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A Shattered Peace: Versailles 1919 and the Price We Pay Today

by David A. Andelman & Sir Harold Evans

For more than half a century, it has been widely recognized that the Treaty of Versailles created the circumstances that led inevitably to World War II. Less acknowledged and understood is the treaty's profound...


On Shifting Ground: Muslim Women in the Global Era

by Fereshteh Nouraie-Simone

Breaking news on Muslim women post-Arab Spring.


Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema

by Terri Ginsberg & Chris Lippard

The Historical Dictionary of Middle Eastern Cinema covers the production and exhibition of cinema in the Middle East and in other communities whose heritage is from the region and whose films commonly reflect...


Jericho

by Robert Ruby

It is a place both mythic and all too real, a place thought to be the site of one of our oldest human settlements and known to be a center of ancient cultures and annihilating conflicts. It sits at the bottom...


The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts

by Rob Simms & Amir Koushkani

The Art of Avaz and Mohammad Reza Shajarian: Foundations and Contexts, by Rob Simms and Amir Koushkani, examines the traditional art of singing classical Persian poetry, as represented by its greatest living...


Circling the Square

by Wendell Steavenson

What happened to the promise of Tahrir Square and the Arab Spring?

On January 25, 2011, the world was watching Cairo. Egyptians of every stripe came together in Tahrir Square to protest Hosni Mubarak's three...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?

by Richard Cohen

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


Israel vs. Utopia

by Joel Schalit

Israeli American journalist Schalit distinguishes between the Israel he knows and the image of it in the minds of Americans.


United States and Iran: Different Values and Attitudes Toward Nature

by Maryam Y. Yekta Steininger

This book discusses Iranian culture before and after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, based on research conducted among American scholars who had lived and worked in Iran. It covers the religion and literature...


The Aesthetic of Revolution in the Film and Literature of Naguib Mahfouz (1952-1967)

by Nathaniel Greenberg

This book examines the impact of revolution on one of the great literary minds of the twentieth century: Naguib Mahfouz. Concentrating on the years following the 1952 Free-Officers’ Coup that brought an end...


Ravished Armenia and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian

by Anthony Slide & Atom Egoyan

“Ravished Armenia” and the Story of Aurora Mardiganian is the real-life tale of a teenage Armenian girl who was caught up in the 1915 Armenian genocide, the first genocide in modern history. Mardiganian...


Britain's Unfulfilled Mandate for Palestine

by Nick Reynold

The Middle East and its problems have become a constant source of news and public interest, but the current issues cannot be understood without a firm grasp on the historical context of the conflicts. Britain’s...


Saddam Hussein: A Political Biography

by Efraim Karsh & Inari Rautsi

Authors Efraim Karsh and Inari Rautsi, experts on Middle East history and politics, have combined their expertise to write what is largely considered the definitive work of one of the world's most reviled and...


Lords of the Horizons

by Jason Goodwin

Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic,...


Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period: A Turning Point in Jewish History

by Heerak Christian Kim

Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period is a monumental work of scholarship in ancient history and Jewish studies. This book examines centuries of scholarship on ancient Jewish group identity and...


Civil Society and Democracy in Iran

by Ramin Jahanbegloo, Omid Memarian, Mehrzad Boroujerdi & Yousefi Eshkevari et al.

The book is focused on the work of Iranian civil society and the process of democratization in Iran. All contributors in this volume develop and discuss these issues with an eye on the political evolution of...


Israel at Sixty: An Oral History of a Nation Reborn

by Deborah Hart Strober

Based on extensive interviews, Israel at Sixty presents a balanced, comprehensive account of this complex and amazing land. It re-creates historic events from the actions of Israel's founding visionaries through...


All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

by Stephen Kinzer

With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century...


Defending the City of God

by Sharan Newman

Jerusalem sits at the crossroads of three continents and has been continuously invaded for millennia. Yet, in the middle of one of the region's most violent eras, the Crusades, an amazing multicultural world...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...