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  • The Yom Kippur Warby Walter J. Boyne

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 20.99

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • The Two O'Clock Warby Walter J. Boyne; Fred Smith

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 8.99

    It's usually called the Yom Kippur War. Or sometimes the October War. The players that surround it are familiar: Sadat and Mubarak, Meir and Sharon, Nixon and Kissinger, Brezhnev and Dobyrnin. It was a war that brought Arab and Jew into vicious conflict. A war in which Israel almost unleashed her nuclear arsenal and set two superpowers on a treacherous... more...

  • Ottomans, Turks and the Balkansby Ebru Boyar

    I.B.Tauris 2007; US$ 29.00

    The loss of the Balkans was not merely a physical but also a psychological disaster for the Ottoman Empire. In this frank assessment, Ebru Boyar charts the creation of modern Turkish self-perception during the transition period from the late Ottoman Empire to the Turkish Republic. The Balkans played a key role in identity construction during this period;... more...

  • Islamic Reform and Conservatismby Indira Falk Gesink

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 45.00

    The famed reform debates at al-Azhar Madrasa in nineteenth-century Cairo - one of the most influential centres of religious study in Sunni Islam - were enormously influential for twentieth-century Islamic thought. In this book Indira Gesink argues that narratives of these debates overemphasize the roles of famous modernists like Muhammad ?Abduh, obscuring... more...

  • Qajar Pact, Theby Vanessa Martin

    I.B.Tauris 2005; US$ 29.00

    The Qajar Pact explores new perspectives on the nineteenth-century Iranian state and society, and is the first broad study of lower social groups in this period. Vanessa Martin argues that Qajar government was certainly despotic, but was also founded on a consensus based on the Islamic principles of consultation and negotiation. The author focuses... more...

  • Reading Iraqby Muhsin Al-Musawi

    I.B.Tauris 2006; US$ 27.50

    What exactly is Iraq? As a dramatic new era of Iraqi politics unfolds, Muhsin al-Musawi seeks to understand it by dissecting the country?s cultural anatomy. The first major work of its kind, Reading Iraq explores the profound connection between identity and power in Iraq?s history, and in so doing provides a context for understanding today?s complicated... more...

  • History of the Arabian Peninsula, Aby Fahd Al-Semmari

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 32.00

    The importance of this collection lies in its origins: for the first time, leading Saudi Arabian historians have created a history of the Arabian Peninsula which analyses that history from an internal Arabian perspective. The book explores the original Bedouin settlement of the region, the development of the major urban areas of Arabia during the... more...

  • Gender in Contemporary Iranby Roksana Bahramitash; Eric Hooglund

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 44.95

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women?s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in Iran, this collection provides unique perspectives... more...

  • The Politics of National Celebrations in the Arab Middle Eastby Elie Podeh

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 79.00

    The first systematic study of the role of celebrations and public holidays in the Arab Middle East. more...

  • My Father's Rifleby Hiner Saleem; Catherine Temerson

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 16.99

    A young Kurd comes of age in a war-torn land. This beautiful, spare narrative tells of the life of a boy named Azad--in fact the author, a Kurdish filmmaker--as he grows to manhood in Iraq during the 1960s and 1970s. Azad is born into a vibrant village culture, to a family that is proud of its Kurdish past and hopes for a free Kurdish future. He... more...