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- John Murray 2012; Not Available
The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching,... 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...
- 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...
- Abbeville Publishing Group 2014; US$ 16.99
A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages. “I was born in a konak (old house), which once was the harem of a pasha,? writes Alev Lytle Croutier. “People around me often whispered things about harems; my own grandmother... 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...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95
For nearly four centuries, the Ottoman sultans dwelt amid the secret splendors of Topkapi Palace. Access to the Grand Seraglio--which served as the empire's administrative, legislative, and judicial center and an academy of fine arts, as well as the ruler's home--was jealously guarded, even after the sultans ceased to reside there in the mid-nineteenth... more...
- Bastei Entertainment 2015; US$ 15.26
Sommer 2014: In Deutschland wird wieder einmal gegen Israel demonstriert, Anlass ist der Krieg im Gaza. Juden werden in Deutschland tätlich angegriffen und im Internet bedroht. Hassparolen wie "Kindermörder Israel" sind an der Tagesordnung. Kein Land der Welt polarisiert so sehr wie der 1948 gegründete Staat. Warum? Die preisgekrönten Journalisten... more...
- Monthly Review Press 1988; US$ 15.00
Poet and essayist Fawaz Turki begins his search for answers in the hallways of the 1983 Palestine National Council meeting in Algiers. He then recalls his family's flight into Lebanon when he was eight, childhood in a refugee camp and the streets of Beirut, and years spent in Australia, France, and the United States in search of his identity, both... more...