Recent Publications


Sheila Blair, Jonathan Bloom, and Nancy Steinhardt. “The Back-Road Historic Mosques of China.” Saudi Aramco World 65, 6, 2014.

Patricia Blessing. Rebuilding Anatolia after the Mongol Conquest: Islamic Architecture in the Lands of Rum, 1240-1330. Ashgate, 2014.

Eric Brough. Draw Islamic Geometric Star Patterns. Kindle edition.

Filiz Çağman. Kat'ı: Cutout Paper Works and Artists in the Ottoman World. Edited by Selmin Kangal. Vehbi Koç Foundation – Aygaz, 2014.

Julia Gonnella, Rania Abdellatif and Simone Struth. Hundert Jahre Grabungen in Samarra / A Hundred Years of Excavations in Samarra. Beiträge zur islamischen Kunst und Archäologie, Vol. 4, 2014.

Alessandro Gori, Anne Regourd, Jeremy R. Brown, and Steve Delamarter. A Handlist of the Manuscripts in the Institute of Ethiopian Studies, Volume Two. Addis Ababa, 2014.

Christiane Gruber, ed. Mobility and Islamic Architecture. Special issue of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture 3, 2, 2014.

--- and Avinoam Shalem, eds. The Image of the Prophet Between Ideal and Ideology: A Scholarly Investigation. De Gruyter, 2014.

P. Khosronejad, ed. Women‘s Rituals and Ceremonies in Shiite Iran and Muslim Communities: methodological and theoretical challenges. LIT Verlag, 2014.

Mina Moraitou Mina, ed. Of coloured glass - The Mando & Londos Oeconomides Collection. Mouseio Benaki, 2013.

Venetia Porter and Liana Saif, eds. The Hajj: Collected Essays. British Museum, 2013.

Anne Regourd, ed. Manuscripts in transit: The Case of the Yemen. Journal of Islamic Manuscripts 5, 2-3 (Fall 2014).

Avinoam Shalem. Die mittelalterliche Olifante (The medieval Oliphants). 2014.

Karl Stowasser, trans. Maqrizi’s Medieval Egypt, al-Khitat, Vol I. Amazon, Print-on-Demand.

Heghnar Watenpaugh. “Preserving the Medieval City of Ani: Cultural Heritage Between Contest and Reconciliation.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 73:4 (December 2014): 528-555.

Brett Wilson.  Translating the Qur'an in an Age of Nationalism: Print Culture and Modern Islam in Turkey.  Oxford University Press, 2014.

Owen Wright. Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo: The ġāyat al-maṭlūb fī ‘ilm al-adwār wa-’l-ḍurūb by Ibn Kurr. Ashgate, 2014


Elena Arigita, Sarah Dornhorf and Frank Peter, eds. Islam and the Politics of Culture in Europe, Memory, Aesthetics, Art. Verlag, 2013.

Sheila Blair and Jonathan Bloom, eds. God is Beautiful and Loves Beauty: the Object in Islamic Art and Culture. Yale University Press, 2013.

Jonathan M. Bloom. The Minaret. Edinburgh University Press, 2013.

Jonathan M. Bloom. Paper Before Print, the History and Impact of Paper in the Islamic World. Yale University Press, 2013 reprint (2001).

Eric Broug. Islamic Geometric Design. Thames & Hudson, 2013.

Catalogue des manuscrits persans - Bibliothèque nationale de France (Département des manuscrits) - Tome II, le Supplément persan, Première partie, Supplément persan 1 à 534 (Roma, Istituto per l'Oriente C.A.Nallino, 2013, pages 1-702, ill. and Pl. I-XIV) Deuxième partie, Supplément persan 525 à 1000 (Roma, 2013, pages 703-1430, ill. and Pl. XV-XXVIII).

H. Erdem Cipa and Emine Fetvaci, eds. Writing History at the Ottoman Court: Editing the Past, Fashioning the Future. Indiana University, 2013.

Anna Contadini and Claire Norton, eds. The Renaissance and the Ottoman World. Ashgate, 2013.

Deepali Dewan and Deborah Hutton, eds. Raja Deen Dayal: Artist-Photographer in 19th-century India. Mapin, 2013.

Emine Fetvaci. Picturing History at the Ottoman Court. Indiana University Press, 2013.

Mohammad Gharipour. Persian Gardens and Pavilions: Reflections in History, Poetry and the Arts. I.B.Tauris, 2013.

Mohammad Gharipour and Irvin Schick. Calligraphy and Architecture in the Muslim World. Edinburgh University Press, 2013.

Heather E. Grossman and Alicia Walker, eds. Mechanisms of Exchange: Transmission in Medieval Art and Architecture of the Mediterranean, ca. 1000-1500. Brill, 2013.

Christiane Gruber and Sune Haugbolle , eds. Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image. Indiana University Press, 2013.

Alexandra Huddleston. 333 Saints: A Life of Scholarship in Timbuktu. Kyoudai Press, 2013.

Yuka Kadoi and Iván Szántó, eds. The Shaping of Persian Art: Collections and Interpretations of the Art of Islamic Iran and Central Asia. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, September 2013.

Pamela Karimi. Domesticity and Consumer Culture in Iran. Routledge, 2013.

Hamid Keshmirshekan. Contemporary Iranian Art: New Perspectives. Saqi Books, 2013.

Francesca Leoni and Mika Natif, eds. Eros and Sexuality in Islamic Art. Ashgate Publishing, 2013.

Sumnar Mukhtar, ed. Bahgory Legacy. Obelisque Publications, 2013.

Minoru Sawada, Yasushi Shinmen, and Edmund Waite, eds. Muslim Saints and Mausoleums in Central Asia and Xinjiang. Paris, 2013.

Anke Scharrahs. Damascene ʿajami Rooms: Forgotten Jewels of Interior Design. Archetype Publications, 2013.

Staci Gem Scheiwiller, ed. Performing the Iranian State: Visual Culture and Representations of Iranian Identity. Anthem Press, 2013.

Avinoam Shalem, ed. Constructing the Image of Muhammad in Europe. De Gruyter, 2013.

İpek Türeli, ed. ‘Small’ Architectures, Walking and Camping in Middle Eastern Cities. Special issue of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. Intellect, 2013.

Mehmet Tütüncü. Ottoman Heritage in Algeria (1516-1830) Inscriptions, Monuments and Portraits from 314 years Ottoman Rule. SOTA and Camlica, 2013.


Al-Asad, Mohammad. Contemporary Architecture and Urbanism in the Middle East. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012

Adel T. Adamova. Persian Manuscripts, Paintings & Drawings from the Hermitage. Azimuth Editions, 2012. 

Ełzbieta Rodziewicz. Fustat I - Bone Carvings from Fustat - Istabl 'Antar. Références : IF 1066, ISBN 978-2-7247-0606-2, collection: FIFAO 70, 2012, 1 vol., 518 pages

Julia Gonella and Christoph Rauch, eds. Heroic Times: A Thousand Years of the Persian Book of Kings. Museum für Islamische Kunst - Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, 2012.

Pedram Khosronejad, ed. Iranian Sacred Defence Cinema: Religion, Martyrdom and National Identity. Sean Kingston Publishing, 2012.

Lucy Donkin and Hanna Vorholt. Imagining Jerusalem in the Medieval West. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Jamal J. Elias. Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam. Harvard University Press, 2012.

P. Khosronejad, ed. Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran. Routledge, 2012.  

P. Khosronejad, ed. Saints and their Pilgrims in Iran and Neighboring Countries. Sean Kingston Publishing, 2012.

P. Khosronejad, ed. The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam. I. B. Tauris U.K., 2012.

Chad Kia. “Sufi Orthopraxis: Visual Language and Verbal Imagery in Medieval Afghanistan" which was published in Word & Image: A Journal of Verbal/Visual Enquiry (28, n. 1, 2012)
Islam and Knowledge: Al Faruqi's Concept of Religion in Islamic Thought. London: IB. Tauris, 2012.

J. Freely. A History of Ottoman Architecture. WIT Press, 2011.

Christiane Gruber and Pamela Karimi, eds., "Images of the Child and Childhood in Modern Muslim Contexts," special issue no. 32/2 (2012) of the journal "Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East," published by Duke University Press.

Seyed Mousavi Jazayeri, Stone Inscriptions with Kufic Script: The Global Cultural Heritage

Barbara Karl.  Treasury - Kunstkammer - Museum: Objects from the Islamic World in the Museum Collections of Vienna.  Wien, 2011.

Sonja Mejcher-Atassi and John Pedro Schwartz, eds., Archives, Museums and Collecting Practices in the Modern Arab World. Ashgate, 2012.

Phil Pasquini, Domes, Arches and Minarets: A History of Islamic Inspired Buildings in America. Flypaper Press, 2012.

Venetia Porter and Mariam Rosser-Owen, eds., Metalwork and Material Culture in the Islamic World: Art, Craft and Text. Essays presented to James W. Allan. (London: I.B.Tauris)

Shahnama Studies II: The Reception of Firdausi's Shahnama.  eds. Charles Melville and Gabrielle van den Berg.  Leiden: Brill, 2012.

Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran. edited by Pedram Khosronejad.  Routledge, 2012.

Pedram Khosronejad, ed. Saints and their Pilgrims in Iran and Neighbouring Countries. The Anthropology of Persianate Societies, Volume1. Sean Kingston Publishing, Hardback ISBN: 978-1-907774-14-0

Nelly Hanna, Artisan Entrepreneurs in Cairo and Early Modern Capitalism (1600-1800). Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2011. 280 S. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8156-3279-5.

Jamal J. Elias, Aisha's Cushion: Religious Art, Perception, and Practice in Islam. Boston: Harvard University Press, 2012.  

Fabrizio Speziale, ed. Hospitals in Iran and India, 1500-1950s. Brill, 2012.

Bashir Kazimee (Editor), Heritage and Sustainability in the Islamic Built Environment. WIT Press, Southampton, UK and Billerica, MA, USA,2012, 240pp. ISBN 978-1-84565-624-0. e-ISBN 978-1-84565-625-7.

Konrad Hirschler. The Written Word in the Medieval Arabic Lands: A Social and Cultural History of Reading Practices. Edinburgh University Press, 2012.

Rousset, Marie-Odile. Al-Hadir: Etude archeologique d'un hameau de Qinnasrin (Syrie du Nord, VIIIe-XIIe siècles)[Travaux de la masion de l'Orient et de la Mediterranee No. 59: QinnasrinI]. Paris: Maison de l'Orient et de la Mediterranee, 2012: ISBN  978-2-35668-023-5

Venetia Porter, The Art of Hajj.  

Anna Contadini, A World of Beasts: A Thirteenth-Century Illustrated Arabic Book on Animals (the Kitab Na't al-Hayawan) in the Ibn Bakhtishu' Tradition, Leiden- Boston, 2012.

Deniz Beyazit (ed.) with the contribution of Simon Rettig, At the Crossroads of Empires: 14th – 15th Century Eastern Anatolia.  Proceedings of the International Symposium held in Istanbul, 4th – 6th May 2007, Varia Anatolica, XXV, Paris De Boccard 2012.


Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans: Archaeology, Diplomacy, Art.  Renata Holod and Robert Ousterhout, eds.  Istanbul: Pera Museum,  2011.

Kishwar Rizvi.  The Safavid Dynastic Shrine: Architecture, Religion and Power in Early Modern Iran.  London: British Institute for Persian Studies, I. B. Tauris, 2011.

Roberto Tottoli, Maria Luisa Russo and Michele Bernardini, Catalogue of the Islamic Manuscripts from the Kahle Collection in the Department of Oriental Studies of the University of Turin. Rome, 2011, 548 p. ISBN 978-88-900597-6-6. It includes the description of the 300 ca. Arabic, Persian and Turkish manuscripts originally belonging to the German Orientalist Paul E. Kahle (d. 1964) to order:

The Anthropology of Persianate Societies,Volume 1. Saints and their Pilgrims in Iran and Neighbouring Countries (June 2012) Edited by Pedram Khosronejad, Department of Social Anthropology, University of St Andrews. With Financial Supports of Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laïcités, GSRL-CNRS, Paris. Contributors: Morvarid Ayaz, Seema Golestaneh, Hakki Gurkas, Pedram Khosronejad, Pierre-Jean Luizard, Tomoko Morikawa and Khalid Sindawi

Doris Behrens-Abouseif, ed., The Arts of the Mamluks in Egypt and Syria – Evolution and Impact Mamluk Studies, ed. by Stephan Conermann, volume 1. Bonn University Press at V&R unipress, 2012, ISBN 978-3-89971-915-4

Nurhan Atasoy and Lale Uluc, Impressions of Ottoman Culture in Europe: 1453-1699. Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF) and ARMAGGAN Publications, 2012.

Andrew Humphreys, Grand Hotels of Egypt: In the Golden Age of Travel, The American University in Cairo Press, 2011.

James W. Allan, The Art and Architecture of Twelver Shi'ism: Iraq, Iran and the Indian sub-continent. (Azimuth Editions, 2011) ISBN-13: 978-1-898592-29-7 ISBN-10: 1-898592-29-2

Patrice Cressier and Elizabneth Fentress , Eds. LA CÉRAMIQUE MAGHRÉBINE DU HAUT MOYENNE ÂGE (VIII-Xe SIÈCLE) ÉTAT DES RECHERCHES, PROBLÈMS ET PERPECTIVES (Collection de l'Ècole Française de Rome- 446) Ècole Française de Rome, 2011.

Alexandre Papas, Thomas Welsford, and Thiery Zarcone eds., Central Asian Pilgrims: Hajj Routes and Pious Visits between Central Asia and the Hijaz. Islamkundliche Untersuchungen 308: Klaus Schwarz Verlag ISBN 978-3-87997-399-6

Zainab Bahrani, Zeynep Çelik, and Edhem Eldem, eds. Scramble for the Past: A Story of Archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, 1753-1914 Istanbul: SALT, November 2011, 519 p. ISBN 9789944731270

Ethnographic Corpus of Tombstones of Contemporary Iran
Tome I. P. Khosronejad, Epigraphic Survey of Lion Tombstones of Nomads Bakhtiyari  (Khuzestan), 2012.
Tome II. P. Khosronejad and A. Montazerolghaem , Epigraphic Survey of Tombstones of Bakhtiyari Supreme Khans and their Families, Tekiyeh Mir of Takht-e Foulad (Isfahan), 2012- 2013.
Tome III. H. Davoudabadi and P. Khosronejad, Epigraphic Survey of Tombstones of Iran-Iraq War Martyrs (part one popular poetries).
Tome IV. H. Davoudabadi and Dr. P. Khosronejad, Epigraphic Survey of Tombstones of Iran-Iraq War Martyrs (part two popular images and material culture).

Eger, Asa. The Spaces Between the Teeth: A Gazetteer of Towns on the Islamic-Byzantine Frontier.Istanbul: Ege Yayinlari, 2011. ISBN 978-605-5607-78-4

New Perspectives on the Qurʾan: The Qurʾan in Its Historical Context You will find the table of contents below. Amazon site:

Mousavi Jazayeri SMV, Mousavi Jazayeri SMH, Christian LM., Stone-inscriptions with the Thulth style of script from Istanbul, Turkey: A comparative analysis of Thulth script with Kufic and Naskh styles of calligraphy over the course of history. Aban Publisher, Dec 2011. In 216 pages and 169 colored images of different inscriptions of Western Asia and Turkey (as a high quality printed book). Dimensions: 22×22.5cm. ISBN: 9789648913811

Maximilian Hartmuth, ed., CENTRES AND PERIPHERIES IN OTTOMAN ARCHITECTURE: REDISCOVERING A BALKAN HERITAGE, proceedings of the conference, Sarajevo, 22-24 April 2010, (Cultural Heritage without Borders, 2010)have been made available online for download as a (free) PDF at All articles are in English with substantial abstracts in Bosnian-Serbian-Croatian or vice versa.

Babak Rahimi, Theater State and the Formation of Early Modern Public Sphere in Iran. (Brill, 2011)


Emilie Savage-Smith, A New Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts in the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford. Volume I: Medicine. Oxford University Press, 2011, 936 pages | 24 pages of colour plates | 246x189mm 978-0-19-951358-1

Di Cesare, Michelina. The Pseudo-historical Image of the Prophet Muhammad in Medieval Latin Literature: A Repertory. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2011 | Hardcover | RRP Euro [D] 129.95 / for USA, Canada, Mexico US$ 195.00. *ISBN 978-3-11-026382-4 Series: Studien zur Geschichte und Kultur des islamischen Orients.

Khosronejad, Pedram, ed., The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi'ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi'i Islam. I.B. Tauris, International Library of Iranian Studies,Iran Heritage Foundation, 2011.


Persis Berlekamp, Wonder, Image, and Cosmos in Medieval Islam. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011.

Franziska Bloch, Das umayyadische "Wüstenschloss" und die Siedlung am Jabal Says. Bd. II: Keramik und Kleinfunde, Damaszener Forschungen 14 (Darmstadt 2011) The volume is available through the publishing house Philipp von Zabern:

Sule Pfeiffer-Tas, Funde und Befunde aus dem Schachtbrunnen im Hamam III in Ayasuluk/ Ephesos Eine schamanistische Bestattung des 15. Jahrunderts Verlag: Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, 2010. ISBN13: 978-3-7001-6763-1

Rebecca M. Brown and Deborah S. Hutton, eds. A Companion to Asian Art and Architecture. Wiley-Blackwell, ISBN: 978-1-4051-8537-0, Hardcover 688 pages.

M. Haddad, ed. Towards a Cultural History of the Mamluk Era. Beiruter Texte und Studien, Bd. 118. Orient-Institut Beirut/Ergon Verlag Würzburg, 2010.With 32 pages of b/w and color images. ISBN: 978-3-89913-734-7

Nina Ergin (ed.), BATHING CULTURE OF ANATOLIAN CIVILIZATIONS: ARCHITECTURE, HISTORY AND IMAGINATION (Louvain: Peeters, 2001). X-329 p. ISBN 978-90-429-2439-0. 84 Euro.

Unseen treasures from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing 2010.
Focus on 50 – Unseen treasures from the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha. With an introduction by Joachim Gierlichs and contributions by Konstantinos Chatziantoniou, Joachim Gierlichs, Franak Hilloowala, Kathryn Kalemkerian, Saba Ali Khalifa al-Kuwari, Lisa Malcom, Jules McDevitt, Sheikha al Nassr, Susan Rees, Michelle Walton. 

Marcus Milwright, An Introduction to Islamic Archaeology (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2010).

Ronald T. Marchese and Marlene Breu. Splendor and Pageantry: Textile Treasures from the Armenian Orthodox Churches of Istanbul. Istanbul: Çitlembik Yayınları, 2011. ISBN: 979944424783; 400 pages, lavishly illustrated) is available from major bookstores and online booksellers and is being distributed in the
English-speaking world by National Book Network. 

Nurcan Bosdurmaz. BOSNA HERSEK MEZARTASLARI - Tombstones of Bosnia-Herzegovina Nadgrobni Spomenici u Bosni i Hercegovini ISBN 978-90-6921-006-3 First edition 2011, Haarlem, Netherlands. 296 pages (including some 151 pictures and a digital Catalogue of 277 Tombstones ina pdf file (547 pages)
Have a look at the cover-pages and for more information visit:

CORPUS OF TURKISH ISLAMIC INSCRIPTIONS nr. 4 TÜRK ISLAM KITABELERI DIZISI no:4 SUMMARY This study aims to study the Ottoman gravestones in Bosnia-Herzegovina dating from the period 15th to 19th century by comparing them with the ones in Istanbul, Edirne, Bursa and Iznik and to find out the extent of the influence of the earlier periods on today's gravestone building in the region. Bosnia-Herzegovina is one of the "frontier" regions of the Ottoman Empire. The study is in Turkish with an English and Bosnian language Summary. The work consists of 2 parts. One part is the printed Book. Second part is the Catalogue of 277. Tombstones. This catalogue is not printed but made available as a pdf file.

Julia Gonnella and Christoph Rauch, eds. Heroische Zeiten. Tausend Jahre persisches Buch der Könige. Berlin: Edition Minerva, 2011. ISBN 978-3-938832-70-7

Stéphane Pradines. Gedi, une cité portuaire swahilie. Islam médiéval en Afrique orientale. IF 1017 FIFAO 60 Archéologie Islamique, Le Caire ISBN 978-2-7247-0543-0 2010, 54 €

Ramón Rubio Domene, Yeserías de la Alhambra: Historia, Técnica y Conservación, Granada: Patronato de la Alhambra y Generalife, 2010.

D. Fairchild Ruggles, Islamic Art & Visual Culture: An Anthology of Sources, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.

Hilal Kazan, XVI. Asırda Sarayın Sanatı Himayesi (Istanbul: ISAR Vakfı, 2010). 398 pp. Hardcover. USD 40/65.60 TL ISBN 978-975-7874-26-3; a book about art patronage at the Ottoman court in the sixteenth century. To order (also from outside Turkey), please go to:

Iván Szántó, Safavid Art and Hungary: The Esterházy Appliqué in Context. Documenta et Monographiae VII. Piliscsaba: The Avicenna Institute of Middle Eastern Studies, 2010. Hardcover, 213 p., 125 ills., ISBN: 978-963-87618-6-6

Troelenberg, Eva-Maria. Eine Ausstellung wird besichtigt. Die Münchner «Ausstellung von Meisterwerken muhammedanischer Kunst» 1910 in kultur- und wissenschaftsgeschichtlicher Perspektive. Peter Lang: Frankfurt am Main, 2011.

Serpi Bagcı-Filiz Çağman-Günsel Renda-Zeren Tanındı, Ottoman Painting, İstanbul, 2010. ISBN 978-975-17-3499-0. (Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Publications. First edition was in Turkish published in İstanbul 2006)

Zeren Tanındı, The 1400th Anniversary of the Qur'an. Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art Qur'an Collection, İstanbul, 2010. ISBN 978-975-7843-17-7(Antik
AŞ. Publication)

Ars Orientalis, Volume 39, Globalizing Cultures: Art and Mobility in the Eighteenth Century, guest-edited by Nebahat Avcıoğlu and Finbarr Barry Flood. Framed by an extensive introductory essay, the volume brings together seven articles addressing various aspects of the movement of cultural forms (dress, landscape, book illustration, among others) in Europe and Asia during the eighteenth century. Authors include Tülay Artan, Chanchal Dadlani, Elisabeth A. Fraser, Anton Schweizer, Avinoam Shalem, Kristel Smentak, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, and Mercedes Volait. 

Implicate and Explicate, a monograph featuring the projects of the 2010 Aga Khan Award for Architecture, with essays by Mohammad Al-Asad, Farshid Moussavi, Mohsen Mostafavi, Hanif Kara and Oleg Grabar, as well as members of the Award Master Jury has been published by Lars Muller Publishers.
Additional information about "Implicate and Explicate" is available at

Donald Quataert and Baki Tezcan, eds. Beyond Dominant Paradigms in Ottoman and Middle Eastern/North African Studies: A Tribute to Rifa'at Abou-El-Haj. Istanbul: İSAM, 2010.

Donald S. Richards, Mamluk administrative documents from St Catherine's Monastery, Leuven - Paris - Walpole, MA: Peeters ("Mémoires de l'Association pour la Promotion de l'Histoire et de l'Archéologie Orientales, Université de Liège", n° 5), 2011, 148 p. + 46 pl. ISBN 978-90-429-2333-1. 38 EUR. To order it, please visit Peeters' website at:

Peter J. Chelkowski, Eternal Performance: Taziyah and Other Shiite Rituals, University of Chicago, 2010.

Thomas Welsford, Islamic Art and Architecture in the European Periphery: Crimea, Caucasus, and the Volga-Ural Region.

Nelly Hanna, Artisan Entrepreneurs in Cairo and Early Modern Capitalism (1600–1800), Syracuse University Press, 2011.

Mamdouh Sakr, The Mosques of Britain: How do British Muslims express their Identity?, 2010.

The Power of Things and the Flow of Cultural Transformation. Art and Culture between Europe and Asia, edited by Lieselotte E. Saurma-Jeltsch and Anja Eisenbeiss, Deutscher Kunstverlag, Berlin-Munich, 2010.

Harem Histories: Envisioning Places and Living Spaces. Edited by Marilyn Booth (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2010).

An Ottoman Traveller Selections from the Book of Travels of Evliya Celebi. Translation and commentary by Robert Dankoff and Sooyong Kim. Eland Publishing Ltd, London, 2010.

Matthiae P., Pinnock F., Nigro F., and Marchetta N. (eds.) (2010). Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Ancient Near East. "Sapienza" - Università di Roma, May, 5th-10th 2009, WIESBADEN: Harrassowitz, vol. 3.

Jung M., Di Flumeri Vatielli G., Giunta R. (2009). Catalogo delle Monete islamiche. Parte seconda e terza, ROME: Artemide.

Jung M., (2009). "Pre-selgūq wall-paintings of the Masgid-i Jom'e at Isfahan excavated by the Italian Archaeological Mission, ADAMJI Project", in P. Matthiae et al. (ed.), Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East. May, 5th-10th 2009. "Sapienza"- Università di Roma, Vol. 3: 111-27. Wiesbaden.

Filigenzi A. Giunta R. (eds.) (2009). The IsIAO Italian Archaeological Mission in Afghanistan 1957-2007. Fifty Years of Research in the Heart of Eurasia (Proceedings of the symposium held in the Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, Rome, January 8th 2008), ROME: Ist. it. Africa e Oriente.

Akbarzadeh D., Cereti C.G., Sinisi F., (2009). Glyptic Antiquities from the Museum of Khoy, Western Azerbaijan, Iran, Reports and memoirs, New Series, VIII, ROME: Ist. it. Africa e Oriente.

Vannini G., and Nucciotti M. (eds.) (2009).  Da Petra a Shawbak, Archeologia di una frontiera, FLORENCE: Giunti Editore.

FONTANA M.V. (2010). "The Islamic Archaeological Projects of IsIAO since 2004", in: Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Ancient Near East. "Sapienza" - Università di Roma, May, 5th-10th 2009, WIESBADEN: Harrassowitz, vol. 3 - Islamic Session, p. 37-43, ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-447-06217-6

FONTANA M.V. (2009). "Islamic Archaeology in Afghanistan: the Past and the New IsIAO Projects", in:Fifty Years of Research in the Heart of Eurasia. Proceedings of the Symposium held in the Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente, Rome, January 8th 2008. ROMA: IsIAO, vol. 21, p. 77-88, ISBN/ISSN: 978-88-6323-295-0

Maximilian Hartmuth and Ayse Dilsiz, eds. MONUMENTS, PATRONS, CONTEXTS: PAPERS ON OTTOMAN EUROPE PRESENTED TO MACHIEL KIEL. Leiden: Netherlands Institute for the Near East, 2010. ISBN 978-90-6258-326-3.

The volume, published in the PIHANS series of the Netherlands Institute in Istanbul, can be purchased online for the price of 43 Euros at the website of the Netherlands Institute for the Near East:

Richard Boggs, Hammaming in the Sham: A Journey through the Turkish Baths of Damascus, Aleppo and Beyond. Garnet Publishing,2010.

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Nasser Rabbat, ed. The Courtyard House between Cultural Reference and Universal Relevance. London: Ashgate, 2010.

Nasser Rabbat. Al-Mudun al-Mayyita: Durus min Madhih wa-Ru'an li-Mustaqbaliha (The Dead Cities: Lessons from its History and Views on its Future). Damascus: al-Aws Publishers, 2010.

Nasser Rabbat. Mamluk History Through Architecture: Building, Culture, and Politics in Mamluk Egypt and Syria. London: I. B. Tauris, 2010.

Ingvild Flaskerud. Visualising Belief and Piety in Iranian Shiism. University of Bergen, Norway, 2010. 320 pages; 9781441149077, £65.00
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Urs App. The Birth of Orientalism. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010.

Sonja Brentjes. Travellers from Europe in the Ottoman and Safavid Empires, 16th–17th Centuries: Seeking, Transforming, Discarding Knowledge. Variorum Collected Studies, AShgate, 2010.

Neue Publikationsreihe des Museums für Islamische Kunst in Berlin: Die Sammlungen des Museums für Islamische Kunst Berlin

Band 1: Vorsicht Glas! Zerbrechliche Kunst 700-2010
Herausgegeben von Miriam Kühn

Band 2: Albumblätter: Miniaturen aus den Sammlungen indo-islamischer
Herrscherhöfe Almut von Gladiß

Beide Publikationen können Sie unter bestellen oder im Museumsshop erwerben.
Venetia Porter, with Robert Hoyland, Alexander Morton and Shailendra Bandhare

Arabic and Persian Seals and Amulets in the British Museum

Andrea Lermer and Avinoam Shalem, eds. After One Hundred Years The 1910 Exhibition "Meisterwerke muhammedanischer Kunst" Reconsidered, Brill, 2010.

Barbara Brend and A.H.Morton. Muhammad Juki's Shanamah. (The Royal Asiatic Society, 2010)

Anne K. Rasmussen. Women, the Recited Qur?an and Islamic Music in Indonesia (University of California Press, 2010)

Islamic Art in the Mediterranean thematic guides now also available as eBooks:, the book section of the MWNF portal, has been   entirely restyled and is now online offering the following new products and   services: Nine thematic guides related to the MWNF Exhibition Trails in Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, the Palestinian Territories, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia   and Turkey are now available also as eBooks in English, French, Italian and Spanish through most online bookshops.  Most titles are still available also as paperbacks and, if the paperback edition is out of stock, a Print on Demand edition can now be ordered in English. Further languages will follow.  Two new Exhibition Trail catalogues - Algeria and Syria - are in preparation.  Under Books by MWNF Partners we present MWNF titles published by our   partner publishers as well as books published by third parties on topics that   are of relevance to the activities of MWNF. In this section we are please to host organizations and companies publishing relevant titles that are   available on the market. For further information please contact