Islamic History through Coins.
Islamic History through Coins
Jere L. Bacharach
American University in Cairo Press
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9789774249303 $34.95 hc / $24.72 Kindle www.aucpress.com
Jere L. Bacharach (Professor Emeritus of International Studies and Professor Emeritus of Middle East History, the University of Washington, Seattle) presents Islamic History through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage, a scholarly scrutiny of what numismatics (the study of ancient coins) reveals about the Islamic civilizations of a thousand years ago. Half of Islamic History through Coins details with what has been learned from studying coins from during and after the reign of Muhammad ibn Tughj al-Ihkshid (323-358/935-969); half is a catalog of over 1,200 coin specimens, designed to help curators, collectors, and dealers identify and evaluate the rarity of coins in their own collections. Black-and-white photographs of various coins enhance this superbly written, engagingly presented, and highly recommended contribution to college library history, archaeology, and numismatics collections.
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|Title Annotation:||Islamic History through Coins: An Analysis and Catalogue of Tenth-Century Ikhshidid Coinage|
|Article Type:||Book review|
|Date:||Dec 1, 2015|
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