Middle East History Products

  • Selections from ?ub? al-A'sha by al-Qalqashandi, Chief Clerk of the Mamluk Court

    Egypt: Centers of Government and Regulations of the Kingdom, From Early Islam to the Mamluks

    Edited by Tarek Galal Abdelhamid, Heba Altoudy

    Ṣubḥ al-A‘shā by al-Qalqashandi is a chancery clerk manual completed in 1412AD. For the first time, sections on Fatimid and Mamluk Egypt has been translated into English to shine new light on the medieval period and making it a vital source of information. The text provides valuable insight into…

    Hardback – 2017-03-09 
    Routledge Medieval Translations

  • Crusading and the Crusader States

    2nd Edition

    By Andrew Jotischky, Andrew Jotischky

    Crusading and the Crusader States explores how the idea of holy war emerged from the troubled society of the eleventh century, and why Jerusalem and the Holy Land were so important to Europeans. It follows the progress of the major crusading expeditions, offering insights into initial success…

    Paperback – 2017-02-09 
    Recovering the Past

  • Turkey

    Challenges of Continuity and Change 2nd edition

    By Meliha Benli Altunisik, Ozlem Tur

    The authors put issues relevant to Turkey today – such as consolidating democracy, dealing with economic development issues, improving its human rights record and its foreign policy – in an historical context, allowing comparisons with other late developers in the world and reflecting the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-31 
    The Contemporary Middle East

  • 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 – 2017-01-31 
    Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

  • Arab Nationalism

    The Politics of History and Culture in the Modern Middle East

    By Peter Wien

    Arab nationalism has been one of the dominant ideologies in the Middle East and North Africa since the early twentieth century. However, a clear definition of Arab nationalism, even as a subject of scholarly inquiry, does not yet exist. ‘Arab Nationalism’ sheds light on cultural expressions of…

    Paperback – 2017-01-17 

  • The Arabian Peninsula

    Society and Politics

    Edited by Derek Hopwood

    Although the Arabian Peninsula is the heartland of Islam and of the Arab world, for decades it did not receive the attention it deserves from scholars and writers. The School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and the Middle East Centre of St Antony’s College, Oxford, jointly…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • Soviet Strategy in the Middle East

    Edited by George W. Breslauer

    Few regions of the world are as politically turbulent as the Middle East, and nowhere is the potential for superpower conflict greater. How does the Soviet Union view the Middle east conflict? Can the USSR play a constructive role in the peace process? In this volume, first published in 1990, these…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • United States Foreign Policy and the Middle East/North Africa

    A Bibliography of Twentieth-Century Research

    By Sanford R. Silverburg, Bernard Reich

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • Middle Eastern Themes

    Papers in History and Politics

    By Jacob M. Landau

    This volume, first published in 1973, brings together a wide range of Professor Landau’s work on recent Middle Eastern history and politics, reflecting the breadth of the author’s concern and research. The first section deals with aspects of political organisation in the Middle East, largely Egypt,…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • The Arabs and the West

    By Clare Hollingworth

    This volume by acclaimed war reporter Clare Hollingworth , first published in 1952, surveys the politics of an area which has produced, and is likely to produce, more wars that it can consume locally. After a historical opening, about the general situation during and after the war, the author…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • Electoral Politics in the Middle East

    Issues, Voters and Elites

    Edited by Jacob M. Landau, Ergun Özbudun, Frank Tachau

    Comparative political study of the Middle East got off to a late start. Unlike any previous studies in comparative politics, this book, first published in 1980, represents an important methodological advance in that it proceeds by themes rather than by countries, and uniquely focuses on three major…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

  • Contemporary Yemen

    Politics and Historical Background

    Edited by B.R. Pridham

    First published in 1984, this volume examines the then-two Yemens, North and South, and their strategic importance in the Middle East. South Yemen, formerly Aden, was a Marxist country controlling the entrance to the Red Sea. North Yemen contained rival tribal factions and was a buffer country…

    Paperback – 2016-12-15 

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