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Middle East

  • The Bar Kokhba War AD 132–135by Lindsay Powell; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 12.99

    In AD 132, Shim'on Ben Koseba, a rebel leader who assumed the messianic name Shim'on Bar Kokhba ('Son of a Star'), led the people of Judaea in open rebellion, aiming to establish their own independent Jewish state and to liberate Jerusalem from the Romans. During the ensuing 'Bar Kokhba War' (AKA the Second Jewish War), the insurgents held their own... more...

  • A-6 Intruder Units 1974-96by Rick Morgan; Jim Laurier; Gareth Hector

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 11.99

    In the three decades following Vietnam, the veteran A-6 Intruder remained the most powerful strike aircraft available to the US Navy and Marine Corps. Engaged in operations over Cambodia, Lebanon and Libya during the 1970s and 80s, the A-6 maintained its reputation as the 'Main Battery' of carrier aviation, remaining in service through the First Gulf... more...

  • The Assyrian Genocideby Hannibal Travis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    For a brief period, the attention of the international community has focused once again on the plight of religious minorities in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey. In particular, the abductions and massacres of Yezidis and Assyrians in the Sinjar, Mosul, Nineveh Plains, Baghdad, and Hasakah regions in 2007–2015 raised questions about the prevention of genocide.... more...

  • Medieval Trade in the Eastern Mediterranean and Beyondby David Jacoby

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    The articles in this collection cover the region extending from Italy to the Black Sea and to Egypt, over a period of seven centuries, with an emphasis on the considerable economic and social interaction between the West and the regions of the Eastern Mediterranean. They represent key works in the oeuvre of David Jacoby, the doyen of scholars in the... more...

  • Ibn al-Haytham's Geometrical Methods and the Philosophy of Mathematicsby Roshdi Rashed

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This fifth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by four preceding volumes which focused on the main chapters of classical mathematics: infinitesimal geometry, theory of conics and its applications, spherical geometry, mathematical astronomy, etc. This book includes seven main works of Ibn al-Haytham (Alhazen) and... more...

  • Gender and Dance in Modern Iranby Ida Meftahi

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

     Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage investigates the ways dancing bodies have been providing evidence for competing representations of modernity, urbanism, and religiosity across the twentieth century. Focusing on the transformation of the staged dancing body, its space of performance, and spectatorial cultural ideology, this... more...

  • The Last Palestinianby Grant Rumley; Amir Tibon

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Mahmoud Abbas rose to prominence as a top Palestinian negotiator, became the leader of his nation, and then tragically failed to negotiate a peace agreement. This is the first book in English that focuses on one of the most important fixtures of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Filled with new details and based on interviews with key figures in Ramallah,... more...

  • The Netanyahu Yearsby Ben Caspit; Ora Cummings

    St. Martin's Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country’s history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu’s life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office. "A biography of the steely Israeli prime minister that underscores... more...

  • Nothing Abidesby Daniel Pipes

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Daniel Pipes has collected some of his sharpest and most prescient writings from the quarter century 1989?2014. In them, he addresses a range of current topics, from the origins of the civil war in Syria to denying the Islamic factor in terrorism, to the way to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict. Pipes pursues two themes in particular: the internal... more...

  • The Jewish Divide Over Israelby Paul Bogdanor

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 44.95

    Before 1967, Israel had the overwhelming support of world opinion. So long as Israel's existence was in harmony with politically correct assumptions, it was supported, or at least accepted, by the majority of "progressive" Jews, especially in the wake of the Holocaust. This is no longer the case. "The Jewish Divide Over Israel" explains the role played... more...