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  • Women Soldiers and Citizenship in Israel

    Gendered Encounters with the State

    By Edna Lomsky Feder, Orna Sasson-Levy

    This is an important and rigorous study exploring the varied and shifting meanings that Israeli women ascribe to their military service. By analysing life stories and testimonies of over 120 women the text examines: How do women's gendered ethno-class positions shape their experiences of military…

    Hardback – 2017-07-07 
    Routledge

  • European Foreign Conflict Reporting

    A Comparative Analysis of Public News Providers

    By Emma Heywood

    This book explores the state of European foreign conflict reporting by public-sector broadcasters, post-Cold war and post-9/11. It compares the values of three television news providers from differing public systems: BBC’s News at 10, Russia’s Vremya and France 2’s 20 Heures. The book examines how…

    Hardback – 2017-07-06 
    Routledge
    Media, War and Security

  • 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

  • Political Reform in Bahrain

    Institutional Transformation, Identity Conflict and Democracy

    By Katja Niethammer

    This book examines the current political situation in Bahrain and in particular the process of reform that has taken place in recent years. It explores both the roles of the ruling elites as well as opposition actors and shows the major influence of identity politics in this important Gulf state.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    History and Society in the Islamic World

  • Medicine in Abbasid Baghdad

    Doctors and Diseases During the Golden Age

    By Peter Pormann

    This book provides a comprehensive examination of medicine in Baghdad during the Golden Age of Islamic civilization. It covers topics such as hospitals, doctors and diseases, and also the intellectual and cultural values that flourished.…

    Hardback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Ottoman Empire 1700-1918

    An Empire Besieged, 2nd Edition

    By Virginia Aksan

    The Ottoman Empire 1700-1918 examines the social and military transformation of the Ottoman Empire in an era of global imperialism. This new edition now covers up to the end of the First World War in 1918, includes an overarching narrative which will provide the perfect introduction to the period…

    Paperback – 2017-07-01 
    Routledge

  • Popular Iranian Cinema before the Revolution

    Family and Nation in Filmfarsi

    By Pedram Partovi

    Critics and academics have generally dismissed the commercial productions of the late Pahlavi era, best known for their songs and melodramatic plots, as shallow, derivative ‘entertainment’. Instead, they have concentrated on the more recent internationally acclaimed art films, claiming that these…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23 
    Routledge
    Iranian Studies

  • US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East

    The Pursuit of Hegemony

    By Dionysis Markakis

    US Democracy Promotion in the Middle East seeks to explore the changes in US strategy towards democracy promotion in the Middle East during the Clinton and Bush administrations, with a particular focus on Egypt, Iraq and Kuwait. At a time of regional turmoil and political reform, the topic of…

    Paperback – 2017-06-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in US Foreign Policy

  • International Tourism Development and the Gulf Cooperation Council States

    Challenges and Opportunities

    Edited by Marcus L. Stephenson, Ala al-Hamarneh

    This book examines the challenges facing the development of tourism in the six member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC): Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. This region, which largely comprises the Arabian Peninsula, possesses some of the fastest…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20 
    Routledge
    Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

  • 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 
    Routledge

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