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Middle East

  • Arab Nationalism in the Twentieth Centuryby Adeed Dawisha; Adeed Dawisha

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Like a great dynasty that falls to ruin and is eventually remembered more for its faults than its feats, Arab nationalism is remembered mostly for its humiliating rout in the 1967 Six Day War, for inter-Arab divisions, and for words and actions distinguished by their meagerness. But people tend to forget the majesty that Arab nationalism once was.... more...

  • The Planning and Building of the Hebrew University, 1919?1948by Diana Dolev

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book analyzes the construction of the first Hebrew University, which the author identifies as central to Zionist goals, and details the challenged faced by the well-known architects and planners related to power struggles, donors? wishes, and architectural concerns. more...

  • Memory and Oblivionby Rachel Elior

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00

    This book presents a new perspective on the meaning and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is founded on the contention that the remains of the 1000 sacred scrolls that were found in Qumran on the Dead Sea western shore between 1947?1956 are part of a huge priestly library. This library was lost because of religious conflicts between two rival... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • World Heritage in Iranby Ali Mozaffari

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 114.95

    Pasargadae is the location of the tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Through the ages it was Islamised and the tomb was ascribed to the Mother of Solomon. It was only at the beginning of the twentieth century that archaeological evidence demonstrated the relationship between the site and Cyrus and it was appropriated into conflicting... more...

  • Dwelling in Conflictby Emily McKee

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 24.95

    Land disputes in Israel are most commonly described as stand-offs between distinct groups of Arabs and Jews. In Israel's southern region, the Negev, Jewish and Bedouin Arab citizens and governmental bodies contest access to land for farming, homes, and industry and struggle over the status of unrecognized Bedouin villages. "Natural," immutable divisions,... more...

  • And Then All Hell Broke Looseby Richard Engel

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 27.00 US$ 18.99

    Based on two decades of reporting, NBC?s chief foreign correspondent?s riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close?sometimes dangerously so. When he was just twenty-three, a recent graduate of Stanford University, Richard Engel set off to Cairo with $2,000 and dreams of being a reporter. Shortly... more...

  • Hamas, Popular Support and War in the Middle Eastby Richard Davis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This book offers a new understanding of the nature of power-seeking insurgent groups by empirically examining the use of violence by Hamas in the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict. Though Hamas has learned to ride the tides of popular support, it remains suspended between its quest to achieve the values of its ardent supporters (reclamation of land through... more...

  • The Dead Sea and the Jordan Riverby Barbara Kreiger

    Indiana University Press 2016; US$ 27.99

    For centuries travelers have been drawn to the stunning and mysterious Dead Sea and Jordan River, a region which is unlike any other on earth in its religious and historical significance. In this exceptionally engaging and readable book, Barbara Kreiger chronicles the natural and human history of these storied bodies of water, drawing on accounts... more...

  • In Defence of Britain's Middle Eastern Empireby Timothy Paris

    Sussex Academic Press 2016; US$ 99.99

    T. E. Lawrence (of Arabia) described his war-time chief as ?the perfect leader?, a man who ?worked by influence rather than by loud direction. ? He was like water, or permeating oil, creeping silently and insistently through everything. It was not possible to say where Clayton was and was not, and how much really belonged to him.? This is the first... more...