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  • "My Heart Became Attached"

    By Mark Kukis

    Our Price: $16.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781574887594
    • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
    • Published: July 2005
    Traces John Walker Lindh's personal and spiritual transformation from a confused teenager studying Arabic in Yemen to a holy warrior fighting with the Taliban.
  • The "Ugly American" in the Arab Mind

    By Mohamed El-bendary

    Our Price: $27.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781597976732
    • Publisher: Potomac Books Inc
    • Published: August 2011
  • 'Abdu'l-Bahá's Journey West: The Course of Human Solidarity

    By Negar Mottahedeh

    Our Price: $109.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137032003
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: April 2013
    Born in 1844 in Persia (Iran), 'Abdu'l-Bahá is best known as the eldest son of Mírzá ?usayn-`Alí Núrí, Bahá'u'lláh (1817-1892), the founder of the Bahá'í Faith. This edited volume of specially commissioned essays marking the centenary of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's journey to the West documents the uniqueness of 'Abdu'l-Bahá's vision of human solidarity and peace in the context of twentieth century modernity and show the moral impact of his principled positions on the emergent Civil Rights movement in America.
  • 'Iffat Al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen

    By Joseph A. Kéchichian

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781845196851
    • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
    • Published: March 2015
    ‘Iffat Al Thunayan, spouse of the late King Faysal bin ‘Abdul ‘Aziz Al Sa‘ud (r. 1964–1975), was a pillar of the ruling Al Sa‘ud family. Born and raised in Istanbul to an uprooted Sa‘udi family, she returned to the Kingdom in 1932, a few months before the founder ruler, ‘Abdul ‘Aziz bin ‘Abdul Rahman, reinstituted the monarchy. ‘Iffat used her influence to infiltrate many progressive ideas into the Kingdom, including significant strides in education for both boys and girls as well as major advances in health care. An astute observer and a doer par excellence, Queen ‘Iffat left her mark on the contemporary history of the Al Sa‘ud, as she protected and empowered her kin. She raised a formidable family, listened carefully, guided conversations as necessary, spoke with moderation, and recommended policies to her husband and, after he was assassinated, to her brothers-in-law who succeeded him. A politically conscious spouse, Queen ‘Iffat played the leading role in Sa‘udi female society, attended many state functions, and received female state guests. She traveled extensively, especially in Europe and the United States, supported myriad charities, and cajoled many to invest in the Kingdom. Universally respected, many people sought her advice for she shared her ambitions and ideas to benefit the entire country. Based on multiple interviews conducted with members of the al-Faysal family, friends, and acquaintances of the late queen, Joseph A. Kéchichian offers the first political biography of a Sa‘udi monarch’s spouse. This work is an important resource for social scientists and political analysts, and of interest to all who wish to learn about Arab women in general, and Sa‘udi women in particular.
  • 'Peaks of Yemen I Summon': Poetry as Cultural Practice in a North Yemen Tribe

    By Steven C. Caton

    Our Price: $33.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520082618
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: May 1993
  • 'They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else': A History of the Armenian Genocide

    By Ronald Grigor Suny

    Our Price: $17.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691147307
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: March 2015
    Starting in early 1915, the Ottoman Turks began deporting and killing hundreds of thousands of Armenians in the first major genocide of the twentieth century. By the end of the First World War, the number of Armenians in what would become Turkey had been reduced by ninety percent--more than a million people. A century later, the Armenian Genocide remains controversial but relatively unknown, overshadowed by later slaughters and the chasm separating Turkish and Armenian versions of events. In this definitive narrative history, Ronald Suny cuts through nationalist myths, propaganda, and denial to provide an unmatched account of when, how, and why the atrocities of 1915-16 were committed.As it lost territory during the war, the Ottoman Empire was becoming a more homogenous Turkic-Muslim state, but it still contained large non-Muslim communities, including the Christian Armenians. The Young Turk leaders of the empire believed that the Armenians were internal enemies secretly allied to Russia and plotting to win an independent state. Suny shows that the great majority of Armenians were in truth loyal subjects who wanted to remain in the empire. But the Young Turks, steeped in imperial anxiety and anti-Armenian bias, became convinced that the survival of the state depended on the elimination of the Armenians. Suny is the first to explore the psychological factors as well as the international and domestic events that helped lead to genocide.Drawing on archival documents and eyewitness accounts, this is an unforgettable chronicle of a cataclysm that set a tragic pattern for a century of genocide and crimes against humanity.
  • The 'abb Sid Revolution

    By M. A. Shaban

    Our Price: $31.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521295345
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: April 1979
  • 1,001 Facts Everyone Should Know About Israel

    By Mitchell Geoffrey Bard

    Our Price: $133.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780742543577
    • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
    • Published: November 2005
  • 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization

    By Salim T.S. Al-Hassani

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Oversize Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781426209345
    • Publisher: National Geographic
    • Published: February 2012
    "Imagine it is the seventh century. As most of Europe continues its descent into a long period of intellectually dormancy, a quiet yet powerful academic revolution is erupting in another corner of the world. Over the next centuries, the geniuses of Muslim society will thrust the boundaries of knowledge forward to such a degree that their innovations still shape civilizations to this day. The staggering achievements of these men and women influenced the development of modern mathematics, science, engineering, and medicine. 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization sheds new light on this golden era that was once lost to so many, and celebrates the heritage that we all share"--P. [4] of cover.
  • 1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West

    By Roger Crowley

    Our Price: $29.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781401301910
    • Publisher: Hyperion
    • Published: August 2005
    For over a thousand years, Constantinople had been the center of the Western world and the defense of Christianity against Islam. Thanks to its strategic location and massive fortifications, it withstood repeated attacks from the east. But in 1453, Mehmet II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire, rallied the forces of Islam against the bastion, determined to take the city by siege. Armed with a 27-foot-long cannon called the Basilica; 80,000 Muslims in April 1453 began their strike against a mere 8,000 Christian troops led by Constantine XI. '1453' is a vivid, intense tale of courage, cruelty, endurance, luck and a battle that changed the world forever.
  • 1948: A History of the First Arab-Israeli War

    By Benny Morris

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780300151121
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: 2008
    Benny Morris demolishes misconceptions and brings to light the political and military facts of the war that led to the birth of the state of Israel and the shattering of Palestinian Arab society. Notes, Bibliography, Index. Illus., b&w photos; maps. 524p.
  • The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: Origins and Consequences

    By William Roger Louis

    Our Price: $30.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521174794
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: March 2012
  • 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East

    By Tom Segev

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780805088120
    • Publisher: Metropolitan Books / Henry Holt and Company
    • Published: April 2008
    The author's 'One Palestine, Complete' & 'The Seventh Million' overturned accepted views of the history of Israel. Now, in '1967,' Tom Segev brings his masterful skills to the watershed year when six days of war reshaped the country & the entire region. He reveals as never before Israel's intimacy with the White House and the political rivalries that sabotaged any chance of peace. Above all, Segev challenges the view that the 6-Day War was inevitable; showing that behind the bloodshed was a series of disastrous miscalulations. Notes, Index. B&W Illus. 704p.
  • 1979: The Year That Shaped the Modern Middle East

    By David W. Lesch

    Our Price: $43.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780813339160
    • Publisher: Westview Press
    • Published: August 2001

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