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  • Sectarian Gulfby Toby Matthiesen

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    As popular uprisings spread across the Middle East, popular wisdom often held that the Gulf States would remain beyond the fray. In Sectarian Gulf , Toby Matthiesen paints a very different picture, offering the first assessment of the Arab Spring across the region. With first-hand accounts of events in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, and Kuwait, Matthiesen... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern Worldby Jack Weatherford

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 15.00

    Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World  by Jack Weatherford (Crown Publishers, New York). It's a fascinating book portraying Genghis Khan in a totally new light. It shows that he was a great secular leader, among other things." ?Manmohan Singh, Prime Minister of India ?Reads like the Iliad . . . Part travelogue, part epic narrative.?... more...

  • Paul, Founder of Churchesby James C. Hanges

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 123.10

    The apostle Paul's understanding of his role and responsibilities in transferring the cult of Jesus Christ to new lands to found new groups devoted to this immigrant son of God is not unique. His <i>modus operandi</i> cannot be adequately explained in terms of Jewish precedents. Rather, Paul's pattern is a creative appropriation of the... more...

  • Tourism and Archaeological Heritage Management at Petraby Douglas C.; Comer

    Springer 2011; US$ 49.95

    Once visited only by the cognoscenti of the ancient world, over the last decade Petra has drawn almost a million visitors in some years. Petra burst into popular consciousness with the release of enormously popular motion picture "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in 1981. Moviegoers all over the world were introduced to some of the spectacular scenic... more...

  • Pontisches Giftby Adrienne Mayor

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2012; US$ 26.70

    Sulla, Lucullus und Pompejus, die drei größten Feldherren ihrer Zeit, ließen sich vom König eines gar nicht so großen Reichs vorführen: Mithridates von Pontos, ihrem gefährlichsten Feind. Ein Jahrhundert nach Hannibal stellte er das Römische Reich auf eine neue harte Probe. Auf diesen Coup war das krisengeschüttelte Rom nicht vorbereitet. Mithridates... more...

  • A Young Girl's Diaryby Sigmund Freud; Eden Paul; Cedar Paul

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Between overseeing his private practice and developing an entirely new field of research and inquiry that would profoundly influence Western culture, Austrian psychiatrist Sigmund Freud somehow came across and helped to publish the diary of an anonymous young girl of the European upper classes. The detailed journal follows the young authoress from... more...

  • Antologíaby Jorge Mañach Robato; Jorge Mañach Robato

    Linkgua 2014; US$ 1.00

    Jorge Mañach y Robato  was a writer, journalist, essayist, and philosopher, as well as the author of a biography of José Martí and numerous philosophical essays. He graduated in Philosophy and Literature from Harvard University, then furthered his studies in Paris (Universidad de Droit, 1922) and returned to Havana in 1924, finishing there his doctorate... more...

  • Exiles in Sepharadby Jeffrey Gorsky

    The Jewish Publication Society 2015; US$ 24.95

    The dramatic one-thousand-year history of Jews in Spain comes to life in Exiles in Sepharad . Jeffrey Gorsky vividly relates this colorful period of Jewish history, from the era when Jewish culture was at its height in Muslim Spain to the horrors of the Inquisition and the Expulsion. Twenty percent of Jews today are descended from Sephardic Jews,... more...

  • Group Conflict and Political Mobilization in Bahrain and the Arab Gulfby Justin Gengler

    Indiana University Press 2015; US$ 29.99

    The oil-producing states of the Arab Gulf are said to sink or swim on their capacity for political appeasement through economic redistribution. Yet, during the popular uprisings of the Arab Spring, in Bahrain and all across the Arab Gulf, ordinary citizens showed an unexpected enthusiasm for political protest directed against governments widely assumed... more...

  • A Traveller in Thirteenth-Century Arabiaby Professor G Rex Smith

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    This is the first English translation of the Tarikh al-Mustabsir, written in the early quarter of the thirteenth century by Ibn al-Mujawir. The text is a fascinating account of the western and southern areas of the Arabian Peninsula by a man from the east of the Islamic world, probably from Khurasan in Iran. Ibn al-Mujawir was a man who in all probability... more...