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Middle East

  • Shi'i Islamby Najam Haider

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 22.00

    This book examines the development of Shi'i Islam through the lenses of belief, narrative, and memory. more...

  • Witness To Warby Richard Aldrich

    Transworld 2014; US$ 19.31

    WITNESS TO WAR is an eye-opening retelling of the war experience through the private diaries kept by people from all walks of life and from many countries. The twentieth century's Second World War announced its arrival from a distance, and as early as spring 1938 city-dwellers across Europe expected destruction on an epic scale. Men, women and children,... more...

  • Disability in the Ottoman Arab World, 1500?1800by Sara Scalenghe

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 72.00

    This book is the first on the history of both physical and mental disabilities in the Middle East and North Africa during Ottoman rule. more...

  • Egyptian Literature (Routledge Revivals)by E.A. Wallis Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum?s department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects, Budge was hugely successful in collecting papyri, statues and other artefacts for the trustees of the British Museum: numbering into the thousands... more...

  • Muslims Under Latin Rule, 1100-1300by James M. Powell

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Covering Portugal and Castile in the West to the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem in the East, this collection focuses on Muslim minorities living in Christian lands during the high Middle Ages, and examines to what extent notions of religious tolerance influenced Muslim-Christian relations. The authors call into question the applicability of modern ideas... more...

  • Iran, Past and Presentby Donald Newton Wilber

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    This Ninth Edition of the standard work on Iran includes up-to-date statistics and current information on the country. It begins with an account of the history, arts, languages, and religions of Iran from 4000 B.C. to the present. Originally published in 1982. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make... more...

  • Ottoman Rule in Damascus, 1708-1758by Karl K. Barbir

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    On the basis of new evidence from the Ottoman archives in Istanbul, Karl Barbir challenges the current interpretation of Ottoman rule in Damascus during the eighteenth century. He argues that the prevailing themes of decline and stagnation--usually applied to the entire century--in fact apply only to the latter half of the century. This discovery,... more...

  • Between Muslim and Jewby Steven M. Wasserstrom

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 38.50

    Steven Wasserstrom undertakes a detailed analysis of the "creative symbiosis" that existed between Jewish and Muslim religious thought in the eighth through tenth centuries. Wasserstrom brings the disciplinary approaches of religious studies to bear on questions that have been examined previously by historians and by specialists in Judaism and Islam.... more...

  • Semitic Words in Egyptian Texts of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Periodby James E. Hoch

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 77.00

    Semitic words and names appear in unprecedented numbers in texts of the New Kingdom, the period when the Egyptian empire extended into Syria-Palestine. In his book, James Hoch provides a comprehensive account of these words--their likely origins, their contexts, and their implications for the study of Egyptian and Semitic linguistics and Late-Bronze... more...

  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict, Volume IV, Part IIby John Norton Moore

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 118.95

    The Arab Israeli Conflict is a fundamental research tool for students of the Middle East and for those responsible for U.S. policymaking in that area. It is a successor to John Norton Moore's widely acclaimed three-volume compilation of readings and documents on international law and the Arab Israeli conflict Originally published in 1991. The Princeton... more...