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Insight Guides: Oman & the UAE

by Insight Guides

Insight Guide Oman and the UAE is an essential guide to two jewels of the Middle East, brought to life with hundreds of evocative photographs. Our inspirational Best of Oman and the UAE section highlights the...


Paradise Divided: A Portait of Lebanon

by Alex Klaushofer

This timely portrait of Lebanon exposes the fault lines that underlie the current crisis in the Middle East, and charts the country's attempts to rebuild a fragile peace after its long civil war and recent conflict...


Lonely Planet Iran

by Lonely Planet, Andrew Burke & Virginia Maxwell

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher

Lonely Planet Iran is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you....


Saved by Beauty: Adventures of an American Romantic in Iran

by Roger Housden

Roger Housden traveled to Iran to meet with artists, writers, film makers and religious scholars who embody the long Iranian tradition of humanism, the belief in scholarship and artistry that began with the...


Among the Believers: An Islamic Journey

by V.S. Naipaul

Naipaul's controversial account of his travels through the Islamic world was hailed by The New Republic as "the most notable work on contemporary Islam to have appeared in a very long time."

From the Trade Paperback...


Foreign Faces

by V.S. Pritchett

'I am,' writes Mr. Pritchett, 'an offensive traveller'-meaning not that he is rude to porters, but that his praise of a country has sometimes been taken by its inhabitants as abuse or ridicule.

Be that as it...


Two Wings of a Nightingale

by Jill Worrall

Iran is probably the most misunderstood country in the world, and its people are among the most feared. Award-winning travel writer Jill Worrall, with her friend Reza Mirkhalaf, a leading tour manager from Tehran,...


Making Soapies in Kabul: Hot days, crazy nights and dangerous liaisons in a war zone

by Trudi-Ann Tierney

The hugely funny and nail-bitingly dramatic account of how a talented Australian TV executive found herself working on Afghanistan's best-loved soap.


Berlitz: Turkey Pocket Guide

by Berlitz

Berlitz Pocket Guide Turkey combines authoritative narrative detail with colour photography to help uncover the country's extraordinary mix of culture, history and glorious landscape. It provides visitors with...


Berlitz: Istanbul & The Aegean Coast Pocket Guide

by Berlitz

Berlitz Pocket Guide Istanbul and the Aegean Coast combines narrative text with insightful, full-colour, photography to highlight the very best that this unique region has to offer. The Where To Go chapter details...


Saddling the Dogs: Journeys Through Egypt and the Near East

by Deborah Manley & Diane Fortenberry

In the absence of horses, saddle the dogs. This Arab proverb, suggesting the uncompromising determination of nomads to keep moving, whatever the obstacles, epitomizes also the travelling ethos of many early...


Coming of Age in The Middle East: The Middle East mirrored through the eyes  of a daredevil traveller

by Trevor Mostyn

From romance in post-revolutionary Algeria, through revolution and civil war in Iran, Lebanon and Sudan to the crumbling aristocracy of Egypt and the celebration of desert travel in the Sahara, Saudi Arabia's...


Travels and Adventures: 1435-1439

by Pero Tafur & Malcolm Letts

'A document of unique interest it is a picture of Europe at a most critical moment of its history, when the Continent was overwhelmed by misery, disease and unrest. A cool observer, without prejudice or excitement...


Commentaries of Ruy Freyre de Andrada

by C. R. Boxer

First published in 1930.

'The Broadway Travellers consolidates its already high reputation by issuing this volume...' Spectator

This is the first translation of the Commentarios since original publication in...


The Christian Traveler's Guide to the Holy Land

by Charles H. Dyer & Gregory A. Hatteberg

Knowing the Land helps us understand the Book in new and vivid ways.

Charles Dyer, a Bible scholar and veteran Holy Land tour guide, and Greg Hatteberg, graduate of the Institute of Holy Land Studies in Jerusalem,...


Shadow of the Silk Road

by Colin Thubron

Shadow of the Silk Road records a journey along the greatest land route on earth. Out of the heart of China into the mountains of Central Asia, across northern Afghanistan and the plains of Iran and into Kurdish...


An Armchair Traveller's History of Istanbul: City of Forgetting and Remembering

by Richard Tillinghast

The great crossroads, Istanbul has absorbed several millennia of different influences; it is both modern and ancient, fluid and constant.


Insight Guides: Jordan

by Insight Guides

Insight Guide Jordan is a comprehensive full-colour travel guide to the culture, history, people and sights in this peaceful and prosperous Middle Eastern country. Our inspirational Best Of section selects Jordan's...


Insight Guides: Israel

by APA Publications Limited

Insight Guide Israel features illuminating text alongside over 250 inspiring full-colour photographs that will bring Israel's people and places to life. A special 'Best of' feature highlights the top attractions,...


A Crack in the Earth

by Haim Watzman

The Jordan Rift Valley, stretching from the Red Sea to Lebanon, was ripped open millions of years ago by vast forces within the earth. This geological object has also been a part of human history ever since...