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  • The White Castleby Orhan Pamuk; Victoria Holbrook

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 11.66

    From a Turkish writer who has been compared with Joyce, Nabokov, and Gabriel Garcia Marquez comes a dazzling novel that is at once a captivating work of historical fiction and a sinuous treatise on the enigma of identity and the relations between East and West. In the 17th century, a young man sailing from Venice to Naples is taken prisoner by pirates... more...

  • In God's Pathby Robert G. Hoyland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 12.99

    A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history more...

  • Song of the Caged Birdby Marcello Di Cintio

    Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 2.99

    For political readers and anyone invested in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Marcello Di Cintio's Song of the Caged Bird is a refreshing look at Palestinian resistance--through literature and the power of books.   When Marcello Di Cintio began teaching at the Palestine Writing Workshop in Ramallah, he avoided making reference to the occupation... more...

  • Blood Brothersby Elias Chacour; David Hazard; Lynne Hybels; Gabe Lyons; James Baker

    Baker Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.99

    Now updated with commentary on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a new foreword by Lynne Hybels and Gabe Lyons, this book offers hope and insight that can help each of us learn to live at peace in a world of tension and terror. more...

  • Meccaby Ziauddin Sardar

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 11.99

    Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners of the world. Yet Mecca's importance goes beyond religion. What happens in Mecca and how Muslims think about the political and cultural history... more...

  • The Mantle of the Prophetby Roy Mottahedeh

    Oneworld Publications 2014; US$ 27.99

    Drawn from the first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses, Roy Mottahedeh's gripping account of Islam and Politics in revolutionary Iran is widely regarded as one of the best records of that turbulent time ever written. The true story of a young mullah, his life in the sacred shrine city of Qom, and the dramatic events of the 1979 Revolution, this enthralling... more...

  • The Arabsby David Lamb

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.95

    The Arabs is widely considered one of the essential books for understanding the Middle East and the peoples who live there. David Lamb, who spent years as a correspondent in Cairo, explores the Arabs’ religious, political, and cultural views, noting the differences and key similarities between the many segments of the Arab world. He explains Arab... more...

  • Servants of Allahby Sylviane A. Diouf

    NYU Press 2013; US$ 25.00

    ·        “A must read… Goes beyond generalities and sheds light.” – Yvonne Haddad, Georgetown University “An important scholarly work… a testament.” – Lamin Sanneh, Yale University more...

  • Yezidis, Theby Birgül Açikyildiz

    I.B.Tauris 2014; US$ 14.95

    Yezidism is a fascinating part of the rich cultural mosaic of the Middle East. The Yezidi faith emerged for the first time in the twelfth century in the Kurdish mountains of northern Iraq. The religion, which has become notorious for its associations with ‘devil worship’, is in fact an intricate syncretic system of belief, incorporating elements from... more...

  • Europe and the Islamic Worldby John Tolan; Henry Laurens; Gilles Veinstein; John L. Esposito

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 29.95 US$ 27.25

    Europe and the Islamic World sheds much-needed light on the shared roots of Islamic and Western cultures and on the richness of their inextricably intertwined histories, refuting once and for all the misguided notion of a "clash of civilizations" between the Muslim world and Europe. In this landmark book, three eminent historians bring to life... more...