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  • Cuneiform by Irving Finkel
    Cuneiform (English, Paperback) Irving Finkel

    An accessible look at the world's oldest writing system, covering it's origins, historical development and demise. With new colour photos.

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  • The Middle East by Stephen Bourke
    The Middle East (English, Paperback) Stephen Bourke

    A profusely illustrated historical survey of a fascinating region, now available in a new format.

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  • A Line in the Sand by James Barr
    A Line in the Sand (English, Paperback) James Barr

    The untold story of how British-French rivalry drew the battle-lines of the modern Middle East

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  • Lords of the Desert by James Barr
    Lords of the Desert (English, Hardback) James Barr

    Between 1945 and 1970, America replaced Britain as the dominant power in the Middle East in an extraordinary role reversal. Lords of the Desert tells this story.

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  • The Battle for Syria by Christopher Phillips
    The Battle for Syria (English, Paperback) Christopher Phillips

    An unprecedented analysis of the crucial but underexplored roles the United States and other nations have played in shaping Syria's ongoing civil war Most accounts of Syria's brutal, long-lasting civil war focus on a domestic contest that began in 2011 and only later drew foreign nations into the escalating violence. Christopher Phillips argues instead that the international dimension was never...

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  • Preventing Palestine by Seth Anziska
    Preventing Palestine (English, Hardback) Seth Anziska

    On the 40th anniversary of the Camp David Accords comes a new history that shows how Egyptian-Israeli peace ensured lasting Palestinian statelessness.

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  • The New Sultan by Soner Cagaptay
    The New Sultan (English, Hardback) Soner Cagaptay

    The aborted coup in Turkey has fired up interest in a country which will play a critical geopolitical role in the wars of the Middle East.

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  • Babylon by Paul Kriwaczek
    Babylon (English, Paperback) Paul Kriwaczek

    In the sixth millennium BC, settlers on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers created the world's first cities. In doing so, they wrote the opening chapter of the history of human civilization as we know it. Paul Kriwaczek tells their extraordinary story.

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  • What Makes Civilization? by David Wengrow
    What Makes Civilization? (English, Paperback) David Wengrow

    A vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia where many of the foundations of modern life were laid

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  • Turkey by Norman Stone
    Turkey (English, Paperback) Norman Stone

    From the bestselling historian Norman Stone, whose work has been described by Andrew Roberts as `stunning ... no one else quite writes history like he does'.

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  • Cambridge Military Histories: Britain's Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt, 1936-1939 by Matthew Hughes
    Cambridge Military Histories: Britain's Pacification of Palestine: The British Army, the Colonial State, and the Arab Revolt, 1936-1939 (English, Hardback) Matthew Hughes

    More than just a military history of Britain's suppression of the Arab revolt in Palestine, this is a dissection of how the British empire worked to supress dissent and how subject peoples resisted colonial rule.

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  • The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction by Martin Bunton
    The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Martin Bunton

    The conflict between Palestine and Israel is one of the most highly publicized and bitter struggles in history. In this accessible and stimulating Very Short Introduction, Martin Bunton clearly explains the history of the problem, reducing it to its very essence - a modern territorial contest between two nations and one geographical territory.

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  • After The Prophet by Lesley Hazleton
    After The Prophet (English, Paperback) Lesley Hazleton

    Explains the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict, describing how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that became a central part of Shia Islam.

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  • The Battle for the Arab Spring by Lin Noueihed
    The Battle for the Arab Spring (English, Paperback) Lin Noueihed, Alex Warren

    The story of the revolutionary zeal that swept the Arab nations in 2011 and an assessment of what the uprisings have achieved to date

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  • Syria by John McHugo
    Syria (English, Paperback) John McHugo

    An enlightening and authoritative history, explaining both the creation and unravelling of the current Syrian regime and the roots of the broader Middle East conflict. A rare and accessible guide to a complex nation. Fully updated edition with 5 maps.

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  • Revolutionary Iran by Michael Axworthy
    Revolutionary Iran (English, Paperback) Michael Axworthy

    For several years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. This title tells the definitive history of the Iran-Iraq war, and revolutionary Iran, essential for understanding the country today.

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  • Inside Al-Shabaab by Harun Maruf
    Inside Al-Shabaab (English, Paperback) Harun Maruf, Dan Joseph

    Drawing on insider interviews, journalists Maruf and Joseph recount the rise, fall, and resurgence of this overlooked terrorist organization.

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  • The Armenian Legionnaires by Susan Paul Pattie
    The Armenian Legionnaires (English, Hardback) Susan Paul Pattie

    Following the devastation resulting from the Armenian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire beginning in 1915, the survivors of the massacres were dispersed across the Middle East, Europe and North and South America. Not content with watching World War I silently from the sidelines, a large number of Armenian volunteers joined the Legion d'Orient. They were trained in Cyprus and fought courageously in...

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  • The Age of Aryamehr by Roham Alvandi
    The Age of Aryamehr (English, Hardback) Roham Alvandi

    This volume seeks to write Pahlavi Iran into the global history of the 1960s and 1970s, when Iran mattered far beyond its borders.

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  • Rise and Kill First by Ronen Bergman
    Rise and Kill First (English, Hardback) Ronen Bergman

    Presents an assessment of Israel's state-sponsored assassination programs that evaluates the protective beliefs that are instituted into every Israeli citizen, the role of assassination in the state's history, and the ethical challenges of Israel's policies on targeted killings.

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