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  • Gaza by Norman Finkelstein
    Gaza (English, Hardback) Norman Finkelstein

    The Gaza Strip is among the most densely populated places in the world. More than two-thirds of its inhabitants are refugees, and more than half are under eighteen years of age. Since 2004, Israel has launched eight devastating "operations" against Gaza's largely defenseless population. Thousands have perished, and tens of thousands have been left homeless. In the meantime, Israel has subjected...

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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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  • Ten Myths About Israel by Ilan Pappe
    Ten Myths About Israel (English, Paperback) Ilan Pappe

    What are the myths - and reality - behind the state of Israel

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  • The General's Son by Miko Peled
    The General's Son (English, Paperback) Miko Peled

    The General's Son is the powerful account, by Israeli peace activist Miko Peled, of his transformation from a young man who'd grown up in the heart of Israel's elite and served proudly in its military into a fearless advocate of nonviolent struggle and equal rights for all Palestinians and Israelis. (His journey mirrored in many ways the transformation his father, a much-decorated Israeli general,...

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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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  • The Arabic Freud by Omnia S. El Shakry
    The Arabic Freud (English, Hardback) Omnia S. El Shakry

    The first in-depth look at how postwar thinkers in Egypt mapped the intersections between Islamic discourses and psychoanalytic thought...

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  • The Last Earth by Ramzy Baroud
    The Last Earth (English, Paperback) Ramzy Baroud

    An evocative history of Palestine, told through the stories of the people who have survived the conflict.

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

    A narrative history of the origins of the Shia and Sunni conflict describes how a seventh-century struggle between the supporters of the late Muhammad's surviving family members erupted in a massacre at Karbala that would become a central component of Shia Islam.

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  • In God's Path by Robert G. Hoyland
    In God's Path (English, Paperback) Robert G. Hoyland

    A groundbreaking work that delivers a fresh account of the Arab conquests, incorporating the latest research in Late Antique history.

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  • Behind the Lawrence Legend by Philip Walker
    Behind the Lawrence Legend (English, Hardback) Philip Walker

    'Lawrence of Arabia' became world-famous during the Arab Revolt of 1916-18. However, his achievements would have been impossible without the efforts of an unsung band of fellow officers and spies. Their compelling and forgotten stories provide a few perspective on Lawrence and the renowned WWI campaign.

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  • In Search of the Phoenicians by Josephine Quinn
    In Search of the Phoenicians (English, Hardback) Josephine Quinn

    Who were the ancient Phoenicians, and did they actually exist?...

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  • Saladin by Geoffrey Hindley
    Saladin (English, Paperback) Geoffrey Hindley

    The extraordinary character and career of Saladin are the keys to understanding the Battle of Hattin, the fall of Jerusalem and the failure of the Third Crusade. He united warring Muslim lands, reconquered the bulk of Crusader states and faced the Richard the Lion Heart, king of England, in one of the most famous confrontations in medieval warfare. Geoffrey Hindley's sympathetic and highly...

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  • Making the Arab World by Fawaz A. A. Gerges
    Making the Arab World (English, Hardback) Fawaz A. A. Gerges

    How the conflict between political Islamists and secular-leaning nationalists has shaped the history of the modern Middle East...

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  • Palestine in Black and White by Mohammad Sabaaneh
    Palestine in Black and White (Paperback) Mohammad Sabaaneh

    An intimate and powerful portrayal of life under occupation in Palestine, from cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh.

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  • The Sultans by Jem Duducu
    The Sultans (English, Hardback) Jem Duducu

    A history of 600 years - an epic story of a dynasty that started as a small group of cavalry mercenaries to become the absolute rulers of the greatest and longest lasting Islamic empire in history.

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  • Iran by Abbas Amanat
    Iran (English, Hardback) Abbas Amanat

    A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009

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  • An Introduction to Islamic Law by Wael B. Hallaq
    An Introduction to Islamic Law (English, Paperback) Wael B. Hallaq

    This book is an introduction to the fundamentals of Islamic law and its history.

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  • Losing Small Wars by Frank Ledwidge
    Losing Small Wars (English, Paperback) Frank Ledwidge

    This new edition of Frank Ledwidge's eye-opening analysis of British involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan unpicks the causes and enormous costs of military failure. Updated throughout, and with fresh chapters assessing and enumerating the overall military performance since 2011-including Libya, ISIS, and the Chilcot findings-Ledwidge shows how lessons continue to go unlearned.

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  • Lawrence of Arabia's War by Neil Faulkner
    Lawrence of Arabia's War (English, Hardback) Neil Faulkner

    A wealth of new research and thinking on Lawrence, the Arab Revolt, and World War One in the Middle East, providing essential background to today's violent conflicts

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  • Wars of the Anunnaki by Chris H. Hardy
    Wars of the Anunnaki (English, Paperback) Chris H. Hardy

    Examines the Anunnaki gods' evolving relationships with humanity, their power struggles, and the details of their nuclear war on Earth

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