Contemporary History 1945- Products

  • The Jews of the Yemen, 1800-1914

    By Yehuda Nini

    In the nineteenth century, the political independence and stability of the Yemen were undermined by outside forces. The Wahabite movement, British naval imperialism and the expansion of the Ottoman Empire all contributed to the decline of the country. The upheavals of the period are the framework…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: The Gulf

  • Bedouin of Northern Arabia

    Traditions of the Al-?hafir

    By Bruce Ingham

    This is an absorbing and authentic account, first published in 1986, of the history and traditional way of life of the Al-Dhafir bedouins of north-eastern Arabia, based on a study of their traditions, Arabic historical annals and the reports of western travellers over the past two hundred years.…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East

  • The Republic of Lebanon

    Nation in Jeopardy

    By David C. Gordon

    Torn by civil war, its major city in shambles, and occupied by foreign peacekeeping forces as well as foreign armies, the Republic of Lebanon in the 1980s was struggling to regroup, rebuild and resolve its problems under new leadership. In this analytical survey, first published in 1983, Professor…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East

  • Studies in the Arab Theater and Cinema

    By Jacob M. Landau

    The Arab theatre and cinema are among the most neglected subjects in the studies of Oriental literature and research into the history of theatre. This book, written by the acclaimed scholar Jacob M. Landau and first published in 1958, is a survey of the development of the Arab theatre and cinema as…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East

  • Dawn Over Oman

    By Pauline Searle

    Oman is one of the most beautiful and popular countries in the Middle East, yet a few years ago it was one of the world’s backwaters where visitors were discouraged. The turning point came with the takeover of power by Sultan Qaboos bin Said in 1970. This book, first published in 1979, takes the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East

  • Kuwait: the Transformation of an Oil State

    By Jill Crystal

    Kuwait, unlike most of its neighbours, has a well-established national identity and a long history as a nation, dating back to the eighteenth century. In this book, first published in 1992, Dr. Jill Crystal focuses on two recurring themes in Kuwaiti history: one, the preservation of a sense of…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East

  • The Middle East

    A Geographical Study, Second Edition

    Edited by Peter Beaumont, G.H. Blake, J. Malcolm Wagstaff

    This book, first published in 1976 and in this second edition in 1988, combines an examination of the political, cultural and economic geography of the Middle East with a detailed study of the region’s landscape features, natural resources, environmental conditions and ecological evolution. The…

    Paperback – 2017-09-05 
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    Routledge Library Editions: Society of the Middle East

  • Refugees and the Politics of the Everyday State in Pakistan

    Resettlement in Punjab, 1947-1962

    By Elisabetta Iob

    The Partition of India in 1947 involved the division of two provinces, Bengal and the Punjab, based on district-wise Hindu or Muslim majorities. The Partition displaced between 10 and 12 million people along religious lines. This book provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
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    Royal Asiatic Society Books

  • China's Soviet Dream

    Propaganda, Culture, and Popular Imagination

    By Yan Li

    This book examines the introduction of Soviet socialist culture in the People’s Republic of China, with a focus on the period of Sino-Soviet friendship in the 1950s. The vast state initiative to transplant Soviet culture into Chinese soil has conventionally been dismissed as a tool of propaganda…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04 
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    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • Allies at the End of Empire

    Loyalists, Nationalists and the Cold War, 1945-76

    Edited by David M. Anderson, Daniel Branch

    The wars of decolonization fought by European colonial powers after 1945 had their origins in the fraught history of imperial domination, but were framed and shaped by the emerging politics of the Cold War. In all the counter-insurgencies mounted against armed nationalist risings in this period,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31 
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  • The Reinvention of Britain 1960–2016

    A Political and Economic History

    By Scott Newton

    The Reinvention of Britain 1960–2016 explores the transformation of contemporary Britain, tracing its evolution from the welfare state of the post-1945 era to social democracy in the 1960s and 1970s and the liberal market society of 1979 onwards. Focusing primarily on political and economic change,…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
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  • Post-colonial struggles for a democratic Southern Africa

    Legacies of Liberation

    Edited by Carolyn Bassett, Marlea Clarke

    National liberation, one of the grand narratives of the twentieth century, has left a weighty legacy of unfulfilled dreams. This book explores the ongoing struggle for legitimate, accountable political leaders in postcolonial Southern Africa, focusing on dilemmas arising when ex-liberation…

    Paperback – 2017-08-24 
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