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Middle East

  • The Sultan's Renegadesby Tobias P. Graf

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 99.99

    Examines why the figure of the renegade-a European Christian or Jew who had converted to Islam and was now serving the Ottoman sultan-is omnipresent in writings on the fifteenth to seventeenth century Ottoman Empire, when the Ottoman sultans posed a major political, military, and ideological challenge to Christian princes in Europe. more...

  • A Revolution Undoneby H.A. Hellyer

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 20.99

    Egypt's democratic experiment has been derailed, but will her people remain committed to progressive change, and at what cost? Hellyer's first-hand knowledge of the country suggests the price will be high more...

  • Afghanistan at War: From the 18th-Century Durrani Dynasty to the 21st Centuryby Tom Lansford; Tom Lansford

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 100.00

    Afghanistan has been embroiled in war and conflict throughout the latter part of the 20th century as well as the current millennium, but due to its location at the crossroads of Central Asia, Afghanistan has also endured repeated conquests throughout its turbulent earlier times. Examining Afghanistan's long military history through this book will... more...

  • Genocide in the Ottoman Empireby George N. Shirinian

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 69.95

    The final years of the Ottoman Empire were catastrophic ones for its non-Turkish, non-Muslim minorities. From 1913 to 1923, its rulers deported, killed, or otherwise persecuted staggering numbers of citizens in an attempt to preserve "Turkey for the Turks," setting a modern precedent for how a regime can commit genocide in pursuit of political ends... more...

  • The Politics of Crisis in Europeby Mai'a K. Davis Cross

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 80.00

    An analysis of the repeated existential crises affecting the resilience of the European Union in the twenty-first century. more...

  • The Making of Selimby H. Erdem Cipa

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The father of the legendary Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim I ("The Grim") set the stage for centuries of Ottoman supremacy by doubling the size of the empire. Conquering Eastern Anatolia, Syria, and Egypt, Selim promoted a politicized Sunni Ottoman* identity against the Shiite Safavids of Iran, thus shaping the early modern Middle... more...

  • Crusadesby Benjamin Z. Kedar; Jonathan Phillips; Jonathan Riley-Smith; Nikolaos G. Chrissis

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 150.00

    Crusades covers seven hundred years from the First Crusade (1095-1102) to the fall of Malta (1798) and draws together scholars working on theatres of war, their home fronts and settlements from the Baltic to Africa and from Spain to the Near East and on theology, law, literature, art, numismatics and economic, social, political and military history. ... more...

  • Crusading and the Crusader Statesby Andrew Jotischky

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 59.95

    Crusading and the Crusader States explores how the idea of holy war emerged from the troubled society of the eleventh century, and why Jerusalem and the Holy Land were so important to Europeans. It follows the progress of the major crusading expeditions, offering insights into initial success and subsequent failure, charts the development of new... more...

  • Arab Nationalismby Peter Wien

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    Arab nationalism has been one of the dominant ideologies in the Middle East and North Africa since the early twentieth century. However, a clear definition of Arab nationalism, even as a subject of scholarly inquiry, does not yet exist. Arab Nationalism sheds light on cultural expressions of Arab nationalism and the sometimes contradictory meanings... more...

  • The New Rulesby Catherine Hakim

    Gibson Square 2017; US$ 11.99

    ?A masterwork.?THE INDEPENDENT?Too juicy to ignore.?THE TIMES?The grown-up way to love.?SUNDAY TIMES?The recipe for happiness??TELEGRAPH?How we manage love and relationships.?OBSERVER?Can having an affair save your marriage??Bel Mooney, DAILY MAILIs the internet changing the relationship between the sexes? While eighty per cent of those interviewed... more...