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New and Published Books

  1. Anti-Veiling Campaigns in the Muslim World

    Gender, Modernism and the Politics of Dress

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Durham Modern Middle East and Islamic World Series

    In recent years bitter controversies have erupted across Europe and the Middle East about women’s veiling, and especially their wearing of the face-veil or niqab. Yet the deeper issues contained within these controversies – secularism versus religious belief, individual freedom versus social or...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Egypt from Nasser to Mubarak (RLE Egypt)

    A Flawed Revolution

    By Anthony McDermott

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    Ever since Nasser overthrew Prince Farouk in 1952, Egypt has held a special, leading position within the Arab world. It is now facing major problems, the most serious of which are the growing strength of the Muslim fundamentalists, continuing population growth and external debt problems. Together,...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Egypt, 1798-1952 (RLE Egypt)

    Her Advance Towards a Modern Identity

    By J.C.B. Richmond

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    Egypt was the first of the Arab-speaking Muslim countries to come into close contact with modern European states. The experience was not a particularly happy one. It resulted in political and economic subjugation and in the breakdown of her traditional culture and society: but it led also to her...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Early Orientalism

    Imagined Islam and the Notion of Sublime Power

    By Ivan Kalmar

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    The history of western notions about Islam is of obvious scholarly as well as popular interest today. This book investigates Christian images of the Muslim Middle East, focusing on the period from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment, when the nature of divine as well as human power was under...

    Published March 20th 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Continuity in Iranian Identity

    Resilience of a Cultural Heritage

    By Fereshteh Davaran

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Despite changes in sovereignty and in religious thought, certain aspects of Iranian culture and identity have persisted since antiquity. Drawing on an exploration of history, religion and literature to define Iranian cultural identity and link the Persian past with more recent cultural and...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sport in the Middle East

    Power, Politics, Ideology and Religion

    Edited by Fan Hong

    Series: Sport in the Global Society - Historical perspectives

    This collection provides interdisciplinary study of sport in the Middle East in the context of history, politics, policies, gender, religion, ideology and international relations. The chapters examine the role of the Pan-Arab Games in strengthening the bonds of Arab identity in Qatar, the...

    Published January 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Syria

    Edited by Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Syria

    Routledge Library Editions: Syria brings together as one set, or individual volumes, a series of previously out-of-print classics from a variety of academic imprints. With a variety of titles covering Syria's politics, history and culture, this set provides in one place a wealth of...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  9. The Ba'th and the Creation of Modern Syria (RLE Syria)

    By David Roberts

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Syria

    This book traces the development of modern Syria focusing on the contribution of the Ba’th party and Ba’thist ideology. It examines the roots of the Ba’th in the intellectual ferment of the 1940s and charts its growing influence on Syrian politics. Special attention is devoted to the crucial Sixth...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Soviet Union and Syria (RLE Syria)

    By Efraim Karsh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Syria

    This Chatham House Paper examines the nature of Soviet relations with Syria, assessing the commitments made and the gains reaped by Moscow and Damascus in the economic, military and political spheres. After discussing Soviet interests in the region in general and with regard to Syria in particular,...

    Published December 1st 2013 by Routledge