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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...


A Fist in the Hornet's Nest: On the Ground in Baghdad Before, During & After the War

by Richard Engel

When war broke out in Iraq, every major U.S. network pulled its correspondents from the scene. Despite the risk, Richard Engel stayed. As our tanks entered Baghdad in April 2003, he was there, bringing the Iraqi...


The Truth About Camp David: The Untold Story About the Collapse of the Middle East Peace Process

by Clayton E. Swisher

The collapse of both sets of Arab-Israeli negotiations in 2000 led not only to recrimination and bloodshed, with the outbreak of the second intifada, but to the creation of a new myth. Syrian and Palestinian...


Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period: A Turning Point in Jewish History

by Heerak Christian Kim

Zadokite Propaganda in the Late Second Temple Period is a monumental work of scholarship in ancient history and Jewish studies. This book examines centuries of scholarship on ancient Jewish group identity and...


The Soviet Union and Its Southern Neighbours: Iran and Afghanistan 1917-1933

by Mikhail Volodarsky

Volodarsky (Russian and East European studies, Tel Aviv U.) argues that the new Soviet Union continued Imperial Russia's policy of controlling its southern neighbors through promises and threats.


Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics: Tanzimat Reform in Tokat, 1839-1876

by John Bragg

Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking...


The Lion's Gate: On the Front Lines of the Six Day War

by Steven Pressfield

"A brilliant look into the psyche of combat. Where he once took us into the Spartan line of battle at Thermopylae, Steven Pressfield now takes us into the sands of the Sinai, the alleys of Old Jerusalem, and...


The Jews of Islam

by Bernard Lewis

Probing the Muslims' attitude toward Judaism as a special case of their view of other religious minorities in Islamic countries, Bernard Lewis demolishes two competing stereotypes: the fanatical warrior, sword...


Rule of Experts: Egypt, Techno-Politics, Modernity

by Timothy Mitchell

Can one explain the power of global capitalism without attributing to capital a logic and coherence it does not have? Can one account for the powers of techno-science in terms that do not merely reproduce its...


In the Anglo-Arab Labyrinth: The McMahon-Husayn Correspondence and Its Interpretations 1914-1939

by Elie Kedouri

The McMahon-Husayn correspondence has been at the heart of Anglo-Arab relations since World War I. It aroused great controversy, particularly over Palestine. Here, it is examined in historical context to determine...


Eisenhower 1956: The President's Year of Crisis--Suez and the Brink of War

by David. A. Nichols

A gripping tale of international intrigue and betray-al, Eisenhower 1956 is the white-knuckle story of how President Dwight D. Eisenhower guided the United States through the Suez Canal crisis of 1956. The crisis...


Hezbollah: A Short History

by Augustus Richard Norton

With Hezbollah’s entry into the Lebanese government in 2009 and recent forceful intervention in the Syrian civil war, the potent Shi‘i political and military organization continues to play an enormous role...