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  • World Heritage, Urban Design and Tourismby Luna Khirfan

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    This book offers an interdisciplinary approach to the key relationships between heritage conservation, city space design, and tourism development in historic cities, linking theory and practice in a unique way. The book offers an investigation of three Middle Eastern historic cities, Aleppo, Acre and Salt, all of which face significant challenges of... more...

  • Being Modern in the Middle Eastby Keith David Watenpaugh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class. The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created... more...

  • Shalom/Salaam/Peaceby Constance A. Hammond

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 34.95

    Conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians has been ongoing since the creation of the state of Israel, a conflict revolving around land-ownership, water politics, human rights, and religious rights. 'Shalom/Salaam/Peace' examines the realities of life in contemporary Israel/Palestine, with its politics, wars, security wall, settlements and... more...

  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Historiesby Paul H. Kratoska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma "Death" Railway, and in... more...

  • The Little Book of Dundrumby Hugh Oram

    The History Press 2014; US$ 14.57

    The Little Book of Dundrum is a compendium of fascinating, obscure, strange and entertaining facts about one of Dublin's most important suburbs. Here you will find out about Dundrum's myth and legend, its proud sporting heritage, its castles and great houses and its famous (and occasionally infamous) men and women. Through main thoroughfares and twisting... more...

  • Das Auswärtige Amt in der NS-Diktaturby Johannes Hürter; Michael Mayer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 35.00

    This volume reviews research conducted surrounding the German Foreign Office and its past. What do we actually know about the function of the Foreign Office during the Nazi era, what gaps exist in the research, what is settled and what is under dispute? The authors seek to add additional context to the debate by discussing developments... more...

  • The Lonely Warby Nazila Fathi

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 27.99

    As a nine-year-old Tehrani schoolgirl during the Iranian Revolution, Nazila Fathi watched her country change before her eyes. The revolutionaries—most of them poor, uneducated, and radicalized—seized jobs, housing, and positions of power, transforming Iranian society practically overnight. But this socioeconomic revolution had an unintended effect.... more...

  • The Origins of the Second Templeby Diana Vikander Edelman

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    Darius I, King of Persia, claims to have accomplished many deeds in the early years of his reign, but was one of them the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem? The editor who added the date to the books of Haggai and Zechariah thought so, and the author of Ezra 1-6 then relied on his dates when writing his account of the rebuilding process. The genealogical... more...

  • Turkey and the Rescue of European Jewsby I. Izzet Bahar

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This book exposes Turkish policies concerning European Jews during the Hitler era, focusing on three events: 1. The recruitment of German Jewish scholars by the Turkish government after Hitler came to power, 2. The fate of Jews of Turkish origin in German-controlled France during WWII, 3. The Turkish approach to Jewish refugees who were in transit... more...

  • The East Asian War, 1592-1598: International Relations, Violence and Memoryby James B. Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 170.00

    As East Asia regains its historical position as a world centre, information on the history of regional relations becomes ever more critical. Astonishingly, Northeast Asia enjoyed five centuries of international peace from 1400 to 1894, broken only by one major international war ? the invasion of Korea in the 1590s by Japan?s ruler Hideyoshi. This... more...