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  • Arab History and the Nation-Stateby Youssef M. Choueiri

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    The study of Arab historiography and of the emergence of the Arab nation-state as an object of historical treatment is a matter of considerable current interest. Despite its importance, no academic work has dealt with this subject as a major preoccupation of Arab historians and intellectuals. This book, first published in 1989, discusses the development... more...

  • The Gulf States and Omanby Christine Osborne

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    The discovery of oil brought enormous change to the Gulf. It transformed the simple fishing and grazing economies of the Gulf states into some of the wealthiest countries in the world. This book, first published in 1977, examines the impact of oil and oil wealth on the Gulf states. It describes the clash between traditional culture and Westernisation... more...

  • A History of the Arab State of Zanzibarby Norman R. Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the fertile islands of Zanzibar and Pemba became of central importance to East Africa?s growing contact with the international economy as the ruling dynasty encouraged trade in cloves, slaves and ivory. This book, first published in 1978, provides an account of the history of Zanzibar from... more...

  • Arabic Military Dictionaryby Ernest Kay

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    With some 7000 entries in each language, this dictionary, first published in 1986, gives clear and comprehensive coverage of all vocabulary areas connected with defence, for military personnel and for anyone who is directly or indirectly involved in military technology. Areas covered extend throughout the sphere of the armed forces of the world, including... more...

  • Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the Worldby Y. Tzvi Langermann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    The chief argument of this book, first published in 1990, is that Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World is a non-technical expose of basic astronomical teachings: it was written in particular for those whose main interests were in the areas of philosophy and natural science and who, accordingly, had an interest in relating the mathematical... more...

  • Handbook on the Geographies of Innovationby Richard Shearmu; Christophe Carrincazeaux; David Doloreux

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00

    The geography of innovation is changing. First, it is increasingly understood that innovative firms and organizations exhibit a wide variety of strategies, each being differently attuned to diverse geographic contexts. Second, and concomitantly, the idea that cities, clusters and physical proximity are essential for innovation is evolving under the... more...

  • Theorising Literary Islandsby Ian Kinane

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 40.99

    Theorising Literary Islands is an epistemological study of the development of the Robinsonade genre, its ideological functions within contemporary Anglophone cultural thought, and the role of literary and filmic mediation in constructing twentieth and twenty-first century European and American relations with and to the Pacific region. more...

  • Health Geographiesby Tim Brown; Gavin Andrews; Steven Cummins; Beth Greenhough; Daniel Lewis; Andrew Power

    Wiley 2017; US$ 94.95 US$ 82.29

    Health Geographies: A Critical Introduction explores health and biomedical topics from a range of critical geographic perspectives. Building on the field’s past engagement with social theory it extends the focus of health geography into new areas of enquiry. Introduces key topics in health geography through clear and engaging examples... more...

  • Genealogies of Environmentalismby Clarence Glacken; S. Ravi Rajan; Adam Romero; Michael Watts

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 35.00

    Clarence Glacken wrote one of the most important books on environmental issues published in the twentieth century. His magnum opus, Traces on the Rhodian Shore, first published in 1976, details the ways in which perceptions of the natural environment have profoundly influenced human enterprise over the centuries while, conversely, permitting humans... more...

  • Human Trafficking and Trauma in the Digital Eraby Mirjam van Reisen; Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2017; US$ 30.00

    Eritrean refugees crisscross between countries in the Horn of Africa and North Africa in search of a safe place. Along their journeys, they are looted, threatened, intimidated, violated, and held for ransom. This book revisits the human trafficking crisis that first emerged in the Sinai at the end of 2008 and examines the expansion of human trafficking... more...