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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Holy Trinity Publications 2014; US$ 21.99
In this autobiography, readers see how Anya Derrick?s life has been intimately connected to the earthly city of Jerusalem in Palestine. There, surrounded by political conflict and religious tensions, she was raised in the spirit of Holy Russia, as manifested in the life of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission, the Mount of Olives convent, the Gethsemane... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 15.00
In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators, who resolved to transform his country into "a second America in a generation," only to be toppled virtually overnight. From his vantage point... more...
- Haffmans & Tolkemitt 2013; US$ 19.03
Dieses Buch räumt mit der gängigen Sicht auf, die Kreuzzüge seien ein brutaler, imperialistischer, räuberischer Feldzug des christlichen Abendlandes gegen einen gebildeten, toleranten und friedlichen Islam gewesen, geführt, um sich zu bereichern und das Christentum zu verbreiten. Ein Krieg, der den berechtigten Hass der muslimischen Welt auf den Westen... more...