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  • Being Modern in the Middle Eastby Keith David Watenpaugh

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class. The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created... more...

  • In This Arab Timeby Fouad Ajami

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    In this collection of bold and wide-ranging essays, Fouad Ajami offers his views on the Middle East, commenting on the state of affairs in Iraq, Iran, Syria, Egypt and more. He brings into focus the current struggles of the region through detailed historical standpoints and a highly personal perspective. The author discusses such landmark past events... more...

  • The Near East since the First World Warby M.E. Yapp

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 73.95

    This clear, balanced and authoritative survey of the history of the region is now fully up to date again. The text contains a general regional introduction, followed by a series of country-by-country analyses, and a section which places the Near East in the international context. Professor Yapp' s new edition covers recent dramatic events including... more...

  • Die Stunde der Patinnenby Mathilde Schwabendeder-Hain

    Verlagsgruppe Styria 2014; US$ 22.82

    Modernität und Emanzipation machen auch vor dem organisierten Verbrechen nicht Halt. Als ihre Brüder verhaftet werden, übernimmt Giusy Vitale das Kommando im sizilianischen Familienclan. Sie wird Herrin über Leben und Tod und als erste Frau wegen Vergehens gegen den Mafiaparagrafen von der Staatsanwaltschaft Palermo angeklagt. Nunzia Graviano führt... more...

  • Rhetoric and the Decolonization and Recolonization of East Timorby David Hicks

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    By the end of the 1960s the process of decolonization had practically run its course in Southeast Asia. One exception, however, was tiny Portuguese Timor, where notions of self-determination and independence had yet to be generated. In 1974, the Carnation Revolution in Portugal brought about the end of fifty years of dictatorship, and halfway around... more...

  • In God's Path: The Arab Conquests and the Creation of an Islamic Empireby Robert G. Hoyland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    In just over a hundred years--from the death of Muhammad in 632 to the beginning of the Abbasid Caliphate in 750--the followers of the Prophet swept across the whole of the Middle East, North Africa, and Spain. Their armies threatened states as far flung as the Franks in Western Europe and the Tang Empire in China. The conquered territory was larger... more...

  • Philippinenby Thilo Thielke

    Brandes & Apsel 2014; US$ 18.68

    Seit 1993 ist Spiegel-Reporter Thilo Thielke immer wieder auf den Philippinen unterwegs. Seine Reisen führen ihn von der Metropole Manila über die Inselgruppe Luzon im Norden, die Visayas in der Mitte nach Mindanao im Süden. Er trifft die exzentrische Imelda Marcos und ihren Sohn, den erfolgreichen Politiker Bongbong, verbringt einige Tage mit dem... more...

  • Freya Starkby Caroline Moorehead

    Allison & Busby 2014; US$ 10.19

    Born in Paris 1893, a precocious and tough Freya Stark spent her childhood wondering across Europe, speaking three languages by the time she was five. She became one of the twentieth-century?s most remarkable and inspirational women. Renowned for her flamboyant and unorthodox behaviour, Freya was also self-disciplined, courageous and remained fearlessly... more...

  • An Empire of the Eastby Norman Lewis

    Eland Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    Norman Lewis was eighty-three years old when he embarked on a series of three arduous journeys into the most contentious corners of Indonesia: western Sumatra, East Timor and Irian Jaya. Presenting himself as the picture of innocence, he reports only what he observes, using his well honed tools of irony and humour to deliver a devastating assessment... more...