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The War Within: Israel's Ultra-Orthodox

by Yuval Elizur

In recent years there has been a war raging within Israel -- but not the interminable conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians, as one might assume. For many Israelis, it is the internecine conflict with...


Applying Ibn Khald?n: The Recovery of a Lost Tradition in Sociology

by Syed Farid Alatas

The writings of Ibn Khaldūn, particularly the Muqaddimah (Prolegomenon) have rightly been regarded as being sociological in nature. For this reason, Ibn Khaldūn has been widely regarded as the founder of sociology,...


Democratic Citizenship and War

by Yoav Peled, Noah Lewin-Epstein & Guy Mundlak

This edited volume explores the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for citizenship in democratic states.

Citizenship is a key concept in Western political thought for defining...


Court Cultures in the Muslim World: Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries

by Albrecht Fuess & Jan-Peter Hartung

Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This...


War without End: The Rise of Islamist Terrorism and Global Response

by Dilip Hiro

This book provides the historical and political context to explain acts of terror, including the September 11th, and the bombing of American Embassies in Nairobi and Dar as Salaam and the West's responses. Providing...


The PFLP's Changing Role in the Middle East

by Harold M. Cubert

This is a history of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), a violent Marxist faction within the Palestinian national movement. Cubert explores the group's background and provides an analysis...


Hatred, Lies, and Violence in the World of Islam

by Raphael Israeli

Hatred, Lies, and Violence in the World of Islam examines the torrential flood of anti-Israeli, anti-Jewish, and anti-Zionist propaganda that permeates many Muslim societies.  Raphael Israeli locates the...


When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship Since 1923

by Vally Lytra

This book addresses a gap in scholarly literature by bringing together specialists from different disciplinary traditions - history, sociology, anthropology, linguistics, literature, ethnomusicology and international...


Assyrian Stone Vessels and Related Material in the British Museum

by Ann Searight, Julian Reade & Irving Finkel

This catalogue makes available more than 600 complete or fragmentary stone vessels kept in the British Museum. Most of them were excavated at Nineveh and other major sites in northern Iraq and Syria, and are...


Calendars and Years: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient Near East

by John M. Steele

Dates form the backbone of written history. But where do these dates come from? Many different calendars were used in the ancient world. Some of these calendars were based upon observations or calculations of...


Textile Production and Consumption in the Ancient Near East: Archaeology, Epigraphy, Iconography

by Marie-Louise Nosch, Henriette Koefoed & Eva Andersson Strand

In the past, textile production was a key part of all ancient societies. The Ancient Near East stands out in this respect with the overwhelming amount of documentation both in terms of raw materials, line of...


Deeds Done Beyond the Sea: Essays on William of Tyre, Cyprus and the Military Orders presented to Peter Edbury

by Susan B. Edgington & Helen J. Nicholson

This volume celebrates Peter Edbury's career by bringing together essays focusing on his major research interests; the great historian of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, William of Tyre, and his chronicle; medieval...


Arabs & Israel for Beginners

by Ron David & Susan David

Arabs & Israel For Beginners covers the Middle East from ancient times to the present, tells the truth in plain English, and is one of the few non-scholarly books that is relentlessly fair to both Jews and...


The Templar's Curse

by Evelyn Lord

On the 18th March 1314, in Paris, Jacques de Molay, Grand Master of the Knights Templar, and Geoffroi de Charney, preceptor of the Knights Templar in Normandy, are led to the stake. Before the pyre at their...


Jewish-Transjordanian Relations 1921-1948: Alliance of Bars Sinister

by Yoav Gelber

Yoav Gelber traces the relation between the stae of Israel and the Hashemite dynasty of Transjordan by focusing on the connection between the two regions from as early as 1921 when Abdullah first appeared on...


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,...


Turkey: A Short History

by Norman Stone

"Arresting … Stone’s Turkey breaks the popular mould and introduces its readers to a place beyond their presumptions" —The Sunday Times In Turkey: A Short History the celebrated historian Norman Stone...


Reconstructing a Shattered Egyptian Army (1967 to 1971): War Minister Gen. Mohamad Fawzi's Memoirs, 1967¿1971

by Youssef H., Aboul-Enein

Central to CDR Youssef Aboul-Enein's career has been the mission to introduce America's military leaders to Arabic works of military significance. Just like American military leaders who had an obsession for...


Tribe and Society in Rural Morocco

by David M. Hart

An anthropological study of Berber society and particularly the Rifian tribes of Morocoo, a Muslim society. This book deals with the background of these tribes, their settlement in various areas and contemporary...


The Origins of the Libyan Nation: Colonial Legacy, Exile and the Emergence of a New Nation-State

by Anna Baldinetti

Libya is a typical example of a colonial or external creation. This book addresses the emergence and construction of nation and nationalism, particularly among Libyan exiles in the Mediterranean region. It charts...