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  1. Urban Governance Under the Ottomans

    Between Cosmopolitanism and Conflict

    Edited by Ulrike Freitag, Nora Lafi

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Urban Governance Under the Ottomans focuses on one of the most pressing topics in this field, namely the question why cities formerly known for their multiethnic and multi- religious composition became increasingly marked by conflict in the 19th century. This collection of essays represents the...

    Published May 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Conflict in Afghanistan

    Studies in Asymetric Warfare

    By Martin Ewans

    Asymmetric warfare, involving conflicts where smaller powers apply their strengths against the weaknesses of a more powerful opponent, has become a key modern concern since the September 11th attacks. Conflict in Afghanistan tackles this issue by examining the five wars Afghanistan has waged...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Shaping a Qur'anic Worldview

    Scriptural Hermeneutics and the Rhetoric of Moral Reform in the Caliphate of al-Ma'un

    By Vanessa De Gifis

    Series: Routledge Studies in the Qur'an

    Exploring the subjectivity of the Qur?an’s meaning in the world, this book analyses Qur?anic referencing in Muslim political rhetoric. Informed by classical Arabic-Islamic rhetorical theory, the author examines Arabic documents attributed to the ?Abbasid Caliph al-Ma?mun (r. 813-833), whose rule...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Ottoman Notables and Participatory Politics

    Tanzimat Reform in Tokat, 1839-1876

    By John Bragg

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Focussing on events in the Anatolian town of Tokat during the final two decades of the great Ottoman legal and administrative reforms known as the Tanzimat (1839-76), this book applies elements of social networking theory to analyze and assess the establishment of local governments across the...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Islamic Reform and Arab Nationalism

    Expanding the Crescent from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean (1880s-1930s)

    By Amal N. Ghazal

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Bridging African and Arab histories, this book examines the relationship between Islam, nationalism and the evolution of identity politics from late 19th Century to World War II. It provides a cross-national, cross-regional analysis of religious reform, nationalism, anti-colonialism from Zanzibar...

    Published March 28th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The City in the Ottoman Empire

    Migration and the making of urban modernity

    Edited by Ulrike Freitag, Malte Fuhrmann, Nora Lafi, Florian Riedler

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    The nexus of urban governance and human migration was a crucial feature in the modernisation of cities in the Ottoman Empire of the nineteenth century. This book connects these two concepts to examine the Ottoman city as a destination of human migration, throwing new light on the question of...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  9. The Second Palestinian Intifada

    Civil Resistance

    By Julie M. Norman

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    Palestinian civilians engaged in numerous acts of unarmed resistance during the second intifada. However, these attempts in using non-violent strategies were frequently overshadowed by the armed tactics of militant groups. Drawing from extensive interviews, surveys, and observations in the West...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Circassian Diaspora in Turkey

    A Political History

    By Zeynel Abidin Besleney

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern Politics

    A North Caucasian ethnic group that has been largely obscured in world history as a result of their expulsion from their homeland by Tsarist Russia in the 1860s, Circassians now comprise significant communities not only in the Northwest Caucasus but also in Turkey, Syria, Jordan, Europe and the US....

    Published March 17th 2014 by Routledge