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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

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

  • Levantby Philip Mansel

    John Murray 2010; US$ 23.40

    Levant is a book of cities. It describes the role of Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut as windows on the world, escapes from nationality and tradition, centres of wealth, pleasure and freedom. By their mix of races and religions, they challenge stereotypes. France and Britain liberated the area through their schools, while conquering it through arms. They... more...

  • Babylonby Paul Kriwaczek

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 20.99

    Civilization was born eight thousand years ago, between the floodplains of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, when migrants from the surrounding mountains and deserts began to create increasingly sophisticated urban societies. In the cities that they built, half of human history took place.   In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia... more...

  • Beware of Small Statesby David Hirst

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    History of Lebanon from one of the greatest historians of the Middle East more...

  • Levantby Philip Mansel

    John Murray 2010; Not Available

    Levant is a book of cities. It describes the role of Smyrna, Alexandria and Beirut as windows on the world, escapes from nationality and tradition, centres of wealth, pleasure and freedom. By their mix of races and religions, they challenge stereotypes. France and Britain liberated the area through their schools, while conquering it through arms. They... more...

  • The Convergence of Judaism and Islamby Michael M Laskier; Yaacov Lev

    UPF 2011; US$ 74.95

    The Convergence of Judaism and Islam offers fifteen interdisciplinary studies that investigate the complex relationships between the cultures of Jews and Muslims during the medieval and early modern periods. They reveal that, for the most part, Jewish-Muslim relations were peaceful and involved intellectual and professional cooperation.< more...

  • A Political Economy of the Middle Eastby Alan Richards; John Waterbury

    Westview Press 2009; US$ 55.00

    A comprehensive analysis of the interactions of economic development, state systems, and social actors as factors promoting or blocking change in the Middle East more...

  • Israel's Lightning Strike - The raid on Entebbe 1976by Simon Dunstan; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 9.95

    The Israeli Special Forces? operation at Entebbe goes down in history as one of the most audacious counter-terrorist assaults ever conducted. On 27 June 1976, four terrorists ? two of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and two of the German Baader-Meinhof terrorist group ? highjacked a passenger jet and forced a landing in Entebbe, Uganda.... more...