt: Introduction to the Qur'an. By Richard Bell, completely revised by W. Montgomery Watt. Paperback

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  • Introduction to the Qur'an. Paperback
  • by Richard Bell, completely revised by W. Montgomery Watt
  • xii, 258 pages. Reprint 2002 (1977). This classical introduction to the Qur'an sketches the historical background to the life, aims, character and inspiration of Muhammad. It explains the history, form and chronology of the Qur'an and gives the views of Muslim and Occidental scholars.
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Bennison: The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the 'Abbasid Empire. Paperback

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  • The Great Caliphs: The Golden Age of the 'Abbasid Empire
  • Amira K. Bennison 2009
  • 272 pages, 21 integrated black and white illustrations, 4 maps, 234 x 156 mm
  • "The Great Caliphs" creatively explores the immense achievements of the 'Abbasid age through the lens of Mediterranean history.
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Berkey: The Formation of Islam. Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800 Paperback

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  • The Formation of Islam. Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800
  • Jonathan Berkey
  • Paperback, 302 pages, 3 maps, 228 x 152 mm
  • Jonathan Berkey's book surveys the religious history of the peoples of the Near East from roughly 600 to 1800 CE. The opening chapter examines the religious scene in the Near East in late antiquity, and the religious traditions which preceded Islam. Subsequent chapters investigate Islam's first century and the beginnings of its own traditions, the 'classical' period from the accession of the Abbasids to the rise of the Buyid amirs, and thereafter the emergence of new forms of Islam in the middle period.
    Throughout, close attention is paid to the experiences of Jews and Christians, as well as Muslims.
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Black: The History of Islamic Political Thought: From the Prophet to the Present. Paperback

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  • History of Islamic Political Thought. From the Prophet to the Present. Paperback
  • Antony Black
  • 416 pages. Second edition 2011. A comprehensive overview of Islamic political thought, stretching from Early Islam (c.622-661) to the Age of Fundamentalism (c.1920-2000)

Blair: The Art and Architecture of Islam 1250 - 1800. Cloth

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  • Art and Architecture of Islam 1250 - 1800. Cloth
  • by Sheila S. Blair , Jonathan M. Bloom
  • 364 pages,bibliography,maps,150 colour plates. 1994. Virtually all the masterpieces of Islamic art, the Alhambra, the Taj Mahal and the Tahmasp Shahnama, were produced during the period from the Mongol conquests in the early 13th century to the advent of European colonial rule in the 19th century. This work surveys the architecture and arts of the traditional Islamic lands during this era.

Blair: The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800. Paperback

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  • The Art and Architecture of Islam, 1250-1800
  • Sheila S. Blair 1996
  • Paperback, 336 pages, 150 b&w illustrations, 150 colour plates, 285 x 215 mm.
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Bonner: Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice. Paperback

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  • Jihad in Islamic History: Doctrines and Practice. Paperback
  • Michael  Bonner
  • 224 pages. 2 maps. 2008. Michael Bonner provides the first study in English that focuses on the early history of jihad, shedding much-needed light on the most recent controversies over jihad.

Boogert: The Berber Literary Tradition of the Sous. Hardback

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  • The Berber Literary Tradition of the Sous. With an Edition and Translation of "The Ocean of Tears" by Muhd. Awzal (d. 1749)
  • Nico van den Boogert
  • Hardback, c. 475 pages. 1997. Publication of De Goeje Fund, No. XXVII
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Boullata: Palestinian Art 1850-2005. Pb

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  • Palestinian Art 1850-2005.
  • Boullata, Kama'l; Berger, John.
  • Paperback, 368 pages, 100 colour illustrations, also b/w illustrations, 270 x 220 mm. This pioneering book offers an insider's analysis of the development of Palestinian art from the 19th century to the present day. Kamal Boullata's diverse selection of pre-1948 paintings through contemporary media works highlights the political concerns of Palestinian artists and their unique contributions to modern Arab culture. Work by artists who continued to live in their homeland is examined alongside that of artists of the Palestinian diaspora, including art world luminary Mona Hatoum. Particular attention is paid to the role of women artists, revealing how strategies of resistance have been employed against the dominant artistic expression.
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Boulting: Four Pilgrims. Hiuen Tsiang: Saewulf: Ibn Battuta: Ludovico Varthema of Bologna. Cloth

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  • Four Pilgrims. Hiuen Tsiang: Saewulf: Ibn Battuta: Ludovico Varthema of Bologna. Cloth. 14x21,5cm.
  • by William Boulting
  • 1: Hiuen Tsiang: Perilous Journey to the Sacred Land of Buddha, A.D. 627-643. 2: Saewulf: An English Pilgrim to Palestine. 3: Ibn Battuta: The Greatest of Moslem Travellers, AD 1304-1377. 4: Ludovico Varthema of Bologna: Reivegade Pilgrim to Mecca Foremost of Italian Travellers. 256 pages, reprint 1992

Bowen: A New Anthropology of Islam. Pb

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  •  A New Anthropology of Islam.
  • J. R. Bowen
  • Paperback, 230 pages, 228 x 152 mm
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Bowering: Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction. Paperback

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  • Islamic Political Thought: An Introduction
  • Bowering, Gerhard
  • Paperback, 304 pages, 229 x 152 mm. 2015
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Boyce: Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Paperback

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  • Zoroastrians: Their Religious Beliefs and Practices. Paperback
  • by Mary Boyce. 252 pages. 2000. Zoroastrianism is of enormous importance in the history of religions. It became the state religion of the three great Iranian empires and influenced other world faiths: northern Buddhism and Judaism, Christianity and Islam.
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