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  • A Convergence of Civilizationsby Youssef Courbage; Emmanuel Todd; George Holoch

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 29.99

    We are told that Western/Christian and Muslim/Arab civilizations are on the verge of destroying each other. The demographics of one group remain sluggish, while the population of the other has exploded, widening the cultural gap and all but guaranteeing the outbreak of war. Leaving aside the media's sound and fury on this subject, measured analysis... more...

  • The Convergence of Judaism and Islamby Michael M Laskier; Yaacov Lev

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    The Convergence of Judaism and Islam offers fifteen interdisciplinary studies that investigate the complex relationships between the cultures of Jews and Muslims during the medieval and early modern periods. They reveal that, for the most part, Jewish-Muslim relations were peaceful and involved intellectual and professional cooperation.< more...

  • Covering Islamby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    From the Iranian hostage crisis through the Gulf War and the bombing of the World Trade Center, the American news media have portrayed "Islam" as a monolithic entity, synonymous with terrorism and religious hysteria. In this classic work, now updated, the author of Culture and Imperialism reveals the hidden agendas and distortions of fact that underlie... more...

  • Crossing Mandelbaum Gateby Kai Bird

    Scribner 2010; US$ 18.00

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD?S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict. Weeks before the Suez War of 1956, four-year-old Kai Bird, son of a garrulous, charming American Foreign Service officer, moved to Jerusalem... more...

  • Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shahby Bianca Devos; Christoph Werner

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah presents a collection of innovative research on the interaction of culture and politics accompanying the vigorous modernization programme of the first Pahlavi ruler. Examining a broad spectrum of this multifaceted interaction it makes an important contribution to the cultural history of the 1920s and 1930s... more...

  • Cursed Victoryby Ahron Bregman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 15.98

    In a move that would forever alter the map of the Middle East, Israel captured the West Bank, Golan Heights, Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula in 1967's brief but pivotal Six Day War. CURSED VICTORY is the first complete history of the war's troubled aftermath - a military occupation of the Palestinian territories that is now well into its fifth decade.... more...

  • The Damascus Chronicle of the Crusadesby H. A. R. Gibb

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 19.95

    Remarkable contemporary account of early Crusades by one of Damascus' leading citizens covers events of 1097?1159. Based on both written and oral reports, colorful narrative relates every particular of life during wartime: battles, blockades, and diplomatic negotiations, plus vivid portraits of the personalities on both sides. more...

  • David Ben-Gurionby Ronald W Zweig

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A Death in Jerusalemby Kati Marton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 25.00

    On the evening of September 17, 1948, a car carrying Count Folke Bernadotte, the first United Nations?appointed mediator in the Middle East, traveled up a narrow Jerusalem street. As the car shifted gears for the climb toward the New City, an Israeli Army jeep nosed into the road, forcing Bernadotte?s car and the two following him to come to a full... more...

  • The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empireby Alan Palmer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.99

    Like Charles II, the sick man of Europe was 'an unconscionable time dying.' Time and time again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived all its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. Unlike the Romanovs, Hohenzollerns or Habsburgs, the House of Osman was still recognised... more...