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Historical Dictionary of Egypt

by Jr., Arthur Goldschmidt

This fourth edition of Historical Dictionary of Egypt covers its history from its emergence as an independent actor during the reign of Ali Bey (1760-1772) up to and including the first two years of the Arab...

Islands and Military Orders, c.1291-c.1798

by Emanuel Buttigieg & Simon Phillips

At the heart of this volume is a concern with exploring levels of interaction between two particular objects of study, islands on the one hand, and military orders on the other. 1291 was a significant year for...

Sudan: The Gezira Scheme and Agricultural Transition

by Abbas Abdelkarim & Tony Barnett

The authors propose that the Gezira scheme has played a paradoxical role in the capitalist transformation of the Sudan - reinforcing some non-capitalist production relations while at the same time acting as...

Sword and Shield of Zion: The Israel Air Force in the Arab¿Israeli Conflict, 1948¿2012

by David Rodman

The Israel Air Force (IAF) has accumulated as much battle experience as any air force in the world during the post-Second World War era, and it has recorded many outstanding accomplishments throughout a seemingly...

Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel

by Max Blumenthal

An explosive exposé into the radical right-wing state of Israeli politics from bestselling author of Republican Gomorrah.

Zionism and Land Tenure in Mandate Palestine

by Aida Essaid

A fundamental aspect of the conflict between Palestinians and Israelis is the territorial dispute which began long before the State of Israel was established. Analysing the land tenure system in Palestine under...

The Rum Seljuqs: Evolution of a Dynasty: Evolution of a Dynasty

by Songul Mecit

Charting the expansion of the Rum Seljuqs from rulers of a small principality to a fully- fledged sultanate ruling over almost the whole of Anatolia, this book demonstrates how ideology, rather than military...

AD 33

by Colin Duriez

AD 33 was the year when an obscure religious teacher died a criminal's death in an outpost of the Roman Empire, an event which had world-changing consequences in the form of the beginnings of Christianity. What...

AD 33

by Colin Duriez

AD 33 was the year when an obscure religious teacher died a criminal's death in an outpost of the Roman Empire, an event which had world-changing consequences in the form of the beginnings of Christianity. What...

The Miracle of Michmash

by Nigel Messenger

Based on the incredible true story of a battle of the Old Testament and a battle of The British Army against the Turks in World War One: this was fought in the same place in Palestine: the British copied the...

Israel: the First Hundred Years: Volume II: From War to Peace?

by Efraim Karsh

The end of the British mandate in Palestine heralded the birth of the new state of Israel. It also marked the end of one of the most tumultuous and momentous chapters in Israeli history. But the new state, born...

Palestinian Music and Song: Expression and Resistance since 1900

by Moslih Kanaaneh, Stig-Magnus Thorsén & Heather Bursheh

Drawing from a long history of indigenous traditions and incorporating diverse influences of surrounding cultures, music in Palestine and among the millions of Palestinians in diaspora offers a unique window...

Palestine and the Palestinians in the 21st Century

by Rochelle Davis & Mimi Kirk

Recent developments in Palestinian political, economic, and social life have resulted in greater insecurity and diminishing confidence in Israel's willingness to abide by political agreements or the Palestinian...

The Faithful Scribe: A Story of Islam, Pakistan, Family, and War

by Shahan Mufti

A journalist explores his family’s history to reveal the hybrid cultural and political landscape of Pakistan, the world’s first Islamic democracy


Shahan Mufti’s family history, which he can trace back...

Essays in Ottoman and Turkish History, 1774-1923: The Impact of the West

by Roderic H. Davison

The effect of Western influence on the later Ottoman Empire and on the development of the modern Turkish nation-state links these twelve essays by a prominent American scholar. Roderic Davison draws from his...

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

by Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg & Lefkos Kyriacou

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy...

Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

by Husain Haqqani

The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential...

Historical Dictionary of Israel

by Bernard Reich & David H. Goldberg

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Israel addresses the need in the literature on Israel for a comprehensive impartial information source about the various diplomatic and political personalities,...

The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain

by Ramazan Aras

The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish...

Islamic Imperialism: A History

by Efraim Karsh

From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no...