Middle East Studies: Featured Books

6Featured Books

  • Routledge Handbook on the Kurds book cover

    Routledge Handbook on the Kurds

    Edited by Michael M. Gunter

    With an estimated population of over 30 million, the Kurds are the largest stateless nation in the world. They are becoming increasingly important within regional and international geopolitics, particularly since the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Arab Spring and the war in Syria. This…

    Hardback – 2018-08-08

  • The Arab-Israeli Conflict: An Introduction and Documentary Reader, 2nd Edition book cover

    The Arab-Israeli Conflict

    An Introduction and Documentary Reader, 2nd Edition

    By Gregory S. Mahler

    The Arab-Israeli conflict has been one of the most protracted and contentious disputes in modern history. This wide-ranging textbook examines the diplomatic and historical setting within which the conflict developed, from both the Israeli and Palestinian perspectives, and gives a comprehensive…

    Paperback – 2018-07-23

  • A Concise History of the Middle East book cover

    A Concise History of the Middle East

    12th Edition

    By Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Ibrahim Al-Marashi

    A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the…

    Paperback – 2018-07-17

  • Middle East Politics and International Relations: Crisis Zone book cover

    Middle East Politics and International Relations

    Crisis Zone

    By Shahram Akbarzadeh, Kylie Baxter

    The contemporary Middle East has been defined by political crises and conflict. The interplay of internal and external factors have set the region on a path of turmoil and crisis with devastating outcomes for its people. The absence of political accountability and representation, and policies…

    Paperback – 2018-06-05

  • Israel book cover


    By Ilan Pappé

    Israel is not the only ‘new’ state around, but it is one of the few states whose legitimacy is still questioned, and its future affects the future of the Middle East as a whole and probably the stability of the international system. The reasons for this unique reality lie in its past and the…

    Paperback – 2018-05-08
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • What is Shi'i Islam?: An Introduction book cover

    What is Shi'i Islam?

    An Introduction

    By Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi, Christian Jambet

    For the public at large Shi’ism often implies a host of confused representations, suggesting more often than not obscurantism, intolerance, political violence and other ignominies running hot or cold in response to world events. In fact for many people, Shi’ism stands for "radical Islam", or –…

    Paperback – 2018-05-01
    Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies