Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

The region's history from the earliest times to the present is catered for by this series made up of the very latest research. Books include political, social, cultural, religious and economic history.

  • The Ghazi Sultans and the Frontiers of Islam

    A comparative study of the late medieval and early modern periods

    By Ali Anooshahr

    The Ghazi Sultans were frontier holy-warrior kings of late medieval and early modern Islamic history. This book is a comparative study of three particular Ghazis in the Muslim world at that time, demonstrating the extent to which these men were influenced by the actions and writings of their…

    Paperback – 2015-05-07
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  • Histories of the Jews of Egypt

    An Imagined Bourgeoisie, 1880s-1950s

    By Dario Miccoli

    Up until the advent of Nasser and the 1956 War, a thriving and diverse Jewry lived in Egypt – mainly in the two cities of Alexandria and Cairo, heavily influencing the social and cultural history of the country. Histories of the Jews of Egypt argues that this Jewish diaspora should be viewed as "…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12
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  • The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East

    Intelligence and Decolonization, 1940-1948

    By Meir Zamir

    The role of intelligence in colonialism and decolonization is a rapidly expanding field of study. The premise of The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East is that intelligence statecraft is the "missing dimension" in the established historiography of the Middle East during and after World War…

    Hardback – 2014-12-08
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  • The Druze Community and the Lebanese State

    Between Confrontation and Reconciliation

    By Yusri Hazran

    One of the fundamental questions of Middle Eastern, and Lebanese studies in particular, is the history of the relationship between the Druze community and the state in modern Lebanon. Arguing that the Druze community has been politically alienated from the Lebanese state, this book explores the…

    Hardback – 2014-06-29
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  • The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

    Histories, Pioneers and Identity

    Edited by Adel Beshara

    The ‘Syria idea’ emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective…

    Paperback – 2014-03-09
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  • War and State Formation in Syria

    Cemal Pasha's Governorate During World War I, 1914-1917

    By M. Talha Çiçek

    During the First World War, Cemal Pasha attempted to establish direct control over Syrian and thereby reaffirm Ottoman authority there through various policies of control, including the abolishment of local intermediaries. Elaborating on these Ottoman policies of control, this book assesses Cemal…

    Hardback – 2014-02-17
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  • British Somaliland

    An Administrative History, 1920-1960

    By Brock Millman

    British Somaliland provides a history of the administration of the British Somaliland Protectorate from the time when Somaliland first became governable, following the defeat of Abdullah Hassan, to independence. Describing the interplay between general imperial policies, and greater realities and…

    Hardback – 2013-11-27
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  • Ending Empire in the Middle East

    Britain, the United States and Post-war Decolonization, 1945-1973

    By Simon C. Smith

    This book is a major and wide-ranging re-assessment of Anglo-American relations in the Middle Eastern context. It analyses the process of ending of empire in the Middle East from 1945 to the Yom Kippur War of 1973. Based on original research into both British and American archival sources, it…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
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  • The Origins of the Libyan Nation

    Colonial Legacy, Exile and the Emergence of a New Nation-State

    By Anna Baldinetti

    Libya is a typical example of a colonial or external creation. This book addresses the emergence and construction of nation and nationalism, particularly among Libyan exiles in the Mediterranean region. It charts the rise of nationalism from the colonial era and shows how it developed through an…

    Paperback – 2013-02-26
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  • Protestant Missionaries in the Levant

    Ungodly Puritans, 1820-1860

    By Samir Khalaf

    Through focusing on the unintended by-products of New England Puritanism as a cultural transplant in the Levant, this book explores the socio-historical forces which account for the failure of early envoys’ attempts to convert the ‘native,’ population. Early failure in conversion led to later…

    Hardback – 2012-07-22
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  • British Pro-Consuls in Egypt, 1914-1929

    The Challenge of Nationalism

    By C. W. R. Long

    With World War I and Egypt's colourful politics as background, C.W.R. Long tells the story of four proconsuls (McMahon, Wingate, Allenby and Lloyd), their principal opponent, Sa'ad Zaghul, and the great events of the time: the rise of the Wafd party, the uprising of 1919, the murder of Sir Lee…

    Paperback – 2010-08-31
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  • Mamluks and Ottomans

    Studies in Honour of Michael Winter

    Edited by David J Wasserstein, Ami Ayalon

    Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has traditionally attracted little attention from Islamists. Ranging over the period from…

    Paperback – 2010-08-19
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  • The Survey of Palestine Under the British Mandate, 1920-1948

    By Dov Gavish

    This book is a historical study of the survey and mapping system of Palestine under the British Mandate. It traces the background and the reasoning behind the establishment of the survey programme, examines the foundations upon which the system was based, and strives to understand the motivation of…

    Paperback – 2010-08-17
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  • The Pasha's Bedouin

    Tribes and State in the Egypt of Mehemet Ali, 1805-1848

    By Reuven Aharoni

    Egypt’s history is interwoven with conflicts of Bedouin, governments and peasants, competing over same cultivated lands and of migrations of nomads from the deserts to the Nile Valley. Mehemet Ali’s era represented the initial ending of the traditional tribalism, and the beginning of emergence of a…

    Paperback – 2010-08-17
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  • Russia and Iran in the Great Game

    Travelogues and Orientalism

    By Elena Andreeva

    This book examines the Russian explorers and officials in the nineteenth and early twentieth century who came into contact with Iran as a part of the Great Game. It demonstrates the development of Russia's own form of Orientalism, a phenomenon that has previously been thought to be exclusive to the…

    Paperback – 2010-08-17
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  • Islam, Secularism and Nationalism in Modern Turkey

    Who is a Turk?

    By Soner Cagaptay

    It is commonly believed that during the interwar period, Kemalist secularism successfully eliminated religion from the public sphere in Turkey, leaving Turkish national identity devoid of religious content. However, through its examination of the impact of the Ottoman millet system on Turkish and…

    Paperback – 2009-09-02
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  • Afghanistan

    Political Frailty and External Interference

    By Nabi Misdaq

    Afghan society is analyzed from a fresh standpoint in this book which discusses the country’s two and a half centuries of socio-political disquiet and outside interference. The author explores the continuous struggle between the central government and the cornerstone of the present state, the…

    Paperback – 2008-04-01
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  • The Boundaries of Modern Palestine, 1840-1947

    By Gideon Biger

    Boundary limitation is a crucial issue in the Middle East, and the boundaries marked out during the years 1840 to 1947 are still one of the major issues in today's political discussions concerning Israel and its surrounding countries.This book, which is based on extensive archival research, deals…

    Paperback – 2003-12-31
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