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- Verso Books 2010; US$ 16.95
A historical tour de force, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a groundbreaking account of Jewish and Israeli history. Exploding the myth that there was a forced Jewish exile in the first century at the hands of the Romans, Israeli historian Shlomo Sand argues that most modern Jews descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered across... more...
- Verso Books 2012; US$ 26.95
What is a homeland, and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for them throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land?Following the acclaimed and controversial Invention of the Jewish People , Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1985; US$ 12.95
Iran, 1980: the revolutionaries have taken charge. In a deserted Teheran hotel, Ry-szard Kapuscinski tries to make journalistic and human sense out of the mass of notes, tapes, and photographs he has accumulated during his extended stay in Iran. Just what happened and how? What did Khomeini have to offer that the Shah, who promised to "create... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2014; US$ 30.99
A probing look at one of the most incendiary subjects of our time?the relationship between the United States and Israel There has been more than half a century of raging conflict between Jews and Arabs?a violent, costly struggle that has had catastrophic repercussions in a critical region of the world. In Genesis , John B. Judis argues that,... more...
- Verso Books 2014; US$ 26.95
Since its foundation in 1948, Israel has drawn on Zionism, the movement behind its creation, to provide a sense of self and political direction. In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as... more...
- University Press of America 2013; US$ 24.99
This book objectively aims to provide both a historical narrative of the events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a historiography exploring the failures to achieve a final settlement between the Israelis and the Palestinians. It explores the issues of contention that must be resolved to reach a lasting settlement. more...
- RAND Corporation 2012; US$ 9.95
Since the 2011 revolution in Egypt, the Muslim Brotherhood has emerged as a key political player. Although individuals under the age of 35 make up a large share of the membership, the group's strict hierarchy has led to disaffection among its youth. These members merit attention not only as a challenge to the Brotherhood's organizational cohesion,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2013; US$ 9.99
The definitive history of the Middle East, thoroughly revised and updated through 2012 One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2012 and still the essential work on the subject, follows... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 20.99
Spies, Scandals, and Sultans is the first English translation of a fascinating and acidly critical portrait of the Ottoman capital of Istanbul during the days of the Sultan Abd al-Hamid. This is the first time that the text, written by an Egyptian journalist and politician, has been available since 1896. The text of the Arabic original is prefaced... more...