E-books: Middle East Geography

  • Tourism in Iran: Challenges, Development and Issues book cover

    Tourism in Iran

    Challenges, Development and Issues, 1st Edition

    Edited by Siamak Seyfi, C. Michael Hall

    Iran has long been regarded as an international pariah state in some parts of the international community. However, its negative image in many countries disguises its history of tourism and rich cultural and natural heritage. Following the July 2015 nuclear deal and the reduction in sanctions, Iran…

    eBook – 2018-10-11
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Cities and Metaphors: Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space book cover

    Cities and Metaphors

    Beyond Imaginaries of Islamic Urban Space, 1st Edition

    By Somaiyeh Falahat

    Introducing a new concept of urban space, Cities and Metaphors encourages a theoretical realignment of how the city is experienced, thought and discussed. In the context of ‘Islamic city’ studies, relying on reasoning and rational thinking has reduced descriptive, vivid features of the urban space…

    eBook – 2018-04-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States: Challenges and Opportunities book cover

    International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States

    Challenges and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marcus L. Stephenson, Ala Al-Hamarneh

    This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the…

    eBook – 2017-07-14
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • Women in Agriculture in the Middle East book cover

    Women in Agriculture in the Middle East

    1st Edition

    Edited by Pnina Motzafi-Haller

    Based on a collaborative research project - an exciting fruit of the region's peace process - this book provides an in-depth examination and comparison of women's participation in agricultural production in four Middle-Eastern countries: Egypt, Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Each of the country…

    eBook – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Perspectives on Rural Policy and Planning

  • Architecture and Utopia: The Israeli Experiment book cover

    Architecture and Utopia

    The Israeli Experiment, 1st Edition

    By Michael Chyutin

    There are more than 450 Moshavim settlements and about 270 kibbutzim in Israel. While there is a range of communal and cooperative kibbutz movements, all with slight ideological differences, they are all collective rural communities, based on an ideal to create a social utopian settlement. Placing…

    eBook – 2016-12-05
    Routledge
    Design and the Built Environment

  • Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters book cover

    Unfinished Places: The Politics of (Re)making Cairo’s Old Quarters

    1st Edition

    By Gehan Selim

    The Emerging Politics of (Re) making Cairo's Old Quarters examines postcolonial planning practices that aimed to modernise Cairo’s urban spaces. The author examines the expanding field of postcolonial urbanism by linking the state’s political ideologies and systems of governance with methods of…

    eBook – 2016-11-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Planning and Urban Design

  • The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland: The State and Local Leaders book cover

    The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders, 1st Edition

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of…

    eBook – 2016-07-15
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Dubai Amplified: The Engineering of a Port Geography book cover

    Dubai Amplified

    The Engineering of a Port Geography, 1st Edition

    By Stephen J. Ramos

    Following the British withdrawal in 1971, the Gulf Region entered a heady period of political restructuring, awash with oil money that helped fund national aspirations. Infrastructure investment became a central part of the region's nation-building initiatives and fueled strong competition.…

    eBook – 2016-04-29
    Routledge

  • Mixed Towns, Trapped Communities: Historical Narratives, Spatial Dynamics, Gender Relations and Cultural Encounters in Palestinian-Israeli Towns book cover

    Mixed Towns, Trapped Communities

    Historical Narratives, Spatial Dynamics, Gender Relations and Cultural Encounters in Palestinian-Israeli Towns, 1st Edition

    By Daniel Monterescu

    Edited by Dan Rabinowitz

    Modern urban spaces are, by definition, mixed socio-spatial configurations. In many ways, their enduring success and vitality lie in the richness of their ethnic texture and ongoing exchange of economic goods, cultural practices, political ideas and social movements. This mixture, however, is…

    eBook – 2016-04-22
    Routledge

  • Antagonistic Tolerance: Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces book cover

    Antagonistic Tolerance

    Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces, 1st Edition

    By Robert M. Hayden, Aykan Erdemir, Tuğba Tanyeri-Erdemir, Timothy D. Walker, Devika Rangachari, Manuel Aguilar-Moreno, Enrique López-Hurtado, Milica Bakić-Hayden

     Antagonistic Tolerance examines patterns of coexistence and conflict amongst members of different religious communities, using multidisciplinary research to analyze groups who have peacefully intermingled for generations, and who may have developed aspects of syncretism in their religious…

    eBook – 2016-03-22
    Routledge

  • The Architecture of Home in Cairo: Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life book cover

    The Architecture of Home in Cairo

    Socio-Spatial Practice of the Hawari's Everyday Life, 1st Edition

    By Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem

    The hawari of Cairo - narrow non-straight alleyways - are the basic urban units that have formed the medieval city since its foundation back in 969 AD. Until early in the C20th, they made up the primary urban divisions of the city and were residential in nature. Contemporary hawari, by contrast,…

    eBook – 2016-03-03
    Routledge

  • World Heritage in Iran: Perspectives on Pasargadae book cover

    World Heritage in Iran

    Perspectives on Pasargadae, 1st Edition

    Edited by Ali Mozaffari

    Pasargadae is the location of the tomb of Cyrus the Great, founder of the Achaemenid Empire. Through the ages it was Islamised and the tomb was ascribed to the Mother of Solomon. It was only at the beginning of the twentieth century that archaeological evidence demonstrated the relationship between…

    eBook – 2016-02-11
    Routledge
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

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