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The Ways of the Desert

by Eugène Daumas & Sheila M. Ohlendorf

The Ways of the Desert, translated from the French, offers an introduction to the North African Arab nomads-their way of life, customs, dress, and religion. The companion to this volume, The Horses of the Sahara,...


The Horses of the Sahara

by Eugène Daumas, Sheila M. Ohlendorf & Stuart Cloete

The Arabs created one of the world's finest breeds of saddle horses, the Arabian, and they have long possessed an immense store of knowledge regarding the care, training, and breeding of this splendid horse....


The Maghrib in Question: Essays in History and Historiography

by Michel Le Gall & Kenneth Perkins

A wealth of historical writing dealing with the Maghrib (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya) has been published during the roughly forty years since European colonial control ended in the region. This book...


So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico: Middle Eastern Immigrants in Modern Mexico

by Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp

Middle Eastern immigration to Mexico is one of the intriguing, untold stories in the history of both regions. In So Far from Allah, So Close to Mexico, Theresa Alfaro-Velcamp presents the fascinating findings...


Nationalist Voices in Jordan: The Street and the State

by Betty S. Anderson

According to conventional wisdom, the national identity of the Jordanian state was defined by the ruling Hashemite family, which has governed the country since the 1920s. But this view overlooks the significant...


The Concubine, the Princess, and the Teacher: Voices from the Ottoman Harem

by Douglas Scott Brookes

In the Western imagination, the Middle Eastern harem was a place of sex, debauchery, slavery, miscegenation, power, riches, and sheer abandon. But for the women and children who actually inhabited this realm...


Reading Palestine: Printing and Literacy, 1900-1948

by Ami Ayalon

Prior to the twentieth century, Arab society in Palestine was predominantly illiterate, with most social and political activities conducted through oral communication. There were no printing presses, no book...


Exiled in the Homeland: Zionism and the Return to Mandate Palestine

by Donna Robinson Divine

Offering a new perspective on Zionism, Exiled in the Homeland draws on memoirs, newspaper accounts, and archival material to examine closely the lives of the men and women who immigrated to Palestine in the...


Islamic Crosspollinations: Interactions in the Medieval Middle East

by James Montgomery, Anna Akasoy & Peter E. Pormann

Islam as a cultural, intellectual, and religious venture appears in the popular imagination as a monolithic entity. Orientalists of the traditional ilk have tended to describe it in essentialist terms, whilst...


Late Antiquity: Eastern Perspectives

by Teresa Bernheimer & Adam J. Silverstein

In the past four decades since the field of late antique studies began to gather real momentum, scholars have debated the place of early Islam within the late antique world, particularly in relation to the issue...


Averroes: Tahafut al Tahafut (The Incoherence of the Incoherence)

by Simon Van den Bergh

Ibn Rushd, known to Christian Europe as Averroes, came from Córdoba in Spain and lived from 1126 to 1198. He is regarded as the last great Arab philosopher in the Classical tradition, and, under the patronage...


Modern Palestinian Literature and Culture

by Ami Elad-Bouskila

Studies of Palestinian society, economy, and politics are appearing with increasing frequency, but works in English about Palestinian literature, particularly that written in Israel, are still scarce. This book...


The 1956 War: Collusion and Rivalry in the Middle East

by David Tal

Recently declassified documents and new scholarship have prompted this reassessment of the collusion between Israel, France and England which drove the 1956 War. International aspects, Israeli involvement, the...


Planning and Power in Iran: Ebtehaj and Economic Development under the Shah

by Frances Bostock & Geoffrey Jones

First Published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Jordan in the Middle East, 1948-1988: The Making of Pivotal State

by Joseph Nevo & Illan Pappé

A collection of articles assessing Jordan's position in the region in light of its quest for legitimacy as a state and as a Hashemite monarchy. Describes the country's role in the conflict with Israel and the...


Contested Land, Contested Memory: Israel's Jews and Arabs and the Ghosts of Catastrophe

by Jo Roberts

The Holocaust and the Nakba ("Catastrophe," Palestinian Israelis' name for the War of Independence) both marked Israel's founding, and these two world-changing events continue to form the generations who have...


No Easy Task: Fighting in Afghanistan

by Bernd Horn & Emily Spencer

Afghanistan has long been considered the graveyard of empires. Those who have ventured into Afghanistan with notions of controlling its people have soon discovered that fighting in that rugged, hostile land...


Israel: The Dynamics of Change and Continuity

by David Levi-Faur, Gabriel Sheffer & David Vogel

These essays examine changes in Israel's political, social and economic institutions, and describe how Israeli culture and institutions are resisting convergence. They are in four categories: political institutions...


Turkey: Identity, Democracy, Politics

by Sylvia Kedourie

This volume aims to shed light on Turkish political issues. The discussions range over national and international politics, democracy and freedom of the press, voting patterns, official control of indigenous...


The Book of the Kings of Egypt (Routledge Revivals): Vol. I: Dynasties I - XIX

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...