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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oneworld Publications 2017; US$ 30.00
Following his critically acclaimed investigation of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in the 1940s, renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe turns his attention to the annexation and occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, bringing us the first comprehensive critique of the Occupied Territories. Based on groundbreaking archival research, NGO records,... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...