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  • Rhetorics of Belongingby Anna Bernard

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    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; Not Available

    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...

  • Full Moon over Noah's Arkby Rick Antonson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region?s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah?s Ark following the Great Flood. But... more...

  • The Persian Empireby 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$ 182.00

    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...

  • The Political Aesthetics of Global Protestby Pnina Werbner; Martin Webb; Kathryn Spellman-Poots

    Edinburgh University Press Ltd 2014; US$ 110.00

    Explores the central role the aesthetic played in energising the massive mobilisations of young people, the disaffected, the middle classes and the apolitical silent majority in the North African and Middle Eastern uprisings with protest movements such as Occupy. more...

  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In this clear and concise primer, leading authority John L. Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know about Islam. Esposito provides succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the general--"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?"--to more specific... more...

  • In Search of Zarathustraby Paul Kriwaczek

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Long before the first Hebrew temple, before the birth of Christ or the mission of Muhammad, there lived in Persia a prophet to whom we owe the ideas of a single god, the cosmic struggle between good and evil, and the Apocalypse. His name was Zarathustra, and his teachings eventually held sway from the Indus to the Nile and spread as far as Britain.... more...