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  • Brothers Apartby Maha Nassar

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 25.95

    When the state of Israel was established in 1948, not all Palestinians became refugees: some stayed behind and were soon granted citizenship. Those who remained, however, were relegated to second-class status in this new country, controlled by a military regime that restricted their movement and political expression. For two decades, Palestinian citizens... more...

  • Revolution without Revolutionariesby Asef Bayat

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    The revolutionary wave that swept the Middle East in 2011 was marked by spectacular mobilization, spreading within and between countries with extraordinary speed. Several years on, however, it has caused limited shifts in structures of power, leaving much of the old political and social order intact. In this book, noted author Asef Bayat—whose Life... more...

  • The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Mehrdad Kia

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 198.00

    Arranged in topical sections, this two-volume encyclopedia will help students and general readers alike delve into the fascinating story of an empire that continues to influence the world despite having been dissolved almost 100 years ago. Detailed entries describe the people, careers, and major events that played a central role in the history of... more...

  • Impossible Exodusby Orit Bashkin

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 24.95

    Between 1949 and 1951, 123,000 Iraqi Jews immigrated to the newly established Israeli state. Lacking the resources to absorb them all, the Israeli government resettled them in maabarot , or transit camps, relegating them to poverty. In the tents and shacks of the camps, their living conditions were squalid and unsanitary. Basic necessities like water... more...

  • Nothing Abidesby Daniel Pipes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Daniel Pipes has collected some of his sharpest and most prescient writings from the quarter century 1989?2014. In them, he addresses a range of current topics, from the origins of the civil war in Syria to denying the Islamic factor in terrorism, to the way to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. Pipes pursues two themes in particular: the internal... more...

  • The Jewish Divide Over Israelby Paul Bogdanor

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Before 1967, Israel had the overwhelming support of world opinion. So long as Israel's existence was in harmony with politically correct assumptions, it was supported, or at least accepted, by the majority of "progressive" Jews, especially in the wake of the Holocaust. This is no longer the case. "The Jewish Divide Over Israel" explains the role played... more...

  • October Earthquakeby Yehoshafat Harkabi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    October Earthquake presents a chronological account of the days surrounding the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur) War, along with the significant military and political events of each day of the conflict. Zeev Schiff's comments on Israel's exaggerated self-confidence, the hopelessness of Israeli leadership, the intelligence failure, the concept of the... more...

  • The Evolution of Urban Societyby Robert McC. Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    The Evolution of Urban Society is concerned with the presentation and analysis of regularities in the two best-documented examples of early, independent urban society: Mesopotamia and central Mexico. It provides a systematic comparison of institutional forms and trends of growth that are to be found in both of them. Emphasizing basic similarities in... more...

  • Israeli Secret Servicesby Frank Clements

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 49.95

    The Israeli Institute for Intelligence and Special Services, the Mossad, is pobably the best known of the world's intelligence services, one of the most sespected and, certainly, one of the most intriguing. However, despite its fame, the available literature, other than Hebrew, is limited and scattered amongst a variety of subject areas because the... more...

  • The Kurdish Springby David L. Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Kurds are the largest stateless people in the world. An estimated thirty-two million Kurds live in "Kurdistan," which includes parts of Turkey, Iraq, Syria, and Iran?today's "hot spots" in the Middle East. The Kurdish Spring explores the subjugation of Kurds by Arab, Ottoman, and Persian powers for almost a century, and explains why Kurds are now evolving... more...