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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Private and Royal Life in the Ottoman Palaceby Ilber Ortayli

    Blue Dome Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Topkapi Palace was the official and primary residence of the Ottoman sultans for almost four centuries of their 624-year reign. This illustrated guide to Topkapi Palace (the heart of a vast transcontinental empire until the mid-nineteenth century) explores Ottoman history, as it relates to specific sections of the palace. Ortayli, a famed Turkish... more...

  • Gazaby Vittorio Arrigoni; Daniela Filippin; Ilan Pappé

    Kube Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 8.99

    A vivid eyewitness account of Operation Cast Lead by an Italian human rights worker based in Gaza at the time. more...

  • Society, Law, and Culture in the Middle Eastby Dror Ze?evi; Ehud R. Toledano

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume seeks to deepen and broaden our understanding of various forms of change in Middle Eastern and North African societies during the Ottoman period. It offers an in-depth analysis of reforms and gradual change in the longue durée, challenging the current discourse on the relationship between society, culture, and law. more...

  • Chief Complaintby Hatim Kanaaneh

    Just World Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    With these short stories, Hatim Kanaaneh explores the changing, precarious, and ever-shrinking world of Palestinians living in Israel. As his village?s first Western-trained physician, Kanaaneh had intimate access to his neighbor?s lives, and he chronicles them here in a fictionalized collection of vignettes. His cunningly crafted stories reveal the... more...

  • The Emergence of Iranian Nationalismby Reza Zia-Ebrahimi

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    Reza Zia-Ebrahimi revisits the work of Fathali Akhundzadeh and Mirza Aqa Khan Kermani, two Qajar-era intellectuals who founded modern Iranian nationalism. In their efforts to make sense of a difficult historical situation, these thinkers advanced an appealing ideology Zia-Ebrahimi calls dislocative nationalism,? in which pre-Islamic Iran is cast as... more...

  • Palestinians in Syriaby Anaheed Al-Hardan

    Columbia University Press 2016; US$ 59.99

    One hundred thousand Palestinians fled to Syria after being expelled from Palestine upon the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948. Integrating into society over time, their experience stands in stark contrast to the plight of Palestinian refugees in other Arab countries. Syria?s Palestinians as a result held a different conception of the 1948... more...