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- DK Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95
The Middle East is a pressure cooker of constant upheaval, and always with the threat of war in the air. But digging deeper reveals that there are complex dynamics at work, both culturally and politically, and understanding the conflict in this region starts with understanding not only recent events, but ancient events, as well. Noted history writer... more...
- Princeton University Press 2003; US$ 62.95
This richly textured social history recovers the voices and experiences of poor Egyptians--beggars, foundlings, the sick and maimed--giving them a history for the first time. As Mine Ener tells their fascinating stories alongside those of reformers, tourists, politicians, and philanthropists, she explores the economic, political, and colonial context... more...
- Faber & Faber 2015; US$ 27.69
'Highly recommended . . . The title of the book reflects its focus: the international, political, religious, social, and diplomatic forces affecting the history of the Jews who identified with Zionism and later with the state of Israel.' Library Journal 'As Ireland's representative to United Nations discussions of Palestinian refugees,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95
This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and women?s histories of the region over its political and economic history. Ilan Pappé begins his narrative at the end of the First World War with the Ottoman heritage, and concludes at the present... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 35.00
A landmark history, based on newly available documents, of the battles between Jews, Arabs, and the British that led to the creation of Israel Anonymous Soldiers brilliantly re-creates the crucial period in the establishment of Israel, chronicling the three decades of growing anticolonial unrest that culminated in the end of British rule and... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
A Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter examines the true history of the discord between Israel and Palestine with surprising results Though the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict have traditionally been traced to the British Mandate (1920-1948) that ended with the creation of the Israeli state, a new generation of scholars has taken the investigation... more...
- 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...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00
?An epic filled with emotion and rich with atmosphere? ( Historical Novel Society ) from the author of The Other Eden . Khalidah faces an arranged marriage at the behest of her father, a Bedouin Clan chief. But when a mysterious stranger named Sulayman reveals the machinations behind her pending union, she suddenly finds herself a pawn in a... more...