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MAYER, Leo Aryeh.

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  1. Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    Saracenic Heraldry. A Survey.

    First and only edition. An important study, never superseded, in fact "remains the only authoritative work on the subject" (Obituary, Rice & Hirschberg, Ars Orientalis, IV, 1961). Mayer was born in Galicia in 1895, studied in Vienna, Lausanne and Berlin, and emigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1921 where he was employed in Department of Antiquities. He rose to become Director of Archives, before leaving to become the first Sir David Sassoon Professor of Near Eastern Art and Archaeology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1932. Learn More
    £875

    Date of Publication: 1933

    Published: Oxford

    Stock Code: 110826

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  2. Mamluk Costume.

    Mamluk Costume.

    A Survey.
    First edition, first impression of the first monograph on medieval Islamic costume since Reinhard Dozy's Dictionnaire détaillé, published in 1845. Mayer's findings, based on literary and documentary evidence and focusing on the development of court ceremonial under al-Nasir Muhammad, are still authoritative today. The Mamluks were a Turkic slave dynasty who ruled Egypt, Syria and the Hijaz from the overthrow of the Ayyubid dynasty in 1250 to the Ottoman conquest of Egypt in 1517, with Cairo as their capital. Learn More
    £450

    Date of Publication: 1952

    Published: Geneva

    Stock Code: 111594

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