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  • Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israelby Aziza Khazzoom

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 65.00

    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...

  • Spies in Palestineby James Srodes

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 24.00

    Sarah Aaronsohn was a twenty-first century woman in a nineteenth-century world. She and her siblings were born as part of the first wave of Jewish immigrants who fled the pogroms of Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1880s, settling in the province of Syria-Palestine. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the settlers had come a dramatic distance in... more...

  • The Middle Eastby Philip Robins

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    The wave of popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East promised to pave the way for democracy. It brought down dictators and captured the popular imagination, but for most of the region, peace and stability remain as elusive today as they have ever been. In this fully revised introduction, Oxford University’s Philip Robins takes a close... more...

  • Shadow Warsby Christopher Davidson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 19.99

    For more than a century successive US and UK governments have sought to thwart nationalist, socialist and pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. Through the Cold War, the War on Terror’ and the present era defined by the Islamic State, the Western powers have repeatedly manipulated the region’s most powerful actors to ensure the security of their... more...

  • Land of Blue Helmetsby Karim Makdisi; Vijay Prashad

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and political mediation. It was also there that the UN found itself trapped in, and sometimes part of, confounding geopolitical tensions in key international conflicts... more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 12.99

    Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for the first 5,000 years of human history, all innovations of worth emerged. It was the cradle of civilization. In this unrivalled study, John Robertson... more...

  • The Poisoned Wellby Roger Hardy

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    In The Poisoned Well , veteran BBC journalist Roger Hardy presents a realist's history of the Middle East, by weaving together stories of political strife and vivid firsthand accounts, to illustrate that the current conflicts and crises of the Middle East are borne out of the troubled legacy of Western imperialism in the region. more...

  • The Last Palestinianby Grant Rumley; Amir Tibon

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Mahmoud Abbas rose to prominence as a top Palestinian negotiator, became the leader of his nation, and then tragically failed to negotiate a peace agreement. This is the first book in English that focuses on one of the most important fixtures of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Filled with new details and based on interviews with key figures in Ramallah,... more...

  • Egypt and Syria in the Early Mamluk Periodby D.S. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Providing a modern English translation of a key selection of Ibn Fadl Allah al-`Umar?’s Mas?lik al-abs?r , this book offers a rich description of Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks in the first half of the fourteenth-century A.D. It provides a fascinating snapshot of the physical and administrative geography of this crucial region as well as insights... more...