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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A History of the Modern Middle Eastby Betty Anderson

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 44.95 US$ 40.99

    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...

  • Tragedy of Lebanonby Jonathan Randal

    Just World Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Tragedy of Lebanon is a reissue of Jonathan Randal's acclaimed 1983 study of the rightwing Christian militias in Lebanon that in 1975 plunged the country into a decades-long cycle of war and civil conflict. For this 2012 reissue of the book, Randal added a piercing new Preface reflecting on the meaning of those events, both then and today. As... more...

  • The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Mehrdad Kia

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00

    Knowledge of ancient Persia is often gleaned from the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans?two civilizations that viewed the Persians as enemies. This one-of-a-kind reference provides unbiased coverage of the cultural history of the Persian Empire, examining the Median, Achaemenid, Parthian, Kushan, and Sasanian dynasties and tracing the development... more...

  • Imagining Babylonby Mario Liverani

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 139.72

    Ever since the archaeological rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, generations of scholars have attempted to reconstruct the "real Babylon,? known to us before from the evocative biblical account of the Tower of Babel. After two centuries of excavations and scholarship, Mario Liverani provides an insightful overview of modern, Western approaches,... more...

  • Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israelby Aziza Khazzoom

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    Explores the process and rationale of the emergence of ethnic identity to investigate how and why ethnic groups exclude each other, looking specifically at the case of racial and ethnic group identity formation in the early years of Israeli statehood. more...