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Middle East

  • Untangling the Middle Eastby Ori Z. Soltes

    Skyhorse Publishing 2017; US$ 24.99

    A lucid and engaging breakdown of the history, culture, and politics that define today?s Middle East. Untangling the Middle East is a layman?s guide to the historypolitical, religious, and culturalthat led us to the current challenges plaguing the Middle East. It covers the major interests and actors in the region, and helps to spin a narrative... more...

  • The Excellence of the Arabsby Ibn Qutaybah; Sarah Bowen Savant; Peter Webb; James Montgomery

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 40.00

    The Excellence of the Arabs is a spirited defense of Arab identity?its merits, values, andorigins?at a time of politicalunrest and fragmentation, written by oneof the most important scholars of the early Abbasid era.   In the cosmopolitan milieu of Baghdad, the social prestige attached toclaims of being Arab had begun to decline. Although his... more...

  • Mission to the Volgaby Ahmad Ibn Fadlan; Tim Severin; James Montgomery

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 15.00

    ?A compelling account which is, among other things, the earliest first-hand description of travel from the Muslim world.? ? Times Literary Supplement Mission to the Volga is the earliest surviving instance of sustained first-person travel narrative in Arabic?a pioneering text of peerless historical and literary value. In its pages, we move north... more...

  • No Country for Jewish Liberalsby Larry Derfner

    Just World Books 2017; US$ 9.99

    No Country for Jewish Liberals is Larry Derfner's personal and political story of life in contemporary Israel, describing how an American Jewish emigrant and his adopted country grew apart. Taking readers from his boyhood in Los Angeles as the son of Holocaust escapees, through his coming of age amidst the upheavals of 1960s America, to his move... more...

  • A History of Algeriaby James McDougall

    Cambridge University Press 2017; US$ 24.00

    An essential introduction to the history of Algeria, spanning a period of five hundred years. more...

  • The Greek Exodus from Egyptby Angelos Dalachanis

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 34.95

    From the nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth, Greeks comprised one of the largest and most influential minority groups in Egyptian society, yet barely two thousand remain there today. This painstakingly researched book explains how Egypt's once-robust Greek population dwindled to virtually nothing, beginning with the abolition of foreigners'... more...

  • Israeli Prisoner of War Policiesby Alexander Bligh

    Lexington Books 2017; US$ 109.99

    Israeli Prisoner of War Policies: From the 1949 Armistice to the 2006 Kidnappings examines the development of Israel?s policies toward prisoners of war across multiple conflicts. The book seeks to apply the lessons of Israel?s complex POW policies to conflicts around the world. more...

  • Revolution for Dummiesby Bassem Youssef

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 20.24

    ?Hilarious and Heartbreaking. Comedy shouldn?t take courage, but it made an exception for Bassem.? --Jon Stewart "The Jon Stewart of the Arabic World"?the creator of The Program , the most popular television show in Egypt?s history?chronicles his transformation from heart surgeon to political satirist, and offers crucial insight into the Arab... more...

  • Assyrieby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'Assyrie avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Les noms d'Assyrie (pays) et d'Assyriens (peuple) ont été tirés par les Modernes du nom ancien, Assour, qui désignait, selon les cas, un dieu, un pays ou une ville. L'Assyrie était une contrée de Haute-Mésopotamie, dont la population parlait un dialecte sémitique, très proche... more...

  • Byzanceby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de Byzance avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! La séparation de l'Empire romain de Théodose Ier, en 395, entre ses deux fils, marque le début de l'Empire byzantin. La pars occidentalis subira les poussées barbares, jusqu'à son effondrement en 476, tandis que, en Orient, les différentes dynasties qui se succèdent, des ...... more...