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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...


Applying Ibn Khaldun: 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,...


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 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...


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...


History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness

by Lucian Boia

Based on the idea that there is a considerable difference between reality and discourse, the author points out that history is constantly reconstructed, adapted and sometimes mythicized from the perspectives...


The Everything Guide to the Middle East: Understand the people, the politics, and the culture of this conflicted region

by Arthur G. Sharp MA

The Middle East has long been a place where religions, cultures, and politics clash--today more than ever. How can a region called "the cradle of civilization" continue to face uprisings and violence? This guide...


Empires, Wars, and Battles

by T. C. F. Hopkins

As current events have made painfully obvious, the Middle East is a region long torn by strife and traditions of warfare. In this elegant, fast-paced, and well thought out cultural and military history, T. C....


Confrontation at Lepanto

by T. C. F. Hopkins

Like an angry lion, the Turkish menace growled at the frontiers of Europe. In 1453, the last remnant of the mighty Roman Empire was obliterated when Turkish forces overran Constantinople. Western civilization...


Museographs The Art of Islam: A Survey

by Caron Caswell Lazar

Experience desert-dwelling at its most vibrant! From the essential features of a mosque to a wide assemblage of colorful edifices designed to offset monochromatic and infertile landscapes, Islamic art encompasses...


Roy & Me: This Is Not a Memoir

by Maurice Yacowar

Maurice Yacowar challenges genre and form in Roy & Me, a cross between memoir and fiction, truth and distortion. It is the exploration of Yacowar's relationship with Roy Farran-soldier, politician, author, mentor-and...


Thutmose III: The Military Biography of Egypt's Greatest Warrior King

High-Value Target: Countering al Qaeda in Yemen

by (Ret.) Edmund J. Hull

A diplomat reflects on confronting the terrorist threat in Yemen


Simple Gestures: A Cultural Journey into the Middle East

by Andrea B. Rugh

Overturns common misperceptions about the lives of Middle Easterners


New Heavens

by Boris Senior

The origins of Israeli air power


Zionist Israel and Apartheid South Africa: Civil Society and Peace Building in Ethnic-National States

by Amneh Badran

This book is a comparison of two ethnic-national "apartheid" states - South Africa and Israel - which have been in conflict, and how internal dissent has developed. In particular it examines the evolution of...