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  • Struggle and Survival in the Modern Middle Eastby III Edmund Burke; David Yaghoubian

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 28.95

    Until the 1993 first edition of this book, one thing had been missing in Middle Eastern history?depiction of the lives of ordinary Middle Eastern men and women, peasants, villagers, pastoralists, and urbanites. Now updated and revised, the second edition has added six new portraits of individuals set in the contemporary period. It features twenty-four... more...

  • Animals in the Qur'anby Sarra Tlili

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 26.00

    Challenging the prevalent view, this book illustrates the importance of animals in the Islamic tradition, in which they are viewed as equal beings to humans. more...

  • The Israel-Palestine Conflictby James L. Gelvin

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Now in its third edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account is a balanced, compelling, accessible and current introduction for students and general readers. more...

  • The ISIS Apocalypseby William McCants

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    A comprehensive history of ISIS based on insider accounts and secret communications few outsiders have seen more...

  • Catholics and Sultansby Charles A. Frazee

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    This book surveys the relations between Catholics outside and inside the Ottoman Empire from 1453 to 1923. more...

  • The Museum of Innocenceby Orhan Pamuk; Maureen Freely

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 11.65

    The Museum of Innocence - set in Istanbul between 1975 and today - tells the story of Kemal, the son of one of Istanbul's richest families, and of his obsessive love for a poor and distant relation, the beautiful Fusun, who is a shop-girl in a small boutique. In his romantic pursuit of F?sun over the next eight years, Kemal compulsively amasses... more...

  • The Divided Economy of Mandatory Palestineby Jacob Metzer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 48.00

    A systematic analysis of the economic history of Arab and Jewish communities in Mandatory Palestine. more...

  • The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine Historyby John Haldon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    The dominant Mediterranean power in the fifth and sixth centuries, by the time of its demise at the hands of the Ottomans in 1453 the Byzantine empire was a shadow of its former self restricted essentially to the city of Constantinople, modern Istanbul. Surrounded by foes who posed a constant threat to its very existence, it survived because of its... more...

  • The Middle East For Dummiesby Craig S. Davis

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Demystifies the area's culture, politics, and religions Explore Middle Eastern history from ancient to modern times Looking to better understand the Middle East? This plain-English guide explains the importance of the region, especially in light of recent events. You'll meet its people and their leaders, discover the differences and similarities... more...

  • The Janissariesby Godfrey Goodwin

    Saqi 2013; US$ 17.99

    From the fifteenth to the sixteenth century, the janissaries were the scourge of Europe. With their martial music, their muskets and their drilled march, it seemed that no one could withstand them. Their loyalty to their corps was infinite as the Ottomans conquered the Balkans as far as the Danube, and Syria, Egypt and Iraq. They set up semi-independent... more...