Middle East & Islamic Studies Catalog 2013

New Titles and Key Backlist

Welcome to the Middle East & Islamic Studies Catalog 2013

This catalog contains key textbooks, cutting edge research and titles for professionals, from new and established authors. From key research on vital topics, to textbooks for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, you will find whatever you need to further your own research or professional interests, challenge your students, and provide essential reference materials for your institutional library.

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A small selection of our key titles include:
  1. The Middle East Today

    Political, Geographical and Cultural Perspectives, 2nd Edition

    By Dona J. Stewart

    The new edition of The Middle East Today provides an accessible and comprehensive introductory textbook for undergraduate students of Middle East Studies, Middle East politics and geography. This updated and revised edition features a host of pedagogical features to assist students with their...

    Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge

  2. A Provincial History of the Ottoman Empire

    Cyprus and the Eastern Mediterranean in the Nineteenth Century

    By Marc Aymes

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Provincializing the history of the Ottoman Empire, this book provides a critical approach to the projects of ‘modernity’ that took place in the Eastern Mediterranean over the past two centuries. Leaving their mark on this period are; the turmoil of insurgency in Greece and Egypt, a growing...

    Published July 5th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Iranian-Russian Encounters

    Empires and Revolutions since 1800

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Over the past two hundred years, encounters between Iran and Russia have been both rich and complex. This book explores the myriad dimensions of the Iranian-Russian encounter during a dramatic period which saw both Iran and Russia subject to revolutionary upheavals and transformed from...

    Published October 28th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Negotiating Political Power in Turkey

    Breaking up the Party

    Edited by Elise Massicard, Nicole Watts

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    This edited collection looks at how political parties in Turkey actually work, inside and out. Departing from traditional macro-level analyses, the book offers a new sociological approach to the study of political parties, treating them as non-unitary entities composed of many different groups and...

    Published December 5th 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Iran-Iraq War

    New International Perspectives

    Edited by Nigel Ashton, Bryan Gibson

    Series: Cold War History

    This volume offers a wide-ranging examination of the Iran–Iraq War (1980–88), featuring fresh regional and international perspectives derived from recently available new archival material. Three decades ago Iran and Iraq became embroiled in a devastating eight-year war which served to re-define the...

    Published November 26th 2012 by Routledge

  6. Human Development in Iraq

    1950-1990

    By Bassam Yousif

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies

    This systematic evaluation of Iraq’s political economy and human development offers a complex and sophisticated analysis of Iraq’s recent history. Focusing on the period from 1950 up to the Gulf war in 1990, the book brings an understanding of how development has been shaped or...

    Published December 12th 2011 by Routledge

  7. Islam and Science

    The Intellectual Career of Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi

    By Robert Morrison

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    In examining the work of eminent fourteenth century Iranian Shiite scholar Nizam al-Din al-Nisaburi, this book is the first rigorous attempt to explain the cross-fertilization of scientific and religious thought in Islamic civilization. Nisaburi did not consider himself a scientist alone,...

    Published September 16th 2007 by Routledge

  8. Protestant Missionaries in the Levant

    Ungodly Puritans, 1820-1860

    By Samir Khalaf

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    Through focusing on the unintended by-products of New England Puritanism as a cultural transplant in the Levant, this book explores the socio-historical forces which account for the failure of early envoys’ attempts to convert the ‘native,’ population. Early failure in conversion led to later...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Persian Grammar

    For Reference and Revision

    By John Mace

    This is a book for reference and revision, especially for those in the early stages of studying the Persian language. It uses the official reformed spelling, and gives attention to handwriting, educated standard and educated colloquial pronunciation, and the important polite forms. The grammar is...

    Published August 7th 2002 by Routledge

  10. The Global Impact of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion

    A Century-Old Myth

    Edited by Esther Webman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Protocols of the Elders of Zion has attracted the interest of politicians and academicians, and generated extensive research, since the tract first appeared in the early twentieth century. Despite having repeatedly been discredited as a historical document, and in spite of the fact that it...

    Published June 13th 2011 by Routledge

  11. Shari'a Compliant Microfinance

    Edited by S. Nazim Ali

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    In the recent past, Islamic finance has made an impressive case on the banking scene by becoming an alternative to the popular conventional financial systems, spurring a lively academic debate on how the Islamic finance industry can expand its services to cover the poor. Several propositions have...

    Published July 28th 2011 by Routledge