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The House of Wisdom

How The Arabs Transformed Western Civilization
Lyons, Jonathan
When Baghdad opened its gates as the new capital of the Abbasid Caliphate, the prime site in the city was occupied by the royal library. Both the city and the library, completed around 765, were built by Caliph al-Mansur, who devised a method for measuring the circumference of the Earth and was second...

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Arab Civilization to AD 1500 Dunlop *Arab Conquest of the Western Sahara Norris *Arabs and Mediaeval Europe Daniel *Berbers in Arabic Literature Norris *Cristianity Among The Arabs in Pre-Islamic Times Trimingham *Frankincense and Myrrh Groom *Influence of Islam Upon Africa ...

180 L.E

A Modern History of the Islamic World

Reinhard Schulze
The Islamic world—those countries where Islam is the dominant or most important religion— encompasses territories as far apart as Morocco, Indonesia, Somalia, and Bosnia, and includes a diverse range of societies and cultures. Charting the twentieth-century history of these societies, this book examines...

120 L.E

Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Nancy Gallagher
The Israeli–Palestinian conflict has resulted in the longest-standing refugee crisis in the world today. Based on new archival research and interviews with surviving participants, this book considers one early effort to resolve that crisis while offering helpful lessons for current efforts at conflict...

160 L.E

Occupied Territories The Untold Story of Israel’s Settlements

Gershom Gorenberg
In the fog of the 1967 war and its aftermath, Israel’s generals and politicians took a series of fateful decisions that led to a bloody, bitter, and seemingly endless occupation of Arab lands. Gershom Gorenberg takes us behind the scenes of history to glimpse those decisions being made. He reveals for...

120 L.E

Napoleon’s Egypt Invading the Middle East

Juan Cole
In 1798, for the first time since the Crusades, western armies landed in the Middle East, initiating a confrontation with far-reaching implications. The French, infused with the fire of revolution and republicanism, and imbued with the idealism of the Enlightenment, set out for glory and riches. Their...

250 L.E

The Modern Middle East

Edited by Albert Hourani and Philip S. Khoury and Mary C. Wilson
This popular textbook—now revised and updated—assembles key writings on the modern history of the Middle East by some of the most distinguished specialists in the field. The book aims to meet the needs of a wide range of students. After an introduction by Albert Hourani, the essays are arranged in four...

120 L.E

Medieval Islamic Medicine

Peter E. Pormann and Emilie Savage-Smith
This illuminating new analysis by two preeminent scholars of medical history takes a fresh approach to the study of medicine in the lands of Islam during the medieval period (c. 650–1500). Drawing on numerous sources, Peter E. Pormann and Emilie Savage-Smith highlight topics such as surgery, hospital...

300 L.E

Islamic Civilization

History and Treasures
Text by Francesca Romana Romani
This full-color chronicle begins with the seventh-century origin of Islam in the desert oasis of Mecca and an account of the Bedouin society in which the Prophet Muhammad was raised. Then it moves on to explore the dynamic development of Islamic culture and society under the first ‘rightly guided’ caliphs...

80 L.E

In the House of Law Gender and Islamic Law in Ottoman Syria and Palestine

Judith Tucker
A man and a woman get married and consummate the union. After the wedding night, the man claims that his bride was already deflowered and sends her back to her family. He proceeds to kidnap his wife’s sister, who is already married, and asks to annul his marriage. His wife maintains that she was a virgin....

180 L.E

A Modern History of the Islamic World

Reinhard Schulze
The Islamic world—those countries where Islam is the dominant or most important religion— encompasses territories as far apart as Morocco, Indonesia, Somalia, and Bosnia, and includes a diverse range of societies and cultures. Charting the twentieth-century history of these societies, this book examines...

100 L.E

A Concise History of the Middle East 7th Edition

Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.
The seventh edition of Arthur Goldschmidt’s widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East, including the aftermath of the Gulf War and the issues surrounding the “Palestinian Question.” As an introduction to the history...