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  • The Afghan-Central Asia Borderland

    The State and Local Leaders

    By Suzanne Levi-Sanchez

    Based on extensive, long-term fieldwork in the borderlands of Afghan and Tajik Badakhshan, this book explores the importance of local leaders and local identity groups for the stability of a state’s borders, and ultimately for the stability of the state itself. It shows how the implantation of…

    Paperback – 2018-01-04 
    Routledge
    Central Asian Studies

  • Days of the Fall

    A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars

    By Jonathan Spyer

    Days of the Fall takes the reader into the heart of the terrible wars in Syria and Iraq. The book combines frontline reporting with analysis of the deeper causes and effects of the conflict. Over five years, Jonathan Spyer reported from the heart of the wars, spending time in Aleppo, Baghdad,…

    Paperback – 2017-12-18 
    Routledge

  • Britain and State Formation in Arabia 1962–1971

    From Aden to Abu Dhabi

    Edited by Clive Jones

    Half a century ago, Britain abandoned Aden, its last colonial outpost in the Arab world as its attempt to establish a new polity foundered amid a rising tide of Arab nationalism, tribal infighting and anti-colonial sentiment that eventually gave rise to the establishment of South Yemen. Yet just…

    Hardback – 2017-12-12 
    Routledge

  • The City in the Muslim World

    Depictions by Western Travel Writers

    Edited by Mohammad Gharipour, Nilay Ozlu

    Presenting a critical, yet innovative, perspective on the cultural interactions between the "East" and the "West", this book questions the role of travel in the production of knowledge and in the construction of the idea of the "Islamic city". This volume brings together authors from various…

    Paperback – 2017-11-30 
    Routledge
    Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

  • The Cid and His Spain

    By Ramón Menéndez Pidal

    This study of El Cid, first published in English in 1934, is by the leading authority on the medieval history and literature of Spain. The Cid occupies a unique position among national heroes. Others such as King Arthur and Roland are but shadowy figures in the historical record, but El Cid is very…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • The Muslim Conquest and Settlement of North Africa and Spain

    By Abdulwahid Dhanun Taha

    In the seventh and eighth centuries, the Muslim Arabs conquered large areas of North Africa and then, with the help of their former adversaries in North Africa, the Berbers, gained a decisive victory over the Visigoths in Spain. This book, first published in 1989 and based on Arabic and other…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • The Zohar in Moslem and Christian Spain

    By Ariel Bension

    ‘The Zohar’ was compiled and composed in Spain in the thirteenth century, and exerted a powerful influence on Jewish life in medieval ghettoes. In this book, first published in 1932, Dr Bension was the first scholar to deal with the influence on Jewish mysticism of certain characteristics which…

    Paperback – 2017-11-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Muslim Spain

  • Urbanization in Israel

    By Elisha Efrat

    Originally published in 1984, Urbanization in Israel describes the urban geography of Israel, and analyses the development of urban settlements from the beginning of the 21st century. The book places special emphasis on the period since Israeli statehood and describes urbanization from a geographic…

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Urbanization

  • Ibrahim of Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    By Pierre Crabitès

    The name and fame of Muhammad Ali, the Founder of Modern Egypt, are well known. His vivid personality has appealed to many writers, who have concentrated the limelight on him. Some of them have allowed Muhammad Ali’s son, Ibrahim, to appear on the stage, but they have assigned him a more or less…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

  • Sons of Ishmael (RLE Egypt)

    A Study of the Egyptian Bedouin

    By G.W. Murray

    Merely to inhabit a desert demands much skill, craft, experience and travel. For the numerous nomadic tribes of Africa and the Middle East, living ancestors of the Egyptians, Jews and Arabs, Egypt is their meeting ground. The author, with twenty-five years of accumulated knowledge, here sets out to…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

  • The Transformation of Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    By Mark N. Cooper

    The assassination of Sadat brings to an end another era in Egyptian history. This book examines the crucial issues in the transformation of Egypt in the period between the death of Nasser and the murder of Sadat. Focusing on the upheavals in the Egyptian political and economic structure over the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

  • Egypt Since the Revolution (RLE Egypt)

    Edited by P.J. Vatikiotis

    As the leaders of a revolutionary, nationalist regime, the Egyptian Free Officers who came to power following the 1952 Revolution committed themselves to the attainment of goals associated with modernization, namely rapid economic development based on State planning and industrialization and the…

    Paperback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

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