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SPOTLIGHT ON: Middle East History

Routledge are pleased to showcase a selection of Middle East History titles and until the end of April 2014 we're offering 20% discount* on all Middle East History!

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Publishing textbooks, handbooks, research monographs and major works, Routledge are at the fore-front of Middle Eastern studies, and the associated sub-disciplines. To find out more browse the selection below and click the links for more information! The most recent addition to the Middle East history collection is Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue. Examining the development of Israel’s policy toward the Palestinian refugee issue, this book spans the period following the first Arab-Israeli War until the mid-1950s, when the basic principles of Israel’s policy were finalized.

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Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue : The Formulation of Policy, 1948-1956 - By Jacob Tovy

Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue outlines and analyzes the various aspects that, together, created the mosaic of the "refugee problem" with which Israel has since had to contend. These aspects include issues of repatriation, resettlement, compensation, blocked bank accounts, internal refugees and family reunification.

Britain's Moment in Palestine : Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948 - By Michael J Cohen

In 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration for military and strategic reasons. This book analyses why and how the British took on the Palestine Mandate. It explores how their interests and policies changed during its course and why they evacuated the country in 1948.

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 Pasha’s policies towards different political groups in Syrian society, including; Arabists, Zionists, Christian clergymen and Armenian immigrants.

The Modern Middle East : A Social and Cultural History, 3rd Edition - By Ilan Pappé

This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and gender histories of the region over its political and economic history.

The Rum Seljuqs : Evolution of a Dynasty - By Songul Mecit

Charting the expansion of the Rum Seljuqs from rulers of a small principality to a fully- fledged sultanate ruling over almost the whole of Anatolia, this book demonstrates how ideology, rather than military success, was crucial in this development.

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