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  1. New from Routledge Library Editions: Saudi Arabia

    Routledge Library Editions: Saudi Arabia republishes for the first time some key texts on Saudi Arabia, previously out-of-print. The titles cover all aspects of the country, from its native people and their customs, to the formation of the nation state; analyses of the country’s oil economy and its impact on its society; and studies of the country’s, and region’s, politics. Together, the books in this set form an essential reference source to Saudi Arabia. An essential reference resource for your library!

  2. Coming Soon: Futile Diplomacy - A History of Arab-Israeli Negotiations, 1913-56

    Futile Diplomacy - A History of Arab-Israeli Negotiations, 1913-56

    These four volumes provide a careful and balanced behind-the-scenes account of the intricate diplomatic activity of the period between 1913 and 1956. Exploiting a range of available archive sources as well as extensive secondary sources, they provide an authoritative analysis of the positions and strategies which the principal parties and the would-be mediators adopted in the elusive search for a stable peace. The text of each volume comprises both analytical-historical chapters and a selection of primary documents from archival sources, providing an essential reference source for the student of the Arab-Israeli conflict and its long history.

    Find out more and recommend to your librarian here.

  3. New Major Work: The Military History of the Modern Middle East

    The Military History of the Modern Middle East Edited by Barry Rubin

    No area of the world has been more involved in military matters during the last half century than has the Middle East. The region has seen seven Arab-Israeli wars; three wars involving Iraq and two more in Afghanistan; as well as civil wars in Lebanon, Libya, Algeria, Yemen, Syria, and among Palestinians; and insurgencies in several other places. Several of these wars—most notably the last one in Iraq and the Afghan ones—involved direct Western intervention.This new Routledge collection offers a survey of the scholarly work across the range of twentieth- and twenty-first-century regional history that puts these events together in a systematic context and provides a wide range of views and opinions.

    Find out more and recommend this title to your librarian here.

  4. New - The Secret Anglo-French War in the Middle East

    Shedding new light on the clandestine Franco-Zionist collaboration against Britain in the Middle East and the role of the British secret services in the 1948 Arab-Jewish war in Palestine, this book, which presents close to 400 secret Syrian and British documents obtained by the French intelligence, is essential reading for scholars with an interest in the political history of the region, inter-Arab and international relations, and intelligence studies. Find out more.

  5. New Title - Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring

    Collating a wide array of viewpoints, specialisms, biases, and degrees of proximity and distance from events that shook the Arab world to its core, the Handbook is written with the reader in mind, to provide students, practitioners, diplomats, policy-makers and lay readers with contextualization and knowledge, and to set the stage for further discussion of the Arab Spring. Find out more.

  6. 2014 Student Reference and Textbook Round Up

    Check out all of the Textbooks and Student Reference titles published in 2014 in Politics & International Relations, Military, Security & Strategic Studies and Asian & Middle Eastern Studies!

  7. Interview with Mariam al-Attar Author of Islamic Ethics

    Routledge author Mariam al-Attar speaks to newbooksinmiddleeasternstudies.com about her book Islamic Ethics.

    Listen to the entire interview here.

    Find out more about Islamic Ethics here.

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Saudi Arabia

    Routledge Library Editions: Saudi Arabia republishes for the first time some key texts on Saudi Arabia, previously out-of-print. The titles cover all aspects of the country, from its native people and their customs, to the formation of the nation state; analyses of the country’s oil economy and its impact on its society; and studies of the country’s, and region’s, politics. Together, the books in this set form an essential reference source to Saudi Arabia.

  9. New Title – Sectarianism in Iraq

    Sectarianism in Iraq: The Making of State and Nation Since 1920

    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.

    Take a look inside the first 30 pages for free online!

    Read our interview with the author Khalil Osman about this book here.

    Find out more about this title here.
     

  10. New Title - The Kurdish Liberation Movement in Iraq

    Investigating the transformation of the Kurdish liberation movement in Iraq this book explores its development from an armed guerilla movement, engaged in a war for liberation with the government in Baghdad, into the government of a de facto Kurdish state known as the Kurdistan Regional Government.

    Take a look inside the first 30 pages for free online!

    Find out more about this title here.

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