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  • Qajar Pact, Theby Vanessa Martin

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 14.95

    The Qajar Pact explores new perspectives on the nineteenth-century Iranian state and society, and is the first broad study of lower social groups in this period. Vanessa Martin argues that Qajar government was certainly despotic, but was also founded on a consensus based on the Islamic principles of consultation and negotiation. The author focuses... more...

  • Confronting an Empire, Constructing a Nationby Weldon Matthews

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 14.95

    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$ 14.95

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

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

  • Ottoman Nizamiye Courtsby Avi Rubin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00

    A fresh look at one of the most important landmarks in the passage of the Ottoman Middle East to modernity during the late nineteenth century, this book explores the Nizamiye court system. The author offers an innovative conceptualization to serve as an alternative to common - yet poorly grounded - wisdoms about legal change in the modern Middle... more...

  • Knowledge and Text Production in an Age of Print: China, 900-1400by Lucille Chia; Hilde de Weerdt

    BRILL 2011; US$ 185.00

    The essays in this volume seek to flesh out the diversity of Chinese textual production during the period spanning the tenth and fourteenth centuries when printing became a widely used technology. more...

  • Chinese Indonesians and Regime Changeby Marleen Dieleman; Juliette Koning; Peter Post

    BRILL 2010; US$ 137.00

    The existing literature on Chinese Indonesians has so far tended to take an approach of either victimization and marginalization or a focus on elite businessmen and their economic influence. This volume takes a different perspective. The Chinese in Indonesia were not only innocent victims of history, but were simultaneously active agents of change.... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empireby Alan Palmer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 18.99

    Like Charles II, the sick man of Europe was 'an unconscionable time dying.' Time and time again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived all its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. Unlike the Romanovs, Hohenzollerns or Habsburgs, the House of Osman was still recognised... more...

  • A Catalogue of the Turkish Manuscripts in the John Rylands University Library at Manchesterby Jan Schmidt

    BRILL 2011; US$ 197.00

    During the six hundred years of its existence, innumerable of manuscripts with, mostly, Turkish texts were produced in the Ottoman Empire. These are mainly preserved in libraries in the countries that once were part of that extended empire; a lesser number of such manuscripts had their origin in central Asia, Persia and India. From the sixteenth century... more...