Middle East Studies: Middle East History

  • The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt: Hybridity, Law and Gender book cover

    The Late Ottoman Empire and Egypt

    Hybridity, Law and Gender

    By Elizabeth H Shlala

    Law and identification transgressed political boundaries in the nineteenth-century Levant. Over the course of the century, Italo-Levantines- elite and common- exercised a strategy of resilient hybridity whereby an unintentional form of legal imperialism took root in Egypt.   This book contributes…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
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  • India and Turkey: Past Connections, Contemporary Debates book cover

    India and Turkey

    Past Connections, Contemporary Debates

    Edited by Smita Tewari Jassal, Halil Turan

    India and Turkey, Asia Minor and the Subcontinent of Hindustan and the Ottomans and Mughals have had shared histories of contact, engagement, and dialogue over the centuries. Using the inter-cultural dialogue signaled by such contacts as a starting point, this book builds on the historical…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
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    Routledge Contemporary South Asia Series

  • Studies in Kurdish History: Empire, Ethnicity and Identity book cover

    Studies in Kurdish History

    Empire, Ethnicity and Identity

    Edited by Djene Rhys Bajalan, Sara Zandi Karimi

    Recent events in the Middle East have propelled the once marginalized Kurdish community to the centre of regional and, indeed, world affairs. The growing significance of the Kurds in the politics of the Middle East has led to greater interest amongst both academics and policy makers regarding the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18 
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  • Urban Governance Under the Ottomans: Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict book cover

    Urban Governance Under the Ottomans

    Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

    Edited by Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly marked by conflict in the 19th century. This collection of essays represents the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
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  • The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movement: From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking book cover

    The Tunisian Women’s Rights Movement

    From Nascent Activism to Influential Power-broking

    By Jane D Tchaicha, Khedija Arfaoui

    Tunisian women have received significant attention for the active participation in preserving and extended women’s rights since 2011. However, their activism and latest achievements should not be considered a recent phenomenon, but rather part and parcel of a distinctive local history that has…

    Hardback – 2017-06-28 
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    Routledge Studies on Gender and Sexuality in Africa

  • Avicenna: His Life and Works book cover

    Avicenna

    His Life and Works

    By Soheil M. Afnan

    This book, first published in 1958, examines the life and works of Avicenna, one of the most provocative figures in the history of thought in the East. It shows him in the right historical perspective, as the product of the impact of Greek thought on Islamic teachings against the background of the…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
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  • The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´: Translated From The Arabic With An Introduction and Notes Historical and Grammatical book cover

    The Maqa´ma´t of Badi´' al-Zama´n al-Hamadha´ni´

    Translated From The Arabic With An Introduction and Notes Historical and Grammatical

    By W.J. Prendergast

    The triple aim of Hamadhání in this work, first translated into English in 1915, appears to have been to amuse, to interest and to instruct; and this explains why, in spite of the inherent difficulty of a work of this kind composed primarily with a view to the rhetorical effect upon the learned and…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
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  • Ibn Khaldu^n's Philosophy of History: A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture book cover

    Ibn Khaldu^n's Philosophy of History

    A Study in the Philosophic Foundation of the Science of Culture

    By Muhsin Mahdi

    This book, first published in 1957, is the study of 14th-century Arab historian Ibn Khaldun, who founded a special science to consider history and culture, based on the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle and their Muslim followers. In no other field has the revolt of modern Western thought against…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
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  • Ibn Rushd (Averroes) book cover

    Ibn Rushd (Averroes)

    By Dominique Urvoy

    The twelfth-century philosopher Ibn Rushd, also known as Averroes, played a crucial role in the transmission of classical philosophy to Islam, and his work had a profound influence on western scholasticism and on aspects of Renaissance thought. This book, first published in 1991, sets out the main…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
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  • The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics book cover

    The Muslim Contribution to Mathematics

    By Ali Abdullah Al-Daffa'

    This book, first published in 1977, discusses the Muslim contribution to mathematics during the golden age of Muslim learning from the seventh to the thirteenth century. It was during this period that Muslim culture exerted powerful economic, political and religious influence over a large part of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
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  • The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯): A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge') book cover

    The 'Metaphysica' of Avicenna (ibn Si¯na¯)

    A critical translation-commentary and analysis of the fundamental arguments in Avicenna's 'Metaphysica' in the 'Da¯nish Na¯ma-i 'ala¯'i¯' ('The Book of Scientific Knowledge')

    By Parviz Morewedge

    In this book, first published in 1973, Professor Parviz Morewedge, an expert on Islamic philosophy and mysticism, provides a critical exposition of one text of ibn Sina (Avicenna), the great Persian philosopher who lived from 980 to 1037. The text is his Metaphysica in the Danish Nama-I ‘ala’I (The…

    Paperback – 2017-06-15 
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  • Algeria and France: From Colonialism to Cooperation book cover

    Algeria and France

    From Colonialism to Cooperation

    By Dorothy Pickles

    Beginning as a small, seemingly insignificant rebellion in 1954, the Algerian struggle for independence assumed such proportions that it strangled France’s foreign policy, threatened her international relations, poisoned the political atmosphere, and toppled one government after another. In this…

    Paperback – 2017-06-14 
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    Routledge Library Editions: North Africa

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