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  1. New Perspectives on Safavid Iran

    Empire and Society

    Edited by Colin P. Mitchell

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Dedicated to the renowned Safavid historian Roger Savory, this book brings together a collection of studies on the Safavid state of Iran (1501-1722) from the perspectives of political, social, literary, and artistic history. Savory, a doyen of Safavid studies in the 1960s and 1970s, was...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Sufism and Society

    Arrangements of the Mystical in the Muslim World, 1200–1800

    Edited by John Curry, Erik Ohlander

    Series: Routledge Sufi Series

    In recent years, many historians of Islamic mysticism have been grappling in sophisticated ways with the difficulties of essentialism. Reconceptualising the study of Islamic mysticism during an under-researched period of its history, this book examines the relationship between Sufism and society in...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue

    The Formulation of a Policy, 1948-1956

    By Jacob Tovy

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    Examining the development of Israel’s policy toward the Palestinian refugee issue, this book spans the period following the first Arab-Israeli War until the mid-1950s, when the basic principles of Israel’s policy were finalized. Israel and the Palestinian Refugee Issue outlines and analyzes the...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  4. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Nationalism and Liberal Thought in the Arab East

    Ideology and Practice

    Edited by Christoph Schumann

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    This book explores the complex relationship between nationalism and liberal thought in the Arab East during the first half of the twentieth century. Examining this formative period through reformist Islam, Arab secularism and Arab literature, the book situates major shifts in the political...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Great Seljuqs

    A History

    By Osman Aziz Basan

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    This book provides a broad history of the Seljuq Turks from their origins and early conquests in the 10th century, through the rise of empire, until its dissolution at the end of the 12th. Where the history of the Seljuqs is usually studied in the context of medieval Persian, Arabic or Islamic...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Untold Histories of the Middle East

    Recovering Voices from the 19th and 20th Centuries

    Edited by Amy Singer, Christoph Neumann, Selcuk Aksin Somel

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Much traditional historiography consciously and unconsciously glosses over certain discourses, narratives, and practices. This book examines silences or omissions in Middle Eastern history at the turn of the twenty-first century, to give a fuller account of the society, culture and politics. With a...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Court Cultures in the Muslim World

    Seventh to Nineteenth Centuries

    Edited by Albrecht Fuess, Jan-Peter Hartung

    Series: SOAS/Routledge Studies on the Middle East

    Courts and the complex phenomenon of the courtly society have received intensified interest in academic research over recent decades, however, the field of Islamic court culture has so far been overlooked. This book provides a comparative perspective on the history of courtly culture in Muslim...

    Published February 27th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Britain's Moment in Palestine

    Retrospect and Perspectives, 1917-1948

    By Michael J Cohen

    Series: Israeli History, Politics and Society

    In 1917, the British issued the Balfour Declaration for military and strategic reasons. This book analyses why and how the British took on the Palestine Mandate. It explores how their interests and policies changed during its course and why they evacuated the country in 1948. During the first...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  10. War and State Formation in Syria

    Cemal Pasha's Governorate During World War I, 1914-1917

    By M. Talha Çiçek

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    During the First World War, Cemal Pasha attempted to establish direct control over Syrian and thereby reaffirm Ottoman authority there through various policies of control, including the abolishment of local intermediaries. Elaborating on these Ottoman policies of control, this book assesses Cemal...

    Published February 18th 2014 by Routledge