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Ingenious Mechanical Devices

John Freely

John Freely (1926-2017) was one of the most widely respected writers of travel books, histories and guides about Greece and Turkey. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Light from the East : How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World

I.B.Tauris, 2011

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...One of the most illustrious figures in the history of Islamic mathematics is Abu’l Fath Umar ibn Ibrahim al-Khayyami (ca. 1048–ca. 1130). As his name indicates he was the son of Ibrahim al-Khayyami, whose last name means ‘the Tentmaker’‘One...

Hilal B. Muhassin‘s Continuation of “The Experiences of the Nations.”

Abu Ali Miskawayh

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Abu ′Ali Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ya′qublgn Miskawayh (932-1030), known as Miskawayh, was a prominent Persian philosopher and historian, born at Ray in Iran. He served at court in Baghdad and Shiraz and was also librarian and keeper of state papers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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H.F. Amedroz

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D.S. Margoliouth

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D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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D.S. Margoliouth

D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hugh Kennedy

Hugh Kennedy is Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies. His books include The Great Arab Conquests (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eclipse of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate : Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...This is the Chronicle of which Abu Shuja"s is an abridgment. The last pages of the latter are taken from the opening pages of this Part, whence the relation between the two can easily be estimated. Account of the arrest by Abu Shuja...

Caliphate of al-Qadir Billah

Abu Ali Miskawayh

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Abu ′Ali Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ya′qublgn Miskawayh (932-1030), known as Miskawayh, was a prominent Persian philosopher and historian, born at Ray in Iran. He served at court in Baghdad and Shiraz and was also librarian and keeper of state papers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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H.F. Amedroz

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D.S. Margoliouth

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D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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D.S. Margoliouth

D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hugh Kennedy

Hugh Kennedy is Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies. His books include The Great Arab Conquests (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eclipse of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate : Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...When Baha al-daulah returned to his palace, whither Ta’i’ had previously been conveyed, and where he was confined, he proclaimed as Caliph AL-QADIR BILLAH (The Powerful through God) ABU’L-’ABBAS AHMAD B. ISHAQ B. MUQTADIR (peace be upon...
...The stylistic developments in classical Persian poetry between the tenth and sixteenth centuries are commonly classified on the basis of poetic styles and the literary activity in courtly centres over a wide geographical area, although...

Donestre, Huntress, and Boar-Tusked Women

Asa Simon Mittman

Asa Simon Mittman is Professor and Chair of Art & Art History at California State University, Chico. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Marcus Hensel

Marcus Hensel is Assistant Professor of English at Bethany College, Kansas. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Primary Sources on Monsters : Demonstrare Volume 2

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...The illustrations to the Beowulf Manuscript’s version of the Wonders of the East are strange, difficult images. They do not always make immediate sense, and though closely related to the text, they rarely seem to illustrate it in any...

Change Over Time

Leonora Neville

Leonora Neville studies Byzantine culture and society, and is the John W. and Jeanne M. Rowe Professor of Byzantine History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Her work focuses on medieval history writing, authority, gender, and the importance of the classical past for Byzantine culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Byzantine Gender

Arc Humanities Press, 2019

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...This account has been a remarkably static image of Medieval Roman gender. I have culled information from the sixth to the fourteenth centuries and amalgamated it into a common meatloaf. This is regrettable because Byzantine culture...

Preface

Abu Ali Miskawayh

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Abu ′Ali Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Ya′qublgn Miskawayh (932-1030), known as Miskawayh, was a prominent Persian philosopher and historian, born at Ray in Iran. He served at court in Baghdad and Shiraz and was also librarian and keeper of state papers. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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H.F. Amedroz

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D.S. Margoliouth

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D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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D.S. Margoliouth

D.S. Margoliouth (1858-1940), Laudian Professor of Arabic, University of Oxford. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Hugh Kennedy

Hugh Kennedy is Professor of Arabic at the School of Oriental and African Studies. His books include The Great Arab Conquests (2007). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Eclipse of the ‘Abbasid Caliphate : Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World

I.B.Tauris, 2015

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...MR. H. F. AMEDROZ, who had won the gratitude of students of Islamic history by his editions of Hilal’s Book of the Viziers, and Ibn al-Qalanisi’s History of Damascus, besides numerous monographs on legal and historical subjects,A memoir...

The Life and Times Of ‘Amīd Al-Mulk Al-kundurī

Medieval Central Asia and the Persianate World : Iranian Tradition and Islamic Civilisation

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2015

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...There is no doubt that the most famous vizier of the first Seljuq sultan Tughril has acquired a somewhat curious reputation.This contribution should be read in conjunction with my forthcoming book chapter about Niẓām al-Mulk where...

Church Reform and its Aftermath

Jerry B. Pierce

Jerry B. Pierce is Assistant Professor of History at Penn State Hazleton University, USA. His current research examines heresy and social change in medieval Europe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Poverty, Heresy, and the Apocalypse : The Order of Apostles and Social Change in Medieval Italy 1260–1307

Continuum, 2012

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...If the German Emperor Henry III had witnessed the struggle between empire and papacy from the rise of his successor through the death of Frederick Barbarossa, he would have been dumbfounded. In Henry III’s lifetime, the papacy and empire...

Introduction: Animals in Culture, ca. 1000–ca. 1400

Brigitte Resl

Brigitte Resl is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Liverpool and is author of Understanding Animals, 1150-1350 and co-author of Writing Nature in the Early Middle Ages. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Cultural History of Animals in the Medieval Age

Berg, 2007

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...Bears and wolves were hunted to near extinction, sheep and cattle shrank in size, pheasants and rabbits were introduced as new quarries for hunting, dogs and horses were subjected to selective breeding, lions and elephants were imported...