Middle Eastern History

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From Beirut To Jerusalem

From Beirut To Jerusalem

by Thomas L Friedman

The New York Times Middle East correspondent profiles this troubled region, describing the everyday horrors of Beirut, the intricacies of Arab politics, Arab-Israeli relations, and American perceptions of the region.
Peace To End All Peace

Peace To End All Peace

by David Fromkin

Featuring a new afterword offering an updated assessment of the region, a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed study of the Middle East traces the influence of the Allies on Middle East politics during and after World War I and the legacy of the era on the shifting political unities and divisions of today.
Leap Of Faith

Leap Of Faith

by Queen Noor

rt of a man and his nation. Born into a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa Halaby was a strongly independent young woman. After studying architecture at Princeton, her work on projects in the Middle East gave her a profound understanding both of the links between the environment and social problems, and also of the tumultuous history of the Arab nations. Then, in 1974, her life took a very different turn, when her father introduced her to the world's most eligible bachelor, King Hussein of Jordan.... Read more
The Burning Tigris

The Burning Tigris

by Peter Balakian

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response presents a narrative of the massacres of the Armenians during the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the responsibility of the Ottoman government. Using archival documents and first-person accounts, Peter Balakian shows the history of how the Young Turks were involved in the Armenian Genocide. The book received the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book and New York Times and national best seller.
Power, Faith and Fantasy

Power, Faith and Fantasy

by Michael B Oren

Includes bibliographical references (p. [693]-741 and index.
Six Days Of War

Six Days Of War

by Michael B Oren

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East is a 2002 non-fiction book by American-Israeli historian Michael Oren, chronicling the events of the Six-Day War fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Widely praised by critics, the book won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history and spent seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.
What Went Wrong? - Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

What Went Wrong? - Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

by Bernard Lewis

For many centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement--the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed, as the previously despised West won victory after victory, first in the battlefield and the marketplace, then in... Read more
Islamic Imperialism

Islamic Imperialism

by Efraim Karsh

From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams. So argues Efraim Karsh in this highly provocative book. Rejecting the conventional Western interpretation of Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, Karsh contends that the region's experience is the culmination of long-existing indigenous... Read more
A Savage War Of Peace

A Savage War Of Peace

by Alistair Horne

ALISTAIR HORNE is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954—1962, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805—1815 and the official biography of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. He is a fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and lives in Oxfordshire. He was awarded the French Legion d’Honneur in 1993 and received a knighthood in 2003 for his work on French history.  
The Punishment Of Virtue

The Punishment Of Virtue

by Sarah Chayes

As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords back into positions of power and the Taliban to re-infiltrate the country. This is an eyeopening chronicle that highlights the often infuriating... Read more
The Middle East

The Middle East

by Bernard Lewis

In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it. Elegantly sritten, scholarly yet accessible, The Middle East is the most comprehensive single volume history of the region ever written from the world's foremost authority on the Middle East.
The Great War For Civilisation

The Great War For Civilisation

by Robert Fisk

Best-selling author and journalist Robert Fisk, based in Beirut as Middle East Correspondent of The Independent, has lived in the Middle East for almost three decades and holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. His last book, Pity the Nation, a history of the Lebanon war, was published to great critical acclaim.
Lords Of the Horizons

Lords Of the Horizons

by Jason Goodwin

The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total. Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling history; dramatic, detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.
A History Of the Arab Peoples

A History Of the Arab Peoples

by Albert Hourani

In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of... Read more
From Babel To Dragomans

From Babel To Dragomans

by Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Hailed as "the world's foremost Islamic scholar" (Wall Street Journal), as "a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world" (Baltimore Sun), and as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" (New York Times), Lewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted voice that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East.... Read more
By Way Of Deception

By Way Of Deception

by Victor; Hoy, Claire Ostrovsky

By way of deception: The making and unmaking of a Mossad Officer is a book written by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy about Ostrovsky's career as a katsa in the Israeli Mossad.
Masada

Masada

by Yigael Yadin

The Blood Of Abraham

The Blood Of Abraham

by Jimmy Carter

Rulers Of Mecca

Rulers Of Mecca

by Gerald De Gaury

The Great Siege

The Great Siege

by Ernle Bradford

The Arab Of the Desert

The Arab Of the Desert

by H R P Dickson

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Bible and Sword

by Barbara W Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.

Middle Eastern History Books & Ephemera

A History Of Islamic Societies

A History Of Islamic Societies

by Lapidus, Ira M

An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence.
Arab and Jew

Arab and Jew

by Shipler, David K

Rhidian Brook was born in Tenby, South Wales. The Testimony of Taliesin Jones received the Somerset Maugham and Betty Task Awards and was short-listed for the Welsh Novel of the Year. He is also the author of the novel Jesus and The Adman.
A Savage War Of Peace

A Savage War Of Peace

by Horne, Sir Alistair

The Sultans

The Sultans

by Barber, Noel

Ottoman Centuries

Ottoman Centuries

by Kinross, Lord

The original manuscript draft of the most important work about the history of Bulak press, Tarikh Matba'at Bulak prepared by the author in 1936 to be presented to the faculty of literature in the Egyptian University in Cairo, for the MA. degree

The original manuscript draft of the most important work about the history of Bulak press, Tarikh Matba'at Bulak prepared by the author in 1936 to be presented to the faculty of literature in the Egyptian University in Cairo, for the MA. degree

by Abu-l Futouh Ahmad Ridwan (1908 - 1982)

long 4to, 30. 192ff, with 26, 16ff appendix. WITH UNPUBLISHED PARTS. The most important of the specific history of Bulak press which later printed in Bulak printing house in 1953 as: تاريخ مطبعة بولاق و لمحة في تاريخ الطباعة في بلدان الشرق الأوسط Unique manuscript of the author.
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$35,000.00
Jerusalem Quarterly File, Winter 2002

Jerusalem Quarterly File, Winter 2002

by Tamari, Salim (editor)

Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2002. 56pp.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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$20.00
Jerusalem - The Biography

Jerusalem - The Biography

by Simon Sebag Montefiore

London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2011 638 Pages. Illustrated with color/black and white photos. Covers very slightly creased and worn. Size: 6" X 8"
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€20.00
Histoire de Thamas Kouli-Kan, roi de Perse.

Histoire de Thamas Kouli-Kan, roi de Perse.

by CLAUSTRE, Andre de

1743 History of Nader Shah Kouli-Kan IRAN Persia MAP Mogul Treasures Claustre

Nader Shah, also known as Qoli Khan, was a Persian shah known for being one of the most powerful Iranian rulers in the history of the Middle East. And while he was powerful, his power corrupted him, and he became exceedingly cruel to his subjects. So much so that it led to his assassination by a group of a dozen or more conspirators.

He led numerous successful military campaigns often being compared to Napoleon and Genghis... Read more
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$550.00
Bring Forth the Children:  A Journey to the Forgotten People of Europe and  the Middle East

Bring Forth the Children: A Journey to the Forgotten People of Europe and the Middle East

by Brynner, Yul

NY: McGraw-Hill. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Boards rubbed, lower corners bumped, jacket tattered, torn, price-clipped, and has waterstain on top edge of front panel. 1960. First Edition. Hardcover. Photographs by Inge Morath and Yul Brynner. Cloth-backed boards. Many photos in this account of postwar refugee camps in Germany, Austria, Jordan, Jerusalem, and the Gaza strip undertaken while the late actor served as Special Consultant to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. ; 4to 11"... Read more
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$150.00
From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East

by Lewis, Bernard

Paperback. Very Good.
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£2.09
A HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES

A HISTORY OF THE ARAB PEOPLES

by Hourani, Albert

Warner Books. Very Good+. 1992. Softcover. Spine is straight, binding is tight, pages are unmarked, very little wear. ; 8.4 X 5.9 X 0.7 inches; 551 pages .
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$5.00
From Beirut To Jerusalem

From Beirut To Jerusalem

by FRIEDMAN, THOMAS L

New York: Doubleday, 1990. Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. Trade Paperback in Very Good Condition. A most intelligent and comprehensive account of the present and future of the Middle East. This is a controversial and important book. Friedman won two Pulitzer Prizes for his New York Times dispatches from Beirut and Jerusalem in the 1980s. Very clean and unmarked, slight edgewear to cover, tight and solid binding. Internals are very clean and unmarked. 541 pages with Index. 8 x 5". Doubleday... Read more
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$7.50
Turkish Reflections: A Biography of a Place

Turkish Reflections: A Biography of a Place

by Settle, Mary Lee

Prentice Hall, 1991. 1st. Hardcover. A VERY FINE tight copy in a VERY FINE bright dj.
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$10.00
The Ideas of Arab Nationalism

The Ideas of Arab Nationalism

by Nuseibeh, Hazem Zaki

Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1956. Spine of jacket darkened.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
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$15.00
The Deliverance of Jerusalem

The Deliverance of Jerusalem

by Masterman, E. W. G

NY: George H. Doran Company. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket; Covers toned and scuffed, some toning . to pages.. 1918. Softcover. ix, 53pp. Green printed stapled wraps. Analysis of events in Jerusalem and Palestine during and just after World War I. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .
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$50.00
The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon

The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon

by TIMERMAN, JACOBO

New York, New York, USA: Alfred A Knopf Inc, 1982. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Type: Hardback First Printing. Hardcover Book and Dust Jacket in Very Good Condition. Translated from the Spanish by Miguel Acoca. Binding of beige half cloth with gilt titles, brown boards aslo with gilt lettering, very clean and unmarked, very slight bumping to bottom edge, no other edgewear. Rough cut. Ffep with square shadow about an inch square. Pages very clean and completely unmarked. Jacket has... Read more
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$8.75
Old Babylonian Temple Records - 1906 FIRST by Robert Julius Lau

Old Babylonian Temple Records - 1906 FIRST by Robert Julius Lau

by Robert Julius Lau

New York: The Columbia University Press, 1906. First Printing. Hardcover. Ex-library. Robert Julius Lau, Old Babylonian Temple Records, New York, The Columbia University Press (The Macmillan Company), December, 1906, First Printing. Brick-red cloth hc with gold publisher logo on front, 8vo (24 cm), xii, 90 pp text, 42 pp glossary, 35 single-sided plates. Records of temple donations, supplies for workers and livestock, and payments for officials. Good: ex-library with spine sticker, plates and stamps,... Read more
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$75.00
Ancient Egypt: A Cultural Topography

Ancient Egypt: A Cultural Topography

by Kees, Hermann

Chicago: University Of Chicago Press, 1961. First American edition. Hard cover in original cloth. Published Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1961, first printing. 8vo., 392pp., illustrated with b/w plates. Some foxing along the edges, else near fine, clean, bright, unmarked. . 1st. Hard. Very Good Plus/No Jacket. 8vo.
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$25.00
Bible and Sword : England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

Bible and Sword : England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

by Barbara W. Tuchman

Random House Publishing Group, 1984. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.05
Nineveh and Its Palaces. The Discoveries of Botta and Layard, Applied to the Elucidation of the Holy Writ.

Nineveh and Its Palaces. The Discoveries of Botta and Layard, Applied to the Elucidation of the Holy Writ.

by Bonomi, Joseph

London: The Illustrated London Library, 1952 First edition in hardcover. 402 pp. Illustrations in text. The front board is detached, wear to the boards, chipping to the spine, bookplate on the front pastedown. Fair only.
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$29.95
The Kurdish Uprising & Kurdistan's Nationalist Shop Front and Its Negotiations with the Baathist/Fascist Regime (Plus an Account of the Workers Councils)

The Kurdish Uprising & Kurdistan's Nationalist Shop Front and Its Negotiations with the Baathist/Fascist Regime (Plus an Account of the Workers Councils)

Baltimore: Firestarter Press, 2003. Reprint. Stapled, photocopied wrappers, 64 pp, illus. First issued in 1991, this pamphlet comprises a number of documents - most originally in Kurdish - of the 1991 Kurdish uprising in Iraq. Many of the documents are primary source statements and letters written by Kurdish workers involved in the 'shorahs' or "councils." Provides rare insight into the lives and politics of the Kurdish workers who opposed both the Kurdish Nationalist Shop Front and... Read more
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$20.00
The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan: Politics of Reform and Modernization 1880-1946

The Emergence of Modern Afghanistan: Politics of Reform and Modernization 1880-1946

by Gregorian, Vartan

Stanford University Press, Stanford, CA, 1969. Edition Unstated. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition/Very Good. Book . Near Fine HB in VG+ DJ, protected by mylar cover. viii, 586 p., [8] p. of plates: ill., maps; 24 cm. Light gray cloth over boards with silver title on black field & decoration on spine. Minor shelf wear. Text block is tight, bright and unmarked. Unclipped reddish orange DJ is a color that fades easily, but the spine is as bright as the front panel; scattered specks... Read more
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$262.50
Islamic Imperialism: A History

Islamic Imperialism: A History

by Karsh, Efraim

United Kingdom: Yale Univ Pr, 2006. 1st Edition 1st Printing. Soft cover. Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stated First Edition With The Number Line Indicating A First Printing. Same Isbn Number As The Hardcover Edition. Special Statement On The Title Page: This Copy Provided To You Compliments Of The Institute On Religion & Democracy Washington, D. C. .
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$6.99
Warriors At Suez: Eisenhower Takes America Into the Middle East

Warriors At Suez: Eisenhower Takes America Into the Middle East

by Neff, Donald

Linden, 1981. 1st. Hardcover. A Near FINE tight copy with a VG+ bright dj.
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$7.50
The Palace of Caiphas. And the New Garden of the Assumptionist Fathers, St Peter's, at Mount Sion.

The Palace of Caiphas. And the New Garden of the Assumptionist Fathers, St Peter's, at Mount Sion.

by COPPENS, F. Urban

London: Burns and Oates, 1904.. Translated from the French, with Preface by F. Andrew Egan. The Palace of Caiphas. And the New Garden of the Assumptionist Fathers, St Peter's, at Mount Sion. (With Plans and Designs). Pp.xx/71, map of Mount Sion frontispiece + 4 plans,printed author's compliment slip loosely enclosed, armorial bookplate of Convent of the Immaculate Conception OSF Bocking Essex to inside front cover. Grey card covers, slightly rubbed. VG.** "Joseph Caiaphas was the Jewish high priest,... Read more
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£25.00
THE BLOOD OF ABRAHAM

THE BLOOD OF ABRAHAM

by Carter, Jimmy

Norwalk: Easton Press, 1995. Collector's Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; 257 pages; VG-; Fully bound in green leather with gilt lettering and detailing; Gilt textblock; Silk endpapers; Silk bookmark; Wear to git along tail edge of textblock; Shelved Easton Press. 1338527. Shelved Dupont Bookstore.
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$40.00
A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies

by Ira M. Lapidus

Cambridge University Press, 2002. Paperback. Acceptable. Disclaimer:Readable copy. Pages may have considerable notes/highlighting. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.61
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East: 1776 to the Present

by Michael B. Oren

Paperback / softback. New. "Will shape our thinking about America and the Middle East for years."-Christopher Dickey, Newsweek
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£17.27