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  • Historical Dictionary of Egyptby Arthur Jr. Goldschmidt

    Scarecrow Press 2013; US$ 164.99

    This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Egypt covers its history from its emergence as an independent actor during the reign of Ali Bey (1760-1772) up to and including the first two years of the Arab Spring (February 2013). This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary... more...

  • Warlords of Omanby P.S. Allfree

    Robert Hale 2014; US$ 11.99

    The publication of "Warlords of Oman" in 1967 coincided with the first export of oil from Oman and the beginning of momentous change in a country that had been virtually closed to the outside world. Since then under the leadership of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos, the development of the country and its people has been recognized as an international success... more...

  • Shah of Shahsby Ryszard Kapuscinski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00

    In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point... more...

  • Haremby Alev Lytle Croutier

    Abbeville Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.99

    A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. I was born in a konak (old house), which once was the harem of a pasha,? writes Alev Lytle Croutier. People around me often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother... more...

  • Jews and Arabsby S.D. Goitein

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Fascinating study by eminent scholar explores 3,000 years of relations between Jews and Arabs. Topics include Jewish traditions in Islam, Islamic influence on Jewish philosophy, Jewish and Islamic mysticism and poetry. more...

  • The Haremby N. M. Penzer

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    This survey features photographs and floor plans of Topkapi Palace as well as profiles of the harem's women, their eunuch guards, and court manners, dress, and politics. 42 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Sustaining Conflictby Katherine Natanel

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Sustaining Conflict develops a groundbreaking theory of political apathy, using a combination of ethnographic material, narrative, and political, cultural, and feminist theory. It examines how the status quo is maintained in Israel-Palestine, even by the activities of Jewish Israelis who are working against the occupation of Palestinian territories.... more...

  • Soul in Exileby Fawaz Turki

    Monthly Review Press 1988; US$ 15.00

    Poet and essayist Fawaz Turki begins his search for answers in the hallways of the 1983 Palestine National Council meeting in Algiers. He then recalls his family's flight into Lebanon when he was eight, childhood in a refugee camp and the streets of Beirut, and years spent in Australia, France, and the United States in search of his identity, both... more...

  • Sense and Nonsenseby Stuart Arden

    Gefen Publishing House 2013; US$ 9.99

    Israel has won its wars, or at the very least, stopped its destruction by the opposing Arab armies. However, in another war, the war of words (i.e. hasbara), Israel is in serious trouble. No government of Israel has been able to handle hasbara properly, and that is the aim of this book. In a discussion between American President Jimmy Carter and... more...

  • To Baghdad and Backby Mordechai Ben-Porat

    Gefen Publishing House 1998; US$ 9.99

    Between the years 1949 and 1952, over 130,000 Jews immigrated to Israel from Iraq, thanks largely to the efforts of emissaries from Israel and activists of the 'Halutz' Movement in Iraq. This astounding Zionist accomplishment, known as Operation Ezra and Nehemiah, gave a final and glorious curtain call to the ancient Babylonian exile. more...