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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...
- St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 30.99
From religion, to language, to the stories rooted in our faith and history books, the Nile River has proven to be a constant fixture in mankind?s tales. In this dazzling, idiosyncratic journey from ancient times to the Arab Spring, Red Nile navigates a meandering course through the history of the world?s greatest river, exploring this unique breeding... more...
- Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99
Based on first-hand reporting from Syria and Washington, journalist Reese Erlich unravels the complex dynamics underlying the Syrian civil war. Through vivid, on-the-ground accounts and interviews with both rebel leaders and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Erlich gives the reader a better understanding of this momentous power struggle and why it... 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...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95
Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts modes of subaltern rebellion against the destructive policies of colonial intruders and collaborating local elites in the south of Egypt. ... more...