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  • Gottes Kriegerby Rodney Stark

    Haffmans & Tolkemitt 2013; US$ 18.35

    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...

  • Through the Wall of Fireby Muriel Mirak-Weissbach

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2012; US$ 14.57

    Can peoples and nations who have been pitted against each other in geopolitically manipulated conflict overcome the adversary relationship and achieve reconciliation? Through the Wall of Fire attempts to answer this question, examining the Armenian genocide of 1915, the two Iraq wars and embargo regime, as well as the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians... more...

  • Starve and Immolateby Banu Bargu

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 64.99

    Starve and Immolate tells the story of leftist political prisoners in Turkey who waged a deadly struggle against the introduction of high security prisons by forging their lives into weapons. Through an innovative approach that weaves together contemporary and critical political theory with political ethnography, Starve and Immolate analyzes the death... more...

  • 1948. A Soldier's Tale – The Bloody Road to Jerusalemby Uri Avnery

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    The first eye-witness account ever published of the 1948 Israeli War of Independence, this riveting memoir of a young Israeli soldier became an instant bestseller on publication in 1949, and is still recognized as the outstanding book of that war, in the tradition of Erich Maria Remarque?s All Quiet on the Western Front. First joining the Givati... more...

  • The Great Social Laboratoryby Omnia El Shakry

    Stanford University Press 2007; US$ 30.00

    This book charts the development of the social sciences?anthropology, human geography, and demography?in colonial and postcolonial Egypt, exploring the broader significance of knowledge production and its relationship to colonialist and nationalist ideologies. more...

  • Meccaby Ziauddin Sardar

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    Mecca is, for many, the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction to which Muslims turn when they pray, and the site of pilgrimage that annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners of the world. Yet the significance of Mecca is more than purely religious. What happens in Mecca and how Muslims think about the political... more...

  • Thirteen Days in Septemberby Lawrence Wright

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 27.95

    A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the first treaty in the modern Middle East, and one which endures to this day.   With his hallmark insight into the forces at play in... more...

  • The Fertile Crescent, 1800-1914by Charles Issawi

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 144.99

    A comprehensive selection of documents, many published here for the first time, producing a systematic economic history of the Fertile Crescent in this period. more...

  • Jerusalem 1913by Amy Dockser Marcus

    Penguin Group US 2008; US$ 15.00

    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...

  • 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...