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  • Iran: A Very Short Introductionby Ali Ansari

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction Ali Ansari provides a radical reinterpretation of Iranian history and politics, placing the Islamic Revolution in the context of a century of political change and social transformation, to gain a fuller understanding of Iran's identity, culture, and politics. more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2015; US$ 12.99

    In this insightful analysis, highly-respected expert John Robertson canvases the entirety of Iraq?s rich history, from the seminal advances of its Neolithic inhabitants to the aftermath of the American-led invasion and Iraq today. Grounded in extensive research, this balanced account of a country and its people explores the greatness and grandeur... more...

  • Nationalism and Post-Colonial Identityby Anshuman A Mondal

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    How have nations and nationhood become the dominant form of political organization today? What is the role of culture in nationalism? In what ways have the ideological development of nationalisms in the post-colonial world shaped understandings of contemporary political problems such as the rise of radical Islam, communalism, and the failure of secular-liberal... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby James L. Gelvin

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 10.99

    The Arab Uprisings: What Everyone Needs to Know ? answers readers' questions about the history and current state of the Arab world and addresses all aspects of the uprisings of 2010 to 2011, including their causes, the role of social media, the diverse paths they have taken, the role of the United States and the uprisings' impact on the United States,... more...

  • The Case for Islamo-Christian Civilizationby Richard W. Bulliet

    Columbia University Press 2004; US$ 26.99

    A preeminent Middle East scholar argues that beginning in the 1950s American policymakers misread the Muslim world. Instead of focusing on the growing discontent with the unpopular governments, the policymakers saw only a forum for liberal, democratic reforms within those governments. By fostering slogans like "clash of civilizations," and "what... more...

  • The Islamic Enlightenmentby Christopher de Bellaigue

    Random House 2017; US$ 36.65

    ?Brilliant' Orhan Pamuk 'The best sort of book for our disordered days: timely, urgent and illuminating' Pankaj Mishra 'It strikes a blow ? for common humanity.' Sunday Times The Islamic Enlightenment: a contradiction in terms? The Muslim world has often been accused of a failure to modernise, reform and adapt. But, from the beginning... more...

  • Modern History of the Kurdsby David McDowall

    I.B.Tauris 2003; US$ 14.95

    _?... the best single narrative history of the Kurds ... it certainly belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in the Middle East.?_ - *Washington Post Book World*The division of the Kurdish people among four modern nation states - Iraq, Turkey, Syria and Iran - and their struggle for national rights have been constant themes of recent Middle East... more...

  • The Wars of the Jewsby Flavius Josephus

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    The book is about the history of the Jewish people and the reinstatement of the State of Israel. The author gives a detailed eye-witness description of the obliteration of Jerusalem. Not only does the writer describe about the hatred that existed between the Jews and the other people of the Middle East, he also presents an implicit explication of the... more...

  • The Great Social Laboratoryby Omnia El Shakry

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.50

    This book charts the development of the social sciences?anthropology, human geography, and demography?in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies. more...

  • Operation Peaceby Richard A. Gabriel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984; US$ 6.79

    The first book about the 1982 war in Lebanon, Operation Peace for Galilee is based on hundreds of interviews with the soldiers of both sides, the guerrillas who fought in it, and the civilians caught in the middle. Much of the detail is drawn from in-depth conversations with the major Israeli commanders who planned and fought the battles. The... more...