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  • The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empireby Alan Palmer

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 23.32

    Like Charles II, the sick man of Europe was 'an unconscionable time dying.' Time and time again from the seventeenth century observers predicted the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, yet it outlived all its rivals. As late as 1910 it straddled three continents. Unlike the Romanovs, Hohenzollerns or Habsburgs, the House of Osman was still recognised... 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...

  • 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...

  • Islam, Orientalism and Intellectual Historyby Mohammad R. Salama

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    As the events and aftermath of 9/11 have shown, the relationship between Islam and the West is deeply troubled. Here Mohammad Salama calls for a new understanding of Islam as a historical condition that has existed in relationship to the West since the seventh century. He compares the Arab-Islamic and European traditions of historical thought since... more...

  • Egyptby Robert L. Tignor

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 21.95

    This is a sweeping, colorful, and concise narrative history of Egypt from the beginning of human settlement in the Nile River valley 5000 years ago to the present day. Accessible, authoritative, and richly illustrated, this is an ideal introduction and guide to Egypt's long, brilliant, and complex history for general readers, tourists, and anyone... 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...

  • The Climate of Rebellion in the Early Modern Ottoman Empireby Sam White

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    This book explores the serious and far-reaching impacts of Little Ice Age climate fluctuations in Ottoman lands. more...

  • The Gambleby Thomas E. Ricks

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.65

    Based on unprecedented real-time access to the military's entire chain of command, The Gamble is the definitive account of the insurgency within the US military that led to a radical shift in America's strategy in Iraq - and the bloody implementation of that strategy on the ground. In his international bestseller Fiasco , Thomas E. Ricks gave... more...

  • The Israel Lobby and US Foreign Policyby John J Mearsheimer; Stephen M Walt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 12.40

    Does America?s pro-Israel lobby wield inappropriate control over US foreign policy? This book has created a storm of controversy by bringing out into the open America?s relationship with the Israel lobby: a loose coalition of individuals and organizations that actively work to shape foreign policy in a way that is profoundly damaging both to the... more...

  • Iran: Empire of the Mindby Michael Axworthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 11.27

    Iran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole ? and through ideas and... more...