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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Return of the Pharaohby Zainab Al-Ghazali; Mokrane Guezzou

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 12.99

    Before reshaping the political landscape in Egypt in the 1960s, Zainab al-Ghazali was imprisoned and brutally tortured under Nasir's regime. more...

  • Iran's Revolutionary Guardby Steven O'hern

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 29.95

    Since the Iranian Revolution more than thirty years ago, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), also known as the Revolutionary Guard, has conducted covert and overt military operations, built an economic empire, and trained, financed, and guided terrorists to pursue one goal?the preservation and expansion of the Islamic revolution. Inside... more...

  • Afghanistanby Anthony Arnold

    Hoover Institution Press 1985; US$ 14.99

    On December 27, 1979, the USSR invaded Afghanistan to save an endangered communist regime. The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan, founded in 1965 but almost immediately riven into two hostile wings, had been induced by Moscow into unifying in 1977 in order to seize power the following year. Within weeks, however, the majority Khalqi faction... more...

  • Imperial Designsby Deepak Tripathi

    Potomac Books 2013; US$ 26.95

    Since the age of Alexander the Great, waves of foreign armies have invaded the Middle East and South Asia to plunder their vast treasures. In Imperial Designs , Deepak Tripathi offers a powerful and unique analysis of how this volatile region has endured the manipulation and humiliation of such wars. He argues that these foreign invasions to gain... more...

  • In Defence of Britain's Middle Eastern Empireby Timothy Paris

    Sussex Academic Press 2015; US$ 44.99

    T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) described his war-time chief as "the perfect leader", a man who "worked by influence rather than by loud direction. ? He was like water, or permeating oil, creeping silently and insistently through everything. It was not possible to say where Clayton was and was not, and how much really belonged to him." This is the first... more...

  • The Making of Salafismby Henri Lauzière

    Columbia University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Some Islamic scholars hold that Salafism is an innovative and rationalist effort at Islamic reform that emerged in the late nineteenth century but disappeared in the mid twentieth. Others argue Salafism is an anti-innovative and antirationalist movement of Islamic purism that dates back to the medieval period yet persists today. Though they contradict... more...