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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Operation Peace for Galileeby Richard A. Gabriel

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 1984; US$ 6.79

    The first book about the 1982 war in Lebanon, Operation Peace for Galilee is based on hundreds of interviews with the soldiers of both sides, the guerrillas who fought in it, and the civilians caught in the middle. Much of the detail is drawn from in-depth conversations with the major Israeli commanders who planned and fought the battles. The... 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...

  • 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...