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  • 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...

  • Iraqby John Robertson

    Oneworld Publications 2016; US$ 12.99

    Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for the first 5,000 years of human history, all innovations of worth emerged. It was the cradle of civilization. In this unrivalled study, John Robertson... more...

  • The Poisoned Wellby Roger Hardy

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 18.99

    In The Poisoned Well , veteran BBC journalist Roger Hardy presents a realist's history of the Middle East, by weaving together stories of political strife and vivid firsthand accounts, to illustrate that the current conflicts and crises of the Middle East are borne out of the troubled legacy of Western imperialism in the region. more...

  • The Last Palestinianby Grant Rumley; Amir Tibon

    Prometheus Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    Mahmoud Abbas rose to prominence as a top Palestinian negotiator, became the leader of his nation, and then tragically failed to negotiate a peace agreement. This is the first book in English that focuses on one of the most important fixtures of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Filled with new details and based on interviews with key figures in Ramallah,... more...

  • The Alawis of Syriaby Michael Kerr; Craig Larkin

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    A wide-ranging exploration of the cultural and historical hinterland of Syria's powerful Shia minority. more...

  • Egypt and Syria in the Early Mamluk Periodby D.S. Richards

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Providing a modern English translation of a key selection of Ibn Fadl Allah al-`Umar?’s Mas?lik al-abs?r , this book offers a rich description of Egypt and Syria under the Mamluks in the first half of the fourteenth-century A.D. It provides a fascinating snapshot of the physical and administrative geography of this crucial region as well as insights... more...

  • A Military History of the Modern Middle Eastby James McNabb

    ABC-CLIO 2017; US$ 58.00

    The Middle East has been—and will continue to be—a major influence on policy around the globe. This work reviews the impact of past epochs on the modern Middle East and analyzes key military events that contributed to forming the region and its people. By helping readers recognize historical patterns of conflict, the book will stimulate a greater... more...

  • The Making of Selimby H. Erdem Cipa

    Indiana University Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The father of the legendary Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent, Selim I ("The Grim") set the stage for centuries of Ottoman supremacy by doubling the size of the empire. Conquering Eastern Anatolia, Syria, and Egypt, Selim promoted a politicized Sunni Ottoman* identity against the Shiite Safavids of Iran, thus shaping the early modern Middle... more...