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  • The Oil Kingsby Andrew Scott Cooper

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 18.00

    struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s . Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to... more...

  • Muslims Under Latin Rule, 1100-1300by James M. Powell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering Portugal and Castile in the West to the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the East, this collection focuses on Muslim minorities living in Christian lands during the high Middle Ages, and examines to what extent notions of religious tolerance influenced Muslim-Christian relations. The authors call into question the applicability of modern ideas... more...

  • Mullahs, Merchants, and Militantsby Stephen J. Glain

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 23.99

    A thousand years ago, a vast Arab empire stretched from the Asian steppe across the Mediterranean to Spain, pioneering new technologies, sciences, art and culture. Arab traders and Arab currencies dominated the global economy in ways Western multinationals and the dollar do today. A thousand years later, Arab states are in decay. Official corruption... more...

  • Iran, Past and Presentby Donald Newton Wilber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    This Ninth Edition of the standard work on Iran includes up-to-date statistics and current information on the country. It begins with an account of the history, arts, languages, and religions of Iran from 4000 B.C. to the present. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • From Oslo to Iraq and the Road Mapby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 14.95

    In his final book, completed just before his death, Edward W. Said offers impassioned pleas for the beleaguered Palestinian cause from one of its most eloquent spokesmen. These essays, which originally appeared in Cairo?s Al-Ahram Weekly , London?s Al-Hayat , and the London Review of Books , take us from the Oslo Accords through the U.S. led invasion... more...

  • Storm from the Eastby Milton Viorst

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.95

    America?s engagement with the Arab world stretches back far beyond the Iraq wars. According to Milton Viorst, the current conflict is simply the latest round in a 1,400-year struggle between Christianity and Islam, in which the United States became a participant only in the last century. Today, the Bush Doctrine aims to free the Arab peoples from... more...

  • The Wars of the Jewsby Flavius Josephus

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    The book is about the history of the Jewish people and the reinstatement of the State of Israel. The author gives a detailed eye-witness description of the obliteration of Jerusalem. Not only does the writer describe about the hatred that existed between the Jews and the other people of the Middle East, he also presents an implicit explication of the... more...

  • The Great Social Laboratoryby Omnia El Shakry

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    This book charts the development of the social sciences?anthropology, human geography, and demography?in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies. more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Iranian Historyby Touraj Daryaee

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    This Handbook is a current, comprehensive single-volume history of Iranian civilization. The authors, all leaders in their fields, emphasize the large-scale continuities of Iranian history while also describing the important patterns of transformation that have characterized Iran's past. Each of the chapters focuses on a specific epoch of Iranian... more...

  • Operation Peaceby Richard A. Gabriel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984; US$ 8.99

    The first book about the 1982 war in Lebanon, Operation Peace for Galilee is based on hundreds of interviews with the soldiers of both sides, the guerrillas who fought in it, and the civilians caught in the middle.  Much of the detail is drawn from in-depth conversations with the major Israeli commanders who planned and fought the battles.  The... more...