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  • Full Moon over Noah's Arkby Rick Antonson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region?s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah?s Ark following the Great Flood. But... more...

  • The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Mehrdad Kia

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00

    Knowledge of ancient Persia is often gleaned from the writings of the ancient Greek 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$ 182.00

    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...

  • In Search of Zarathustraby Paul Kriwaczek

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    Long before the first Hebrew temple, before the birth of Christ or the mission of Muhammad, there lived in Persia a prophet to whom we owe the ideas of a single god, the cosmic struggle between good and evil, and the Apocalypse. His name was Zarathustra, and his teachings eventually held sway from the Indus to the Nile and spread as far as Britain.... more...

  • The Israeli Peace Movementby Tamar S. Hermann

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 36.00 US$ 29.52

    This book discusses the predicament of the Israeli peace movement after the 1993 peace process. more...

  • The Fever Chart: Three Short Visions of the Middle Eastby Naomi Wallace

    Theatre Communications Group 2009; US$ 13.99

    Haunting tales of love, life, and death in today's Middle East more...

  • When Peace Failsby Thomas G. Mitchell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    In a world torn by political strife, mediation and conflict resolution offer hope for global stability. This timely book examines the peace processes in Northern Ireland, where a peace negotiation has been enacted, and the Middle East, a region still in need of peace. Beginning with a review of the literature and theory relevant to peace and conflict... more...

  • Crossing Mandelbaum Gateby Kai Bird

    Scribner 2010; US$ 18.00

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD?S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict. Weeks before the Suez War of 1956, four-year-old Kai Bird, son of a garrulous, charming American Foreign Service officer, moved to Jerusalem... more...

  • Saddam: King of Terrorby Con Coughlin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.21

    Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraq's deposed tyrant Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of Saddam Hussein's complex, bewildering regime -- and beyond. Fully updated and revised, Saddam: His Rise and Fall meticulously describes... more...

  • Women's Roles in the Middle East and North Africaby Ruth Beitler; Angelica Martinez

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 61.00

    Recent research shows that women in the Middle East and North Africa have played much larger roles in society than previously acknowledged. Women's Roles in the Middle East and North Africa explores these roles from both historical and contemporary perspectives, describing and analyzing the lives of women in the regions from the advent of Islam... more...