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Society, Politics and Economics in Mazandaran, Iran 1848-1914

by Mohammad Ali Kazembeyki

This book is the first major study of provincial history in the Qajar period. Drawing extensively on unpublished Iranian and British documents, it explores the history of Mazandaran, a province in the Caspian...


The Jewish Exodus from Iraq, 1948-1951

by Moshe Gat

In this study, Moshe Gat details how the immigration of the Jews from Iraq in effect marked the eradication of one of the oldest and most deeply-rooted Diaspora communities. He provides a background to these...


Iran under the Ayatollahs

by Dilip Hiro

First published in 1985, this is a comprehensive study of the Middle East's most strategic country, set against the background of the Islamic heritage of Iran and the rise and fall of the Pahlavi dynasty. Dilip...


Small Players of the Great Game

by Pirouz Mojtahed-Zadeh

This book deals with the 19th century Anglo-Russian Great Game played out on the territorial chessboard of eastern and north-eastern parts of the waning Persian empire. The Great Game itself has been written...


Jews, Muslims and Mass Media: Mediating the 'Other'

by Yulia Egorova & Tudor Parfitt

This text looks at the ways in which Jews, Muslims and the conflict between them has been covered in the modern media. Both Jews and Muslims generally receive a 'bad press'. This book will try to reveal why....


Ancient Near East: The Basics

by Daniel C. Snell

Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great's conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment...


On Time: Technology and Temporality in Modern Egypt

by On Barak

In this pioneering history of transportation and communication in the modern Middle East, On Barak argues that contrary to accepted wisdom technological modernity in Egypt did not drive a sense of time focused...


100 myths about the Middle East

by Fred Halliday

Much has been written in recent years about the Middle East. At the same time, no other region has been as misunderstood, nor framed in so many clichés and mistakenly-held beliefs. In this much-needed exposé...


Turkey and Human Security

by Alpaslan Özerdem & Füsun Özerdem

This edited volume explores human security challenges in the context of Turkey.

Turkey occupies a critical geopolitical position between Europe, the Middle East and the Caucasus. It is an important peace-broker...


Muhammad

by Karen Armstrong

The Man Who Inspired the World's Fastest-Growing Religion

Muhammad presents a fascinating portrait of the founder of a religion that continues to change the course of world history. Muhammad's story is more...


Inside the Kingdom: Kings, Clerics, Modernists, Terrorists, and the Struggle for Saudi Arabia

by Robert Lacey

"It's all here-Islam, the family tree, a sea of oil and money to match, palace intrigue...This is high drama and an epic tale."

-Tom Brokaw

Though Saudi Arabia sits on one of the richest oil deposits in...


Understanding Turkey's Kurdish Question

by Ali Sarihan, Fevzi Bilgin & Djene Rhys Bajalan

This volume, comprising chapters by leading academics and exports, delves into the complicated nature of Turkey’s Kurdish issue. The volume discusses the evolution of Kurdish nationalism, the contemporary...


Letters from the East: Crusaders, Pilgrims and Settlers in the 12th-13th Centuries

by Malcolm Barber & Keith Bate

This volume presents translations of a selection of the letters sent by crusaders and pilgrims from Asia Minor, Syria and Palestine. There are accounts of all the great events from the triumph of the capture...


Islamic Law in Africa

by J. Norman D. Anderson

A survey of the extent to which Islamic law is applied in those parts of East and West Africa which were at one time under British administration.


Mamluks and Ottomans: Studies in Honour of Michael Winter

by David J Wasserstein & Ami Ayalon

Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has...


Regional Security in the Middle East: Past Present and Future

by Zeev Maoz

Middle Eastern politics of the 1990s have been characterized by a drive towards peace. Whether this is successful or not will depend on the negotiating process. These articles discuss the challenges, and provide...


Fundamentalism and Intellectuals in Egypt, 1973-1993

by David Sagiv

This study examines the attitude of Egyptian intellectuals towards Islamic fundamentalism in Egypt. They believe that to establish an Islamic state would mean a return to the Middle Ages and that Western values...


The Origins of the Second Arab-Israel War: Egypt, Israel and the Great Powers, 1952-56

by Michael B. Oren

This book represents the first scholarly examination of the origins of the 1956 Sinai campaign between Egypt and Israel. Utilising a wide range of primary sources, the study analyses the reasons for the breakdown...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 (Routledge Revivals): Vol. V: Egypt Under Rameses the

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,...


Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World: The West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, 300-1100

by Walter Pohl & Clemens Gantner

This volume looks at 'visions of community' in a comparative perspective, from Late Antiquity to the dawning of the age of crusades. It addresses the question of why and how distinctive new political cultures...