Unearths the history of the Naqshbandiyya, one of the most widespread and enduring Sufi brotherhoods.
Reconstructs the formative debates concerning ritual purity in Islamic law and practice.
Examines the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state, predominantly from the view of the local inhabitants of medieval Syria.
A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.
Addresses the social significance of orthodox Islam during the medieval period in Baghdad.
This sweeping look at the city and the District of Jerusalem in the 17th century paints a vivid picture of life in an Ottoman province.
This analysis of state policy under the last two Mamluk rulers enables modern readers to observe a pivotal era in the history of Egypt and southwest Asia.
Demonstrates for the first time that the cause of the Umayyad caliphate’s collapse came not just from internal conflict, but from a number of external and concurrent factors that exceeded the caliphate’s capacity to respond.
Provides an understanding of the complexities of political legitimacy in Islamic dynasties by examining Fatimid political culture in Egypt reconstructed from court rituals.
Highlights the private side of this public figure—his weaknesses as well as his heroics; his religious life and domestic affairs.