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  • Iranby Homa Katouzian

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    As the Western-Iranian impasse continues to dominate international affairs, politicians and the media confidently proclaim Iran the greatest threat to the Western World. But this villainous mask obscures a far more complex identity formed by a vibrant and tumultuous history. Revealing the true face of this troubled country, acclaimed expert Homa... more...

  • Chinggis Khanby Michal Biran

    Oneworld Publications 2012; US$ 39.99

    In this novel perspective on a much-maligned figure, Michal Biran explains the monumental impact Chinggis Khan has had upon the Islamic World, both positive and negative. Often criticized as a mass-slaughterer, pillager, and arch-enemy of the faith, Biran shows that his constructive influence upon Islam was also considerable - his legacy apparent... more...

  • The Devil and the Jewsby Joshua Trachtenberg; Marc Saperstein

    The Jewish Publication Society 2014; US$ 26.00

    A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to... more...

  • The Zionist Ideaby Arthur Hertzberg

    The Jewish Publication Society 2014; US$ 35.00

    A classic since its initial publication in 1959, The Zionist Idea is an anthology of writings by the leading thinkers of the Zionist movement, including Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha-Am, Martin Buber, Louis Brandeis, Rabbi Abraham Isaac Kook, Judah Magnes, Max Nordau, Mordecai Kaplan, Vladimir Jabotinsky, Chaim Weizmann, and David Ben-Gurion. more...

  • The Secret War with Iranby Ronen Bergman

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 13.99

    While many now fear a looming war with Iran, few know that this war is already raging and has been doing so for the past three decades. Starting from the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, intelligence expert Ronen Bergman details the complex array of political manoeuvring, assassination attempts, arms trading, and suicide bombs that have characterised... more...

  • Meine Krone in der Ascheby Hanna Zack Miley

    Fontis Brunnen Basel 2014; US$ 17.99

    Als Hannelore (Hanna) Zack am 24. Juli 1939 - als siebenjähriges Mädchen - Köln in einem Zug Richtung London verließ, wusste sie das noch nicht: Sie war Teil des legendären "Kindertransports", dem kühnen Unterfangen, das 10.000 jüdische Kinder vor Hitlers Nazi-Regime rettete, indem es ihnen die sichere Fahrt nach England ermöglichte. In den folgenden... more...

  • Eichmann's Jewsby Doron Rabinovici; Nick Somers

    Wiley 2014; US$ 14.95 US$ 12.99

    The question of the collaboration of Jews with the Nazi regime during the persecution and extermination of European Jewry is one of the most difficult and sensitive issues surrounding the Holocaust. How could people be forced to cooperate in their own destruction? Why would they help the Nazi authorities round up their own people for deportation, manage... more...

  • Gone to Groundby Marie Jalowicz-Simon; Irene Stratenwerth; Hermann Simon; Anthea Bell

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 6.65

    Berlin 1941. Marie Jalowicz Simon, a nineteen-year-old Jewish woman, makes an extraordinary decision. All around her, Jews are being rounded up for deportation, forced labour and extermination. Marie takes off the yellow star and vanishes into the city. In the years that follow, Marie lives under an assumed identity, moving between almost twenty... more...

  • Village Ethnoarchaeologyby Carol Kramer

    Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95

    Village Ethnoarchaeology: Rural Iran in Archaeological Perspective discusses selected tangible features of the subject area, noting the differences in households and associated material culture. The book comments among settlement variability, the complexities in relationships among population density, settlement age, area, and function. The text also... more...

  • Saudi Arabiaby Sherifa Zuhur

    ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 110.00

    In this comprehensive introduction to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, author Sherifa Zuhur reveals the fascinating people, culture, politics, and economic development of the largest Arab country of the Middle East. The book provides a detailed summary of Arabian history from the earliest settlements on the Arabian peninsula to the present day, with... more...