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On Literature and Philosophy: The Non-Fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz: Volume 1

by Naguib Mahfouz Gingko Library
Pub Date:
10/2015
ISBN:
9781909942776
Format:
Hbk 220 pages

Naguib Mahfouz is one of the most important writers in contemporary Arabic literature. Winner of the Nobel Prize in 1988 (the...

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Makers of the Modern Middle East 2ed

by T G Fraser, Andrew Mango and Robert McNamara Gingko Library
Pub Date:
04/2015
ISBN:
9781909942004
Format:
Hbk 358 pages

A century ago, as World War I got underway, the Middle East was dominated, as it had been for centuries, by the Ottoman Empire....

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Democracy is the Answer: Egypt's Years of Revolution

by Alaa Al Aswany, Russell Harris, Aran Byrne, Paul Naylor and Sarah Cleave Gingko Library
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9781909942714
Format:
Hbk 700 pages

As the Egyptian revolution unfolded throughout 2011 and the ensuing years, no one was better positioned to comment on it—and try...

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Rethinking Islam: The Battle for Democracy, Freedom and Women's Rights

by Katajun Amirpur Gingko Library
Pub Date:
06/2015
ISBN:
9781909942738
Format:
Hbk 256 pages

In Rethinking Islam, Katajun Amirpur argues that the West’s impression of Islam as a backward-looking faith, resistant to post-Enlightenment...

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Memories of a Bygone Age: Qajar Persia and Imperial Russia 1853-1902

by Prince Arfa Gingko Library
Pub Date:
09/2016
ISBN:
9781909942868
Format:
Hbk 288 pages

Set against the backdrop of Iran's struggle against the rising powers of Russia and Britain, the memoirs of Mirza Riza Khan Arfa'-ed-Dowleh—otherwise...

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Art, Trade, and Culture in the Islamic World and Beyond: From the Fatimids to the Mughals

by Alison Ohta, Michael Rogers and Rosalind Haddon Gingko Library
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781909942905
Format:
Hbk 224 pages

The essays in this book trace a rich continuum of artistic exchange that occurred between successive Islamic dynasties from the...

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First World War and Its Aftermath: The Shaping of the Middle East

by T G Fraser and Leila Fawaz Gingko Library
Pub Date:
08/2015
ISBN:
9781909942752
Format:
Hbk 450 pages

Think of a map of World War I and chances are that map will be of Europe and mdash;but the First World War had just as heavy an...

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Essays of the Sadat Era: The Non-fiction Writing of Naguib Mahfouz: Volume II

by Naguib Mahfouz Gingko Library
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9781909942806
Format:
Hbk 148 pages

When Naguib Mahfouz quit his job as a civil servant in 1971, a Nobel Prize in literature was still off on the horizon, as was...

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Pagan Christmas: Winter Feasts of the Kalasha of the Hindu Kush

by Augusto Cacopardo Gingko Library
Pub Date:
01/2017
ISBN:
9781909942844
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

This authoritative work sheds light on the religious world of the Kalasha people of the Birir valley in the Chitral district of...

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Iran's Constitutional Revolution of 1906 and the Narratives of the Enlightenment

by Ali Ansari Gingko Library
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781909942912
Format:
Hbk 336 pages

The Constitutional Revolution of 1906 opened the way for enormous change in Persia, heralding the modern era and creating a model...

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Hijaz: Integration, Islamic Statehood and the Origins of Self-Determination

by Malik Dahlan Gingko Library
Pub Date:
10/2016
ISBN:
9781909942929
Format:
Hbk 420 pages

The western territory of the Arabian Peninsula, the Hijaz is home to the two holy cities of Makkah and Medina and hosts millions...

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Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill My Eye

by Trevor Marchand Gingko Library
Pub Date:
08/2017
ISBN:
9781909942073
Format:
Pbk 240 pages

Generations of highly skilled masons, carpenters and craftspeople have deftly employed local materials and indigenous technologies...

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Christmas and the Qur'an

by Karl-Josef Kuschel Gingko Library
Pub Date:
12/2017
ISBN:
9781909942080
Format:
Hbk 140 pages

The story of Christmas—familiar and heart-warming, a story of hope and peace encapsulated by the birth of the infant Jesus—is...

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Mercantile Effect: On Art and Exchange in the Islamicate World During the 17th and 18th Centuries

by Sussan Babaie and Melanie Gibson Gingko Library
Pub Date:
11/2017
ISBN:
9781909942103
Format:
Hbk 160 pages

This lavishly illustrated book collects papers delivered at the third Gingko conference: "The Mercantile Effect: On art and...

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Iran, Islam and Democracy: The Politics of Managing Change

by Ali Ansari Gingko Library
Pub Date:
12/2017
ISBN:
9781909942981
Format:
Hbk 220 pages

The surprise election of Hasan Rouhani in 2013 has re-focused attention on the dynamics between Islam and democracy in Iran after...

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