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  • 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: $95.00
    • 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.
  • 'For Only Those Deserve the Name': T.E. Lawrence and Seven Pillars of Wisdom

    By Mark Calderbank

    Our Price: $64.95
    • ISBN-13: 9781845198084
    • Publisher: Sussex Academic Press
  • 'Iffat Al Thunayan: An Arabian Queen

    By Joseph A. Kéchichian

    Our Price: $25.00
    • 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
  • 'T.E. Lawrence' in Arabia and After

    By B.H. Liddell Hart

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9789110268081
    • Publisher: Jonathan Cape
    • Published: March 1934
  • 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: The First Arab-Israeli War

    By Benny Morris

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780300126969
    • Publisher: Yale University Press
    • Published: April 2008
    The author addresses the whole of the 1948 War in its political and miltiary aspects, taking in as well the international context and interventions, the Arab world, and the internal Israeli scene. Morris writes, ' I try to present a good overall picture of what happened and why, from the UN handling of the Palestine issue to the Israeli-Arab armistice agreements that ended the war. Illus., 33 b&w; 28 maps. 544p.
  • 1967

    By Tom Segev

    Our Price: $39.99
    • Format: Audio/CD
    • ISBN-13: 9781400154944
    • Publisher: Tantor Media Inc
    • Published: July 2007
    An Israeli historian examines a watershed year in the history of the Middle East, detailing the apocalyptic atmosphere in which Israel existed, the six-day 1967 war, and the implications of the war in terms of reshaping the the Middle East.
  • 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
  • The 1967 Arab-Israeli War: Origins and Consequences

    By Wm. Roger Louis

    Our Price: $113.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781107002364
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: March 2012
    "The June 1967 war was a watershed in the history of the modern Middle East. In six days, the Israelis defeated the Arab armies of Egypt, Syria, and Jordan and seized large portions of territory including the West Bank, East Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, the Sinai Peninsula, and the Golan Heights. With the hindsight of four decades and access to recently declassified documents, two veteran scholars of the Middle East bring together some of the most knowledgeable experts in their fields to reassess the origins of the war and its regional reverberations. Each chapter takes a different perspective from the vantage point of a different participant, those that actually took part in the war, and also the world powers, the United States, Soviet Union, Britain, andFrance, that played important roles behind the scenes. Their conclusions make for sober reading. At the heart of the story was the incompetence of the Egyptian high command under the leadership of Nasser and the rivalry between various Arab players who were deeply suspicious of each other, motives. Israel, on the other side, gained a resounding victory for which, despite previous assessments to the contrary, there was no master plan"--
  • 1967: Israel, the War, and the Year That Transformed the Middle East

    By Tom Segev

    Our Price: $30.00
    • 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.
  • The 2011 Libyan Uprisings and the Struggle for the Post-Qadhafi Future

    By Jason Pack

    Our Price: $100.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781137308085
    • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    • Published: June 2013
    In 2011, spontaneous popular uprisings overthrew Muammar Qadhafi - one of the world's most infamous tyrants. Paradoxically, it was Qadhafi's own efforts to "reform" Libya's economy and rebuild the country's international relationships since 2003 that set the stage for Qadhafi's downfall. Despite the enabling effects of twenty-first century communications technology and the aid of NATO jets, the 2011 Libyan uprisings were organized largely along traditional regional, local, and tribal cleavages. The future of post-Qadhafi Libya will be determined by a struggle between "center" and "periphery." This contest has deep resonances in Libyan history. A work of contemporary political history, this volume analyzes the 2011 Libyan uprisings thematically - focusing on the roles of economics, outside actors, tribes, ethnic minorities, and Islamists. This volume's contributors include the British Ambassador to Libya during the uprisings, the President of the American University of Cairo, a former commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and the world's leading academic and security specialists in Libyan affairs.
  • 338171 TE (Lawrence of Arabia)

    By Victoria Ocampo

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781199954640
    • Publisher: E.P. Dutton & Co., Inc.
    • Published: October 1963

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