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  • The Arab Uprisings Explainedby Marc Lynch

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve? Why did some leaders fall in the face of popular mobilization while others found ways to survive? And what have been the lasting results... more...

  • Palestinians in Syriaby Anaheed Al-Hardan

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into society over time, their experience stands in stark contrast to the plight of Palestinian refugees in other Arab countries. Syria?s Palestinians as a result held a different conception of the 1948... more...

  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In this clear and concise primer, leading authority John L. Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know about Islam. Esposito provides succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the general--"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?"--to more specific... more...

  • The Life and Times of Abu Tammamby Abu Bakr al-Suli; Beatrice Gruendler

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Abu Tammam (d. 231 or 232 H/845 or 846 AD) is one of the most celebrated poets in the Arabic language. Born in Syria of Greek Christian background, he soon made his name as one of the premier Arabic poets in the caliphal court of Baghdad. Abu Tammam vigorously promoted a new style of poetry that merged abstract and complex imagery with archaic Bedouin... more...

  • Jerusalemby Simon Sebag Montefiore

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 20.00

    Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today?s clash of civilizations. From King David to Barack Obama, from the birth of Judaism, Christianity and Islam to the Israel-Palestine conflict, this is the epic history of three thousand... more...

  • The Rum Seljuqsby Songul Mecit

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Charting the expansion of the Rum Seljuqs from rulers of a small principality to a fully- fledged sultanate ruling over almost the whole of Anatolia, this book demonstrates how ideology, rather than military success, was crucial in this development. The Rum Seljuqs examines four distinct phases of development, beginning with the rule of Sulaym?n... more...

  • What 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Usby Muhammad al-Muwaylihi; Roger Allen

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    With  What ? Isa ibn Hisham Told Us , the Library of Arabic Literature brings readers an acknowledged masterpiece of early 20th-century Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this exceptional title was first introduced in serialized form in his family?s pioneering newspaper  Misbah al-Sharq  ( Light of the East ),... more...

  • Rule of Expertsby Timothy Mitchell

    University of California Press 2002; US$ 34.95 US$ 27.96

    Can one explain the power of global capitalism without attributing to capital a logic and coherence it does not have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in terms that do not merely reproduce its own understanding of the world? Rule of Experts examines these questions through a series of interrelated essays focused on Egypt in the twentieth... more...

  • After the Prophetby Lesley Hazleton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this gripping narrative history, Lesley Hazleton tells the tragic story at the heart of the ongoing rivalry between the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam, a rift that dominates the news now more than ever.   Even as Muhammad lay dying, the battle over who would take control of the new Islamic nation had begun, beginning a succession crisis marked... more...

  • Talibanby Ahmed Rashid

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The American bombing of terrorist bases in Afghanistan under the protection of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement has brought the Taliban into sharp focus as the most radical and extreme Islamic movement in the world today. Little is known about the Taliban because of the deep secrecy that surrounds their political movement, their leaders... more...