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  • Rhetorics of Belongingby Anna Bernard

    Liverpool University Press 2013; US$ 72.99

    Rhetorics of Belonging describes the formation and operation of a category of Palestinian and Israeli world literature whose authors actively respond to the expectation that their work will narrate the nation, invigorating critical debates about the political and artistic value of national narration as a literary practice. more...

  • A History of the Modern Middle Eastby Betty S. Anderson

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 44.95

    The book examines the ways that rulers, rogues, and rebels have worked together to forge modern Middle Eastern history from the rise of the Ottoman and Safavid empires. more...

  • Tragedy of Lebanonby Jonathan Randal

    Just World Books 2016; US$ 9.99

    The Tragedy of Lebanon is a reissue of Jonathan Randal's acclaimed 1983 study of the rightwing Christian militias in Lebanon that in 1975 plunged the country into a decades-long cycle of war and civil conflict. For this 2012 reissue of the book, Randal added a piercing new Preface reflecting on the meaning of those events, both then and today. As... more...

  • Full Moon over Noah's Arkby Rick Antonson

    Skyhorse Publishing 2016; US$ 24.99

    Acclaimed travel writer Rick Antonson sets his adventurous compass on Mount Ararat, exploring the region’s long history, religious mysteries, and complex politics. Mount Ararat is the most fabled mountain in the world. For millennia this massif in eastern Turkey has been rumored as the resting place of Noah’s Ark following the Great Flood. But... more...

  • The Persian Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Mehrdad Kia

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00

    Knowledge of ancient Persia is often gleaned from the writings of the ancient Greeks and Romans—two civilizations that viewed the Persians as enemies. This one-of-a-kind reference provides unbiased coverage of the cultural history of the Persian Empire, examining the Median, Achaemenid, Parthian, Kushan, and Sasanian dynasties and tracing the development... more...

  • Shifting Ethnic Boundaries and Inequality in Israelby Aziza Khazzoom

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 65.00

    Explores the process and rationale of the emergence of ethnic identity to investigate how and why ethnic groups exclude each other, looking specifically at the case of racial and ethnic group identity formation in the early years of Israeli statehood. more...

  • The Middle Eastby Philip Robins

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 7.99

    The wave of popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East promised to pave the way for democracy. It brought down dictators and captured the popular imagination, but for most of the region, peace and stability remain as elusive today as they have ever been. In this fully revised introduction, Oxford University’s Philip Robins takes a close... more...

  • Shadow Warsby Christopher Davidson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 19.99

    For more than a century successive US and UK governments have sought to thwart nationalist, socialist and pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. Through the Cold War, the War on Terror’ and the present era defined by the Islamic State, the Western powers have repeatedly manipulated the region’s most powerful actors to ensure the security of their... more...

  • Land of Blue Helmetsby Karim Makdisi; Vijay Prashad

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Born in 1945, the United Nations came to life in the Arab world. It was there that the UN dealt with early diplomatic challenges that helped shape its institutions such as peacekeeping and political mediation. It was also there that the UN found itself trapped in, and sometimes part of, confounding geopolitical tensions in key international conflicts... more...

  • Spies in Palestineby James Srodes

    Counterpoint 2016; US$ 24.00

    Sarah Aaronsohn was a twenty-first century woman in a nineteenth-century world. She and her siblings were born as part of the first wave of Jewish immigrants who fled the pogroms of Russia and Eastern Europe in the 1880s, settling in the province of Syria-Palestine. By the outbreak of World War I in 1914 the settlers had come a dramatic distance in... more...