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Israeli Democracy at the Crossroads

by Raphael Cohen-Almagor

In recent years, the discussion about Israel was dominated by post-Zionist, post-Israeli opinions. Important voices that represent large sectors of Israeli society were not heard. To somewhat change this situation,...


The Pet Hawk of the House of Abbas

by Dmitry Chen

The first book in Russia's acclaimed Silk Road Trilogy, available in English for the first time, is full of mystery, memorable characters, and nonstop adventure. In the heart of the world, where empires collide,...


Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945

by Beverley Milton-Edwards

Featuring a brand new examination of Islamic fundamentalism in the wake of the Arab Spring, this fully revised and updated second edition of Islamic Fundamentalism since 1945 analyzes the roots and emergence...


Early Ottoman Art: The Legacy of the Emirates

by Gönül Öney, Rahmi H. Ünal & Inci Kuyulu Ersoy

The apogee of Soliman's reign has for a long time obscured the various seminal disruptions brought into Anatolia by the precursors of the empire. Amongst these were the first Turkish emirates who took advantage...


Pilgrimage, Sciences and Sufism: Islamic Art in the West Bank and Gaza

by Mahmoud Hawari, Yusuf Natsheh & Nazmi al-Ju'beh

Throughout its entire history, Palestine has witnessed on its territory the convergence of the great Middle Eastern cultures. Besides the obvious destruction and devastation, this convergence enriched the region...


The Azerbaijani Turks: Power and Identity under Russian Rule

by Audrey L. Alstadt

The first comprehensive account of Azerbaijan's rich and tumultuous history up to the present time.


The Syrian Rebellion

by Fouad Ajami

Fouad Ajami offers a detailed historical perspective on the current rebellion in Syria. Focusing on the similarities and differences in skills between former dictator Hafez al-Assad and his successor son, Bashar,...


Iraq and Rupert Hay's Two Years in Kurdistan

by Paul J. Rich

Detailing two years in the life of a British political officer charged with establishing and maintaining British rule in the Kurdish district of Arbil in Iraq, this personal account provides a thorough discussion...


Iraq and Gertrude Bell's The Arab of Mesopotamia

by Paul J. Rich

To understand contemporary Iraq and the ongoing crisis in the Middle East, no book provides a surer guide or more unsettling experience, written as it was for another war, another army, and another time. Gertrude...


Historical Dictionary of Israel

by Bernard Reich & David H. Goldberg

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Israel addresses the need in the literature on Israel for a comprehensive impartial information source about the various diplomatic and political personalities,...


Islamic Imperialism: A History

by Efraim Karsh

From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no...


The Umayyads: The Rise of Islamic Art

by Gazi Bisheh, Fawzi Zayadine & Mohammad al-Asad

Far from abolishing the freedom of local cults and undermining existing town plans, the Umayyads acknowledged the aesthetic language already in place on their arrival in Jordan (661), and re-invented its forms...


Forbidden Lessons in a Kabul Guesthouse: The True Story of a Woman Who Risked Everything to Bring Hope to Afghanistan

by Damien Lewis & Suraya Sadeed

Includes a Reading Group Guide and Author Q&A

From her first humanitarian visit to Afghanistan in 1994, Suraya Sadeed has been personally delivering relief and hope to Afghan orphans and refugees, to women and...


1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

by Roger Crowley

A gripping exploration of the fall of Constantinople and its connection to the world we live in today.

The fall of Constantinople in 1453 signaled a shift in history and the end of the Byzantium Empire. Roger...


A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time

by Howard M. Sachar

First published in 1976, Howard M. Sachar’s A History of Israel: From the Rise of Zionism to Our Time was regarded one of the most valuable works available detailing the history of this still relatively young...


The Imaginary Voyage

by Shimon Peres

The Imaginary Voyage brings together Shimon Peres, Israel's Nobel Prize-winning statesman, and Theodor Herzl, the visionary founder of Zionism. Despite the decades that separate them, they are united with astounding...


Israel, Palestine, & the Quest for Middle East Peace

by Dennis J., II Deeb

This book objectively aims to provide both a historical narrative of the events surrounding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and a historiography exploring the failures to achieve a final settlement between...


The Struggle for Soviet Jewry in American Politics: Israel versus the American Jewish Establishment

by Fred A. Lazin

Until 1989 most Soviet Jews wanting to immigrate to the United States left on visas for Israel via Vienna. In Vienna, with the assistance of American aid organizations, thousands of Soviet Jews transferred to...


Iran: Between Tradition and Modernity

by Ramin Jahanbegloo

The Iranian Revolution represented to intellectuals and professionals the potential of spiritual values to triumph over the great power of economic imperialism. Yet out of this revolution has emerged an identity...


Rebel Land: Unraveling the Riddle of History in a Turkish Town

by Christopher de Bellaigue

An esteemed journalist travels to Turkey to investigate the legacy of the Armenian genocide and the quest for Kurdish statehood.

In 2001, Christopher de Bellaigue, then the Economist's correspondent in Istanbul,...