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100 myths about the Middle East

by Fred Halliday

Much has been written in recent years about the Middle East. At the same time, no other region has been as misunderstood, nor framed in so many clichés and mistakenly-held beliefs. In this much-needed exposé...


An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics

by David S. Sorenson

Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics...


Manzikert 1071: The Breaking of Byzantium

by David Nicolle & Christa Hook

On 26 August 1071 a large Byzantine army under Emperor Romanus IV met the Saljuq Turk forces of Sultan Alp Arslan near the town of Manzikert to the far east of the Byzantine Empire. The battle ended in a decisive...


Imagined Empires: A History of Revolt in Egypt

by Zeinab Abul-Magd

Through a microhistory of a small province in Upper Egypt, this book investigates the history of five world empires that assumed hegemony in Qina province over the last five centuries. Imagined Empires charts...


Creating the Arabian Gulf: The British Raj and the Invasions of the Gulf

by Paul J. Rich

Whether called 'Arabian' or 'Persian,' the Gulf is one of the most politically important regions of the world, and its history is necessary in understanding the contemporary Middle East. Paul Rich draws on previously...


Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah: The Pahlavi State, New Bourgeoisie and the Creation of a Modern Society in Iran

by Bianca Devos & Christoph Werner

Culture and Cultural Politics Under Reza Shah presents a collection of innovative research on the interaction of culture and politics accompanying the vigorous modernization programme of the first Pahlavi ruler....


Social Mobilization in the Arab Israeli War of 1948: On the Israeli Home Front

by Moshe Naor

In many ways, the Arab-Israeli war of 1948 is typical of the total military conflicts that characterized the first half of the twentieth century. However, in addition to the military course of the war, and its...


David Ben-Gurion: Politics and Leadership in Israel

by Ronald W Zweig

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East

by Shibley Telhami

The uprisings that transformed the Middle East beginning in 2011 have left experts scrambling to understand where the region is likely to go in years to come. But missing from most of the analysis is a longer...


A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empire: Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Nineteenth Century

by Marc Aymes

Provincializing the history of the Ottoman Empire, this book provides a critical approach to the projects of 'modernity' that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two centuries.

Leaving their...


Social Movements in Twentieth-Century Iran: Culture, Ideology, and Mobilizing Frameworks

by Stephen C. Poulson

Stephen C. Poulson investigates cycles of social protest in Iran from 1890 to the present era. This work covers the following social movements: the 1890-92 Tobacco Movement; the 1906-09 Constitutional Revolution;...


The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy

by Jo Marchant

Unraveling the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s mummy—a story of history, archaeology, crime, business, politics, and science


Remaking Turkey: Globalization, Alternative Modernities, and Democracies

by Fuat E. Keyman

In recent years there has been an upsurge of interest in Turkey's ability to create a secular, constitutional democracy within a predominantly Muslim population.Remaking Turkey provides a comprehensive and detailed...


The People Want: A Radical Exploration of the Arab Uprising

by Gilbert Achcar

"The people want . . .": This first half of slogans chanted by millions of Arab protesters since 2011 revealed a long-repressed craving for democracy. But huge social and economic problems were also laid bare...


The Northern Front: A Wartime Diary

by Charles Glass

This is the Iraq war as it really started, amid lies, confusion and profound distrust between the United States and its Iraqi allies. Charles Glass, who first covered the Kurds in 1974 and was in Iraq for their...


Iran's Nuclear Diplomacy: Power Politics and Conflict Resolution

by Bernd Kaussler

This book examines the dynamics of relations and the substance of the negotiations between the international community and Iran over the latter's nuclear programme.

Iran's nuclear programme and the alleged...


American Evangelicals in Egypt: Missionary Encounters in an Age of Empire

by Heather J. Sharkey

In 1854, American Presbyterian missionaries arrived in Egypt as part of a larger Anglo-American Protestant movement aiming for worldwide evangelization. Protected by British imperial power, and later by mounting...


A Zionist Stand

by Ze'ev B. Begin

A member of the Knesset, Dr Begin here reflects upon the mainstream political thought of the Likud Party which came to power in 1977. This book analyzes the basic factors relevant to the Israeli position in...


National and International Politics in the Middle East: Essays in Honour of Elie Kedourie

by Edward Ingram

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Aleppo Codex: A True Story of Obsession, Faith, and the Pursuit of an Ancient Bible

by Matti Friedman

Winner of the 2014 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature

A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another in the Middle East, and...