Recommended CHOICE Titles from Routledge and CRC Press 2012 - 2019

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Middle Eastern Studies

The full list of Routledge Middle Eastern Studies titles reviewed as Recommended by CHOICE Magazine since 2012.

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  • Iran and Russian Imperialism

    The Ideal Anarchists, 1800-1914, 1st Edition

    By Moritz Deutschmann

    Rather than a centralized state, Iran in the nineteenth century was a delicate balance between tribal groups, urban merchant communities, religious elites, and an autocratic monarchy. While Russia gained an increasingly dominant political role in Iran over the course of this century, Russian…

    Hardback – 2015-12-14
    Iranian Studies

  • Israel's Colonial Project in Palestine

    Brutal Pursuit, 1st Edition

    By Elia Zureik

    Colonialism has three foundational concerns - violence, territory, and population control - all of which rest on racialist discourse and practice. Placing the Zionist project in Israel/Palestine within the context of settler colonialism reveals strategies and goals behind the region’s rules of…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
    Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • North African Politics

    Change and continuity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Yahia H. Zoubir, Gregory White

    In the aftermath of the turmoil that shook North Africa in late 2010 and early 2011, commentators and analysts have sought explanations to the factors that triggered the uprisings and to understand why a region, seemingly characterized by relative stability for decades, would suddenly erupt in…

    Hardback – 2015-09-23

  • Oman - The Islamic Democratic Tradition

    1st Edition

    By Hussein Ghubash

    Oman is the inheritor of a unique political tradition, the imama (imamate), and has a special place in the Arab Islamic world. From the eighth century and for more than a thousand years, the story of Oman was essentially a story of an original, minority, movement: the Ibadi. This long period was…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World

    The Travels of Muhammad ibn ‘Uthmān al-Miknāsī, 1779-1788, 1st Edition

    By Nabil Matar

    This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his travelogues provide unique insight with in to Christendom and Islam. Translating excerpts…

    Hardback – 2015-04-16
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Turkish Deep State

    State Consolidation, Civil-Military Relations and Democracy, 1st Edition

    By Mehtap Sooyler

    The deep state ranks among the most critical issues in Turkish politics. This book traces its origins and offers an explanation of the emergence and trajectory of the deep state; the meaning and function of informal and authoritarian institutions in the formal security sector of a democratic regime…

    Hardback – 2015-02-17
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • A History of Czechs and Jews

    A Slavic Jerusalem, 1st Edition

    By Martin Wein

    Was Israel founded by Czechoslovakia? A History of Czechs and Jews examines this question and the resulting findings are complex. Czechoslovakia did provide critical, secret military sponsorship to Israel around 1948, but this alliance was short-lived and terminated with the Prague Trial of 1952.…

    Hardback – 2015-02-11
    Routledge Jewish Studies Series

  • Students and Resistance in Palestine

    Books, Guns and Politics, 1st Edition

    By Ido Zelkovitz

    Exploring the Palestinian Student Movement from an historical and sociological perspective, this book demonstrates how Palestinian national identity has been built in the absence of national institutions, whilst emphasizing the role of higher education as an agent of social change, capable of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-16
    Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • The Turkic Peoples in Medieval Arabic Writings

    1st Edition

    By Yehoshua Frenkel

    Translating a collection of the most important descriptions of the Turks found in medieval Arabic texts into English, this book aims at delineating the coming of the Turkic people in the eleventh century, their military successes in Iran and Iraq, and the emergence of the sultanate. The book…

    Hardback – 2014-12-12
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq

    From Insurgency to Statehood, 1st Edition

    By Yaniv Voller

    Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerrilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad, into the government of a de facto Kurdish state known as the Kurdistan Regional Government…

    Hardback – 2014-09-09
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

    1st Edition

    By Roshdi Rashed

    This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat. ‘Early modern,’ mathematics is a term widely used to refer to the mathematics which developed in the West during the…

    Hardback – 2014-08-11
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Political Islam, World Politics and Europe

    From Jihadist to Institutional Islamism, 2nd Edition

    By Bassam Tibi

    The new and updated edition of Political Islam, World Politics and Europe focusses on the shift within political Islam, in light of 9/11 and the events of the Arab Spring, from a jihadist struggle, to institutional Islamism. Refuting what has often been referred to by commentators as the ‘…

    Paperback – 2014-07-03

  • Contemporary Kemalism

    From Universal Secular-Humanism to Extreme Turkish Nationalism, 1st Edition

    By Toni Alaranta

    The nature and content of Kemalist ideology in Turkey during the last twenty years is analysed in this book. In order to place the current manifestations of this Turkish official modernising ideology in the two-part context of globalisation and the re-sacralisation of the world, Contemporary…

    Hardback – 2014-01-24
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • The Economic Development Process in the Middle East and North Africa

    1st Edition

    By Alessandro Romagnoli, Luisa Mengoni

    Offering a comprehensive analysis of the development of economies in the Middle East and North Africa over the past half century, this book charts the progress of these countries through an examination of an Islamic model of economic development, reform processes, and economic integration. Far from…

    Hardback – 2013-11-15
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies

  • Lebanon

    The Politics of a Penetrated Society, 1st Edition

    By Tom Najem

    In a time of great political change and unrest in the Middle East, this highly topical text offers a succinct account of the contemporary political environment in Lebanon. Tom Najem provides both a developed understanding of the pre-civil war system and an analysis of how circumstances resulting…

    Paperback – 2011-12-20
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

    1st Edition

    Edited by Shahram Akbarzadeh

    The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time. Drawing on the expertise from some of the top scholars in the world it examines the main issues surrounding political Islam across…

    Hardback – 2011-12-13

  • A History of Early Al-Andalus

    The Akhbar Majmu'a, 1st Edition

    By David James

    The Akhbār majmū‘a, or 'Collected Accounts', deal with the Muslim conquest of the Iberian peninsula in 711 and subsequent events in al-Andalus, down to and including the reign of ‘Abd al-Rahmān III (912-961), founder of the Umayyad caliphate of al-Andalus . No Arabic text dealing with the early…

    Hardback – 2011-07-27
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

    Histories, Pioneers and Identity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Adel Beshara

    The ‘Syria idea’ emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective…

    Hardback – 2011-06-27
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

  • The Arab State and Women's Rights

    The Trap of Authoritarian Governance, 1st Edition

    By Elham Manea

    Researchers studying gender politics in Arab societies have been puzzled by a phenomenon common in many Arab states – while women are granted suffrage rights, they are often discriminated against by the state in their private lives. This book addresses this phenomenon, maintaining that the Arab…

    Hardback – 2011-06-02
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Gender in Contemporary Iran

    Pushing the Boundaries, 1st Edition

    Edited by Roksana Bahramitash, Eric Hooglund

    This book examines gender and the dynamics of social change in contemporary Iran, documenting the changes in women’s lives and showing how women have now become agents of social change rather than victims. Bringing together the detailed primary research of a number of eminent scholars working in…

    Hardback – 2011-03-24
    Iranian Studies

  • Islamic Entrepreneurship

    1st Edition

    By Rasem N. Kayed, M. Kabir Hassan

    This book discusses the idea that there is a specific Islamic form of entrepreneurship. Based on extensive original research amongst small and medium sized enterprises in Saudi Arabia, it shows how businesses are started and how they grow in the context of an Islamic economy and society. It argues…

    Hardback – 2010-12-07
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series