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SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East


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This series features the latest disciplinary approaches to Middle Eastern Studies. It covers the Social Sciences and the Humanities in both the pre-modern and modern periods of the region. While primarily interested in publishing single-authored studies, the series is also open to edited volumes on innovative topics, as well as textbooks and reference works.

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Subalterns and Social Protest History from Below in the Middle East and North Africa

Subalterns and Social Protest: History from Below in the Middle East and North Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Stephanie Cronin
January 30, 2012

The articles in this collection provide an alternative view of Middle Eastern history by focusing on the oppressed and the excluded, offering a challenge to the usual elite narratives. The collection is unique in its historical depth - ranging from the medieval period to the present - and its ...

Nazism in Syria and Lebanon The Ambivalence of the German Option, 1933–1945

Nazism in Syria and Lebanon: The Ambivalence of the German Option, 1933–1945

1st Edition

By Götz Nordbruch
May 15, 2012

The increasingly vibrant political culture emerging in Lebanon and Syria in the 1930s and early 1940s is key to the understanding of local approaches towards the Nazi German regime. For many contemporary observers in Beirut and Damascus, Nazism not only posed a risk to Europe, but threatened to ...

Medieval Arabic Historiography Authors as Actors

Medieval Arabic Historiography: Authors as Actors

1st Edition

By Konrad Hirschler
April 14, 2011

Medieval Arabic Historiography is concerned with social contexts and narrative structures of pre-modern Islamic historiography written in Arabic in seventh and thirteenth-century Syria and Eygpt. Taking up recent theoretical reflections on historical writing in the European Middle Ages, this ...

The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908

The Ottoman Administration of Iraq, 1890-1908

1st Edition

By Gökhan Çetinsaya
April 04, 2011

This is a study of the nature of Ottoman administration under Sultan Abdulhamid and the effects of this on the three provinces that were to form the modern state of Iraq. The author provides a general commentary on the late Ottoman provincial administration and a comprehensive picture of the nature...

Opposition and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire Conspiracies and Political Cultures

Opposition and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire: Conspiracies and Political Cultures

1st Edition

By Florian Riedler
December 21, 2010

This book looks at opposition to the Ottoman government in the second half of the nineteenth century, examining a number of key political conspiracies and how these relate to an existing political culture. In his detailed analysis of these conspiracies, the author offers a new perspective on an ...

Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus Alternative Visions of the Conflict between Imam Shamil and the Russians, 1830-1859

Russian-Muslim Confrontation in the Caucasus: Alternative Visions of the Conflict between Imam Shamil and the Russians, 1830-1859

1st Edition

By Gary Hamburg, Thomas Sanders, Ernest Tucker
October 06, 2010

This book presents two extraordinary texts - The Shining of Swords by Al-Qarakhi and a new translation for a contemporary readership of Leo Tolstoy's Hadji Murat - illuminating the mountain war between the Muslim peoples of the Caucasus and the imperial Russian army from 1830 to 1859. The authors ...

Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society

Cities in the Pre-Modern Islamic World: The Urban Impact of Religion, State and Society

1st Edition

Edited By Amira K. Bennison, Alison L. Gascoigne
July 24, 2009

This volume is an inter-disciplinary endeavour which brings together recent research on aspects of urban life and structure by architectural and textual historians and archaeologists, engendering exciting new perspectives on urban life in the pre-modern Islamic world. Its objective is to move ...

Iraqi Arab Nationalism Authoritarian, Totalitarian and Pro-Fascist Inclinations, 1932–1941

Iraqi Arab Nationalism: Authoritarian, Totalitarian and Pro-Fascist Inclinations, 1932–1941

1st Edition

By Peter Wien
December 05, 2007

Peter Wien presents a provocative discussion on the history of Iraq and the growth of nationalism during the 1930s and early 1940s. He deconstructs the established view that a large proportion of the nationalist movement in Iraq during this period was heavily influenced by Nazi Germany, arguing ...

Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia The Umma Below the Winds

Islamic Nationhood and Colonial Indonesia: The Umma Below the Winds

1st Edition

By Michael Francis Laffan
October 30, 2007

Drawing on previously unavailable archival material, this book argues that Indonesian nationalism rested on Islamic ecumenism heightened by colonial rule and the pilgrimage. The award winning author Laffan contrasts the latter experience with life in Cairo, where some Southeast Asians ...

Politics and Economy in Jordan

Politics and Economy in Jordan

1st Edition

Edited By Rodney Wilson
January 24, 1991

Jordan occupies centre stage in both Middle Eastern and Arabic politics, yet the kingdom itself is comparatively under-researched. This volume contains contributions from some of Jordan's most respected academics in the field of geography, economics and political science. A number of international ...

Japan and the Contemporary Middle East

Japan and the Contemporary Middle East

1st Edition

Edited By J. A. Allan, Kaoru Sugihara
February 19, 1993

Japan is an economic power of global significance; it is also the world's largest single national importer of oil. These two facts alone are sufficient to indicate the significance of Japan's relationship with the Middle East. But in fact, Japan's particularly strong interests in the Middle East ...

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