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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The History of Turkey, 2nd Editionby Douglas Howard

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 63.00

    For travelers or students looking for the story behind the evolution of modern-day Turkey, this informative guide traces this country's history and culture from ancient times through the present day. The first half of this book surveys the centuries up to 1923, with the latter half exploring events since the establishment of the Turkish Republic in... more...

  • Rhetorics of Belongingby Anna Bernard

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    Rhetorics of Belonging describes the formation and operation of a category of Palestinian and Israeli world literature whose authors actively respond to the expectation that their work will narrate the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a literary practice. more...

  • A History of the Modern Middle Eastby Betty Anderson

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 44.95

    A History of the Modern Middle East offers a comprehensive assessment of the region, stretching from the fourteenth century and the founding of the Ottoman and Safavid empires through to the present-day protests and upheavals. The textbook focuses on Turkey, Iran, and the Arab countries of the Middle East, as well as areas often left out of Middle... more...

  • The Early Abbasid Caliphateby Hugh Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The early Abbasid Caliphate was an important period for Islam. The dynasty, based in Baghdad, ruled over a vast Empire, stretching from the Indus Valley and Southern Russia to the East to Tunisia in the West; and presided over an age of brilliant cultural achievements. This study, first published in 1981, examines the Abbasid Caliphs from their... more...