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New and Published Books

  1. Sectarianism in Iraq

    The Making of State and Nation Since 1920

    By Khalil Osman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government

    This book links sectarianism in Iraq to the failure of the modern nation-state to resolve tensions between sectarian identities and concepts of unified statehood and uniform citizenry. After a theoretical excursus that recasts the notion of primordial identity as a socially constructed reality,...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Iranian-Russian Encounters

    Empires and Revolutions since 1800

    Edited by Stephanie Cronin

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Over the past two hundred years, encounters between Iran and Russia have been both rich and complex. This book explores the myriad dimensions of the Iranian-Russian encounter during a dramatic period which saw both Iran and Russia subject to revolutionary upheavals and transformed from...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. War and Intervention in Lebanon (Routledge Revivals)

    The Israeli-Syrian Deterrence Dialogue

    By Yair Evron

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Despite the bitter conflict that divided Jerusalem and Damascus, a fascinating process of indirect – through the United States – and tacit understandings emerged with regard to Lebanon in the 1970s. This derived largely from the Israeli deterrence posture which held in check Syrian military...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  4. Inside the Middle East (Routledge Revivals)

    By Dilip Hiro

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1982, Inside the Middle East is a definitive study of the region. It provides a clear, concise description of the complex social, political and economic life of the Middle East. Beginning with an outline of the birth and growth of Islam in the Arabian Peninsula and the history of...

    Published September 1st 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Ghaznavid and Seljuk Turks

    Poetry as a Source for Iranian History

    By G.E. Tetley

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    This new view on aspects of the Ghaznavid and Seljuk dynasties concentrates on the relationship of the panegyric poets Farrukhi Sistani (c.995-1032) and Mu'izzi (c.1045-1127) to the Ghaznavid and Seljuk rulers and dignitaries for whom they wrote. Dr Tetley investigates the reliability of the...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Grievance Administration (Sikayet) in an Ottoman Province

    The Kaymakam of Rumelia's 'Record Book of Complaints' of 1781-1783

    By Michael Ursinus

    Series: Royal Asiatic Society Books

    The 'Record Book of Complaints', from the office of the governor-general (beylerbey) of Rumelia, is an exceptional manuscript of the Ottoman archive. It offers a unique insight into the experience of Ottoman administration in the most important province of Ottoman Europe, Rumelia. For the first...

    Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Histories of Egyptology

    Interdisciplinary Measures

    Edited by William Carruthers

    Series: Routledge Studies in Egyptology

    Histories of Egyptology are increasingly of interest: to Egyptologists, archaeologists, historians, and others. Yet, particularly as Egypt undergoes a contested process of political redefinition, how do we write these histories, and what (or who) are they for? This volume addresses a variety of...

    Published July 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. Religious Strife in Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    Crisis and Ideological Conflict in the Seventies

    By Nadia Ramsis Farah

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    This critical analysis investigates the causes that brought about one of the most tumultuous periods in modern Egyptian history – the clashes between the Muslims and Copts during the 1970s. A unique retrospective, it features probing interviews with Egyptian intellectuals, writers, political and...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Education in Egypt (RLE Egypt)

    By Judith Cochran

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Egypt

    Egyptian education is a central, social and economic force in the Middle East. For hundreds of years Al Azhar University has been the centre of Islamic thinking and education. More recently Egypt became the leader in secular education as Mohammed Ali established the first medical, veterinarian,...

    Published July 4th 2014 by Routledge