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  • Murder in Amsterdamby Ian Buruma

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00

    A revelatory look at what happens when political Islam collides with the secular West Ian Buruma 's Murder in Amsterdam is a masterpiece of investigative journalism, a book with the intimacy and narrative control of a crime novel and the analytical brilliance for which Buruma is renowned. On a cold November day in Amsterdam in 2004, the celebrated... more...

  • Life in Year Oneby Scott Korb

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    For anyone who's ever pondered what everyday life was like during the time of Jesus comes a lively and illuminating portrait of the nearly unknown world of daily life in first-century Palestine. What was it like to live during the time of Jesus? Where did people live? Who did they marry? And what was family life like? How did people... more...

  • SEAL Target Geronimoby Chuck Pfarrer

    St. Martin's Press 2011; US$ 16.99

    The true story of the killing of bin Laden by author and former U.S. Navy SEAL Chuck Pfarrer On May 2, 2011, at 1:03 a.m. a satellite uplink was sent from Pakistan crackling into the situation room of the White House: "Geronimo, Echo, KIA." These words, spoken by a Navy SEAL, ended Osama bin Laden's reign of terror. SEAL Target Geronimo is the... more...

  • Monetary History of Iran, Theby Rudi Matthee; Willem Floor

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The monetary history of a country provides important insights into its economic development, as well as its political and social history. This book is the first detailed study of Iran?s monetary history from the advent of the Safavid dynasty in 1501 to the end of Qajar rule in 1925. Using an array of previously unpublished sources in ten languages,... more...

  • Cultural Revolution in Iranby Annabelle Sreberny; Massoumeh Torfeh

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 14.95

    The Islamic Republic of Iran is several decades into its existence and the values and legacy of the Revolution upon which it was founded continue to have profound and contradictory consequences for everyday Iranian life. Despite a powerful system of surveillance and control, an extremely lively cultural milieu exists in the country, utilising many... more...

  • Cairo Popby Daniel J. Gilman

    University of Minnesota Press 2014; US$ 75.00

    Cairo Pop is the first book to examine the dominant popular music of Egypt, shababiyya . Scorned or ignored by scholars and older Egyptians alike, shababiyya plays incessantly in Cairo, even while Egyptian youth joined in mass protests against their government, which eventually helped oust longtime Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in early 2011.... more...

  • Forbidding Wrong in Islamby Michael Cook

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    Short, accessible survey of Islamic ethics, the injunction incumbent on every Muslim to forbid wrongdoing. more...

  • Operation Thunderboltby Saul David

    Little, Brown and Company 2015; Not Available

    The definitive account of one of the greatest Special Forces missions ever, the Raid of Entebbe, by acclaimed military historian Saul David. On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by a group of Arab and German terrorists who demanded the release of 53 terrorists. The plane was forced to divert to Entebbe,... more...

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

    Library of Arabic Literature 2015; US$ 34.00

    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...

  • Men of Capitalby Sherene Seikaly

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Men of Capital examines British-ruled Palestine in the 1930s and 1940s through a focus on economy. In a departure from the expected histories of Palestine, this book illuminates dynamic class constructions that aimed to shape a pan-Arab utopia in terms of free trade, profit accumulation, and private property. And in so doing, it positions Palestine... more...