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  • A Concise History of the Middle Eastby Arthur Goldschmidt; Lawrence Davidson

    Westview Press 2012; US$ 36.99

    A critical introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, now with new considerations of existential feminism and a conclusion reflecting on the future of feminist theory more...

  • Understanding Pottery Functionby James M. Skibo

    Springer 2012; US$ 69.99

    The 1992 publication of "Pottery Function" brought together the ethnographic study of the Kalinga, and developed a method and theory for how pottery was actually used. Since then, there have been considerable advances in understanding how pottery was actually used, particularly in the area of residue analysis, abrasion, and sooting/carbonization.... more...

  • Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle Eastby Tareq Y. Ismael; Jacqueline S. Ismael

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 48.95

    This exciting new book for students of Middle Eastern politics provides a comprehensive introduction to the complexities of the region, its politics and people. Combining a thematic framework for examining patterns of politics with individual chapters dedicated to specific countries, the book explores current issues within an historical context. more...

  • Orientalists, Islamists and the Global Public Sphereby Dietrich Jung

    Equinox Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 34.95

    Putting its focus on the life and work of a number of paradigmatic individuals, the book investigates the intellectual encounters and discursive interdependencies among western and Muslim intellectuals. In a historical genealogy it deconstructs the essentialist image of Islam in uncovering its conceptual foundations in the modern transformation of... more...

  • Imperial Designsby Deepak Tripathi

    Potomac Books Inc. 2013; US$ 26.95

    Since the age of Alexander the Great, waves of foreign armies have invaded the Middle East and South Asia to plunder their vast treasures. In Imperial Designs , Deepak Tripathi offers a powerful and unique analysis of how this volatile region has endured the manipulation and humiliation of war, especially since World War I and the fall of the Ottoman... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalamby Jatswan S. Sidhu

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 94.99

    The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Brunei Darussalam substantially updates the first edition through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of dictionary entries on important persons, places, events, and institutions and significant political, economic, social, and cultural... more...

  • 100 myths about the Middle Eastby Fred Halliday

    Saqi 2013; US$ 10.19

    Much has been written in recent years about the Middle East. At the same time, no other region has been as misunderstood, nor framed in so many clichés and mistakenly-held beliefs. In this much-needed exposé Fred Halliday selects one hundred of the most commonly misconstrued ‘facts? – in the political, cultural, social and historical spheres – and... more...

  • Nation and Religionby Fred Halliday

    Saqi 2013; US$ 16.03

    The Middle East is a complex region where religion, culture and politics are deeply intertwined in a powerful relationship. From the early days of the Arab nationalist experiment to the emergence of Islamic fundamentalism in the early part of this century and beyond, the region?s political movements have become a salient feature of its modern history... more...

  • Webs of Powerby Evelyn Blackwood

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 41.99

    Webs of Power offers a fresh perspective on women in Southeast Asia. Although the book focuses on one village, it provides vital insights into the gendered processes of post-coloniality. By exploring the contestations and accommodations being made in rural villages by both men and women, Webs of Power reveals the processes at the heart of globalization... more...

  • Historical Dictionary of United States-Middle East Relationsby Peter L. Hahn

    Scarecrow Press 2007; US$ 92.99

    The current state of affairs between the United States and the Middle East is probably the most volatile and absorbing relationship the U.S. is involved in today. Prior to 1941, however, the U.S. preferred to limit its involvement with the Middle East to launching ministries of evangelism and social welfare across the region and investing in the pumping,... more...