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  • Babylonby Paul Kriwaczek

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79

    Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia... more...

  • Israel / Palestineby Alan Dowty

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.89

    What explains the peculiar intensity and evident intractability of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Of all the "hot spots" in the world today, the apparently endless clash between Jews and Arabs in the Middle East seems unique in its longevity and resistance to resolution. Is this conflict really different from other ethnic and nationalist confrontations,... more...

  • The Arab Uprisingsby James Gelvin

    Oxford University Press 2015; 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 since late 2010, 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...

  • Once Upon A Revolutionby Thanassis Cambanis

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 16.00

    Award-winning journalist Thanassis Cambanis tells the ?wonderfully readable and insightful? ( Booklist , starred review) inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution. Cambanis brings to life the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces that?for the time being?stopped them short. But he also tells a universal... more...

  • The New Middle Eastby Paul Danahar

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 6.99

    In 2011 the Arab revolts changed the Middle East forever. The toppling of a generation of dictators left the region in turmoil. Has the promise of the Arab Spring been lost? What does the rise of religious extremism on Europe's doorstep mean for the West and its allies? Is America giving up on the region and, if so, who will lead the new Middle East?... more...

  • Afghanistanby Thomas Barfield

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    Afghanistan traces the historic struggles and the changing nature of political authority in this volatile region of the world, from the Mughal Empire in the sixteenth century to the Taliban resurgence today. Thomas Barfield introduces readers to the bewildering diversity of tribal and ethnic groups in Afghanistan, explaining what unites them as... more...

  • The Middle East Todayby Dona J. Stewart

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    The new edition of The Middle East Today provides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. This updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their learning, including; detailed maps and images, case... more...

  • Lawrence in Arabiaby Scott Anderson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY New York Times ? Christian Science Monitor ? NPR ? Seattle Times ? St. Louis Dispatch National Book Critics Circle Finalist -- American Library Association Notable Book A thrilling and revelatory narrative of one of the most epic and consequential periods in 20th century history ? the Arab Revolt... more...

  • Sexual Politics in Modern Iranby Janet Afary

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    This book charts the history of Iran's sexual revolution from the nineteenth century to today. 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...