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  • 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...

  • Jihad Academyby Nicolas Hénin; Martin Makinson

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2015; US$ 15.99

    When you keep repeating that the worst is about to happen, it finally does. The threat of terrorism has caught up with us. By invading Iraq in 2003 and not intervening in Syria since 2011, we have helped fuel radicalization. And we continue to fuel it, by making diplomatic compromises with dictators, by refusing to heed the suffering of populations,... more...

  • A History of the Modern Middle Eastby William L Cleveland; Martin Bunton

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 10.99

     This definitive history of the modern Middle East includes significant new material covering major transformative developments over the past four years. more...

  • Iran: Empire of the Mindby Michael Axworthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98

    Iran often appears in the media as a hostile and difficult country. But beneath the headlines there is a fascinating story of a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and enormous cultural importance. A nation whose impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbours in the Middle East but on the world as a whole ? and through ideas and... more...

  • Seven Myths of the Crusadesby Alfred J. Andrea; Andrew Holt

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 16.95

    "Seven Myths of the Crusades' rebuttal of the persistent and multifarious misconceptions associated with topics including the First Crusade, anti-Judaism and the Crusades, the crusader states, the Children's Crusade, the Templars and past and present Islamic-Christian relations proves, once and for all, that real history is far more fascinating than... more...

  • Understanding Iranby William R. Polk

    St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    William R. Polk provides an informative, readable history of a country which is moving quickly toward becoming the dominant power and culture of the Middle East. A former member of the State Department's Policy Planning Council, Polk describes a country and a history misunderstood by many in the West. While Iranians chafe under the yolk of their... more...

  • 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...

  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflictby Martin Bunton

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory.Adopting... more...

  • Iranby Homa Katouzian

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history. Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa... more...

  • A History of Iranby Michael Axworthy

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 18.00

    Although frequently vilified, Iran is a nation of great intellectual variety and depth, and one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Its political impact has been tremendous, not only on its neighbors in the Middle East but also throughout the world. From the time of the prophet Zoroaster, to the powerful ancient Persian Empires, to... more...