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  • A Military History of the Modern Middle Eastby James McNabb

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 58.00

    The Middle East has been?and will continue to be?a major influence on policy around the globe. This work reviews the impact of past epochs on the modern Middle East and analyzes key military events that contributed to forming the region and its people. By helping readers recognize historical patterns of conflict, the book will stimulate a greater... more...

  • The Making of Selimby H. Erdem Cipa

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The father of the legendary Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim I ("The Grim") set the stage for centuries of Ottoman supremacy by doubling the size of the empire. Conquering Eastern Anatolia, Syria, and Egypt, Selim promoted a politicized Sunni Ottoman* identity against the Shiite Safavids of Iran, thus shaping the early modern Middle... more...

  • States of Separationby Laura Robson

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 34.95

    Across the Middle East in the post?World War I era, European strategic moves converged with late Ottoman political practice and a newly emboldened Zionist movement to create an unprecedented push to physically divide ethnic and religious minorities from Arab Muslim majorities. States of Separation tells how the interwar Middle East became a site... more...

  • The Anatomy of Israel's Survivalby Hirsh Goodman

    PublicAffairs 2011; US$ 36.00

    The question Can Israel survive?? has echoed loud for Israelisand Jews, their supporters and adversaries worldwidesince the Holocaust. The recent upheavals in Egypt, Tunisia and beyond have raised it anew. Israeli journalist and security analyst Hirsh Goodman set out to answer it, through rigorous factual assessment of each of the challenges his country... more...

  • Russia and the Arabsby Yevgeny Primakov

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 42.00

    Part memoir, part history, Russia and the Arabs reveals the past half-century in the Middle East from a viewpoint seldom seen by Westerners. Yevgeny Primakov, formerly the head of the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service, Foreign Minister, and Prime Minister of Russia, exposes how key political events unfolded through the personal interactions... more...

  • Iraq, Vietnam, and the Limits of American Powerby Robert K. Brigham

    PublicAffairs 2008; US$ 20.00

    Since the first days of the Iraqi invasion, supporters of the war have cautioned the public not to view this conflict as another Vietnam. They rightfully point to many important distinctions. There is no unified resistance in Iraq. No political or religious leader has been able to galvanize opposition to U.S. intervention the way that Ho Chi Minh... more...

  • A Half Century of Occupationby Gershon Shafir

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 26.95

    The Israel-Palestine conflict is one of the world?s most polarizing confrontations. Its current phase, Israel?s ?temporary? occupation of the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem, turned a half century old in June 2017. In these timely and provocative essays, Gershon Shafir asks three questions?What is the occupation, why has it lasted so long, and... more...

  • The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939by Kenneth W. Stein

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The control of land remains the crucial issue in the Arab-Israel conflict. Kenneth Stein investigates in detail and without polemics how and why Jews acquired land from Arabs in Palestine during the British Mandate, and he reaches conclusions that are challenging and suprising. Stein contends that Zionists were able to purchase the core of a national... more...

  • Modern Egyptby Arthur Goldschmidt Jr

    Avalon Publishing 2004; US$ 52.00

    This second edition of scholar Arthur Goldschmidt presents a concise survey of Egyptian history since the mid-eighteenth century. It focuses on Egypt's evolution as a nation-state, dispelling common misconceptions about Egypt's modern history. Professor Goldschmidt calls upon recent Egyptian and Western scholarship to document pivotal points, such... more...

  • I is for Infidelby Kathy Gannon

    PublicAffairs 2006; US$ 18.00

    In early 1986 Kathy Gannon sold pretty much everything she owned (which wasn't much) to pursue her dream of becoming a foreign correspondent. She had the world to choose from: she chose Afghanistan. She went to witness the final humiliation of a superpower in terminal decline as the Soviet Union was defeated by the mujahedeen. What she didn't know... more...