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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.

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1-10 of 18 results in Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History
  1. Histories of the Jews of Egypt

    An Imagined Bourgeoisie, 1880s-1950s

    By Dario Miccoli

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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 "...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East

    Intelligence and Decolonization, 1940-1948

    By Meir Zamir

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published December 8th 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Druze Community and the Lebanese State

    Between Confrontation and Reconciliation

    By Yusri Hazran

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published June 29th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Ghazi Sultans and the Frontiers of Islam

    A comparative study of the late medieval and early modern periods

    By Ali Anooshahr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

    Histories, Pioneers and Identity

    Edited by Adel Beshara

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  6. War and State Formation in Syria

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

    By M. Talha Çiçek

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published February 17th 2014 by Routledge

  7. British Somaliland

    An Administrative History, 1920-1960

    By Brock Millman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published November 27th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Ending Empire in the Middle East

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

    By Simon C. Smith

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published November 10th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Origins of the Libyan Nation

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

    By Anna Baldinetti

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published February 26th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Protestant Missionaries in the Levant

    Ungodly Puritans, 1820-1860

    By Samir Khalaf

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    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...

    Published July 22nd 2012 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. The Ghazi Sultans and the Frontiers of Islam: A comparative study of the late medieval and early modern periods
    By Ali Anooshahr
    To Be Published May 28th 2015

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