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New Studies on History of Yemen

Practising Community in Urban and Rural Eurasia (1000–1600): Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, eds. Fabian Kümmeler, Judit Majorossy, and Eirik Hovden (Brill Publishing, …


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Egypt in 1876

The British diplomat Sir Valentine Chirol (1852-1929) wrote a memoir entitled Fifty Years in a Changing World (New York: Harcourt and Brace, …


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Goethe, as West embraces East

There is an interesting article on Qantara about the significance of the German poet Goethe’s famous West-Östliche Divan, first published 1819. To …


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Hanbali Resource

This is a useful source with pdfs of books from and about the Hanbali school. including a number by Ibn al-Jawzi.


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A Jewel of a Book by Marjorie Ransom

AIYS member and long-time supporter Marjorie Ransom published her beautifully illustrated and diligently researched book on Yemeni silverwork in 2014 .  This …


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Excavating Egyptology

The New York Review of Books has an interesting review of three recent books on the archaeology and filmic versions of ancient …


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Handbook of Yemen (1917)

In 1917 the British government issued a handbook on Yemen with details on the geography. local tribes and important individuals. It is …


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Muslim Women Hadith Scholars

The image of an Islamic scholar engaged in memorization, collection or engagement with the many traditions (hadith, singular) of the Prophet Muhammad …


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Handbook of Sufi Studies

Brill has recently published a Handbook of Sufi Studies. One of the editors, Alexander Knysh, discusses the new volume here.


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Joseph Osgood in Aden: 2

Joseph Osgood was a Black American sailor who visited the Yemeni port of Aden about a dozen years before the start of …


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