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  • The Persian Empireby Mehrdad Kia

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00

    Knowledge of ancient Persia is often gleaned from the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans?two civilizations that viewed the Persians as enemies. This one-of-a-kind reference provides unbiased coverage of the cultural history of the Persian Empire, examining the Median, Achaemenid, Parthian, Kushan, and Sasanian dynasties and tracing the development... more...

  • Imagining Babylonby Mario Liverani

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 138.48

    Ever since the archaeological rediscovery of the Ancient Near East, generations of scholars have attempted to reconstruct the "real Babylon,? known to us before from the evocative biblical account of the Tower of Babel. After two centuries of excavations and scholarship, Mario Liverani provides an insightful overview of modern, Western approaches,... more...

  • Spies in Palestineby James Srodes

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 24.00

    Sarah Aaronsohn was a twenty-first century woman in a nineteenth-century world. She and her siblings were born as part of the first wave of Jewish immigrants who fled the pogroms of Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1880s, settling in the province of Syria-Palestine. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the settlers had come a dramatic distance in... more...

  • The Biggest Prison on Earthby Ilan Pappe

    Oneworld Publications 2017; US$ 30.00

    Following his critically acclaimed investigation of the ethnic cleansing of Palestine in the 1940s, renowned Israeli historian Ilan Pappe turns his attention to the annexation and occupation of Gaza and the West Bank, bringing us the first comprehensive critique of the Occupied Territories. Based on groundbreaking archival research, NGO records,... more...

  • The Middle Eastby Philip Robins

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    The wave of popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East promised to pave the way for democracy. It brought down dictators and captured the popular imagination, but for most of the region, peace and stability remain as elusive today as they have ever been. In this fully revised introduction, Oxford University?s Philip Robins takes a close... more...

  • Shadow Warsby Christopher Davidson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 19.99

    For more than a century successive US and UK governments have sought to thwart nationalist, socialist and pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. Through the Cold War, the War on Terror? and the present era defined by the Islamic State, the Western powers have repeatedly manipulated the region?s most powerful actors to ensure the security of their... more...

  • Fragmente einer grossen Spracheby Alexa Sabine Bartelmus

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 159.79

    Gegenstand der Untersuchung sind die Schreiberausbildung im kassitenzeitlichen Babylonien, sprachliche Besonderheiten, Verwendungskontexte und ideologische Bedeutung des Sumerischen in jener Epoche sowie der Zusammenhang zwischen diesen auf den ersten Blick sehr unterschiedlichen Themen. more...

  • Land of Blue Helmetsby Karim Makdisi; Vijay Prashad

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and political mediation. It was also there that the UN found itself trapped in, and sometimes part of, confounding geopolitical tensions in key international conflicts... more...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 12.99

    Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for the first 5,000 years of human history, all innovations of worth emerged. It was the cradle of civilization. In this unrivalled study, John Robertson... more...

  • The Poisoned Wellby Roger Hardy

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99 US$ 17.09

    In The Poisoned Well , veteran BBC journalist Roger Hardy presents a realist's history of the Middle East, by weaving together stories of political strife and vivid firsthand accounts, to illustrate that the current conflicts and crises of the Middle East are borne out of the troubled legacy of Western imperialism in the region. more...