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  • Maat, The Moral Ideal in Ancient Egyptby Maulana Karenga

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95

    This work is a critical examination of Maat, the moral ideal in ancient Egypt. It seeks to present Maat in the language of modern moral discourse while at the same time preserving and building on its distinctiveness as a moral ideal capable of inspiring and maintaining ethical philosophic reflection. more...

  • Crime and Punishment in Islamic Lawby Rudolph Peters

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 28.00

    This book, first published in 2006, is an account of the theory and practice of Islamic criminal law. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Die ethnische Säuberung Palästinasby Ilan Pappe; Ulrike Bischoff

    Haffmans & Tolkemitt 2014; US$ 16.14

    Die ethnische Säuberung Palästinas: Ilan Pappe dokumentiert die Vertreibung von 800.000 Menschen vor, während und nach der Gründung Israels. Zwei Monate vor dem Ende der britischen Verwaltung Palästinas im Auftrag der UN, am 10. März 1948, trifft sich im Roten Haus in Tel Aviv, dem Hauptquartier der Untergrundmiliz Hagana, eine Runde hochrangiger zionistischer... 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...

  • 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...

  • Shi'i Islamby Najam Haider

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This book examines the development of Shi'i Islam through the lenses of belief, narrative, and memory. more...

  • Gazaby Jean-Pierre Filiu

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Gaza has become synonymous with conflict and dispute. Though only slightly larger than Omaha, Nebraska at 140 square miles, the small territory of Gaza has been a hot spot for bitter disputes between sparring powers for millennia, from the Ancient Egyptians up until the British Empire and even today. Wedged between the Negev and Sinai deserts on one... more...

  • Arab and Jewby David K. Shipler

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.00

    "The best and most comprehensive work there is in the English language on this subject." ? New York Times In this monumental work, extensively researched and more relevant than ever, David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices that exist between Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism.      Focusing... more...