Middle East Studies: Middle East Society

  • Caring for the Poor: Islamic and Christian Benevolence in a Liberal World book cover

    Caring for the Poor

    Islamic and Christian Benevolence in a Liberal World

    By Cihan Tugal

    Based on several years of fieldwork in Egypt and Turkey, Caring for the Poor tells the stories of charity providers and volunteers. The book also places their stories within the overall development of Islamic ethics. Muslim charity, Tuğal argues, has interacted with Christian and secular…

    Paperback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: North Africa

  • Contemporary North Africa: Issues of Development and Integration book cover

    Contemporary North Africa

    Issues of Development and Integration

    Edited by Halim Barakat

    This book by a group of international scholars, both Arab and Western, was first published in 1985, and considers the state of contemporary North Africa and its position both in the Arab world and within wider international affairs. It examines the cultural and historical contexts which have shaped…

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

  • The Last Arab Jews: The Communities of Jerba, Tunisia book cover

    The Last Arab Jews

    The Communities of Jerba, Tunisia

    By Abraham L. Udovitch, Lucette Valensi, Jacques Perez

    The once numerous and vital Jewish communities of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have disappeared, succumbing during the past century to the assimilating temptations of French culture, or, more recently, to the pressures of migration. Only the two communities of the island of Jerba still remain. Only…

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

  • North Africa: Nation, State, and Region book cover

    North Africa

    Nation, State, and Region

    Edited by George Joffé

    North Africa differs from the Middle East in several significant ways. It was subject to a uniform colonial experience as part of the French empire; its populations are far more culturally homogeneous than those of the Middle East; and, since the Reconquista, it has always been far more susceptible…

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

  • Routledge Library Editions: Jordan book cover

    Routledge Library Editions: Jordan

    Edited by Various

    Routledge Library Editions: Jordan brings together some key works in the study of this strategically vital country. Widely regarded as a rare country of calm in a turbulent region, these classic titles provide an essential reference to the in-depth study of Jordan and its particular status in the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-25 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Jordan

  • Citizens’ Participation in Urban Planning and Development in Iran book cover

    Citizens’ Participation in Urban Planning and Development in Iran

    Edited by Hans-Liudger Dienel, M. Reza Shirazi, Sabine Schröder, Jenny Schmithals

    During recent years, the topic of participation has constantly been gaining importance in Iran – in both the scientific field and in practice and rhetoric. However, in current scientific literature – and especially in English literature – there is little knowledge on the conditions, legal…

    Hardback – 2017-05-08 
    Routledge

  • Iranian Intellectuals: 1997–2007 book cover

    Iranian Intellectuals

    1997–2007

    Edited by Lloyd Ridgeon

    Previously published as a special issue of British Journal of Middle East Studies, this volume focuses on leading figures within Iran between 1997-2007 and their visions and works that are related to Iranian society. A cross section of opinion is investigated, including the clerical (‘Ali Khameneh…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Israel at the Polls 2015: A Moment of Transformative Stability book cover

    Israel at the Polls 2015

    A Moment of Transformative Stability

    Edited by Eithan Orkibi, Manfred Gerstenfeld

    Less than two years after winning the 2013 elections, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his intention to dissolve his government, paving the way for general elections. While the initial impression was that the upcoming elections were "pointless" and "unnecessary", the campaign gradually…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26 
    Routledge

  • Islamic Law and Society in Iran: A Social History of Qajar Tehran book cover

    Islamic Law and Society in Iran

    A Social History of Qajar Tehran

    By Nobuaki Kondo

    The relationship between Islamic law and society is an important issue in Iran under the Islamic Republic. Although Islamic law was a pivotal element in the traditional Iranian society, no comprehensive research has been made until today. This is because modern reformers emphasized the lack of rule…

    Hardback – 2017-04-07 
    Routledge
    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • Crowds and Politics in North Africa: Tunisia, Algeria and Libya book cover

    Crowds and Politics in North Africa

    Tunisia, Algeria and Libya

    By Andrea Khalil

    This book  takes predominant crowd theory to task, questioning received ideas about ‘mob psychology’ that remain prevalent today. It is a synchronic study of crowds, crowd dynamics and the relationships of crowds to political power in Tunisia, Libya and Algeria (2011-2013) that has far…

    Paperback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

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

    The Erasure of Arab Political Identity

    Colonialism and Violence

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

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