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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Indonesia Mattersby Amitav Acharya

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 72.00

    Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world after China, India and the United States. It is also the world's largest Muslim majority country and the third largest democracy. Its economy is currently the 10th largest on the global scale. Indonesia is recognized as an emerging power, and a respected member of the international community.... more...

  • The Origins of the Cold War in the Near Eastby Bruce Robellet Kuniholm

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 67.00

    Bruce Kuniholm takes a regional perspective to focus on postwar diplomacy in Iran, Turkey, and Greece and efforts in these countries to maintain their independence from the Great Powers. Drawing on a wide variety of secondary sources, government documents, private papers, unpublished memoirs, and extensive interviews with key figures, he shows how... more...

  • Syriaby John McHugo

    Saqi 2014; US$ 23.32

    Syria?s descent into civil war has already claimed an estimated 150,000 lives while nearly nine million people have fled their homes. This is now the greatest humanitarian and political crisis of the twenty-first century. In this hard-hitting book, John McHugo considers why Syria?s foundations as a nation have proved so fragile. Tracing the history... more...