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- Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 12.99
For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was backward and benighted, locked into the Dark Ages and barely able to tell the time of day. Arab culture, however, was thriving, and had become a powerhouse of intellectual exploration and discussion that dazzled the likes of British adventurer Adelard of Bath. The Arabs could measure the... more...
- Robert Hale 2014; US$ 8.74
The publication of "Warlords of Oman" in 1967 coincided with the first export of oil from Oman and the beginning of momentous change in a country that had been virtually closed to the outside world. Since then under the leadership of His Majesty, Sultan Qaboos, the development of the country and its people has been recognized as an international success... more...
- Basic Books 2014; US$ 15.95
As Britain?s colonial secretary in the 1920s, Winston Churchill made a mistake with calamitous consequences and unseen repercussions extending into the twenty-first century. Christopher Catherwood, scholar and adviser to Tony Blair?s government, examines Churchill?s creation of the artificial monarchy of Iraq after World War One, forcing together... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 30.00
A leading reconciliation expert argues that a two-state solution is no longer a viable path to create lasting peace in Israel and Palestine Disputes over settlements, the right of return, the rise of Hamas, recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, and other intractable issues have repeatedly derailed peace negotiations between Israel and Palestine.... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point... more...
- Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57
Can peoples and nations who have been pitted against each other in geopolitically manipulated conflict overcome the adversary relationship and achieve reconciliation? Through the Wall of Fire attempts to answer this question, examining the Armenian genocide of 1915, the two Iraq wars and embargo regime, as well as the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians... more...
- Verso Books 2015; US$ 24.95
A blistering firsthand account of the conflict in Homs by the internationally acclaimed author of The Kindly Ones ?We fight for our religion, for our women, for our land, and lastly to save our skin. As for them, they?re only fighting to save their skin.? In 2012, Jonathan Littell traveled to the heart of the Syrian uprising, smuggled in by... more...
- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
The Middle East is a pressure cooker of constant upheaval, and always with the threat of war in the air. But digging deeper reveals that there are complex dynamics at work, both culturally and politically, and understanding the conflict in this region starts with understanding not only recent events, but ancient events, as well. Noted history writer... more...
- Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95
This fascinating history by an eminent scholar explores the relationship between Jews and Arabs, from their beginnings 3,000 years ago into the 1970s. Although originally written in 1954, it was revised in 1974 to extend its reach in the aftermath of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. The account remains current in its outlook because of the focus on social... more...