Middle Eastern History

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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.
Bible and Sword

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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Rulers Of Mecca

Rulers Of Mecca

by Gerald De Gaury

Ottoman Empire, The

Ottoman Empire, The

by Lord Kinross

The Arab Of the Desert

The Arab Of the Desert

by H R P Dickson

The Great Siege

The Great Siege

by Ernle Bradford

Pity the Nation

Pity the Nation

by Robert Fisk

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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.  
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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.
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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.
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The Blood Of Abraham

by Jimmy Carter

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.
Ottoman Centuries

Ottoman Centuries

by Kinross, Lord

A History  of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

by Peter Mansfield

1997-08-01. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be re-issue. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$82.80
Tournament of Shadows Thje Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

Tournament of Shadows Thje Great Game and the Race for Empire in Central Asia

by Meyer, Karl E. & Brysac, Shareen Blair

Washington D.C.: Counterpoint, 1999. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Washington D.C.: Counterpoint, 1999 646 pp with 16 pages of B&W illustrations and 8 maps. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. As new save for "in memorium" stamp on FFP. From the Victorian Great Game to the Russian invasion of Afganistan, "Tournament of Shadows traces the struggle for mastery of Central Asia from 1812 to the present. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. Large 8 Vo.
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$29.00
Insight Guides Yemen

Insight Guides Yemen

Houghton Mifflin, 1992. Second Edition. Paperback. Very Good. Houghton Mifflin, 1992 329 pp with color illustrations on every page and 5 maps. Divided into "History and Culture," and "Places."Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Cover are clean and bright with some edgewear. #001911. Second Edition. Trade Paperback. Very Good.
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$38.00
Orientteppiche heute. Hrsg. von der Orientteppichabteilung der Möbel-Pfister AG

Orientteppiche heute. Hrsg. von der Orientteppichabteilung der Möbel-Pfister AG

Selbstverlag, 1976. Paperback. Good. Selbstverlag, 1976 74 pp with color illustrations on every page. Text in German. Text is clean, tight with a very few notes in margin. Illustrated covers are clean, front has a dog-ear. Slender 4to. Large Format Softcover. Good. Slender 4to.
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$17.00
The Muslim Painter and the Divine: The Persian Impact on Islamic Religious Painting

The Muslim Painter and the Divine: The Persian Impact on Islamic Religious Painting

by Okasha, Sarwat

London: Park Lane, 1981. Hardcover. VG (very small ink writing in corner of title page). Blue cloth boards with gilt lettering on spine, glossy blue dust jacket with black lettering and color illustration on front, xvii, 158 pp, richly illustrated with 30 color illustrations and 67 monochrome. "In this book... Dr. Okasha surveys the relation of Islam itself to Islamic paintnig and tries to explain an apparent paradox-that while Islam has nevertheless pervaded and inspired the art of the Persians,... Read more
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$65.00
Plan of Attack

Plan of Attack

by Bob Woodward

New York: Simon & Schuster, April 2004. Hardcover. First Edition / full number line. Good book in a good jacket. Reading copy. Interior pristine. Spine straight and tight with half-inch tear at head. Two inch tear to jacket at top of spine. Not from a library. 467 pages.
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$5.70
THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN TURKEY (2nd Edition)

THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN TURKEY (2nd Edition)

by Lewis, Bernard

London, UK: Oxford Univ Press, 1968. Text/Near New. Green softcover/Good; sound but poorly shelved; w/edge & surface wear, faint creasing to spine, closed tear to lower front spine edge & trace soiling to lower text edge. First published 1960; this is the 2nd Edition of 1968. Monograph. Examination of socio-political conditions in Turkey from the 1950s. Text in 2 parts: Part I, The Stages of Emergence, examines principal phases of change; Part II, Aspects of Change, examines 4 aspects of change... Read more
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$18.50
In a Sea of Knowledge: British Arabists in the Twentieth Century

In a Sea of Knowledge: British Arabists in the Twentieth Century

by McLoughlin, Leslie (AUTOGRAPHED)

Reading: Ithical Press/Garner Publishing Limited, 2002. 1st printing. Fine/VG dust jacket, light sunning to dust jacket spine. SIGNED BY AUTHOR, x, 289 p., footnotes, appendices, notes on further readings, index, 8vo;
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$45.00
A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword

A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword

by Albert Hourani

2010-03-01. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$123.05
The Palestinian Liberation Organisation; People, Power and Politics (Publisher series: Cambridge Middle East Library.)

The Palestinian Liberation Organisation; People, Power and Politics (Publisher series: Cambridge Middle East Library.)

by Cobban, Helena

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press [0-521-27216-5] 1987. (Trade paperback) 305pp. Very good plus. Tables, diagrams, notes, bibliography. There are minor notes in ink on the back of page 305. "This is the first comprehensive political analysis of the PLO to appear in English since the early 1970s. A correspondent in Beirut from 1976 to 1981, Helena Cobban has been able to study developments at close quarters and use documentary sources and first-hand recollections which have never been... Read more
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$26.25
Leap of Faith: Memoirs of An Unexpected Life

Leap of Faith: Memoirs of An Unexpected Life

by Queen Noor

Miramax Books, 2003. Stated First Edition. Hardcover. Biography; Royalty; A remarkable document of a young American woman who became the wire of the late King Hussein. (467 Pgs.) BOOK & DJ NEAR VVG
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$26.95
The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon

The Longest War: Israel in Lebanon

by TIMERMAN, Jacobo

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1982. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. First edition. Octavo. 167pp. Translated from the Spanish by Miguel Acoca. Textblock edges foxed, else near fine in a very good or better dustwrapper with modest wear and a few tiny tears on the lower panel. History of the conflict by the Ukrainian-by-way-of-Argentina journalist, then living in Israel.
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$20.00
Arabian Oasis City: The Transformation of Unayzah

Arabian Oasis City: The Transformation of Unayzah

by Altorki, Soraya;Cole, Donald P

Austin, Texas, U.S.A.: Univ of Texas Pr, 1989. First edition. Trade soft cover. Published Austin: Univ of Texas Pr., 1989. 8vo., xvi+266 pages. Name on fly leaf, else very good. Color map of Saudi Arabia laid in. . 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo..
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$15.00
MY PEOPLE, THE STORY OF THE JEWS  (DJ Protected by a Brand New, Clear,  Acid-Free Mylar Cover)

MY PEOPLE, THE STORY OF THE JEWS (DJ Protected by a Brand New, Clear, Acid-Free Mylar Cover)

by Abba Eban

Behrman House. Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket. 1968. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Half beige cloth cover over beige cloth boards is pristine. Boards and spine are straight. Binding is tight. Pages are clean and pristine. Book has never been cracked open. Dust jacket is sunned on spine with minor shelf wear along bottom edge but clean, bright, and very good+. DJ flap is price clipped. DJ protected by a brand new, clear, acid-free mylar cover. We add mylar covers to all books with DJs to... Read more
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$64.00
State Agricultural Development in Egypt

State Agricultural Development in Egypt

by Commander, Simon

United Kingdom: Ithaca Press, 1987. First edition.Trade soft cover. Published London: Ithaca Press, 1988. 8vo., xii+319 pages, illustrated with table. Some foxing along top edge, slight foxing on end papers, else clean, bright, tight, very good plus. . 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good Plus/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo..
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$17.50
A Survey of North West Africa (The Maghrib)

A Survey of North West Africa (The Maghrib)

by Barbour, Nevill

London: Oxford University Press, 1959. First Edition. Cloth. Fair/No Jacket. 406 pp with a large undamaged folding map bound in after text. Text is clean and tight with some underlining. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpapers. Red cloth boards with gold-stamped titles on spine are rubbed.Issued under the auspices of the Royal Institute of International Affairs.
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$11.00
By Camel and Car to the Peacock Throne

By Camel and Car to the Peacock Throne

by Powell, E. Alexander

NY: Garden City Publishing Co., 1923. reprint. Fair/no dust jacket, front endpaper removed, , bookstore name/address stamp/small bookplate on front endpaper, covers soiled. xxii, 392 p., frontis, photos, fold-out map, index
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$6.50
A Winter in Arabia

A Winter in Arabia

by Stark, Freya

The Overlook Press, 2002. Trade Paperback. Near Fine. viii, 320 (6) pp . Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Previous owner's name on half-title page. Covers are bright and undamaged.
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$10.00
A History of the Arab Peoples

A History of the Arab Peoples

by Hourani, Albert

U.S.A.: Belknap Press, 1991. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. 551 pp.,Index, illustrated.
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$8.59
Sudan Notes and Records Volume 1 No. 1

Sudan Notes and Records Volume 1 No. 1

Cairo, 1918. Softcover. Very Good. Magazine. Sudan Notes and Records Vol. 1 No.1 January 1918. Measures 9.25-in. x 6.375-in. Contains 58 pages, Sudan Notes and Records was founded in 1918. Until 1952, it was the only regularly-published journal in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.Early on, the Journal published the ethnographic observations of British district officials, whose interest in social anthropology and ethnology was encouraged by their need to find out about the people that they administered.[5] SNR... Read more
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$45.00
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

W. W. Norton & Company, Inc, 2007. Hardcover. Good/Good. Dustjacket has some wear. Cover has some wear and a small tear on lower left front edge at the hinge. Stated first edition, fourth printing.
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$3.50
The French Foreign Legion

The French Foreign Legion

by Laffin, John

Barnes & Noble, 1995. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine. Book Club Edition. 179 pp. A thorough history of the French Foreign Legion from its founding in 1831 to the present day. Text is clean, tight and unmarked. DJ is clean, bright, undamaged with very slight shelfwear.
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$9.00
House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties

House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World's Two Most Powerful Dynasties

by Craig Unger

New York: Scribner. October 2004. Trade Paperback. Second printing per number line. Near Fine. Lightly tanned. Text unmarked. Slight corner wear. Old price sticker. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. ix + 370 pages. This book explains the impact of the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud on American foreign policy, business, and national security.
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$14.95
A History of Islamic Societies

A History of Islamic Societies

by Ira M. Lapidus

1990-06-05. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May be re-issue. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!
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$118.64