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Dionisius A. Agius
Drawing upon Arabic literary sources, iconographic evidence and archaeological finds, this book examines trade, port towns, ship construction, seamanship, ship typology and their historical development in the Western Indian Ocean, focussing on the Medieval Islamic period but including earlier ...
Edited by Billie Jean Collins
A reference guide and key to all aspects of man’s contact with the menagerie of the Ancient Near East. With ample original illustrations.
Walter M. Spink
Walter M. Spink
M. Hassan Kakar
Afghanistan emerged as a nation-state after Amir ‘Abd al-Rahman Khan consolidated the central authority in its most formative period of its history in the late nineteenth century. All this at a time when the two expanding Russian and British empires were approaching Afghanistan in what is known ...
This dictionary, indispensable for those interested in the Crimea, Ukraine, as well as Eurasian nomadism, is the result of year-long painstaking research into the etymology of Crimean pre-Russian habitation names, shedding light on the Turkic, Greek, Caucasian and other place-names in a ...
Edited by Abigail Firey
Using hitherto unconsidered source materials from late antiquity to the early modern period, this volume charts new views about the role of penance in shaping western attitudes and practices for resolving social, political, and spiritual tensions, as penitents and confessors negotiated rituals ...
Edited by Ben-Ami Shillony
The book offers a fascinating picture of the four emperors of modern Japan, their institution, their personalities and their impact on the history of their country. Leading scholars from Japan and other countries have contributed essays which treat this subject from various angles.
Kevin M. Doak
This magisterial history of Japanese nationalism reveals nationalism to be a contested and pluralistic practice that seeks to center the people in political life. It presents a wealth of primary source material on how Japanese themselves have understood their national identity.
Edited by Roy Hammerling
Ancient prayers exist in a rich variety of often unexamined forms, and so they require a comprehensive study. This volume includes diverse scholars, who reveal the wondrous breadth of prayerful religious traditions from the first to the fifteenth centuries.
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