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  • Colonial Effectsby Joseph A. Massad

    Columbia University Press 2012; US$ 28.99

    Colonial Effects analyzes the creation and definition of modern Jordanian identity. Massad studies two key institutions-- the law and the military--and uses them to create an original and precise analysis of the development of Jordanian national identity in the postcolonial period. Joseph A. Massad engages recent scholarly debates on nationalism... more...

  • Intolerableby Kamal Al-Solaylee

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; Not Available

    In the 1960s, Kamal Al-Solaylee?s father was one of the wealthiest property owners in Aden, in the south of Yemen, but when the country shrugged off its colonial roots, his properties were confiscated, and the family was forced to leave. The family moved first to Beirut, which suddenly became one of the most dangerous places in the world, then Cairo.... more...

  • Strangers in the Houseby Raja Shehadeh

    Steerforth Press 2012; US$ 16.99

    This "is not a political book," Anthony Lewis writes in his foreword. "Yet in a hundred different ways it is political.... Shehadeh shatters the stereotype many Americans have of Palestinians. Hath not a Palestinian senses, affections, passions?" This revealing memoir of a father-son relationship, the first o its kind by a Palestinian living in the... more...

  • The Biography of Muhammedby Gregor Schoeler

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    This book considers the Arabic biographies of Prophet Muhammad, the earliest of which dates from two centuries after his life. These biographies, prized by Muslims, have been approached in the Western study of Islam from a range of positions. Some scholars reject them entirely, seeing in them products of the Muslim community?s idealisation of its... more...

  • The Six Day War 1967: Sinaiby Simon Dunstan; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    In May 1967, Egypt expelled the United Nations peacekeeping forces stationed in the Sinai desert and deployed its army along its border with Israel, its moves coordinated with those of Jordan and Syria. By June, Israel realized that the international community would not act, and launched a pre-emptive strike against the combined Arab forces. The ensuing... more...

  • A Thousand Farewellsby Nahlah Ayed

    Penguin Group US 2012; US$ 16.99

    In 1976, Nahlah Ayed?s family gave up their comfortable life in Winnipeg for the squalor of a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman, Jordan. The transition was jarring, but it was from this uncomfortable situation that Ayed first observed the people whose heritage she shared. The family returned to Canada when she was thirteen, and Ayed ignored the Middle... more...

  • Israeli Fortifications of the October War 1973by Simon Dunstan; Steve Noon

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The Bar Lev Line along the Suez Canal was born out of the overwhelming victory of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in the Six Day War of 1967. Devastated by their defeat, the Egyptian army began a prolonged campaign of artillery bombardments of Israeli positions causing many casualties. Accordingly, the IDF Chief of Staff, General Haim Bar-Lev, ordered... more...

  • Peace And Its Discontentsby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.95

    In works such as Culture and Imperialism, Said has compelled us to question our culture's most privileged myths. Now with this impassioned and incisive book, our foremost Palestinian-American intellectual challenges the official version of the Middle East "peace process." "He challenges and stimulates our thinking in every area."-- Washington Post... more...

  • The Politics of Dispossessionby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 21.00

    Ever since the appearance of his groundbreaking The Question of Palestine, Edward Said has been America's most outspoken advocate for Palestinian self-determination. As these collected essays amply prove, he is also our most intelligent and bracingly heretical writer on affairs involving not only Palestinians but also the Arab and Muslim worlds and... more...

  • The Yom Kippur War 1973 (2)by Simon Dunstan; Kevin Lyles

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 15.95

    Osprey's second title in the study of the Yom Kippur War (1973). Israel?s victory in the 1967 ?Six Day War? sowed the seeds of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. At 1400hrs on 6 October 1973 the Egyptian army launched an assault crossing of the Suez Canal. The carefully co-ordinated attack achieved complete tactical surprise. The sand embankments of the Israeli... more...