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Democracy's Ancient Ancestors: Mari and Early Collective Governance

Democracy's Ancient Ancestors

Mari and Early Collective Governance


This book examines the politics of the ancient Near East through archives of letters found in the...

The Bread of Angels: A Journey to Love and Faith

The Bread of Angels

A Journey to Love and Faith

A riveting memoir about one woman's journey into Syria under the Baathist regime and an unexpected...

South Korea since 1980

This book examines the changes in politics, economics, society, and foreign policy in South Korea...

The Hellenistic Settlements in Syria, the Red Sea Basin, and North Africa

This authoritative and sweeping compendium, the second volume in Getzel Cohen's organized survey of...

The Origins of Syrian Nationhood: Histories, Pioneers and Identity

The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

Histories, Pioneers and Identity


The ‘Syria idea’ emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding...

Greater Syria: The History of an Ambition

Greater Syria

The History of an Ambition


While for many years scholars and journalists have focused on the more obvious manifestations of...

North Korean Foreign Policy: Security Dilemma and Succession

North Korean Foreign Policy

Security Dilemma and Succession


Threat does not inherently matter unless it is perceived, and, on the other hand, anything that is...

Early Urbanism on the Syrian Euphrates

Studying archaeological evidence from sites covering over 200 kilometres of the banks of the...

Damascus: A History


A History


This is the first book in English to relate the history of Damascus, bringing out the crucial role...

Syria under Bashar al-Asad: Modernisation and the Limits of Change

Syria under Bashar al-Asad

Modernisation and the Limits of Change


Syria entered a new phase with the death of its long-serving leader, Hafiz al-Asad, and the...