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  • Oman Under Qaboosby Calvin H. Allen; W. Lynn Rigsbee II

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    This is an examination of the political, economic and social development of Oman from the accession Sultan Qaboos in a palace coup in 1970 to the promulation of the basic law of 1996. The book argues that the sultanate does not follow the "rentier" model but the patriarchal tradition. more...

  • Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strongby Cyrus Schayegh

    University of California Press 2009; US$ 85.00

    In Who Is Knowledgeable Is Strong, Cyrus Schayegh tells two intertwined stories: how, in early twentieth-century Iran, an emerging middle class used modern scientific knowledge as its cultural and economic capital, and how, along with the state, it employed biomedical sciences to tackle presumably modern problems like the increasing stress of everyday... more...

  • Revisiting the Jewish Questionby Elisabeth Roudinesco

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    What does it mean to be Jewish? What is an anti-Semite? Why does the enigmatic identity of the men who founded the first monotheistic religion arouse such passions? We need to return to the Jewish question. We need, first, to distinguish between the anti-Judaism of medieval times, which persecuted the Jews, and the anti-Judaism of the Enlightenment,... more...

  • Ethnic and Racial Minorities in Asiaby Michelle Ann Miller

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Ethnic and Racial Minorities in Asia explores the relationship between ethnic minority rights and citizenship in Asia. Occupying a prominent place on the global map of conflict, Asia is one of the most ethnically diverse and racially divided regions in the world. It is also the scene of some of the most contrasting state responses to ethnic and... more...

  • Short History Of The Saracensby Ali

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2008. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Connecting Historiesby Romain

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • In the Mouth of the Wolfby Rose Zar; Eric A. Kimmel

    The Jewish Publication Society 2014; US$ 18.00

    Rose Zar was 19 years old when the Nazis invaded her native Poland. Her father urged her to save herself by hiding ?in the mouth of the wolf??or within the enemy itself. She managed to obtain false papers, secretly changing her identity and surviving the Holocaust as maid and nanny for a Nazi SS colonel. more...

  • The Cities of Pamphyliaby John D. Grainger

    Oxbow Books 2009; US$ 21.34

    Pamphylia, in modern Turkey, was a Greek country from the early Iron Age until the Middle Ages. In that land there were nine cities which can be described more or less as Greek, and this book is an investigation of their history. This was a land at the margins of other great empires - Hellenistic, Roman, Arab and Byzantine - and is still off the beaten... more...

  • Mediterranean Enlightenmentby Francesca Bregoli

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00 US$ 58.99

    The Mediterranean port of Livorno was home to one of the most prominent and privileged Jewish enclaves of early modern Europe. Focusing on Livornese Jewry, this book offers an alternative perspective on Jewish acculturation during the eighteenth century, and reassesses common assumptions about the interactions of Jews with outside culture and the... more...

  • The German-Jewish Experience Revisitedby Steven E. Aschheim; Vivian Liska; Jerusalem Leo Baeck Institute

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 105.68

    This volume includes both historical treatments of differing German-Jewish understandings of their experience ? their relations to their Judaism, general culture and to other Jews ? and contemporary reflections and competing interpretations as to how to understand the overall experience of German Jewry. more...