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Persia and the Persian Question: Volume One

by George N. Curzon

This is the recording of a six month long journey to Persia as well as previous travels in neighbouring areas. The book also describes the communications maintained with the Persian authorities.


A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time

by Howard M. Sachar

First published in 1976, Howard M. Sachar’s A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time was regarded one of the most valuable works available detailing the history of this still relatively young...


Germany, France, Russia and Islam

by Heinrich von Treitschke

Heinrich Von Treitschke was a prolific German historian and political writer during the nineteenth century. In Germany, France, Russia and Islam, first published in 1915, he considers European diplomatic relations...


Modern Arab Historiography: Historical Discourse and the Nation-State

by Youssef Choueiri

Inclusing a new introduction and conclusion, this revised second edition deals with a vital yet neglected ingredient in modern Arab culture. It is the only scholarly study of Arab historiography. It covers...


Arab Society: Continuity and Change: Continuity and Change

by Samih K. Farsoun

The Arab world has long been subjected to super-power rivalry for influence and control. The area has been characterized by bloody conflict with Israel and the internal instability that has been particularly...


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

by Yuksel Atillasoy

This two-part book is about the life and achievements of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, father and founder of the Turkish Republic and leader during the Turkish War of Independence. This historical biography covers...


Religious Scholars and the Umayyads: Piety-Minded Supporters of the Marwanid Caliphate

by Steven Judd

Religious Scholars and the Umayyads analyzes legal and theological developments during the Marwānid period (64/684--132/750), focusing on religious scholars who supported the Umayyads. Their scholarly network...


Rivers of Fire: The Conflict over Water in the Middle East

by Arnon Soffer, Murray Rosovsky & Nina Copaken

In a never-ending battle to match population growth with food and energy production, the countries of the Middle East have been frenziedly developing water resources without considering their neighbors' needs....


Jews and Muslims in the Arab World: Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined

by Jacob Lassner & Ilan S. Troen

Jews and Muslims in the Arab World highlights the effects of historical memory on the Arab-Israel conflict, demonstrating that both Jews and Arabs use stories of distant pasts to create their identities and...


Middle East Patterns: Places, People, and Politics

by Colbert C. Held & John Thomas Cummings

Continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative geographical study of the Middle East


Israel, Palestine, & the Quest for Middle East Peace

by Dennis J., II Deeb

This book objectively aims to provide both a historical narrative of the events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a historiography exploring the failures to achieve a final settlement between...


Norman Expansion: Connections, Continuities and Contrasts

by Keith J. Stringer & Andrew Jotischky

In the eleventh and twelfth centuries the Normans had a formative influence on the development of states and societies in the British Isles, southern Italy and the Levant. Their achievements still resonate powerfully...


Mamluk Art. The Splendour and Magic of the Sultans

by Abdullah Abdel Hamid El-Attar, Salah El-Bahnasi & Mohamed Abd El-Aziz

From slaves to sultans, the history of the Mamluks is one of a prodigious rise to power, an epic worthy of a place alongside the most exciting of adventure novels. Palace uprisings, bloody intrigues, murders,...


Caffaro, Genoa and the Twelfth-Century Crusades

by Martin Hall & Jonathan Phillips

This volume is the first comprehensive English translation, with a substantial introduction and notes, of the writings of Caffaro of Genoa, as well as related texts and documents on Genoa and the crusades. The...


Middle East and North African Immigrants in Europe: Current Impact; Local and National Responses

by Dr. Ahmed Al-Shahi & Richard Lawless

Fourteen specialists from across the European Union discuss current issues regarding Middle Eastern and North African immigrants in Europe, focusing on topics such as immigration legislation, assimilation, integration,...


Between Terrorism and Civil War: The Al-Aqsa Intifada

by Clive Jones & Ami Pedahzur

This volume seeks to explore whether the current violence, its origins and dynamics can best be understood as a manifestation of civil war. In so doing, it considers how the use of violence by all parties has...


Israel at the Polls 2003

by M. Ben Mollov, Jonathan Rynhold & Shmuel Sandler

Israel's 2003 election took place against the background of a deteriorating security situation (due to Palestinian violence and the impending US War in Iraq) and severe disillusionment with the Oslo peace process....


Organizations Gender and the Culture of Palestinian Activism in Haifa Israel

by Elizabeth Faier

This book, based on 25 months of anthropological fieldwork, examines activists and activism in Palestinian nongovernmental organizations in Israel. It concentrates on the ways organizations enable certain processes...


Seventy-Five Years of the Turkish Republic

by Sylvia Kedourie

This collection examines the issues which - over the first 75 years of the Turkish Republic - have shaped, and will continue to influence, Turkey's foreign and domestic policy: the legacy of the Ottoman empire,...


Israel: The First Hundred Years: Volume III: Politics and Society Since 1948

by Efraim Karsh

Since its founding in 1948 Israel has faced many political, social and psychological challenges, unfamiliar to other nations on the western democratic political model and peculiar to the Jewish state. This work...