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  1. Stories of Piety and Prayer
    Uplifting tales from one of the most influential Arabic books of the Middle AgesOne of the most popular and influential Arabic books of the Middle Ages, Deliverance Follows Adversity is an anthology of stories and anecdotes designed... Learn More
    Published: 7th May 2019
    Hardback | £27.99
  2. 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.... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £33.00
    Paperback | £10.99
    PDF | £37.00
  3. Arabian Romantic
    Love poems from late 19th-century Arabia  Arabian Romantic captures what it was like to live in central Arabia before the imposition of austere norms by the Wahhabi authorities in the early 20th century: tales of robbery... Learn More
    Published: 9th October 2018
    Hardback | £27.99
  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 | £62.00
  5. In Darfur
    A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274 H/1857 AD) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2018
    Hardback | £33.00
    PDF | £37.00
  6. In Darfur
    A merchant’s account of his travels through an independent African state Muhammad ibn 'Umar al-Tunisi (d. 1274 H/1857 AD) belonged to a family of Tunisian merchants trading with Egypt and what is now Sudan. Al-Tunisi was... Learn More
    Published: 8th May 2018
    Hardback | £33.00
    PDF | £37.00
  7. What 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Us
    Trenchant and witty critiques of life in Cairo under British ruleWhat 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Us is a masterpiece of early 20th-century Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this highly original... Learn More
    Published: 10th April 2018
    Paperback | £13.99
  8. Arabian Satire
    This lively volume collects poems by Hmedan al-Shwe'ir, who lived in Najd in the Arabian Peninsula shortly before the hegemony of the Wahhabi movement in the early 18th century.A master of satire known for his ribald humor, self-deprecation,... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2017
    Hardback | £27.99
    PDF | £32.00
  9. Scents and Flavors
    Collecting 635 meticulous recipes, Scents and Flavors invites us to savor an inventive cuisine that elevates simple ingredients by combining the sundry aromas of herbs, spices, fruits, and flower essences.   This popular... Learn More
    Published: 2nd May 2017
    Hardback | £23.99
    PDF | £28.00
  10. Accounts of China and India
    The ninth and tenth centuries witnessed the establishment of a substantial network of maritime trade across the Indian Ocean, providing the real-life background to the Sinbad tales.  An exceptional exemplar of Arabic... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  11. 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... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Paperback | £11.99
  12. 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, andorigins—at a time of politicalunrest and fragmentation, written by oneof the most important scholars of the early Abbasid era. In... Learn More
    Published: 4th April 2017
    Hardback | £33.00
  13. Light in the Heavens
    Sayings of the Prophet Muhammad, wielding an authority second only to the Qur'an.The words of Muhammad (d. 11/632), God's messenger and prophet of Islam, have a special place in the hearts of his followers. Wielding an authority... Learn More
    Published: 8th November 2016
    Hardback | £23.99
    PDF | £24.00
  14. The Life of Ibn Hanbal
    The Life of Ibn Hanbal is a translation of the biography of Ibn Hanbal by the Baghdad preacher, scholar, and storyteller Ibn al-Jawzi (d. 597 H/1200 AD), newly abridged for a paperback readership by translator Michael Cooperson  Ahmad... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
    Paperback | £13.99
  15. A Treasury of Virtues
    A Treasury of Virtues is a collection of sayings, sermons, and teachings attributed to 'Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 40 H/661 AD), the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, the first Shia Imam and the fourth Sunni... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
    Paperback | £11.99
  16. Risible Rhymes
    Written in mid-17th centuryEgypt, Risible Rhymesis in part a short, comic disquisition on “rural” verse, mocking thepretensions and absurdities of uneducated poets from Egypt’s countryside. The interestin the countryside... Learn More
    Published: 4th October 2016
    Hardback | £23.99
    PDF | £22.00
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