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  • Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the Worldby Y. Tzvi Langermann

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    The chief argument of this book, first published in 1990, is that Ibn al-Haytham's On the Configuration of the World is a non-technical expose of basic astronomical teachings: it was written in particular for those whose main interests were in the areas of philosophy and natural science and who, accordingly, had an interest in relating the mathematical... more...

  • The Middle East in Transitionby Walter Z. Laqueur

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 195.00

    This collection of essays, first published in 1958, presents analyses by some 34 specialists on key political and social trends in the Middle East. They take the reader through the history of the Middle East to help reveal the background behind the changes that took place in the middle of the twentieth century – a time of fundamental political, economic... more...

  • The Arab Kingdom and its Fallby J. Wellhausen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 230.00

    The political community of Islam grew out of the religious community. This book, first published in 1927, is the key work in understanding the early development of Islam and the history of the Arab peoples. more...

  • Arab History and the Nation-Stateby Youssef M. Choueiri

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    The study of Arab historiography and of the emergence of the Arab nation-state as an object of historical treatment is a matter of considerable current interest. Despite its importance, no academic work has dealt with this subject as a major preoccupation of Arab historians and intellectuals. This book, first published in 1989, discusses the development... more...

  • The Gulf States and Omanby Christine Osborne

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 140.00

    The discovery of oil brought enormous change to the Gulf. It transformed the simple fishing and grazing economies of the Gulf states into some of the wealthiest countries in the world. This book, first published in 1977, examines the impact of oil and oil wealth on the Gulf states. It describes the clash between traditional culture and Westernisation... more...

  • A History of the Arab State of Zanzibarby Norman R. Bennett

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    During the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries the fertile islands of Zanzibar and Pemba became of central importance to East Africa’s growing contact with the international economy as the ruling dynasty encouraged trade in cloves, slaves and ivory. This book, first published in 1978, provides an account of the history of Zanzibar from... more...

  • Handbook on the Geographies of Innovationby Richard Shearmu; Christophe Carrincazeaux; David Doloreux

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 60.00

    The geography of innovation is changing. First, it is increasingly understood that innovative firms and organizations exhibit a wide variety of strategies, each being differently attuned to diverse geographic contexts. Second, and concomitantly, the idea that cities, clusters and physical proximity are essential for innovation is evolving under the... more...

  • Theorising Literary Islandsby Ian Kinane

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 40.99

    Theorising Literary Islands is an epistemological study of the development of the Robinsonade genre, its ideological functions within contemporary Anglophone cultural thought, and the role of literary and filmic mediation in constructing twentieth and twenty-first century European and American relations with and to the Pacific region. more...

  • Genealogies of Environmentalismby Clarence Glacken; S. Ravi Rajan; Adam Romero; Michael Watts

    University of Virginia Press 2017; US$ 75.00

    Clarence Glacken wrote one of the most important books on environmental issues published in the twentieth century. His magnum opus, Traces on the Rhodian Shore, first published in 1967, details the ways in which perceptions of the natural environment have profoundly influenced human enterprise over the centuries while, conversely, permitting... more...

  • Human Trafficking and Trauma in the Digital Eraby Mirjam van Reisen; Munyaradzi Mawere

    Langaa RPCIG 2017; US$ 30.00

    Eritrean refugees crisscross between countries in the Horn of Africa and North Africa in search of a safe place. Along their journeys, they are looted, threatened, intimidated, violated, and held for ransom. This book revisits the human trafficking crisis that first emerged in the Sinai at the end of 2008 and examines the expansion of human trafficking... more...