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Category: Islam

The Ottoman Tanbûr

Hans de Zeeuw

Tanbûrs are long-necked lute-like instruments played in the art, Sûfî, and folk musical traditions along the Silk Road and beyond. This book provides a detailed study of the history of the tanbûr, its role in Ottoman music, construction and playing technique. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00

The Continuity of Pre-Islamic Motifs in Javanese Mosque Ornamentation, Indonesia

Hee Sook Lee-Niinioja

This book assesses the continuity and significance of Hindu-Buddhist design motifs in Islamic mosques in Java. The volume investigates four pre-Islamic motifs in Javanese mosque ornamentation from the 15th century to the present day: prehistoric tumpals, Hindu-Buddhist kala-makaras, lotus buds, and scrolls. READ MORE

Paperback: £52.00 | eBook: £16.00

Arab Music: A Survey of Its History and Its Modern Practice

Leo Plenckers

This book offers a comprehensive survey of the history and the development of Arab music and musical theory from its pre-Islamic roots until 1970, as well as a discussion of the major genres and forms practiced today, such as the Egyptian gīl, the Algerian raï and Palestinian hip hop; it also touches upon musical instruments and folk music. READ MORE

Paperback: £32.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ramla: City of Muslim Palestine, 715-1917

ed. Andrew Petersen et al.

This book presents a comprehensive overview of the history, archaeology and architecture of the city of Ramla from the time of its foundation as the capital of Umayyad Palestine around 715 until the end of Ottoman rule in 1917. READ MORE

Paperback: £48.00 | eBook: £16.00

Racconto d’Egitto: Trascrizione e traduzione del manoscritto di ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī (con brevi note di commento)

Ahmed F. Kzzo et al.

This edition provides the first Italian translation of ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī's fascinating account of Egypt in the 12th-13th centuries. The translation is accompanied by a full transcription of the original Arabic manuscript as well as essential and insightful commentary and analysis. READ MORE

Paperback: £28.00 | eBook: £16.00

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 50 2020

ed. Daniel Eddisford

The 53rd Seminar for Arabian Studies was hosted by the University of Leiden, 11-13 July 2019. In total 65 papers and 23 posters were presented at the three-day event. This proceedings volume presents a selection of papers and posters. READ MORE

Paperback: £69.00

Late Roman to Late Byzantine/Early Islamic Period Lamps in the Holy Land

Varda Sussman

This volume illustrates lamps from the Byzantine period excavated in the Holy Land and demonstrates the extent of their development since the first enclosing/capturing of light (fire) within a portable man-made vessel. READ MORE

Paperback: £70.00 | eBook: £16.00

Medieval Urban Landscape in Northeastern Mesopotamia

Karel Nováček et al.

Investigates the sites which formed an urban network from 6th to 19th centuries in the region of northeastern Mesopotamia, bounded by the rivers Great Zāb, Little Zāb and Tigris. READ MORE

Paperback: £38.00 | eBook: £16.00

Le décor architectural artuqide en pierre de Mardin placé dans son contexte regional

Deniz Beyazit

This volume studies the architecture of the city of Mardin in South-east Anatolia produced under the patronage of the Artuqids, whose influence held sway from c. 1101-1409. READ MORE

Paperback: £80.00 | eBook: £16.00

Ceramiche vicinorientali della Collezione Popolani

Stefano Anastasio et al.

This volume illustrates the Popolani Collection at the Archaeological Museum of Florence, consisting of ancient pottery vessels, terracotta oil-lamps, glazed Islamic tiles, Romano-Byzantine glassware, as well as various objects from the Damascene antique market. READ MORE

Paperback: £34.00 | eBook: £16.00

Le QSAR, type d’implantation humaine au Sahara: architecture du Sud Algérien

Mounia Chekhab-Abudaya

This volume, through the systematic analysis and comparison of some qṣūr of southeastern Algeria (Rīġ, Mzāb, Miya and al-Manī‘a), reveals common architectural features that can be used to identify a common type of qṣar in this region. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00