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  • The Qajar Pact
    The Qajar Pact (English, Paperback) Vanessa Martin

    The Qajar Pact explores new perspectives on the nineteenth-century Iranian state and society, and is the first broad study of lower social groups in this period. Vanessa Martin argues that Qajar government was certainly despotic, but was also founded on a consensus based on the Islamic principles of consultation and negotiation. The author focuses on the role of the non-elite groups in urban...

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  • The Female Body in the Looking-Glass
    The Female Body in the Looking-Glass (English, Paperback) Basia Sliwinska

    In his writing on the 'mirror stage', the psychoanalytic theorist Jacques Lacan describes the female body as lacking: a mere symptom of man, an object constructed by male desire. However, what happens if the woman in art follows Jean Baudrillard's advice to 'swallow the mirror', and is made real? What if the beautiful is inverted and becomes ugly; and the ugly becomes beautiful? These are the...

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  • Dreams and Visions in the World of Islam
    Dreams and Visions in the World of Islam (English, Paperback) Elizabeth Sirriyeh

    People in Western societies have long been interested in their dreams and what they mean. However, few non-Muslims in the West are likely to seek interpretation of those dreams to help them make life-changing decisions. In the Islamic world the situation is quite different. Dreaming and the import of visions are here of enormous significance, to the degree that many Muslims believe that in their...

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  • Statebuilding and Counterinsurgency in Oman
    Statebuilding and Counterinsurgency in Oman (English, Paperback) James Worrall

    In the depths of the Cold War and in the wake of Britain's announcement of its intention to withdraw 'East of Suez' by the end of 1971, Britain was faced with the stark reality of a Marxist rebellion in the Dhofar province of Oman. 'State Building and Counter Insurgency in Oman' offers an exploration of the attempts by officials and politicians in Whitehall and the Gulf to reconcile attempts to...

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  • The British in Egypt (English, Paperback) Lanver Mak

    Egypt during the British occupation (1882-1922) was a strategically important site for securing British interests in the region. Most studies of Britons in Egypt during the occupation focus on the lives and activities of law-abiding British military and political elites. Using a variety of primary sources, this book deepens our understanding of the hidden British community beyond these elites -...

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  • Land Abandoned to the Sea (English, Hardback) Stuart Oliver

    Coastal management has been greatly influenced by the rise of environmentalism, with its greater emphasis on the preservation of natural processes and restoration of habitats. Environmental change and rising sea levels has made the subject especially topical and today managed retreat is seen as a plausible strategy of coastal management, if a controversial one for some. Land Abandoned to the Sea...

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  • Criminal Justice in Islam (English, Paperback) Muhammad Abdel Haleem

    A formidable array of judicial talent considers all aspects of Islamic criminal procedure with the firm emphasis on its practical application today in modern states. Where do Islamic courts operate in the modern world? What training does an Islamic judge receive? How does an Islamic court deal with a criminal case? What proof and evidence does it accept? What law and practice do the Islamic judges...

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  • Living Islam
    Living Islam (English, Paperback) Ayse Saktanber

    How and why have women come to play a central role in the political project of Islamic revivalism and in the power struggles between Islamic and secular forces in Turkey? Ayse Saktanber rejects approaches to this issue that ask what Islam means for the position of women or see Muslim women as the 'reverse' or the 'dark' side of modernity. She examines the experiences of women for whom the...

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  • Imperial Boundary Making (English, Hardback) Matthew Tillotson

    Matthew Tillotson demonstrates how the creation of boundaries and borders was not simply a matter of imposing the results of diplomatic decision-making arrived at in distant European centres of power but involved a much more complex process. His nuanced reading departs from conventional historical narratives on imperial and colonial boundary-making to illustrate how the work of professional...

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  • To Boldly Go (English, Hardback) Djoymi Baker

    Cultural manifestations of myth have come a long way since the storytelling of ancient Greece, now materializing on our TV and cinema screens and in advertisements. This book examines how contemporary media marketing has become the new myth-making and has reinforced the particular mythology of the gargantuan Star Trek franchise, across its current lifespan of more than 50 years. The author argues...

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  • The Foreign Office Handbooks (English, Hardback) William Roger Louis

    These handbooks were put together under the direction of the Historical Section of the Foreign Office and the editorship of Sir George Prothero, President of the Royal Historical Society. The aim was to provide British delegates to the Paris Peace Conference of 1919 with a series of handbooks giving detailed information on the geographical, economic, historical, political and cultural aspects of...

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  • Zion in Africa
    Zion in Africa (English, Hardback) Former Professor of Business Policy Hugh MacMillan

    Zion in Africa: The Jews of Zambia represents the definitive account of the Jewish community in central Africa. It tells the story of the coming of the first Jews to the area in the late 19th century, the heyday of the Jewish community in the mid-20th century, and its decline since Zambian independence....

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  • Flame of Miletus
    Flame of Miletus (English, Paperback) Professor John Freely

    Miletus: one of the wealthiest and most important towns in ancient Greece. It was here, on the Aegean coast of Asia Minor, in the 6th century BC, that the great traditions of Greek science and philosophy sparked into life, setting in motion a chain of knowledge that would change the world, forever....

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  • KHAN AL KAHALILI (Paperback) NAGUIB MAHFOUZ $20.32
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  • THE MIRAGE (Paperback) NAGUIB MAHFOUZ $18.04
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  • THE HARAFISH (Paperback) NAGUIB MAHFOUZ $18.04
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  • Material Inventions (English, Hardback) Barbara Bolt, Estelle Barrett

    The measurement of the significance and 'impact' of research is absolutely paramount in today's academic world – as evidenced by the recent introductions of research assessment exercises in the UK, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Material Inventions: Applying Creative Arts Research offers new and original ways of conceptualizing impact and innovation in creative arts research. This...

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