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  • A History of the Arab Peoplesby Albert Hourani

    Faber and Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A History of the Arab Peoples covers not only political history, but also culture, society, economy and thought, in a work of profound and lasting importance. A magnificent display of the late Albert Hourani's lifetime of scholarship, it was a best-seller on first publication in 1991. This new edition, updated by Malise Ruthven, includes such recent... more...

  • Intellectual Curiosity and the Scientific Revolutionby Toby E. Huff

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 24.00

    This study, beginning with the Dutch-invented telescope of 1608 and then Galileo's discoveries, casts the European advancements in modern science, technology, and economic development into a global framework. more...

  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introductionby Martin Bunton

    OUP Oxford 2013; US$ 7.99

    The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory. more...

  • Zero Six Bravoby Damien Lewis

    Quercus 2013; US$ 12.99

    The Sunday Times No.1 bestseller. They were branded as cowards and accused of being the British Special Forces Squadron that ran away from the Iraqis. But nothing could be further from the truth. Ten years on, the story of these sixty men can finally be told. In March 2003 M Squadron - an SBS unit with SAS embeds - was sent 1,000 kilometres... more...

  • The Israelisby Donna Rosenthal

    Free Press 2008; US$ 18.00

    Israel is smaller than New Jersey, with 0.11% of the world's population, yet captures a lion's share of headlines. It looks like one country on CNN, a very different one on al-Jazeera. The BBC has their version, The New York Times theirs. But how does Israel look to Israelis? The answers are varied, and they have been brought together here in one... more...

  • World of Achaemenid Persia, Theby John Curtis; St John Simpson

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Interest and fascination in Achaemenid Persia has burgeoned in recent years. It is time for a major new appraisal of the glorious civilization founded by Cyrus the Great and continued by his successors, the Great Kings Darius I, Xerxes and Artaxerxes I. This volume offers precisely that: a sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid... more...

  • The Persian Nightby Amir Taheri

    Encounter Books 2010; US$ 16.99

    Who really rules Iran today? Are the men in official positions merely puppets activated by hidden hands? How are decisions made in a system that appears so chaotic at first glance? Is the current political structure doomed to conflict? These are some of the questions that Amir Taheri addresses in this riveting and timely book. An anatomy of one of... more...

  • Iran Awakeningby Shirin Ebadi; Azadeh Moaveni

    Random House Publishing Group 2006; US$ 13.98

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK The moving, inspiring memoir of one of the great women of our times, Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize and advocate for the oppressed, whose spirit has remained strong in the face of political persecution and despite the challenges she has faced raising a family while pursuing her work. Best... more...

  • A Social History of Ottoman Istanbulby Ebru Boyar; Kate Fleet

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    Using a wealth of contemporary Ottoman sources, this book recreates the social history of Istanbul. more...

  • Talibanby Ahmed Rashid

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The American bombing of terrorist bases in Afghanistan under the protection of the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban movement has brought the Taliban into sharp focus as the most radical and extreme Islamic movement in the world today. Little is known about the Taliban because of the deep secrecy that surrounds their political movement, their leaders... more...