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New and Published Books

  1. Studies in Kurdish History

    Empire, Ethnicity and Identity

    Edited by Djene Rhys Bajalan, Sara Zandi Karimi

    Recent events in the Middle East have propelled the once marginalized Kurdish community to the centre of regional and, indeed, world affairs. The growing significance of the Kurds in the politics of the Middle East has led to greater interest amongst both academics and policy makers regarding the...

    Published April 24th 2015 by Routledge

  2. An Arab Ambassador in the Mediterranean World

    The Travels of Muhammad ibn ‘Uthman al-Miknasi, 1779-1788

    By Nabil Matar

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book provides translated selections from the writings of Muhammad Ibn Othman al-Miknasi (d. 1799). The only writings by an Arab-Muslim in the pre-modern period that present a comparative perspective, his travelogues provide unique insight with in to Christendom and Islam. Translating excerpts...

    Published April 20th 2015 by Routledge

  3. British Policy in Aden and the Protectorates 1955-67

    Last Outpost of a Middle East Empire

    By Spencer Mawby

    This is the first detailed account of the confrontation between Britain and President Nasser of Egypt over the Colony of Aden and the surrounding protected states, prior to British withdrawal in 1967. Paying particular attention to the conflicting goals of Arab nationalism and British imperialism,...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Jihad and its Interpretation in Pre-Colonial Morocco

    State-Society Relations during the French Conquest of Algeria

    By Amira K. Bennison

    This book investigates the importance of waging jihad for legitimacy in pre-colonial Morocco. It counters colonial interpretations of the pre-colonial Moroccan sultanate as hopelessly divided into territories of 'obedience' and 'dissidence' by suggesting that state-society warfare was one aspect of...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  5. War and Peace in Qajar Persia

    Implications Past and Present

    Edited by Roxane Farmanfarmaian

    With new and existing evidence being reconsidered, this edited collection takes a multidisciplinary approach to discussing the Qajar system within the context of the wars that engulfed it and the periods of peace that ensued. It throws new light on the decision-making processes, the restraints on...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Opposition and Legitimacy in the Ottoman Empire

    Conspiracies and Political Cultures

    By Florian Riedler

    This book looks at opposition to the Ottoman government in the second half of the nineteenth century, examining a number of key political conspiracies and how these relate to an existing political culture. In his detailed analysis of these conspiracies, the author offers a new perspective on an...

    Published April 7th 2015 by Routledge

  7. Middle East Research Institute Reports (Routledge Revivals)

    Israel, Turkey, Iran, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait

    By Middle East Research Institute

    Series: Routledge Revivals: Middle East Research Institute Reports

    First published in 1985, the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) Reports on the Middle East quickly established themselves as the most authoritative and up-to-date information on the state of affairs in the region. The books provide vital analysis of the political and economic issues affecting...

    Published March 19th 2015 by Routledge

  8. 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 13th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Turkish-American Relations, 1800-1952

    Between the Stars, Stripes and the Crescent

    By ┼×uhnaz Yilmaz

    Series: Studies in International Relations

    This book aims to take the reader on a journey along the intricate web of Turkish-American relations. It critically examines the process, during which the relations evolved from those of strangers into an occasionally troubled, yet resilient alliance. Through the extensive use of Turkish, American...

    Published March 12th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Britain, Israel and Anglo-Jewry 1949-57

    By Natan Aridan

    This book focuses on the bilateral and multilateral relations between Britain, the 'former proprietor' and Israel, the 'successor state', during the period following their armed clash in January 1949, to Israel's withdrawal from the Gaza and the Sinai in March 1957. It highlights the formulation of...

    Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge