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  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introductionby Martin Bunton

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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. more...

  • What Everyone Needs to Know about Islamby John L. Esposito

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    In this clear and concise primer, leading authority John L. Esposito presents in question-and-answer format the information that most people want to know about Islam. Esposito provides succinct, accessible, sensitive, and even-handed answers to questions that range from the general--"What do Muslims believe?" and "Who was Muhammad?"--to more specific... more...

  • Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Ageby Muhammad Qasim Zaman

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This book explores some of the most fiercely debated issues facing the Islamic world today. more...

  • Year of the Locustby Salim Tamari; Ihsan Salih Turjman

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    Year of the Locust captures in page-turning detail the end of the Ottoman world and a pivotal moment in Palestinian history. In the diaries of Ihsan Hasan al-Turjman (1893?1917), the first ordinary recruit to describe World War I from the Arab side, we follow the misadventures of an Ottoman soldier stationed in Jerusalem. There he occupied himself... more...

  • Hereticby Ayaan Hirsi Ali

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    Continuing her journey from a deeply religious Islamic upbringing to a post at Harvard, the brilliant, charismatic and controversial  New York Times  and  Globe and Mail  #1 bestselling author of  Infidel and  Nomad  makes a powerful plea for a Muslim Reformation as the only way to end the horrors of terrorism, sectarian warfare and the repression... more...

  • Contending Visions of the Middle Eastby Zachary Lockman

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This second edition considers how the 'global war on terror' has changed the way the West views the Islamic world. more...

  • The White Castleby Orhan Pamuk; Victoria Holbrook

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.66

    From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Joyce, Nabokov, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young man sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner by pirates... more...

  • Imperial Hubrisby Michael Scheuer

    Potomac Books 2011; US$ 10.95

    Though U.S. leaders try to convince the world of their success in fighting al Qaeda, one anonymous member of the U.S. intelligence community would like to inform the public that we are, in fact, losing the war on terror. Further, until U.S. leaders recognize the errant path they have irresponsibly chosen, he says, our enemies will only grow stronger.... more...

  • What 'Isa ibn Hisham Told Usby Muhammad al-Muwaylihi; Roger Allen

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 34.00

    With  What ? Isa ibn Hisham Told Us , the Library of Arabic Literature brings readers an acknowledged masterpiece of early 20th-century Arabic prose. Penned by the Egyptian journalist Muhammad al-Muwaylihi, this exceptional title was first introduced in serialized form in his family?s pioneering newspaper  Misbah al-Sharq  ( Light of the East ),... more...

  • The End of the Peace Processby Edward W. Said

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00

         Soon after the Oslo accords were signed in September 1993 by Israel and Palestinian Liberation Organization, Edward Said predicted that they could not lead to real peace.  In these essays, most written for Arab and European newspapers, Said uncovers the political mechanism that advertises reconciliation in the Middle East while keeping peace... more...