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Middle East

  • Soundtrack of the Revolutionby Nahid Siamdoust

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.50

    Music was one of the first casualties of the Iranian Revolution. It was banned in 1979, but it quickly crept back into Iranian culture and politics. The state made use of music for its propaganda during the Iran?Iraq war. Over time music provided an important political space where artists and audiences could engage in social and political debate.... more...

  • Kingdom of Twilightby Steven Uhly; Jamie Bulloch

    Quercus 2017; US$ 24.99

    HISTORICAL FICTION BOOK OF THE MONTH - THE TIMES One night in autumn 1944, a gunshot echoes through the alleyways of a small town in occupied Poland . An S.S. officer is shot dead by a young Polish Jew, Margarita Ejzenstain. In retaliation, his commander orders the execution of thirty-seven Poles - one for every year of the dead man's life.... more...

  • The Genius of Judaismby Bernard-Henri LÚvy; Steven B. Kennedy

    Random House Publishing Group 2017; US$ 28.00

    From world-renowned public intellectual Bernard-Henri LÚvy comes an incisive and provocative look at the heart of Judaism. For more than four decades, Bernard-Henri LÚvy has been a singular figure on the world stage?one of the great moral voices of our time. Now Europe's foremost philosopher and activist confronts his spiritual roots and the religion... more...

  • Longing for the Lost Caliphateby Mona Hassan

    Princeton University Press 2017; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    In the United States and Europe, the word "caliphate" has conjured historically romantic and increasingly pernicious associations. Yet the caliphate's significance in Islamic history and Muslim culture remains poorly understood. This book explores the myriad meanings of the caliphate for Muslims around the world through the analytical lens of two... more...

  • Egypt and Syria in the Early Mamluk Periodby D.S. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Providing a modern English translation of a key selection of Ibn Fadl Allah al-`Umar??s Mas?lik al-abs?r , this book offers a rich description of Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks in the first half of the fourteenth-century A.D. It provides a fascinating snapshot of the physical and administrative geography of this crucial region as well as insights... more...

  • The New Geopolitics of Terrorby William Hopkinson; Julian Lindley-French

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 70.00

    The New Geopolitics of Terror examines the impact of global reach terror on states. This book surveys the current crises and tensions in the Middle East, focussing primarily on the upheavals in Syria and Iraq, and the interaction between groups, such as Al Qaeda and ISIS state actors and Western security. It explains the threat to Western interests... more...

  • A History of the Ottoman Empireby Douglas A. Howard

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 28.00

    This illustrated textbook covers the full history of the Ottoman Empire, from its genesis to its dissolution. more...

  • Debriefing the Presidentby John Nixon

    Transworld 2016; US$ 23.96

    A riveting, revealing and news-making account of the CIA's interrogation of Saddam, written by the CIA agent who conducted the questioning. In December 2003, after one of the largest, most aggressive manhunts in history, US military forces captured Iraqi president Saddam Hussein near his hometown of Tikrit. Beset by body-double rumors and false... more...

  • Sadhanaby Dr Rabindranath Tagore

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    All the great utterances of man have to be judged not by the letter but by the spirit--the spirit which unfolds itself with the growth of life in history. We get to know the real meaning of Christianity by observing its living aspect at the present moment--however different that may be, even in important respects, from the Christianity of earlier periods.... more...

  • Seven Pillars of Wisdomby T. E. Lawrence

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    When T. E. Lawrence's 'Seven Pillars of Wisdom' first appeared in 1922 it was immediately recognized as a literary masterpiece. In writing his extraordinary account of the Arab Revolt of 1916-1918 and his own role in it, T. E. Lawrence sealed his place in history and legend as Lawrence of Arabia. Widely regarded as the last great romantic war story... more...