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(2) The Caliphate of Al-Muqtadir 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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...Account of the procedure at the proclamation of JA ‘FAR son of MU ‘TADID, whose kunyah was ABU ‘L-FADL, and who was thirteen years of age at the time. When MUKTAFI’s illness grew serious, his vizier ‘ABBAS B. HASAN began to consider whom he...

The Epic of Gilgamesh

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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...By far the oldest text included in this volume, The Epic of Gilgamesh retains its ability to delight. Though its literary history dates back to the third millennium BCE, the “standard” version is written in Babylonian and dates from...

The Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge Vol. VIII

Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad : The Observations and Tales of a Mesopotamian Judge

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2018

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...(The newly recovered eighth volume of Nishwar al-Muhadarah of Abu ‘Ali al-Muhassin al-Tanukhi.) Introductory Remarks. Some time after the publication of the first volume of this workRoyal Asiatic Society, Oriental Translation Fund, N. S...

The Table-Talk of a Mesopotamian Judge.

Abu ‘Ali Al-Muhassin Ibn ‘Ali Al-Tanukhi

Abu ‘Ali Al-Muhassin Ibn ‘Ali Al-Tanukhi, known as al-Tanukhi (939-94), was a tenth century judge and litterateur. Born in Basra, the intellectual capital of the Arab world at that time, he came from an influential family of landowners and judges. The Table Talk of a Mesoptamian Judge is the translation of one of his two great surviving works: Nishwar al-Muhadara wa-Akhbar al-Mudhakara (Cream of Coversation and Reminiscences). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Everyday Life in Medieval Baghdad : The Observations and Tales of a Mesopotamian Judge

I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd, 2018

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...I was told the following by Abu’l-‘Abbas Hibat Allah b. Mohammed b. Yusuf, known as Ibn al-Munajjim the Messmate, one of the sons of Yahya Ibn Abi Mansur companion of Ma’mun, who, with his ancestors and family is celebrated for association...

In the Proximity of Sultans: Majd Al-Dīn IsḥāQ, Ibn ‘Arabī and the Seljuk Court

Sara Nur Yıldız

Sara Nur Yildiz is Post-Doctoral Research Fellow at the Orient-Institut, Istanbul. She holds a PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from the University of Chicago. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Haşim Şahin

Haşim Şahin

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The Seljuks of Anatolia : Court and Society in the Medieval Middle East

I.B. Tauris, 2013

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...MawlānāJalāl al-Dīn Muḥammad, Kitāb-i fīhi mā fīhi, ed. Badī‘ al-Zamān Furūzanfar (Tehran: Intishārāt-i Nigāh, 1387 sh./2008 {3rd edition}), p. 15. This and all translations into English belong to the authors unless otherwise specified...

Babylonia

Rodrigo Laham Cohen

Rodrigo Laham Cohen is a Professor at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National University of San Martín, and a Researcher in the Argentinian National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). His PhD focused on Jewish Communities in the period of Gregory the Great. He has published widely on Christian Anti-Judaism and Jewish Anti-Christianity in Late Antiquity. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Jews in Late Antiquity

Arc Humanities Press, 2018

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...In b Kiddushin 69b, a Palestinian rabbi stated that Jewish Babylonian genealogy, thanks to a decision of Ezra, was purer than the Palestinian one. This declaration reflects the conviction of Babylonian rabbis (by means of the Bavli) about...

Humour and Sexuality

Intercultural Transmission in the Medieval Mediterranean

Continuum, 2012

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...Far from a traditional conception of courtly love and the idea of love as a melancholy illness (or amor hereos), defined by Andreas Capellanus in his De amore (AD 1186) as a ‘passio quaedam innata procedens ex visione et immoderata...

The Arab conquest of Iran

Parvaneh Pourshariati

Parvaneh Pourshariati is Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at Ohio State University, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Decline and Fall of the Sasanian Empire : The Sasanian–Parthian Confederacy and the Arab Conquest of Iran

I.B. Tauris, 2008

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...On the face of it the saga of the Sasanians in the last decades of their rule seems to defy any understanding. From the deposition of the powerful Khusrow II in 628 CE to the accession of the last Sasanian king Yazdgird III in 632 CE...

The History of Shah Isma‘il The Safavid

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Wheeler M. Thackston

Wheeler M. Thackston is an orientalist and a distinguished translator and editor of Persian and Arabic historical and literary works. Author of a number of noted Persian and Arabic grammars, he is Emeritus Professor, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilzations, Harvard University. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Classical Writings of the Medieval Islamic World : Persian Histories of the Mongol Dynasties, Volume II: Habibu’s-Siyar: The History of the Mongols and Genghis Khan (Tome 3)

I.B.Tauris, 2012

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...The Beginning Of The Shah’s Reign, And The Rising Of The Dawn Of Hope Over The Horizon Of Divine Favor Based on the dictum “The sultan is the shadow of God,” Shah Isma‘il’s ambition was always to clear the garden of religion and state...

The Wonders of the East

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 Wonders of the East is a short prose text that appears in three medieval English manuscripts from the eleventh and twelfth centuries. It consists of a loosely connected series of descriptions of marvels, most of which are based...