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A History of Modern Palestine
Paperback , 229 x 151mm. 384

Pappe, Ilan

Afghan Modern
illustrations 330

Rugged, remote, riven by tribal rivalries and religious violence, Afghanistan seems to many a forsaken country frozen in time. Robert Crews presents a bold challenge to this misperception. During their long history, Afghans hav

Crews, Robert D.

Age of Jihad
234(Ht mm) 156(Wdt mm) 512

This is essential reading for anyone interested in the collapse of the Middle East, and the devastating role of the West in the creation of this hellish crucible. In Age of Jihad Cockburn exposes the dominant conflict

Cockburn, Patrick

Armies of God
Hardback 384 pages.

The story of Islam and the Empire on the Nile c 1869. In the late 19th century the river Nile became the setting for the first major encounter between the West and Islam. In a collision between Europeans, Arabs and Africans,

Green, Dominic

Armies Of God
Paperback , 198 x 130mm. 384

01 This is the story of what happens when a liberal minded Prime Minister is caught between two sets of fundamentalists, one Islamic, the other Christian. It could be a tale of our time. But this is actually the stor

Green, Dominic

Bible and Zionism
Paperback 384

Does the Bible justify Zionism? Since the foundation of the Israeli state in 1948, Torah and tank have become increasingly inseparable, resulting in the forced expulsion and subjugation of millions of indigenous Palestinians. Nur M

Masalha, Nur

Black Flags: The Rise of ISIS
193(Ht mm) 126(Wdt mm) 480

WINNER of the PULITZER PRIZE for NON-FICTION 2016. In a thrilling dramatic narrative, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick traces how the strain of militant Islam behind ISIS first arose in a remote Jordanian p

Warrick, Joby

Caliphate: A Pelican Introduction

What is a caliphate? Who can be caliph? And how are contemporary ideologues such as ISIS reviving - and abusing - the term today? In the first modern account of a subject of critical importance today, acclaimed historian Hugh Kennedy answers

Kennedy, Hugh


From Ervand Abrahamian, a leading historian on the Middle East, comes a lucid account of the CIA's 1953 coup in Iran and how it paved the way to today's diplomatic gridlock. The Coup is the first trade book to put the 1953 coup in context, f

Abrahamian, Ervand

Debriefing the President: The Interrogation of Saddam Hussein

What Saddam told John Nixon during the conversations he had with him after his capture in late 2003 and early 2004 was to make Washington policymakers very unhappy. He convincingly rebutted the justifications used by the Bush administration

Nixon, John

Devil's Game
black & white illustrations 400

This work talks about the appetite for destruction - the counter-politics that changed the world. An incendiary expose of the misguided power politics practised by the US for almost half a century - a programme th

Dreyfuss, Robert

Don't Panic!

The entity known (in one of many variants) as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has come to feature regularly in the news, and in our imaginations. The dreadful, Grand Guignol spectacle of beheadings, abductions, cages, flames and t

Dyer, Gwynne

Drone Eats with Me

An ordinary Gazan s chronicle of the struggle to survive during Israel s 2014 invasion of Gaza "The Drone Eats with Me" is an unforgettable rendering of everyday civilian life shattered by the realities of twenty-first-century warfare. Israe

Abu Saif, Atef

Emergence Of Modern Shi'sm
234(Ht mm) 156(Wdt mm) 240

This book takes a fresh look at the foundations of modern Islam. Scholars often locate the origins of the modern Islamic world in European colonialism or Islamic reactions to European modernity. However, this study foc

Heern, Zackery M.

Erased from Space and Consciousness
30 b&w illus., 9 maps, 15 tables 280

Hundreds of Palestinian villages were left empty across Israel when their residents became refugees after the 1948 war, their lands and property confiscated. Most of the villages were razed by the new State o

Kadman, Noga, Yiftachel, Oren

Faith and Sword
216(Ht mm) 138(Wdt mm) 320

Faith and Sword gives a concise history of what has arguably been the longest conflict in human history - a conflict that continues, in a new form, to this day. The overtly religious Christian-Muslim struggle lasted fo

Jamieson, Alan G.

Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East, 1914-1920

Sunday Times Top Ten Best-seller. The final destruction of the Ottoman Empire - one of the great epics of the First World War, from best-selling historian Eugene Rogan. For some four centuries the Ottoman Empire had been one of the most powe

Rogan, Eugene

False Prophets of Peace

Through a critical analysis of the prevailing discourse of Zionist intellectuals and activists on the Jewish democratic state, Honig-Parnass uncovers the Zionist left's central role in laying the foundation for the colonial settler state of

Honig-Parnass, Tikva

Gun and the Olive Branch
215 x 135mm. 624

Hirst, David

History of the Arab Peoples
198(Ht mm) 126(Wdt mm) 640

Following the Arab Spring, a fully updated new edition of this ever popular classic of modern history. In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of th

Hourani, Albert

Idea of Israel
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 240

In this groundbreaking new work, Ilan Pappe looks at the continued role of Zionist ideology. The Idea of Israel considers the way Zionism operates outside of the government and military in areas such as the country's e

Pappe, Ilan

International Diplomacy of Israel's Founders

During the early to mid-twentieth century, the Zionist Organization secured a series of political victories on the international stage, leading to the foundation of a Jewish state and to its ability to expand its territorial control within P

Quigley, John

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 400

Cities, scripts, literature, the rule of law - all were born in Iraq. That so many see this ancient land as nothing more than a violent backwater steeped in chaos is a travesty. This is the place where, for the first 5

Robertson, John

Libya: The History of Gaddafi's Pariah State
Illustrations 192

When the oil-rich Kingdom of Libya descended into corruption and irresolution, a young Libyan army officer named Muammar Gaddafi seized power in a brilliant coup on 1 September 1969. Under his rule Libya became a pariah state,

Oakes, John

Line in the Sand
Illustrations, maps, ports. 464

It was the middle of World War I. Two men one, a visionary British politician (Mark Sykes), the other, a veteran French diplomat (Francois Georges-Picot) secretly agreed to divide the Middle East. Britain would ha

Barr, James

Line in the Sand
Illustrations, maps, ports. 464

In 1916, in the middle of the First World War, two men secretly agreed to divide the Middle East between them. Sir Mark Sykes was a visionary politician; Francois Georges-Picot a diplomat with a grudge. The deal t

Barr, James

Lords of the Land
illustrations 576

A bestseller in Israel and translated into over half-a-dozen languages, this highly-acclaimed book is the definitive history of the settlements in Israel. The 1967 Arab-Israeli War, a brief battle whose effects was a devastatin

Zertal, Idith, Eldar, Akiva

Lost World of Byzantium
16 pp. b/w 280

For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Jonathan Harris, a leading scholar of Byzantium, eschews the usua

Harris, Jonathan

Lost World of Byzantium
16 pp. b/w 280

For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Jonathan Harris, a leading scholar of Byzantium, eschews the usua

Harris, Jonathan

1 x 16pp colour plate section 448

Mecca is the heart of Islam. It is the birthplace of Muhammad, the direction towards which Muslims turn when they pray and the site of pilgrimage which annually draws some three million Muslims from all corners

Sardar, Ziauddin

Middle East
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 272

The wave of popular uprisings that swept through the Middle East promised to pave the way for democracy. It brought down dictators and captured the popular imagination, but for most of the region, peace and stability r

Robins, Philip

Middle East and Islamic World Reader
An Historical Reader for the 21st Century 416

This is a fascinating, broad-ranging survey of the rich history and culture of the Muslim world, featuring primary documents from the era of Muhammad to the present, newly revised and expanded to inc

Gettleman, Marvin E., Schaar, Stuart

Morning They Came For Us
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 224

In May of 2012, Janine di Giovanni travelled to Syria, marking the beginning of a long relationship with the country, as she began reporting from both sides of the conflict, through its descent into bloody war. Drawn t

Di Giovanni, Janine

Ottoman Endgame: War, Revolution and the Making of the Modern Middle East, 1908-1923

The Ottoman Endgame is the first, and definitive, single-volume history of the Ottoman empire's decade-long war for survival. Beginning with Italy's invasion of Ottoman Tripoli in September 1911, the opening salvo in what would soon spiral i

McMeekin, Sean

Peace to End All Peace, 20th Anniversary Edition
illustrations 656

Published with a new afterword from the author--the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was createdThe Middle East has long been a region of rival religions, ideologies, nationalisms, and ambitions. All o

Fromkin, David, Oakes, Kaya

Pilgrims and Sultans

The pilgrimage to Mecca - the hajj - is a major aspect of the Islamic religion, yet little has been written about its history or of the conditions under which thousands of pilgrims from far flung regions of the Islamic world travelled to the

Faroqhi, Suraiya

Rage for Order
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 272

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common c

Worth, Robert F.

Revolutionary Iran
illustrations 528

This is the definitive history of the Iran-Iraq war, and revolutionary Iran, essential for understanding the country today. For over 30 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained a

Axworthy, Michael

Road to Armageddon
Hardback 288 pages.

The Third Crusade of Richard the Lionheart is well known but the build-up to it less so. The years that led up to the Battle of Hattin in 1187 is resonant with intrigue, plot and counter-plot, and the abuse of power. This boo

Bartlett, W.B.

Shadow Wars
225(Ht mm) 146(Wdt mm) 688

For more than a century successive US and UK governments have sought to thwart nationalist, socialist and pro-democracy movements in the Middle East. Through the Cold War, the 'War on Terror' and the present era define

Davidson, Christopher M.

Travels of Ibn Battutah
map 400

He did not return to Morocco for another twenty-nine years, travelling instead through more than forty countries on the modern map, covering seventy-five thousand miles and getting as far north as the Volga, as far east as China and as f

Battutah, Ibn, Mackintosh-Smith, Tim

What is Modern Israel?

Few countries provoke as much passion and controversy as Israel. What is Modern Israel? convincingly demonstrates that its founding ideology - Zionism - is anything but a simple reaction to antisemitism. Dispelling the notion that every Jew

Rabkin, Yakov M.

Yellow Wind

First published in 1988, The Yellow Wind is Israeli novelist David Grossman's impassioned account of what he observed on the West Bank in early 1987: not only the misery of the Palestinian refugees and their deep-seated hatred of the Israeli

Grossman, David