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Europes Debt to Persia: Religion, Philosophy, Astronomy, Mathematics, Medicine and the Sciences

by Minou Reeves

Europe's Debt to Persia from Ancient to Modern Times provides a fresh scholarly perspective on how over the centuries Persian kings and noblemen protected and sponsored the religious and intellectual heritage...


On the State of Egypt: What Made the Revolution Inevitable

by Alaa Al Aswany & Humphrey Davies

“Alaa Al Aswany is among the best writers in the Middle East today, a suitable heir to the mantle worn by Naguib Mahfouz, his great predecessor.” –Jay Parini, The Guardian (UK)

 

From one of Egypt’s most...


The Last Crusades : (Abdullah of Arabia)

by Abdullah Bin Juttie

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The Last Crusades chronicles the dysfunctional relations between the West and Islam that led up to 9/11. It provides an in-depth historical preview of how Palestine was overtaken by Zionists with...


Harem: The World Behind the Veil

by Alev Lytle Croutier

A fascinating illustrated history of one of the strangest, and cruelest, cultural institutions ever devised. A worldwide best seller, translated into twenty-five languages.

“I was born in a konak (old house),...


The Mantle of the Prophet

by Roy Mottahedeh

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....


Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-1998

by Benny Morris

Righteous Victims, by the noted historian Benny Morris, is a comprehensive and

objective history of the long battle between Arabs and Jews for possession of a land they both call home. It appears at a most timely...


Jews in an Arab Land: Libya, 1835-1970

by Renzo De Felice, Judith Roumani & Rafello Fellah

Internationally renowned scholar Renzo De Felice's pioneering study of the Jews of Libya is, in many ways, a microcosm of the major sources of conflict in the modern Middle East. This is the first English translation...


CHEEGHA - The Call from Waziristan, the last outpost

by Ghulam Daur Qadir Khan

"A true story of happiness and Romance, of curse and betrayal, from the remotest corner of the world, Waziristan."


The Struggle for Peace: Israelis and Palestinians

by Elizabeth Warnock Fernea & Mary Evelyn Hocking

The determination of ordinary people to end regional and global conflicts is powerful despite the forces opposing them. The Struggle for Peace explores how average citizens on both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian...


Competitive Archaeology in Jordan: Narrating Identity from the Ottomans to the Hashemites

by Elena Corbett

An examination of archaeology in Jordan and Palestine, Competitive Archaeology in Jordan explores how antiquities have been used to build narratives and national identities. Tracing Jordanian history, and the...


Foodways and Daily Life in Medieval Anatolia: A New Social History

by Nicolas Trépanier

Byzantine rule over Anatolia ended in the eleventh century, leaving the population and its Turkish rulers to build social and economic institutions throughout the region. The emerging Anatolian society comprised...


Children of Afghanistan: The Path to Peace

by Jennifer Heath & Ashraf Zahedi

The first comprehensive look at youth living in a country attempting to rebuild itself after three decades of civil conflict, Children of Afghanistan relies on the research and fieldwork of twenty-one experts...


Winds of Eden

Embracing the Infidel

by Behzad Yaghmaian

An eye-opening personal account of an epic human drama, Embracing the Infidel takes us on an astounding journey along a modern-day underground railroad that stretches from Istanbul to Paris.  In this groundbreaking...


The March Up: Taking Baghdad with the United States Marines

by Bing West

BONUS: This edition contains excerpts from Bing West's No True Glory and The Strongest Tribe.

With unprecedented access and previously unreported detail, here is a first hand account of the 22-day march to Baghdad...


On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era

by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone

Breaking news on Muslim women post-Arab Spring.


War and State-Building in Afghanistan: Historical and Modern Perspectives

by Kaushik Roy & Scott Gates

The Mughals, British and Soviets all failed to subjugate Afghanistan, failures which offer valuable lessons for today. Taking a long historical perspective from 1520 to 2012, this volume examines the Mughal,...


Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948

by Liora R. Halperin

The promotion and vernacularization of Hebrew, traditionally a language of Jewish liturgy and study, was a central accomplishment of the Zionist movement in Palestine in the years following World War I. Viewing...


The Clerics of Islam: Religious Authority and Political Power in Saudi Arabia

by Nabil Mouline & Ethan S. Rundell

Followers of Muhammad b. 'Abd al-Wahhab, often considered to be Islam's Martin Luther, shaped the political and religious identity of the Saudi state while also enabling the significant worldwide expansion of...


Ben-Gurion: Father of Modern Israel

by Anita Shapira

David Ben-Gurion cast a great shadow during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to be sharply debated to this day. There have been many books written about the life and accomplishments of the Zionist icon...