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  • The Life of Ibn Hanbal by Abu al-Faraj 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Ali Ibn al-Jawzi
    The Life of Ibn Hanbal (English, Paperback) Abu al-Faraj 'Abd al-Rahman ibn Ali Ibn al-Jawzi

    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 ibn Hanbal (d. 241 H/855 AD), renowned for his profoundknowledge of hadiths?the reports of the Prophet's sayings and deeds?is a majorfigure in the history of...

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  • Qusayr 'Amra by Garth Fowden
    Qusayr 'Amra (English, Hardback) Garth Fowden

    From the stony desolation of Jordan's desert, it is but a step through a doorway into the bath house of the Qusayr 'Amra hunting lodge. Inside, multicolored frescoes depict scenes from courtly life and the hunt, along with musicians, dancing girls, and naked bathing women.

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  • Empire to Commonwealth by Garth Fowden
    Empire to Commonwealth (English, Paperback) Garth Fowden

    Presents an approach to late antiquity that shows how, from the second-century peak of Rome's prosperity to the ninth-century onset of the Islamic Empire's decline, powerful beliefs in One God were used to justify and strengthen 'world empires'.

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  • The Egyptian Hermes by Garth Fowden
    The Egyptian Hermes (English, Paperback) Garth Fowden

    Sage, scientist, and sorcerer, Hermes Trismegistus was the culture-hero of Hellenistic and Roman Egypt. This book argues that the technical and philosophical Hermetica, apparently so different, might be seen as aspects of a single "way of Hermes."

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  • Before and After Muhammad by Garth Fowden
    Before and After Muhammad (English, Hardback) Garth Fowden

    Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of Antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. This title suggests a new way of thinking about the historical relationship between the scriptural monotheisms, integrating Islam into European and West Asian history.

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