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New and Published Books

  1. Ethics in Islam

    Friendship in the Political Thought of Al-Tawhidi and his Contemporaries

    By Nuha Al-Shaar

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the Buyid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi who lived in Baghdad and what is now western Iran. Ethics in Islam provides the first major treatment of al-Tawhidi's...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Turkic Peoples in Medieval Arabic Writings

    By Yehoshua Frenkel

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    Translating a collection of the most important descriptions of the Turks found in medieval Arabic texts into English, this book aims at delineating the coming of the Turkic people in the eleventh century, their military successes in Iran and Iraq, and the emergence of the sultanate. The book...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Legal Authority in Premodern Islam

    Yahya B Sharaf Al-Nawawi in the Shafi'i School of Law

    By Fachrizal A. Halim

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Offering a detailed analysis of the structure of authority in Islamic law, this book focuses on the figure of Yahya b. Sharaf al-Nawawi, who is regarded as the chief contributor to the legal tradition known as the Shafi'i madhhab in traditional Muslim sources, named after Muhammad b. Idris...

    Published December 4th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Atlas of Islamic History

    By Peter Sluglett, Andrew Currie

    This Atlas provides the main outlines of Islamic history from the immediate pre-Islamic period until the end of 1920, that is, before most parts of the Muslim world became sovereign nation states. Each map is accompanied by a text that contextualises, explains, and expands upon the map, and are...

    Published November 25th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    By Various

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    RLE The Economy of the Middle East brings together as one set and as individual volumes a series of previously out-of-print classic titles from a variety of imprints. With books ranging from The Arab Economy in Israel to Arab Manpower, from The Economic Development of the United Arab Emirates to...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Arab Oil Policies in the 1970s (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    Opportunity and Responsibility

    By Yusuf A. Sayigh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    Until 1973 few people, either in the advanced, industrial countries or in the developing countries of the Third World, thought seriously on the issues and complexities involved in the production and marketing of the oil on which they relied. It was only with the sudden steep increases in oil prices...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Determinants of Arab Economic Development (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    By Yusuf A. Sayigh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    This book explores in depth the factors determining economic development in the Arab region. The particular factors relevant to the Arab world are also set within the context of the broad political economy of underdevelopment. The factors are identified as comprising three main groups: economic,...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Economies of the Arab World (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    Development since 1945

    By Yusuf A. Sayigh

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    This book, a comprehensive study of twelve of the economies of key countries of the Arab world, has three main objectives: to record the developmental achievements and failings of each country; to examine the main issues arising in the drive for development; and to assess the future outlook for...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Economic Case for Palestine (RLE Economy of Middle East)

    By Elias H. Tuma, Haim Darin-Drabkin

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: The Economy of the Middle East

    Much has been written about the Arab–Israeli conflict, the prospects for peace or war and the eventual establishment of a Palestinian state, side by side with the state of Israel. The emphasis, however, has been on the political processes of such eventualities. The objectives of this book...

    Published November 18th 2014 by Routledge