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Syria Under Assad (RLE Syria): Domestic Constraints and Regional Risks

by Moshe Maoz & Avner Yaniv

One of the most striking recent developments in the modern Middle East has been the transformation of Syria under Hafez al-Assad from a weak, vulnerable and internally divided state to a leading regional power....


Islamism and the West: From "Cultural Attack" to "Missionary Migrant"

by Uriya Shavit

Offering a unique analysis of Islamist ideology, Islamism and the West attempts to explain how- and why-mainstream Islamist leaders have, for the past century, developed and canonized theories which depict theWest...


Postcolonialism and Islam: Theory, Literature, Culture, Society and Film

by Geoffrey Nash, Kathleen Kerr-Koch & Sarah Hackett

With a focus on the areas of theory, literature, culture, society and film, this collection of essays examines, questions and broadens the applicability of Postcolonialism and Islam from a multifaceted and cross-disciplinary...


Sobriety & Mirth

by Colville

First Published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Clash of Identities: Explorations in Israeli and Palestinian Societies

by Baruch Kimmerling

By revisiting the past hundred years of shared Palestinian and Jewish-Israeli history, Baruch Kimmerling reveals surprising relations of influence between a stateless indigenous society and the settler-immigrants...


The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places

by Wendy Pullan, Maximilian Sternberg & Lefkos Kyriacou

The Struggle for Jerusalem's Holy Places investigates the role of architecture and urban identity in relation to the political economy of the city and its wider state context seen through the lens of the holy...


Asianism and the Politics of Regional Consciousness in Singapore

by Leong Yew

Over the last two decades, Singapore has undergone a substantial degree of 'Asianization'. Apart from participating in the Asian values debate of the 1990s, re-visioning itself as 'New Asia' and a global-Asian...


ASEAN and the Security of South-East Asia (Routledge Revivals)

by Michael Leifer

Problems of internal and external security in South-East Asia have persisted as one set of competing global alignments has been succeeded by another, with major impact on regional relationships. This book, first...


Jewish Women's Torah Study: Orthodox Religious Education and Modernity

by Ilan Fuchs

One of the cornerstones of the religious Jewish experience in all its variations is Torah study, and this learning is considered a central criterion for leadership. Jewish Women's Torah Study addresses the question...


Southeast Asia and the Civil Society Gaze: Scoping a Contested Concept in Cambodia and Vietnam

by Gabi Waibel, Judith Ehlert & Hart N. Feuer

As developing countries with recent histories of isolation and extreme poverty, followed by restoration and reform, both Cambodia and Vietnam have seen new opportunities and demands for non-state actors to engage...


Skepticism in Classical Islam: Moments of Confusion

by Paul L. Heck

The first major treatment of skepticism in Islam, this book explores the critical role of skeptical thinking in the development of theology in Islam. It examines the way key thinkers in classical Islam faced...


Lima Barreto: New Critical Perspectives

by Lamonte Aidoo, Daniel F. Silva & Earl E. Fitz

This is the first volume of critical essays in English on the much-studied Lima Barreto. Each chapter explores not only his life and vast body of work but also the historical and societal conditions in which...


Jewish Emigration from the Yemen 1951-98: Carpet Without Magic

by Reuben Ahroni

The Yemeni Jewish remnants have triggered so much interest on the part of so many western governments and humanitarian organizations, to an extent that is quite rare.

The story of the Yemeni Jewish remnants is...


The Beta Israel in Ethiopia and Israel: Studies on the Ethiopian Jews

by Tudor Parfitt & Emanuela Trevisan Semi

For decade the Falashas - the Black Jews of Ethiopia - have fascinated scholars. Are they really Jews and in what sense? How can their origins be explained? Since the Falashas' transfer to Israel in the much...


Middle East Sources: A Melcom Guide to Middle Eastern and Islamic Books and Materials in the United Kingdom and Irish Libraries

by Ian Richard Netton

Middle East Sources provides an invaluable resource for the busy librarian, student or scholar with Middle Eastern interests. It aims to guide readers to the major collections of books and other materials on...


Draining Dixon: How Rita Crundwell Embezzled More Than $50 Million from Her Illinois Town

by Chicago Tribune Staff

Rita Crundwell is the true-life account, as recorded by the award-winning staff of the Chicago Tribune, of the Dixon, Illinois, comptroller who embezzled over $50 million from municipal coffers during a twenty-year...


Artists, Obsessives and Chicago Originals: Selected Articles

by Christopher Borrelli

Reporter Christopher Borrelli has a fascination with the quirky and the obsessive, and a talent for finding unique angles and stories when it comes to artists, entertainers, and everyday people. This book collects...


Fighting Rabies: A Chicago Zoo's Efforts to Eradicate an African Epidemic

by Steve Johnson & Chris Sweda

This book comprises a series of Chicago Tribune articles on the Lincoln Park Zoo's partnership with the Serengeti Health Initiative to eradicate the spread and infection rate of rabies in Tanzania. Complete...


An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics

by David S. Sorenson

Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics...


Problems in Modern Latin American History: Sources and Interpretations

by James A. Wood

Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated with the aim of tightening the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, “Historical...