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  • The Cities of Pamphyliaby John D. Grainger

    Oxbow Books 2009; US$ 22.63

    Pamphylia, in modern Turkey, was a Greek country from the early Iron Age until the Middle Ages. In that land there were nine cities which can be described more or less as Greek, and this book is an investigation of their history. This was a land at the margins of other great empires - Hellenistic, Roman, Arab and Byzantine - and is still off the beaten... more...

  • Mediterranean Enlightenmentby Francesca Bregoli

    Stanford University Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    This study of Jewish responses to Enlightenment ideals and political reforms, focused on the prominent Mediterranean community of Livorno, illuminates dynamics of integration and separation that complicate narratives about the transformations of European Jews toward the end of the early modern period. more...

  • Broken Chainby Vera Muller-Paisner

    Pitchstone Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    By the early 1990s, four thousand Jews remained in Poland, a startling figure considering 3.25 million Jews lived there at the start of World War II. Indeed, of all the horrors of the Holocaust, Polish Jewry suffered the worst fate. But miraculously, the Jewish community in Poland has been experiencing a rebirth over the past decade. The Jewish population... more...

  • Yemen into the Twenty-First Centuryby Kamil Mahdi

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2007; US$ 11.99

    In 1990 the Yemen Arab Republic and the People's Democratic Republic of Yemen united to form the Republic of Yemen. The following decade was marked by the political process of unification on the one hand, and by the processes of changing institutions, social dynami and merged economies on the other.This book focuses on the major social, legal and economic... more...

  • The Development of Trans-Jordan 1929-1939, Theby Maan Abu Nowar

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2004; US$ 15.99

    Very little has been written about the history of Trans-Jordan between 1929-39, a decade of importance in the history of its struggle for independence and sovereignty, its progress and development, its relations with Palestine and the neighbouring Arab countries and the new awakening of Arab nationalism. During the 1930s, although still under the mandate... more...

  • Kings and Camelsby Grant C. Butler

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2008; US$ 12.99

    First published in 1960, "Kings and Camels" is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American appreciated the strategic importance of the area and, more crucially still, how little he understood the people in the area. Butler presents his material in the... more...

  • Boom Amid Gloomby N. Janardhan

    Garnet Publishing (UK) Ltd 2011; US$ 15.99

    The first decade of the new millennium witnessed wide-ranging transformations in the six countries that make up the Gulf Cooperation Council. They entered unchartered waters by experimenting politically and socially, expanding economically and asserting their influence internationally. These attempts stemmed not only from the realization that such... more...

  • Dubaiby Elisabeth Blum; Peter Neitzke

    Birkhäuser 2009; US$ 39.49

    Unter den neuen Städten der globalisierten Ökonomie ist Dubai die größte Baustelle der Welt – und dies in einer Region, die noch vor Jahrzehnten keinerlei städtische Besiedelung kannte. Weil die Ölvorräte des Emirats limitiert sind, aktivieren die Herrscherfamilien jetzt andere Ressourcen: In Dubai entstehen der größte Freihafen und der... more...

  • Struggle for Mastery in the Fertile Crescentby Fouad Ajami

    Hoover Institution Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    In this book, Fouad Ajami analyzes the struggle for influence along the Fertile Crescent—the stretch of land that runs from Iran's border with Iraq to the Mediterranean—among three of the regional powers who have stepped into the vacuum left by the West: Iran, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia. He explains that, of the three powers competing for influence,... more...

  • A Ship in the Harborby Julian Padowicz

    Chicago Review Press 2009; US$ 13.99

    In this powerful and absorbing sequel to Mother and Me: Escape from Warsaw 1939 ( ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Autobiography 2006), the author recalls his flight from the Nazis in Hungary as an 8-year-old boy with his resourceful and determined mother, Barbara. more...