Middle East Research

New Titles and Key Backlist

Welcome to the 2012 Middle East Research Catalog

Our publishing in this area continues to grow and we have a broader range of
titles than ever before.

We try to represent the best of academic research across the social sciences and humanities, and include a wide array of approaches to the most pertinent issues.

We remain interested in commissioning books in all areas of the social sciences
and humanities. I would be very happy to hear about your research, publishing
plans, ideas and suggestions, so please contact me on the address below.

We hope you enjoy browsing our catalogue and don’t forget to keep an eye on our regularly updated website www.routledge.com/middleeaststudies for exciting new titles.

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Our full range of titles is available to browse at www.routledge.com/middleeaststudies.

A small selection of our key titles include:
  1. Ibn al-Haytham, New Astronomy and Spherical Geometry

    A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics Volume 4

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This volume provides a unique primary source on the history and philosophy of mathematics and science from the mediaeval Arab world. The fourth volume of A History of Arabic Sciences and Mathematics is complemented by three preceding volumes which focused on infinitesimal determinations and other...

    Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy

    The State and Minority Groups in Israel, Poland and Northern Ireland

    By Yoav Peled

    Series: Exeter Studies in Ethno Politics

    Ethnic democracy is a form of democratic ethnic conflict regulation in deeply divided societies. In The Challenge of Ethnic Democracy, Yoav Peled argues that ethnic democracy is constituted by the combination of two contradictory constitutional principles: liberal democracy and ethno-nationalism,...

    Published September 9th 2013 by Routledge

  3. Political Reform in Bahrain

    Institutional Transformation, Identity Conflict and Democracy

    By Katja Niethammer

    Series: History and Society in the Islamic World

    This book examines the current political situation in Bahrain and in particular the process of reform that has taken place in recent years. It explores both the roles of the ruling elites as well as opposition actors and shows the major influence of identity politics in this important Gulf state....

    Published June 30th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Recasting Iranian Modernity

    International Relations and Social Change

    By Kamran Matin

    Series: Iranian Studies

    Critically deploying the idea of uneven and combined development this book provides a novel non-Eurocentric account of Iran’s experience of modernity and revolution. Recasting Iranian Modernity presents the argument that Eurocentrism can be decisively overcome through a social theory that has...

    Published October 28th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Salafi Ritual Purity

    In the Presence of God

    By Richard Gauvain

    Series: Islamic Studies Series

    Since 9/11, Salafism has attracted a great deal of attention from the world’s media, which predominantly focuses on its potential for revolutionary violence. Salafism remains poorly understood both in Western media, where it is now the focus of considerable debate, and in Western academia, where...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge