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A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East
by David Fromkin
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In a famous line toward the end of David Lean's magnificent Lawrence of Arabia, Prince Faisal tells Lawrence, "Young men make wars, and the virtues of war are the virtues of young men, courage and hope for the future. Then, old men make... (read more)

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The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East
The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East
by Juan Cole
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The renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of todayand#8217;s Arab youthand#8212;who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics.andlt;brandgt;andlt;brandgt;Beginning in January 2011, the... (read more)

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Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East
by Michael B Oren
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Though it lasted for only six tense days in June, the 1967 Arab-Israeli war never really ended. Every crisis that has ripped through this region in the ensuing decades, from the Yom Kippur War of 1973 to the ongoing intifada, is a direct consequence of... (read more)

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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
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This best-selling history is the first fully comprehensive history of America"s involvement in the Middle East from George Washington to George W. Bush. As Niall Ferguson writes, 'If you think America"s entanglement in the Middle East began with... (read more)

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Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East
Temptations of Power: Islamists and Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East
by Shadi Hamid
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In 1989, Francis Fukuyama famously announced the "end of history." The Berlin Wall had fallen; liberal democracy had won out. But what of illiberal democracy--the idea that popular majorities, working through the democratic process, might reject gender... (read more)

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The dream palace of the Arabs :a generation's odyssey
The dream palace of the Arabs :a generation's odyssey
by Fouad Ajami
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From Fouad Ajami, an acclaimed author and chronicler of Arab politics, comes a compelling account of how a generation of Arab intellectuals tried to introduce cultural renewals in their homelands through the forces of modernity and secularism. Ultimately,... (read more)

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A History of the Arab Peoples
A History of the Arab Peoples
by Albert Hourani
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Encyclopedic and panoramic in its scope, this fascinating work chronicles the rich spiritual, political, and cultural institutions of Arab history through 13 centuries.... (read more)

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Orientalism
Orientalism
by Edward W Said
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The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University,examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs.... (read more)

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Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes
Destiny Disrupted: A History of the World through Islamic Eyes
by Tamim Ansary
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We in the west share a common narrative of world history—that runs from the Nile Valley and Mesopotomia, through Greece and Rome and the French Revolution, to the rise of the secular state and the triumph of democracy. But our story largely omits a... (read more)

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Flight of the Intellectuals: the Controversy Over Islam and the Press (11 Edition)
Flight of the Intellectuals: the Controversy Over Islam and the Press (11 Edition)
by Paul Berman
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Called "important and devastating in its conclusions" by the New York Times, now with a new afterword by the author Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie—and writers around the world instinctively... (read more)

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The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East
The World Through Arab Eyes: Arab Public Opinion and the Reshaping of the Middle East
by Shibley Telhami
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Once a voiceless region dominated by authoritarian rulers, the Arab world seems to have developed an identity of its own almost overnight. The series of uprisings that began in 2010 profoundly altered politics in the region, forcing many experts to... (read more)

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The Closed Circle
The Closed Circle
by David Pryce Jones
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As the violence of the Middle East has come to America, many Westerners are stunned and confounded by this new form of mayhem that appears to be a feature of Arab societies. This important book explains how Arabs are closed in a circle defined by tribal,... (read more)

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Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East
Kingmakers: The Invention of the Modern Middle East
by Karl E Meyer
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Kingmakers is the story of how the modern Middle East came to be, told through the lives of the Britons and Americans who shaped it. Some are famous (Lawrence of Arabia and Gertrude Bell); others infamous (Harry St. John Philby, father of Kim); some... (read more)

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Aftermath (10 Edition)
Aftermath (10 Edition)
by Nir Rosen
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Nir Rosen’s Aftermath, an extraordinary feat of reporting, follows the contagious spread of radicalism and sectarian violence that the U.S. invasion of Iraq and the ensuing civil war have unleashed in the Muslim world.   Rosen—who the... (read more)

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Saladin
Saladin
by Anne Marie Edde
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Anne-Marie Eddé is Director of Research at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris, and was Professor of Medieval History at the University of Reims.... (read more)

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Muqaddimah : an Introduction To History - With a New Introduction ((Rev)05 Edition)
Muqaddimah : an Introduction To History - With a New Introduction ((Rev)05 Edition)
by Ibn Khaldun
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The Muqaddimah, often translated as "Introduction" or "Prolegomenon," is the most important Islamic history of the premodern world. Written by the great fourteenth-century Arab scholar Ibn Khaldûn (d. 1406), this monumental work laid down the... (read more)

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The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution
The State of the Middle East: An Atlas of Conflict and Resolution
by Dan Smith
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As Western powers attempt to redraw the map of the Middle East, Dan Smith uses his forensic skills to unravel this arena of confrontation and instability, from the Ottoman Empire to the present day. With customarily acute analysis, he highlights key... (read more)

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From Beirut to Jerusalem
From Beirut to Jerusalem
by Thomas Friedman
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Lucid and memorable examination of the complex and traumatic recent history of the region. Second edition. "A striking acheivement" "Financial Times".... (read more)

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A History of the Modern Middle East
A History of the Modern Middle East
by William L Cleveland
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This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the American invasion of Iraq and Iran’s new influence in the region... (read more)

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A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
A Line in the Sand: The Anglo-French Struggle for the Middle East, 1914-1948
by James Barr
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In the twentieth century, while fighting a common enemy in Europe, Britain and France were locked in a clandestine struggle for power in the Middle East. From the first agreement to divide the region between them to the birth of Israel, A Line in the... (read more)

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