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  1. 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 15th 2014 by Routledge

  2. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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 9th 2014 by Routledge

  4. The Ghazi Sultans and the Frontiers of Islam

    A comparative study of the late medieval and early modern periods

    By Ali Anooshahr

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    The Ghazi Sultans were frontier holy-warrior kings of late medieval and early modern Islamic history. This book is a comparative study of three particular Ghazis in the Muslim world at that time, demonstrating the extent to which these men were influenced by the actions and writings of their...

    Published March 27th 2014 by Routledge

  5. 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 27th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 20th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Muslim Fortresses in the Levant

    Between Crusaders and Mongols

    By Kate Raphael

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    During much of the twelfth century the Crusaders dominated the military scene in the Levant. The unification of Egypt and Syria by Saladin gradually changed the balance of power, which slowly begun to tilt in favour of the Muslims. This book examines the development and role of Muslim fortresses in...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  9. The History of the Seljuq State

    A Translation with Commentary of the Akhbar al-dawla al-saljuqiyya

    Edited by Clifford Edmund Bosworth

    Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Iran and Turkey

    The Akhbar al-dawla al-saljuqiyya is one of the key primary documents on the history of Western Persia and Iraq in the 11th and 12th centuries. This book provides an accessible English translation and commentary on the text, making available to a new readership this significant work on the...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  10. The Origins of Syrian Nationhood

    Histories, Pioneers and Identity

    Edited by Adel Beshara

    Series: Routledge Studies in Middle Eastern History

    The ‘Syria idea’ emerged in the nineteenth century as a concept of national awakening superseding both Arab nationalism and separatist currents. Looking at nationalist movements, ideas and individuals, this book traces the origin and development of the idea of Syrian nationhood from the perspective...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

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