James E. Montgomery

James E. Montgomery, author of Al-Jahiz: In Praise of Books, is Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Trinity Hall. His latest publications are Loss Sings, a collaboration with the celebrated Scottish artist Alison Watt, and Dīwān ʿAntarah ibn Shaddād: A Literary-Historical Study.

 

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  1. The Philosopher Responds
    Questions and answers from two great philosophersWhy is laughter contagious? Why do mountains exist? Why do we long for the past, even if it is scarred by suffering? Spanning a vast array of subjects that range from the philosophical... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2019
    Hardback | £34.00
  2. The Philosopher Responds
    Questions and answers from two great philosophersWhy is laughter contagious? Why do mountains exist? Why do we long for the past, even if it is scarred by suffering? Spanning a vast array of subjects that range from the philosophical... Learn More
    Published: 19th November 2019
    Hardback | £34.00
  3. War Songs
    Poems of love and battle by Arabia’s legendary warrior From the sixth-century highlands of Najd in the Arabian peninsula, on the eve of the advent of Islam, come the strident cries of a legendary warrior and poet. The black... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £11.99
    PDF | £37.00
  4. Diwan 'Antarah ibn Shaddad
    The pre-Islamic warrior-poet 'Antarah ibn Shaddad, a composer of one of the Mu'allaqat, attracted the attention of the philologists who were active in Iraq at the nascence of the scholarly study of Arabic. These philologists collected... Learn More
    Published: 2nd October 2018
    Hardback | £65.00
  5. The Excellence of the Arabs

    The Excellence of the Arabs

    Written by Ibn Qutaybah, Translated by Sarah Bowen Savant, Edited and translated by Peter Webb, Edited by James E. Montgomery

    Series Library of Arabic Literature

    NYU Press

    The Excellence of the Arabs is a spirited defense of Arab identity—its merits, values, and origins—at a time of political unrest and fragmentation, written by one of the most important scholars of the early Abbasid era.In... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Hardback | £34.00
    Paperback | £12.99
  6. Mission to the Volga
    Earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic. A pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. In its pages, we move north on a diplomatic mission from Baghdad to the upper reaches... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  7. Two Arabic Travel Books
    Two Arabic Travel Books combines two exceptional exemplars of Arabic travel writing, penned in the same era but chronicling wildly divergent experiences. Accounts of China and India is a compilation of reports and anecdotes on... Learn More
    Published: 8th December 2014
    Hardback | £34.00
    PDF | £37.00