Middle East Studies: Middle East History

  • The Making of Modern China: Geopolitics, Finance, and Identity in State-Rebuilding, 1600-1950 book cover

    The Making of Modern China

    Geopolitics, Finance, and Identity in State-Rebuilding, 1600-1950, 1st Edition

    By Huaiyin Li

    The Birth of the Chinese Leviathan explains the formation of the modern Chinese state, from the mid-17th century to the mid-20th century. It offers refreshing and provocative interpretations in every chapter on almost every major issue regarding the rise of modern China.  The book asks why today’s…

    Paperback – 2019-04-01 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics

    1st Edition

    Edited by Alpaslan Özerdem, Matthew Whiting

    The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics pulls together contributions from many of the world’s leading scholars on different aspects of Turkey. Its scope is widely comprehensive, covering all aspects of both formal and informal politics, highlighting how it is necessary to grasp the interlinkages…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge

  • The Ottoman Empire in the Tanzimat Era: Provincial Perspectives from Ankara to Edirne book cover

    The Ottoman Empire in the Tanzimat Era

    Provincial Perspectives from Ankara to Edirne, 1st Edition

    By Yonca Köksal

    This book is a new history of the Ottoman Empire’s Tanzimat reforms in the provinces of Edirne and Ankara. It studies variation across the two provinces and the crucial role of local intermediaries such as notables, tribal leaders and merchants who at times undermined the power of the state but in…

    Hardback – 2019-03-31 
    Routledge
    SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

  • Modern Iran since 1797: Reform and Revolution book cover

    Modern Iran since 1797

    Reform and Revolution, 3rd Edition

    By Ali Ansari

    Modern Iran since 1797 offers a comprehensive analysis of political, social and economic developments in Iran since the beginning of the nineteenth century. Spanning two centuries, the book provides historical context for recent developments in and the complex nature of Iran’s international…

    Paperback – 2019-03-18 
    Routledge

  • 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), 1st Edition

    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 
    Routledge
    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, 1st Edition

    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

    1st Edition

    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

  • Britain and the Arab Gulf after Empire: Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, 1971-1981 book cover

    Britain and the Arab Gulf after Empire

    Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, 1971-1981, 1st Edition

    By Simon C. Smith

    Although Britain’s formal imperial role in the smaller, oil-rich sheikdoms of the Arab Gulf – Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates – ended in 1971, Britain continued to have a strong interest and continuing presence in the region. This book explores the nature of Britain’s role after…

    Hardback – 2019-03-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern 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 
    Routledge

  • Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey: Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism book cover

    Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey

    Ottomanism, Nationalism and Multiculturalism, 1st Edition

    By Serhun Al

    Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey tackles a theoretical puzzle in understanding the state policy changes toward minorities and nationhood. First by placing the state in the historical context of the international system and second by unpacking the state through analyzing…

    Hardback – 2019-02-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

  • The Erasure of Arab Political Identity: Colonialism and Violence book cover

    The Erasure of Arab Political Identity

    Colonialism and Violence, 1st Edition

    By Salam Hawa

    This book explores the long history of the evolution of Arab political identity, which predates the time of the Prophet Muhammad and is characterized by tolerance, compassion, generosity, hospitality, self-control, correct behaviour, equality and consensus. The author argues that present-day…

    Paperback – 2019-02-01 
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

12Series in Middle East History

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