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  • The House of Wisdomby Jonathan Lyons

    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...

  • Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971)by Youssef H. Aboul-Enein

    Naval Institute Press 2014; US$ 64.95

    Central to CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein's career has been the mission to introduce America's military leaders to Arabic works of military significance. Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for all things Russian during the Cold War in order to understand the Soviets, the war on al-Qaida and the complex nuances of the Arab Spring demand... more...

  • Warlords of Omanby P.S. Allfree

    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...

  • Churchill's Follyby Christopher Catherwood

    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...

  • An Unpromising Landby Gur Alroey

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    The Jewish migration at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries was one of the dramatic events that changed the Jewish people in modern times. Millions of Jews sought to escape the distressful conditions of their lives in Eastern Europe and find a better future for themselves and their families overseas. The vast majority... more...

  • Ottoman Rule in Damascus, 1708-1758by Karl K. Barbir

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    On the basis of new evidence from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul, Karl Barbir challenges the current interpretation of Ottoman rule in Damascus during the eighteenth century. He argues that the prevailing themes of decline and stagnation--usually applied to the entire century--in fact apply only to the latter half of the century. This discovery,... more...

  • Shah of Shahsby Ryzard Kapuscinski

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1985; US$ 12.95

      Iran, 1980: the revolutionaries have taken charge. In a deserted Teheran hotel, Ry-szard Kapuscinski tries to make journalistic and human sense out of the mass of notes, tapes, and photographs he has accumulated during his extended stay in Iran. Just what happened and how? What did Khomeini have to offer that the Shah, who promised to "create... more...

  • The Druze Community and the Lebanese Stateby Yusri Hazran

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    One of the fundamental questions of Middle Eastern, and Lebanese studies in particular, is the history of the relationship between the Druze community and the state in modern Lebanon. Arguing that the Druze community has been politically alienated from the Lebanese state, this book explores the historical and political origins of this alienation.... more...

  • Dark Forcesby Kenneth R. Timmerman

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The New York Times bestselling author of Shadow Warriors investigates the tragedy of Benghazi to answer the questions: what really happened?and why? We know the Obama administration?s story, of a demonstration caused by an Internet movie that went out of control. But what actually did happen in Benghazi on the night of September 11, 2012? Dark... more...

  • Frontier Fictionsby Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    In Frontier Fictions , Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet looks at the efforts of Iranians to defend, if not expand, their borders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explores how their conceptions of national geography influenced cultural and political change. The "frontier fictions," or the ways in which the Iranians viewed their often fluctuating... more...