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- Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 28.00
A volatile nation at the heart of major cultural, political, and religious conflicts in the world today, Pakistan commands our attention. Yet more than six decades after the country?s founding as a Muslim democracy, it continues to struggle over its basic identity, alliances, and direction. In Playing with Fire, acclaimed journalist Pamela Constable... more...
- C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 31.13
Als im Jahr 1099 die Ritter des ersten Kreuzzugs Jerusalem eroberten, nahmen sie einen feindlichen ?islamischen Orient? wahr ? und übersahen die zahlreichen Christen und Juden sowie die innerislamischen Gegensätze. Heinz Halm korrigiert das bis heute fortwirkende und auch von Muslimen gepflegte Bild von einem religiös einheitlichen Morgenland. So farbig... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.15
For centuries, Pakistan's North West Frontier has been seen as a lawless wilderness, which has given sanctuary to Osama Bin Laden and other fundamentalist Muslim leaders. This book on the territory for 40 years, includes first hand accounts of life and soldiering on the Frontier since the Second World War. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 51.95
Providing an account of the recent revolutions or reform movements that constituted part of the Arab Spring, this book focuses on these transformative processes in a North African context. Whilst the longer term outcomes of the Arab Spring revolts are not entirely clear, the revolutionary or reform processes in North Africa are further along... more...
- Naval Institute Press 2013; US$ 36.95
This is a story of adventure in the Hindu Kush Mountains, and of a previously untold Military and Naval Intelligence Mission along about 800 miles of the Durand Line in World War II. The American officers passed through the Tribal Areas and the princely states of the North-West Frontier Province, and into Baluchistan. It also provides an insight... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 83.95
The kaleidoscopic political changes during the years covered by this volume include the rise and fall of the Crusader states, the expansion of the Mongol empire, the rise of the Mamluk sultanate and of its ultimate conquerors, the Ottomans. To all of these Professor Holt is a clear and skilful guide. He principally utilises, and to some extent reinterprets,... more...
- Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 19.95
‘Abd al-Malik, who came to prominence during the second civil war of early Islam, ruled the Islamic empire from 692 until 705. Not only did he successfully suppress rebellion within the Muslim world and expand its frontiers, but in many respects he founded the empire itself. By about 700, the forms of a new realm, which stretched from North Arica... more...