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  • Confronting an Empire, Constructing a Nationby Weldon Matthews

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 40.00

    Palestinian Arab nationalism is often portrayed as an elite ideology that did not gain popular appeal until after 1948. In this groundbreaking book, Weldon C. Matthews re-examines the rise of nationalism in Palestinian politics, using a wide range of sources. He finds that the new generation of Arab nationalists which emerged in the 1920s sought to... more...

  • Practice of Politics in Safavid Iran, Theby Colin P. Mitchell

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    The Safavid dynasty originated as a fledgling apocalyptic mystical movement based in Iranian ?zarb?ij?n, and grew into a large, cosmopolitan Irano-Islamic empire stretching from Baghdad to Her?t. Here, Colin P. Mitchell examines how the Safavid state introduced and moulded a unique and vibrant political discourse, reflecting the social and religious... more...

  • Sunset of the Empire in Malayaby T. K. Taylor

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 59.00

    In this rich and rewarding memoir, T.K.Taylor describes his experiences in schools from Kuala Lumpur to Johore Bahru. Full of vivid anecdote and sharply observed historical detail, his writing takes us from his first days adapting the Western curriculum to local schools? needs to his time as Chief Education Officer for Selangor state, showing the role... more...

  • Beyond the Dunesby Salma Jayyusi

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 40.00

    Saudi Arabia has changed beyond all recognition in the past few decades, and the country?s writers have been pre-eminent in grappling with the dilemmas, the cultural jarring and the identity problems thrown up by such an accelerated pace of change. Beyond The Dunes opens up for the first time the diversity and richness of contemporary Saudi Arabian... more...

  • Frontiers of Ottoman Studies vol 2by Colin Imber; Rhoads Murphey; Keiko Kiyotaki

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 29.00

    Frontiers of Ottoman Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the surge in research into Ottoman history and culture over the past two decades. The second volume covers Ottoman-European International Relations; Ottoman manuscripts in Europe; Ottoman-European cultural exchange and Christian influence and the advent of the Europeans. The work makes... more...

  • Frontiers of Ottoman Studies vol 1by Colin Imber; Rhoads Murphey; Keiko Kiyotaki

    I.B.Tauris 2004; US$ 32.00

    Frontiers of Ottoman Studies provides a comprehensive overview of the surge in research into Ottoman history and culture over the past two decades. The first volume reflects the growing interest in the provinces, communities and cultures outside the imperial capital of Istanbul and covers four major areas: politics and Islam; economy and taxation;... more...

  • Reading Iraqby Muhsin Al-Musawi

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 27.50

    What exactly is Iraq? As a dramatic new era of Iraqi politics unfolds, Muhsin al-Musawi seeks to understand it by dissecting the country?s cultural anatomy. The first major work of its kind, Reading Iraq explores the profound connection between identity and power in Iraq?s history, and in so doing provides a context for understanding today?s complicated... more...

  • History of the Arabian Peninsula, Aby Fahd Al-Semmari

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    The importance of this collection lies in its origins: for the first time, leading Saudi Arabian historians have created a history of the Arabian Peninsula which analyses that history from an internal Arabian perspective. The book explores the original Bedouin settlement of the region, the development of the major urban areas of Arabia during the... more...

  • The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab Middle Eastby Elie Podeh

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 79.00

    The first systematic study of the role of celebrations and public holidays in the Arab Middle East. more...

  • My Father's Rifleby Hiner Saleem; Catherine Temerson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 16.99

    A young Kurd comes of age in a war-torn land. This beautiful, spare narrative tells of the life of a boy named Azad--in fact the author, a Kurdish filmmaker--as he grows to manhood in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s. Azad is born into a vibrant village culture, to a family that is proud of its Kurdish past and hopes for a free Kurdish future. He... more...