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  • Fragmente einer grossen Spracheby Alexa Sabine Bartelmus

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 159.18

    This work presents a study of the use of the Sumerian language in Kassite Babylonia. Consulting new materials from the Vorderasiatisches Museum of Berlin, it analyzes key linguistic features of Sumerian as well as the contexts and ideological significance of its use with an eye toward gaining a broader understanding of scribal education in this period... more...

  • The Last Palestinianby Grant Rumley; Amir Tibon

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Mahmoud Abbas rose to prominence as a top Palestinian negotiator, became the leader of his nation, and then tragically failed to negotiate a peace agreement. This is the first book in English that focuses on one of the most important fixtures of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Filled with new details and based on interviews with key figures in Ramallah,... more...

  • Untangling the Middle Eastby Ori Z. Soltes

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 24.99

    A lucid and engaging breakdown of the history, culture, and politics that define today?s Middle East. Untangling the Middle East is a layman?s guide to the historypolitical, religious, and culturalthat led us to the current challenges plaguing the Middle East. It covers the major interests and actors in the region, and helps to spin a narrative... more...

  • The Alawis of Syriaby Michael Kerr; Craig Larkin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    A wide-ranging exploration of the cultural and historical hinterland of Syria's powerful Shia minority. more...

  • Egypt and Syria in the Early Mamluk Periodby D.S. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Providing a modern English translation of a key selection of Ibn Fadl Allah al-`Umar??s Mas?lik al-abs?r , this book offers a rich description of Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks in the first half of the fourteenth-century A.D. It provides a fascinating snapshot of the physical and administrative geography of this crucial region as well as insights... more...

  • The Everything Guide to the Middle Eastby Arthur G Sharp

    Adams Media 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Middle East has long been a place where religions, cultures, and politics clash--today more than ever. How can a region called "the cradle of civilization" continue to face uprisings and violence? This guide is an objective, professional, and informed resource that will help you understand the fascinating area, covering such topics as: All the... more...

  • 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...

  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99

    In this clear and concise primer, leading authority John L. Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know about Islam. Esposito provides succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the general--"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?"--to more specific... more...