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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 17 new and published books in the subject of Middle East Anthropology — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. New Light on the Most Ancient East

    By V. Gordon Childe

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book offers a detailed survey on major archaeological discoveries in the Near and Middle East. This classic account focuses on the findings in three great centers of ancient civilization: Egypt, Sumer, and the Indus valley. Professor Childe discusses the excavation of the three cities of...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Foraging and Farming

    The Evolution of Plant Exploitation

    Edited by David R. Harris, Gordon C. Hillman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

    This book is one of a series of more than 20 volumes resulting from the World Archaeological Congress, September 1986, attempting to bring together not only archaeologists and anthropologists from many parts of the world, as well as academics from contingent disciplines, but also non-academics from...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Nomads in Postrevolutionary Iran

    The Qashqa'i in an Era of Change

    By Lois Beck

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Examining the rapid transition in Iran from a modernizing, westernizing, secularizing monarchy (1941-79) to a hard-line, conservative, clergy-run Islamic republic (1979-), this book focuses on the ways this process has impacted the Qashqa’i—a rural, nomadic, tribally organized, Turkish-speaking,...

    Published September 18th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Turkish-Greek Relations

    Rapprochement, Civil Society and the Politics of Friendship

    By Leonidas Karakatsanis

    Series: Routledge Advances in Mediterranean Studies

    Turkish-Greek relations are marked by a long trajectory of enmity and tension. This book sets out to explore the ‘other side’ of that history, focusing on initiatives that have promoted contact between the two societies and encouraged rapprochement. Presenting a new critical re-description of...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  5. City of Knowledge in Twentieth Century Iran

    Shiraz, History and Poetry

    By Setrag Manoukian

    Series: Iranian Studies

    This book presents a cultural history of modern Iran from the point of view of Shiraz, a city famous for its poetry and its traditions of scholarship. Exploring the relationship among history, poetry and politics, the book analyses how Shiraz came to be defined as the country’s cultural capital,...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Moral Economy of the Madrasa

    Islam and Education Today

    Edited by Keiko Sakurai, Fariba Adelkhah

    Series: New Horizons in Islamic Studies

    The revival of madrasas in the 1980s coincided with the rise of political Islam and soon became associated with the "clash of civilizations" between Islam and the West. This volume examines the rapid expansion of madrasas across Asia and the Middle East and analyses their role in society within...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey

    Political Violence, Fear and Pain

    By Ramazan Aras

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    The Formation of Kurdishness in Turkey examines political violence, the politics of fear and the Kurdish experience of pain through an analysis of life stories, personal narratives and testimonies of Kurdish subjects in contemporary Turkey. It traces the physical and psychological impacts of the...

    Published October 17th 2013 by Routledge

  8. The Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

    A Physical, Social and Regional Geography

    By W. B. Fisher

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In this comprehensive study, first published in 1950, Professor Fisher examines all the principal elements – physical and human – that influence environment, development and ways of life in the Middle East. An analysis of the physical basis of the region is followed by detailed treatment of the...

    Published April 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. The War in Darfur

    Reclaiming Sudanese History

    By Anders Hastrup

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Society

    No other crisis in Africa has received as much attention in the West during the past 10 years as the war in Darfur, yet the underlying complexities of the war and the background to the crisis remains poorly understood by scholars, activists and aid workers. This anthropological study of the war in...

    Published December 13th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Salafi Ritual Purity

    In the Presence of God

    By Richard Gauvain

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Since 9/11, Salafism has attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, which predominantly focuses on its potential for revolutionary violence. Salafism remains poorly understood both in Western media, where it is now the focus of considerable debate, and in Western academia, where...

    Published November 13th 2012 by Routledge