Ibn Sina Islamic Culture Research Foundation

Islamic and pre-Islamic world

History and politics

2018 Mar 30

“Islamic and pre-Islamic world: history and politics” is a series of academic books launched in 2017. It currently contains eight 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?” and Algeria at a crossing of three roadsa 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, collection of articles Iran in the context of new geopolitical realities (for the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution)” and the book of Amir Sadeghi Neshat The constitutional system of the Islamic Republic of Iran”.

"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).

Iran in the context of new geopolitical realities (for the 40th anniversary of the Islamic revolution)” is the collection of articles, which was compiled and edited by Ye. V. Dumayeva, candidate of historical sciences, and was published with the support of the Ibn Sina Foundation in cooperation with the RAS Institute of Oriental Studies. The focus is placed on the ideological justification of a new Islamic state model based on the “velayet-e fakih” principle and its practical implementation. The work presents an analysis of the results of social, political, economic and cultural development of Iran, its major concepts of foreign policy and the evolution of the Russian-Iranian relationships. The work also suggests possible scenarios for the development of the Islamic Republic of Iran.

The constitutional system of the Islamic Republic of Iran” is the book of the famous Iranian political expert Amir Sadeghi Neshat. It contains a theoretical description of the political order of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The author presents a concise characteristics of the foundational principles of the new model of an Islamic state based on the “velayat-e fakih” principle and demonstrates that it emphasizes its unique character and difference from all other contemporary political systems.

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.

Last modified on 2019 Aug 26