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Middle East

  • Concubines and Courtesansby Matthew S. Gordon; Kathryn A. Hain

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 97.99

    Concubines and Courtesans contains sixteen essays on enslaved and freed women across medieval and pre-modern Islamic social history. The essays consider questions of slavery, gender, social networking, cultural production, sexuality, Islamic family law, and religion in the shaping of Near Eastern and Islamic society over time. more...

  • Collecting Recipesby Lennart Lehmhaus; Matteo Martelli

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    STMAC aims to advance an inter-disciplinary and inclusive approach to the study of science in the ancientworld, ranging from mathematics and physics, medicine and magic to astronomy, astrology, and divination and covering the Mediterranean world, the Near (Middle) East, and Central and East Asia. The series is open to different types of... more...

  • Empress of the Eastby Leslie Peirce

    Basic Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    The extraordinary story of the Russian slave girl Roxelana, who rose from concubine to become the only queen of the Ottoman empire In Empress of the East , historian Leslie Peirce tells the remarkable story of a Christian slave girl, Roxelana, who was abducted by slave traders from her Ruthenian homeland and brought to the harem of Sultan Suleyman... more...

  • Empires and Anarchiesby Michael Quentin Morton

    Reaktion Books 2017; US$ 40.00

    Oil lies at the heart of the modern history of the Middle East. For decades, the world’s largest oil reserves have enriched the region’s nations. But oil wealth has not brought with it universal prosperity. It has, though, transformed the Middle Eastern people and societies—enriching empires and engendering anarchies. Empires and Anarchies is an... more...

  • Arabs and Iranians in the Islamic Conquest Narrativeby Scott Savran

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Arabs and Iranians in the Islamic Conquest Narrative analyzes how early Muslim historians merged the pre-Islamic histories of the Arab and Iranian peoples into a didactic narrative culminating with the Arab conquest of Iran.? This book provides an in-depth examination of Islamic historical accounts of the encounters between representatives of... more...

  • No Room for Small Dreamsby Shimon Peres

    Orion 2017; US$ 31.99

    In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would eventually become one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. Peres would go on to serve the new nation... more...

  • No Room for Small Dreamsby Shimon Peres

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 18.99

    In 1934, eleven-year-old Shimon Peres emigrated to the land of Israel from his native Poland, leaving behind an extended family who would later be murdered in the Holocaust. Few back then would have predicted that this young man would eventually become one of the towering figures of the twentieth century. Peres would indeed go on to serve the new... more...

  • Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle Eastby Emel Elif Tugdar; Serhun Al

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 123.52

      This edited volume introduces the political, social and economic intra-Kurdish dynamics in the Middle East by comparatively analyzing the main actors, their ideas, and political interests. As an ethnic group and a nation in the making, Kurds are not homogeneous and united but rather the Kurdish Middle East is home to various competing political... more...

  • The First Ninety Yearsby Lluís Feliu; Fumi Karahashi; Gonzalo Rubio

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 196.00

    Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) is a peer-reviewed series devoted to the publication of monographs pertaining to all aspects of the history, culture, literature, religion, art, and archaeology of the Ancient Near East, from the earliest historical periods to Late Antiquity. The aim of this series is to present in-depth... more...

  • An Ox of One's Ownby T. M. Sharlach

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 114.99

    Shulgi-simti is an important example of a woman involved in sponsoring religious activities though having a family life. An Ox of One’s Own will be of interest to Assyriologists, particularly those interested in Early Mesopotamia, and scholars working on women in religion. An Ox of One’s Own centers on the archive of a woman who died about 2050... more...