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  • Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle Eastby III Edmund Burke; David Yaghoubian

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history?depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four... more...

  • Israel's Lightning Strike - The Raid on Entebbe 1976by Simon Dunstan; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    The Israeli Special Forces? operation at Entebbe goes down in history as one of the most audacious counter-terrorist assaults ever conducted. On 27 June 1976, four terrorists ? two of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two of the German Baader-Meinhof terrorist group ? highjacked a passenger jet and forced a landing in Entebbe, Uganda.... more...

  • The Israel-Palestine Conflictby James L. Gelvin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 24.00

    Now in its third edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account is a balanced, compelling, accessible and current introduction for students and general readers. more...

  • Shi'i Islamby Najam Haider

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This book examines the development of Shi'i Islam through the lenses of belief, narrative, and memory. more...

  • A History of Egyptby Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    New and updated edition of the successful A Short History of Modern Egypt. more...

  • A Peace to End All Peaceby David Fromkin

    Henry Holt and Co. 2010; US$ 23.99

    Published with a new afterword from the author--the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created The Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All of these conflicts--including the hostilities between Arabs and Israelis, and the violent challenges posed by Iraq's competing... more...

  • Trade and Civilisation in the Indian Oceanby K. N. Chaudhuri

    Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 40.00

    Before the age of Industrial Revolution, the great Asian civilisations constituted areas not only of high culture but also of advanced economic development. more...

  • Operation Exodusby Gordon Thomas

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 8.99

    The riveting chronicle of Jewish war survivors and their flight on the dramatic voyage of Exodus 1947, the international incident that gained sympathy for the formation of Israel The underground Jewish group Haganah arranged for the purchase of a small American steamer as part of an ambitious and daring mission: to serve as lifeboat... more...

  • Byzantiumby Michael Angold

    Orion 2012; Not Available

    Michael Angold's book is a clear, concise and authoritative history of the successor state to the Roman Empire, known as the Byzantine Empire. It was named after Byzantium, which Emperor Constantine I rebuilt in 330 AD as Constantinople and made the capital of the entire Roman Empire. Angold begins in the heart of Byzantium, the city of Constantinople... more...

  • The Siege of Meccaby Yaroslav Trofimov

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 17.58

    20 November 1979: as morning prayers began, hundreds of hardline Islamist gunmen, armed with rifles smuggled in coffins, stormed the Grand Mosque in Mecca. With thousands of terrified worshippers trapped inside, the result was a bloody siege that lasted two weeks, caused hundreds of deaths, prompted an international diplomatic crisis and unleashed... more...