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  • Kings of Comedy - The Unauthorised Biography of Matt Lucas and David Walliamsby Neil Simpson

    John Blake Publishing 2007; US$ 7.28

    They are Britain's best-loved comedians. This unauthorised biography gives the low-down on the men behind the laughter.When Little Britain appeared on our screens, a series of characters was born that would make a nation laugh like no other British comedy in recent years. With its hilarious mocking of British clichés and stereotypes, it was not long... more...

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

    Springer New York 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 wonders... more...

  • The Fortress of the Ravenby Marcus Milwright

    BRILL 2008; US$ 188.00

    Textual and archaeological sources are employed to reconstruct the history of Karak in Jordan, 1100-1650 CE. The book establishes the ways in which the construction of a major castle at Karak affected the town and the surrounding rural hinterland. more...

  • Home and Homelandby Linda L. Layne

    Princeton University Press 1994; US$ 29.95

    In this provocative examination of collective identity in Jordan, Linda Layne challenges long-held Western assumptions that Arabs belong to easily recognizable corporate social groups. Who is a "true" Jordanian? Who is a "true" Bedouin? These questions, according to Layne, are examples of a kind of pigeonholing that has distorted the reality of Jordanian... more...

  • Jordanby Beverley Milton-Edwards; Peter Hinchcliffe

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Created as a mechanism for maintaining British influence through a local patron, Jordan?s future never looked certain. Nevertheless, under the leadership of the Hashemite monarchy led by Abdullah and then his grandson Hussein, the Kingdom of Jordan became a permanent feature on the map of the modern Middle East. Under the rule of King Abdullah II,... more...

  • Jordanian-Israeli Relationsby Mutayyam al O'ran

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Jordan?s peace treaty with Israel was unique as it bore the promise of what was termed a "warm" peace between the two warring countries. With legitimacy provided by Madrid and Oslo, hopes for "true" peace, as the Israelis would describe it, were high. This book explores the Jordanian-Israeli relations from a Jordanian perspective, focusing on the... more...

  • Jordanian Jerusalemby Kimberly Katz

    UPF 2005; US$ 44.95

    Explores the role of Jerusalem’s holy places in the process of creating a distinct national identity in Jordan from 1948 to 1967. more...

  • Lion of Jordanby Avi Shlaim

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 19.00

    The first major account of the life of an extraordinary soldier and statesman, King Hussein of Jordan. Throughout his long reign (1953?1999), Hussein remained a dominant figure in Middle Eastern politics and a consistent proponent of peace with Israel. For over forty years he walked a tightrope between Palestinians and Arab radicals on the one hand... more...

  • Politics and Economy in Jordanby Rodney Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    Jordan occupies centre stage in both Middle Eastern and Arabic politics, yet the kingdom itself is comparatively under-researched. This volume contains contributions from some of Jordan's most respected academics in the field of geography, economics and political science. A number of international specialists in Jordan have also made valuable contributions.... more...

  • Voices from the Campsby Nabil Marshood

    UPA 2010; US$ 29.99

    This sociological study explores refugee camps in Jordan, where refugees of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict share their plight and narrative of the Nakbeh (Catastrophe) of 1948. This book does not propose solutions; rather, it highlights the human side of the Palestinian trauma and the urgent need for a just solution. more...