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  • Before and After Muhammad
    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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  • The Life of Ibn Hanbal
    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
    Qusayr 'Amra (English, Paperback) 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. The traveler is transported to the luxurious and erotic world of a mid-eighth-century Muslim Arab prince. For scholars,...

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  • Before and After Muhammad
    Before and After Muhammad (English, Paperback) Garth Fowden

    Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of Antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. Despite intensive study of late Antiquity over the last fifty years, even generous definitions of this period have reached only the eighth century, whereas Islam did not mature sufficiently to compare with Christianity or rabbinic Judaism until the tenth century.Before and...

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  • Abraham or Aristotle? First Millennium Empires and Exegetical Traditions
    Abraham or Aristotle? First Millennium Empires and Exegetical Traditions (English, Paperback) Garth Fowden

    Introduces a newly fashionable subject - the 'Abrahamic' religions in comparative perspective - within an innovative historical periodization, the First Millennium.

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

    "Three features make this book remarkable. First, its scholarship is impeccable, unusually broad, and complete. Second, its author has a clear story to tell. Third, it illuminates the world of Late Antiquity, which is only now beginning to be understood."--Oleg Grabar, author of "The Shape of the Holy "

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  • Empire to Commonwealth
    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
    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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  • Empire to Commonwealth (English, Hardback) Garth Fowden

    This study explores how powerful beliefs in One God were used to justify and strengthen empires from 2nd-9th centuries AD, and how tensions between orthodoxy and heresy broke the unitary empires of Byzantium and Baghdad into the more pluralistic commonwealths of Christendom and Islam.

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