“Islamic and pre-Islamic world: history and politics” is a series of academic books launched in 2017. It currently contains eleven very precious works of Russian academics — a monograph of Dmitriy Mishin “The history of the state of Lakhmids”, works of Mariya Vidyasova “Tunisia. The route to the 21st century”, “Libya. Where is the country of 140 tribes going?”, “Algeria at a crossing of three roads” and “Egypt: From Nasser to our time”, a collective monograph “Spaces and meanings. Memorable chapters of the Arab world history”, “Bayt Al-Hikma. The history of academy of sciences in the East” by S.A.Siyahpush,Amir Sadeghi Neshat “The constitutional system of the Islamic Republic of Iran”, the book of Seyed Ali Mujani “The Chronicles of Najd. The rule of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and the establishment of the Saud dynasty in Najd and Hijaz according to the Ottoman archive documents” and “Ta'rikh Miskindzha: a Dagestani Historical Writing” by A.R. Shikhsaidov, Z.Sh. Zakariayev, A.R. Navruzov.
"The history of the state of the Lakhmids" represents an attempt to reconstruct the political history of the Lakhmid state, which existed from the second half of the 3rd century until the early 7th century in the south-west of the contemporary Iran. The book was published in 2017 with the support of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science.
“Tunisia. The route to the 21st century” is a seminal work describing the history of this country from the beginning of the 20th century to date. The book was published in 2018 in cooperation with the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Science and the Institute of Asian and African Studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University. Two more books are expected to be published in this series.
“Bayt Al-Hikma. The history of academy of sciences in the East” is dedicated to the history of the House of Wisdom in Baghdad (Bayt Al-Hikma) and a number of similar institutions existing in the Muslim East that could be considered as prototypes of contemporary academies.
“Libya. Where is the country of 140 tribes going?” by M.F. Vidyasova presents a concise review of the history of the ancient and contemporary Libya, its conquest by the Ottoman Empire and later by Italy. It covers different stages of the country’s existence as an independent state. The main focus is placed on the civil war, which broke out in 2011, and the role of the Western European countries in this never-ending conflict.
“Spaces and meanings. Memorable chapters of the Arab world history” is a collective monograph edited by V.A. Kuznetsov, D.E. Mishin, V.V. Orlov. This monograph contains a number of significant yet underexamined incidents of the centuries-long history of the Arab East. The book was published based on the results of the Ibn Sina publishing grant contest (project No: 2018.01.10).
The book “Algeria at a crossing of three roads” provides a concise overview of the history of the ancient and medieval Algeria, its conquest by the Ottoman Empire and later by France. It describes different stages of the country’s evolution as an independent state, with a focus on the civil war of 1992-1999 and the causes of the Algerian leaders’ negative attitude towards the “Arab Spring”. The work is meant for those interested in political sciences, history and especially oriental studies, as well as general readers willing to know more about the events happening in the North Africa.
The book “The Chronicles of Najd. The rule of Muhammad ibn Abd al-Wahhab and the establishment of the Saud dynasty in Najd and Hijaz according to the Ottoman archive documents” examines the history of the emergence and functioning of the state of Muhammad ibn Saud in Najd in the late 18th-early 19th centuries.
The book “Egypt: From Nasser to our time” provides a brief overview of the history of Egypt in the 2nd half of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century. The emphasis is placed on the issue of totalitarianism (relations between the authorities and the opposition) and the movement of “political Islam”.
“Ta'rikh Miskindzha: a Dagestani Historical Writing” is a valuable historical source and an important written cultural artefact of the peoples of Dagestan. The book contains the Russian translation of Ta'rikh Miskindja accompanied by historical and linguistic commentaries.