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Middle East Paperback Direct Best Sellers 2014 - 2015

Check out some of the best selling Middle East Studies Paperback Direct Titles from 2014 - 2015


Best Selling Titles

  • Routledge Handbook on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    Edited by Joel Peters, David Newman

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent issues in world politics today. Few other issues have dominated the world’s headlines and have attracted such attention from policy makers, the academic community, political analysts, and the world’s media. The Routledge Handbook on the…

    Paperback – 2015-06-25
    Routledge

  • Afghanistan - A New History

    2nd Edition

    By Sir Martin Ewans, Martin Ewans

    Sir Martin Ewans, former Head of the British Chancery in Kabul, puts into an historical and contemporary context the series of tragic events that have impinged on Afghanistan in the past fifty years. The book examines the roots of these developments in Afghanistan's earlier history and external…

    Paperback – 2015-05-08
    Routledge

  • Iranian-Russian Encounters

    Empires and Revolutions since 1800

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-12
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • History Of Islamic Philosophy

    By Henry Corbin

    First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2014-08-15
    Routledge

  • The Muslim Brotherhood in Contemporary Egypt

    Democracy Redefined or Confined?

    By Mariz Tadros

    The Muslim Brotherhood is one of the oldest and most influential Islamist movements. As the party ascends to power in Egypt, it is poised to adopt a new system of governance and state–society relations, the effects of which are likely to extend well beyond Egypt’s national borders. This book…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Muslim Women in Britain

    De-Mystifying the Muslimah

    By Sariya Cheruvallil-Contractor

    Perceptions of Muslim women in Western society have been shaped by historical and sociological conditions such as colonialism, patriarchy and Orientalism. In Muslim Women in Britain, Sariya Contractor seeks to reinstate the Muslimah as a storyteller who tells her own story. An exploration of the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Islamic Studies Series

  • The Arabs in Antiquity

    Their History from the Assyrians to the Umayyads

    By Jan Retso

    The history of the Arabs in antiquity from their earliest appearance around 853 BC until the first century of Islam, is described in this book. It traces the mention of people called Arabs in all relevant ancient sources and suggests a new interpretation of their history. It is suggested that the…

    Paperback – 2014-05-19
    Routledge

  • State and Government in Medieval Islam

    By Ann K. S. Lambton

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge

  • Spiritual Purification in Islam

    The Life and Works of al-Muhasibi

    By Gavin Picken

    Purification of the soul is a principle that is central to understanding Islamic spirituality but despite this, relatively little has been written explicitly in the Islamic tradition regarding this discrete method of spiritual purification. This book examines the work of a scholar of this…

    Paperback – 2014-03-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Sufi Series

  • The City in the Ottoman Empire

    Migration and the making of urban modernity

    Edited by Ulrike Freitag, Malte Fuhrmann, Nora Lafi, Florian Riedler

    The nexus of urban governance and human migration was a crucial feature in the modernisation of cities in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century. This book connects these two concepts to examine the Ottoman city as a destination of human migration, throwing new light on the question of…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge
    SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

  • City of Knowledge in Twentieth Century Iran

    Shiraz, History and Poetry

    By Setrag Manoukian

    This book presents a cultural history of modern Iran from the point of view of Shiraz, a city famous for its poetry and its traditions of scholarship. Exploring the relationship among history, poetry and politics, the book analyses how Shiraz came to be defined as the country’s cultural capital,…

    Paperback – 2014-03-21
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The UAE and Foreign Policy

    Foreign Aid, Identities and Interests

    By Khalid S. Almezaini

    This book offers a concise and detailed analysis of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) foreign aid as a main instrument in its foreign policy. Exploring the cultural factors that have impacted on the foreign policy behaviour of the UAE and its foreign aid, the author argues that Arabism and Islamic…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Arab State

    Dilemmas of Late Formation

    By Adham Saouli

    This book explores the conditions of state formation and survival in the Middle East. Based on Historical Sociology, it provides a model for study of the state in the Arab world and a theory to explain its survival. Examining states as a ‘process’, the author argues that what emerged in the…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • New Perspectives on the Qur'an

    The Qur'an in its Historical Context 2

    Edited by Gabriel Said Reynolds

    This book continues the work of The Qur’ān in its Historical Context, in which an international group of scholars address an expanded range of topics on the Qur’ān and its origins, looking beyond medieval Islamic traditions to present the Qur’ān’s own conversation with the religions and literatures…

    Paperback – 2014-03-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

  • The Great Seljuqs

    A History

    By Osman Aziz Basan

    This book provides a broad history of the Seljuq Turks from their origins and early conquests in the 10th century, through the rise of empire, until its dissolution at the end of the 12th. Where the history of the Seljuqs is usually studied in the context of medieval Persian, Arabic or Islamic…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • The Biography of Muhammad

    Nature and Authenticity

    By Gregor Schoeler

    This book considers the Arabic biographies of Prophet Muhammad, the earliest of which dates from two centuries after his life. These biographies, prized by Muslims, have been approached in the Western study of Islam from a range of positions. Some scholars reject them entirely, seeing in them…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Classical Islam

  • Court Cultures in the Muslim World

    Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries

    Edited by Albrecht Fuess, Jan-Peter Hartung

    Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This book provides a comparative perspective on the history of courtly culture in Muslim…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

  • Unrecognized States in the International System

    Edited by Nina Caspersen, Gareth Stansfield

    Unrecognized states are territories that have achieved de facto independence, yet have failed to gain international recognition as independent states. These territories constitute anomalies in the international system of sovereign states and often present significant challenges to policy makers, as…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics

  • Ethiopia Photographed

    Historic Photographs of the Country and its People Taken Between 1867 and 1935

    By Richard Pankhurst, Denis Gerard

    Following the very successful Ethiopia Engraved, an illustrated book of engravings by foreign travellers from 1681 to 1900, Ethiopia Photographed covers the period from the inception of photography in the country up to the Italian Fascist invasion in 1936. The people, terrain, buildings and rulers…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14
    Routledge

  • Islamic Art Collections

    An International Survey

    By Karin Adahl

    An annotated index and general orientation of Islamic art collections in museums, libraries, other institutions and on private hands. Includes a short description of each collection, its main characteristics, documentation, publications and exhibitions.…

    Paperback – 2014-01-15
    Routledge