Middle East Studies: 2015 CHOICE Recommended Titles

202015 CHOICE Recommended Titles

  • Iraq in the Twenty-First Century: Regime Change and the Making of a Failed State book cover

    Iraq in the Twenty-First Century

    Regime Change and the Making of a Failed State

    By Tareq Y. Ismael, Jacqueline S. Ismael

    Much has been written about the events surrounding the 2003 Anglo-American invasion of Iraq and its aftermath, especially about the intentions, principles, plans and course of action of US policy, but much less attention has been given to the consequences of US policy on Iraqi political and social…

    Hardback – 2015-02-17
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Students and Resistance in Palestine: Books, Guns and Politics book cover

    Students and Resistance in Palestine

    Books, Guns and Politics

    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
    Routledge Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict

  • The Turkic Peoples in Medieval Arabic Writings book cover

    The Turkic Peoples in Medieval Arabic Writings

    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
    Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

  • Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran: The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change book cover

    Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran

    The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

    By Lois Beck

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa’i—a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking,…

    Hardback – 2014-09-18
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq: From Insurgency to Statehood book cover

    The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq

    From Insurgency to Statehood

    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
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Islam in the West

    Edited by Roberto Tottoli

    Islam has long been a part of the West in terms of religion, culture, politics and society. Discussing this interaction from al-Andalus to the present, this Handbook explores the influence Islam has had, and continues to exert; particularly its impact on host societies, culture and politics.…

    Hardback – 2014-08-20
    Routledge

  • Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes book cover

    Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

    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
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • Political Islam, World Politics and Europe: From Jihadist to Institutional Islamism book cover

    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
    Routledge

  • Britain's Moment in Palestine: Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948 book cover

    Britain's Moment in Palestine

    Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948

    By Michael J Cohen

    In 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration for military and strategic reasons. This book analyses why and how the British took on the Palestine Mandate. It explores how their interests and policies changed during its course and why they evacuated the country in 1948. During the first…

    Hardback – 2014-02-26
    Routledge
    Israeli History, Politics and Society

  • Contemporary Kemalism: From Universal Secular-Humanism to Extreme Turkish Nationalism book cover

    Contemporary Kemalism

    From Universal Secular-Humanism to Extreme Turkish Nationalism

    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
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

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

    The Economic Development Process in the Middle East and North Africa

    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
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Economies

  • The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey: Political Violence, Fear and Pain book cover

    The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey

    Political Violence, Fear and Pain

    By Ramazan Aras

    The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish subjects in contemporary Turkey. It traces the physical and psychological impacts of the…

    Hardback – 2013-10-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Lebanon: The Politics of a Penetrated Society book cover

    Lebanon

    The Politics of a Penetrated Society

    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
    Routledge
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • Routledge Handbook of Political Islam book cover

    Routledge Handbook of Political Islam

    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
    Routledge

  • Modern Turkey: People, State and Foreign Policy in a Globalised World book cover

    Modern Turkey

    People, State and Foreign Policy in a Globalised World

    By Bill Park

    This exciting new textbook provides a broad and comprehensive overview of contemporary Turkey. Placing the country and its people within the context of a rapidly globalizing world, the book covers a diverse range of themes such as politics, economics, international relations, the Turkic world,…

    Paperback – 2011-08-30
    Routledge

  • A History of Early Al-Andalus: The Akhbar Majmu'a book cover

    A History of Early Al-Andalus

    The Akhbar Majmu'a

    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
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Origins of Syrian Nationhood: Histories, Pioneers and Identity book cover

    The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

    Histories, Pioneers and Identity

    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
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

  • The Arab State and Women's Rights: The Trap of Authoritarian Governance book cover

    The Arab State and Women's Rights

    The Trap of Authoritarian Governance

    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
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • Gender in Contemporary Iran: Pushing the Boundaries book cover

    Gender in Contemporary Iran

    Pushing the Boundaries

    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
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • Islamic Entrepreneurship book cover

    Islamic Entrepreneurship

    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
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series