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  • Rural Arab Demography and Early Jewish Settlement in Palestineby David Grossman

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 45.92

    This volume explores the distribution of the rural population in Palestine from the late Ottoman period (1870-1917) to the British Mandate period (1917-1948). The book focuses on demography, specifically migrations, population size, density, growth, and the pattern of distribution in rural Palestine before the inception of Jewish settlement (1882).... more...

  • The Charity of Warby Melanie S. Tanielian

    Stanford University Press 2017; US$ 27.95

    With the exception of a few targeted aerial bombardments of the city's port, Beirut and Mount Lebanon did not see direct combat in World War I. Yet civilian casualties in this part of the Ottoman Empire reached shocking heights, possibly numbering half a million people. No war, in its usual understanding, took place there, but Lebanon was incontestably... more...

  • Destroying Yemenby Isa Blumi

    University of California Press 2018; US$ 29.95

    Since March 2015, a Saudi-led international coalition of forces—supported by Britain and the United States—has waged devastating war in Yemen. Largely ignored by the world’s media, the resulting humanitarian disaster and full-scale famine threatens millions. Destroying Yemen offers the first in-depth historical account of the transnational origins... more...

  • The Limits of the Landby Avshalom Rubin

    Indiana University Press 2017; Not Available

    Was Israel’s occupation of the West Bank inevitable? From 1949-1967, the West Bank was the center of the Arab-Israeli conflict. Many Israelis hoped to conquer it and widen their narrow borders, while many Arabs hoped that it would serve as the core of a future Palestinian state. In The Limits of the Land , Avshalom Rubin presents a sophisticated... more...

  • Mandatory Separationby Suzanne Schneider

    Stanford University Press 2018; US$ 25.95

    Is religion a source of political stability and social continuity, or an agent of radical change? This question, so central to contemporary conversations about religion and extremism, has generated varied responses over the last century. Taking Jewish and Islamic education as its objects of inquiry, Mandatory Separation sheds light on the contours... more...

  • A History of the Arab–Israeli Conflictby Ian J. Bickerton; Carla L. Klausner

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 76.10

    Comprehensive and analytical, A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict presents a balanced and impartial overview of this centuries-old struggle. The authors examine the issues and themes that have characterized and defined the conflict over the course of its history, bringing the coverage up to date with a twenty-first- century perspective. Fully... more...

  • Crime of Numbersby Fuat Dundar

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 45.92

    Statistics have played an important role in the recognition of the Armenian question on the international landscape as well as its "definitive solution" resulting in the Armenian genocide. The importance of statistics first surfaced at the Congress of Berlin in 1878, where differences in the approach toward numbers between the Armenian and the Ottoman... more...

  • Crossoversby Shlomo Sharan

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 45.92

    Crossovers compares Jewish anti-Zionism and Palestinian anti-Semitism from political and philosophical points of view. The authors' goal is to expose what is unique about these phenomena, and what they share, so that both ideologies and their practical impact can be better understood. The authors identify a symbiotic relationship between anti-Semitic... more...

  • Hotels and Highwaysby Begüm Adalet

    Stanford University Press 2018; US$ 29.95

    The early decades of the Cold War presented seemingly boundless opportunity for the construction of "laboratories" of American society abroad: microcosms where experts could scale down problems of geopolitics to manageable size, and where locals could be systematically directed toward American visions of capitalist modernity. Among the most critical... more...

  • Desert Borderlandby Matthew H. Ellis

    Stanford University Press 2018; US$ 65.00

    Desert Borderland investigates the historical processes that transformed political identity in the easternmost reaches of the Sahara Desert in the half century before World War I. Adopting a view from the margins—illuminating the little-known history of the Egyptian–Libyan borderland—the book challenges prevailing notions of how Egypt and Libya... more...