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Lebanon in Strife: Student Preludes to the Civil War

by Halim Barakat

In this study, an eminent sociologist of the Arab world analyzes student politics in Lebanon and their relationship to the civil war. This focus is part of a larger concern with upheaval in Arab society and...


Government and Society in Rural Palestine, 1920-1948

by Ylana Miller

In 1947, Arabs made up two-thirds of the population of Palestine, and they owned most of its cultivable land. Why then, did they "lose" their homes and land to a relatively small Jewish community just emerging...


Arab Responses to Fascism and Nazism: Attraction and Repulsion

by Israel Gershoni

The first book to present an analysis of Arab response to fascism and Nazism from the perspectives of both individual countries and the Arab world at large, this collection problematizes and ultimately deconstructs...


Amazigh Arts in Morocco: Women Shaping Berber Identity

by Cynthia Becker

In southeastern Morocco, around the oasis of Tafilalet, the Ait Khabbash people weave brightly colored carpets, embroider indigo head coverings, paint their faces with saffron, and wear ornate jewelry. Their...


Prickly Pears of Palestine: The People Behind the Politics

by Hilda Reilly

An account providing a human face to the realities of life in Palestine The Palestinian–Israeli conflict is one of the most widely reported and long standing struggles in the world, yet for many, misunderstanding...


The Arab Uprisings Explained: New Contentious Politics in the Middle East

by Marc Lynch

Why did Tunisian protests following the self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi lead to a massive wave of uprisings across the entire Arab world? Who participated in those protests, and what did they hope to achieve?...


Shah of Shahs

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

In Shah of Shahs Kapuscinski brings a mythographer's perspective and a novelist's virtuosity to bear on the overthrow of the last Shah of Iran, one of the most infamous of the United States' client-dictators,...


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.


Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution: Mediation, Negotiation and Settlement of Political Disputes

by Nahla Yassine-Hamdan & Frederic S Pearson

This book examines Arab approaches to mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes.

This book proposes that two clusters of independent variables are potentially responsible for the distinctive...


Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures

by William Carruthers

Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write...


Viewing the Islamic Orient: British Travel Writers of the Nineteenth Century: British Travel Writers of the Nineteenth Century

by Pallavi Pandit Laisram

The Islamic Orient studies the travel accounts of four British travelers during the nineteenth century. Through a critical analysis of these works, the author examines and questions Edward Said's concept of...


The Druze Community and the Lebanese State: Between Confrontation and Reconciliation

by Yusri Hazran

One of the fundamental questions of Middle Eastern, and Lebanese studies in particular, is the history of the relationship between the Druze community and the state in modern Lebanon. Arguing that the Druze...


The Creation of Iraq, 1914-1921

by Eleanor H. Tejirian, Reeva Spector Simon & Gary Sick

Leading scholars consider Iraq's history and strategic importance from the vantage point of its residents, neighbors (Iran, Turkey, and Kurdistan), and the Great Powers.


Palestine and the Palestinians: A Social and Political History

by Samih K. Farsoun & Naseer Aruri

Palestine and the Palestinians is a sweeping social, economic, ideological, and political history of the Palestinian people, from antiquity to the Road Map to Peace. This second edition is thoroughly revised...


Frontier Fictions: Shaping the Iranian Nation, 1804-1946

by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet

In Frontier Fictions, Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet looks at the efforts of Iranians to defend, if not expand, their borders in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and explores how their conceptions of national...


Egyptian Literature - Vol. II: Annals of Nubian Kings: Vol. II: Annals of Nubian Kings

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,...


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...


Ataturk: An Intellectual Biography

by M. Sukru Hanioglu

When Mustafa Kemal Atatürk became the first president of Turkey in 1923, he set about transforming his country into a secular republic where nationalism sanctified by science--and by the personality cult Atatürk...


Urban Governance Under the Ottomans: Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

by Ulrike Freitag & Nora Lafi

Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly...


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 (1901-1994)...