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  • Crossing Mandelbaum Gateby Kai Bird

    Scribner 2010; US$ 18.00

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER KAI BIRD?S fascinating memoir of his early years spent in Israel, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and Lebanon provides an original and illuminating perspective into the Arab-Israeli conflict. Weeks before the Suez War of 1956, four-year-old Kai Bird, son of a garrulous, charming American Foreign Service officer, moved to Jerusalem... more...

  • When Peace Failsby Thomas G. Mitchell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    In a world torn by political strife, mediation and conflict resolution offer hope for global stability. This timely book examines the peace processes in Northern Ireland, where a peace negotiation has been enacted, and the Middle East, a region still in need of peace. Beginning with a review of the literature and theory relevant to peace and conflict... more...

  • Saddam: King of Terrorby Con Coughlin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    Insightful, penetrating, and shocking, the defining biography of Iraq's deposed tyrant Drawing on an unparalleled network of sources, contacts, and firsthand testimonies, Con Coughlin takes us to the center of Saddam Hussein's complex, bewildering regime -- and beyond. Fully updated and revised, Saddam: His Rise and Fall meticulously describes... more...

  • Women's Roles in the Middle East and North Africaby Ruth Margolies Beitler; Angelica R. Martinez

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 55.00

    This concise, content-rich volume provides an overview of women's roles in the Middle East and North Africa from the advent of Islam to the present. more...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...