Middle East Studies: Middle East History

  • A Persian Sufi Poem: Vocabulary and Terminology: Concordance, frequency word-list, statistical survey, Arabic loan-words and Sufi-religious terminology in Ṭarīq-ut-taḥqīq (A.H. 744) book cover

    A Persian Sufi Poem

    Vocabulary and Terminology: Concordance, frequency word-list, statistical survey, Arabic loan-words and Sufi-religious terminology in Ṭarīq-ut-taḥqīq (A.H. 744)

    By Bo Utas

    This book, first published in 1978, treats methods of describing the total and special vocabularies of a given text and demonstrates a procedure of description of the vocabulary of the Sufi Mathnavi poem Ṭarīq-ut-taḥqīq, composed in the middle of the fourteenth century. The book gives a complete…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate: From Contemporary Arabic and Persian Sources book cover

    Baghdad During the Abbasid Caliphate

    From Contemporary Arabic and Persian Sources

    By G. Le Strange

    The history of Baghdad as a metropolis coincides with the history of the rise and fall of the Abbasid Caliphs. In this volume, first published in 1900 and written by a recognized authority in the field, the history of the city and of the Abbasid dynasty are closely interwoven so that, from a…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • The Persian Sufis book cover

    The Persian Sufis

    By Cyprian Rice

    The author was first introduced to Persian studies when, as a ‘Student Interpreter’ in the Levant Consular Service, he studied Arabic, Persian and Turkish. He realized the value of Persian thought in any attempt to draw East and West together. This book, first published in 1964, is the product of…

    Paperback – 2019-03-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik: The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948 book cover

    Refugees, Human Rights and Realpolitik

    The Clandestine Immigration of Jewish Refugees from Italy to Palestine, 1945-1948

    By Daphna Sharfman

    This book presents a multidimensional case of international human rights in the immediate post World War II period, and the way complex refugee problems created by the war were often in direct competition with strategic interests and national sovereignty. The case study is the clandestine…

    Hardback – 2019-02-20 
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    Routledge Studies in Modern European History

  • The Middle East in Modern World History book cover

    The Middle East in Modern World History

    2nd Edition

    By Ernest Tucker

    The Middle East in Modern World History examines how global trends over the last 200 years have shaped the Middle East and how these trends were affected by the region’s development. Covering a key period in the history of the Middle East, this book highlights three major trends within the region’…

    Paperback – 2019-02-19 
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  • The Great War in the Middle East: A Clash of Empires book cover

    The Great War in the Middle East

    A Clash of Empires

    Edited by Robert Johnson, James E. Kitchen

    Traditionally, in general studies of the First World War, the Middle East is an arena of combat that has been portrayed in romanticised terms, in stark contrast to the mud, blood and presumed futility of the Western Front. Battles fought in Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia and Arabia offered a…

    Hardback – 2019-01-23 
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    Routledge Studies in First World War History

  • Immigrant Labour in Kuwait book cover

    Immigrant Labour in Kuwait

    By Abdulrasool Al-Moosa, Keith Mclachlan

    Kuwait has among the highest levels of personal incomes in the Middle East and the best oil reserves to production ratios of all the exporting states. Its good material fortune is offset by its political precariousness engendered by Kuwaiti nationals forming a minority and a heavy dependency on…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • A New Look at Kuwait book cover

    A New Look at Kuwait

    By Zahra Freeth

    This book, first published in 1972, describes a Kuwait normally hidden to the eyes of visitors. The author draws upon a vast experience of the country, from both before and after the discovery of oil, and analyses the changes to the physical appearance of the city as well as the changes to the…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • Kuwait: Prospect and Reality book cover

    Kuwait: Prospect and Reality

    By H.V.F. Winstone, Zahra Freeth

    For many the story of this small Arabian state begins and ends with the wealth that has accrued from its vast oil deposits. But the real fascination of Kuwait lies in its geological and archaeological history; in its long struggle for survival among powerful neighbours; in its ambitious plans for…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • The Oil Economy of Kuwait book cover

    The Oil Economy of Kuwait

    By Y.S.F. Al-Sabah

    The economy of Kuwait is almost wholly dependent on oil. Such dependence on a depletable resource invariably stores up problems for the future, and in the case of Kuwait, these problems are aggravated by the unusually large proportion of skilled immigrant labour in the country. Dr Al-Sabah’s…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Kuwait

  • A History of Persian Navigation book cover

    A History of Persian Navigation

    By Hadi Hasan

    This book, first published in 1928, is based on Chinese, Persian and Arabic sources, and provides the first scholarly account of the history of Persian maritime exploration.…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

  • 'Omar Khayyám: The Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation book cover

    'Omar Khayyám

    The Persian Text with Paraphrase, and the First and Fourth Editions of Fitzgerald's Translation

    By E.H. Rodwell

    This book, first published in 1931, shows in a simple, sound and lucid manner how the genius of two poets (Omar Khayyam and FitzGerald) brought together by the genius of an Orientalist (Professor Cowell) culminated in a very strange, very beautiful and profound English poem. This book is concerned…

    Paperback – 2019-01-15 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Persia

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