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Islamic Imperialism: A History
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Islamic Imperialism: A History

By Efraim Karsh

USA: Yale University Press, 2006. 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 trends, passions, and patterns of behavior, and that foremost among these is Islam’s millenarian imperial tradition. The author explores the history of Islam’s imperialism and the persistence of the Ottoman imperialist dream that outlasted World War I to haunt Islamic and Middle Eastern politics to the present day. September 11 can be seen as simply the latest expression of this dream, and such attacks have little to do with U.S. international behavior or policy in the Middle East, says Karsh. The House of Islam’s war for world mastery is traditional, indeed venerable, and it is a quest that is far from over.. 1st. Soft Cover. Near Fine/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$5.32

Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics
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Afghanistan: A Short History of Its People and Politics

By Ewans, Martin

New York: Harper Collins, 2002. Hardcover. Very Good. A short history of Afghanistan, its people and politics. 244pp.. 2nd. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$16.30

Engaging Scoundrels: True Tales of Old Lucknow

By Llewellyn-Jones, Rosie

U.S.A.: Oxford University Press, 2001. 196pp including appendix and index. 2001 revised edition. Although the book is "new" it was printed in India with their quality of paper.In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the northern Indian city of Lucknow was famous for its beautiful gardens, extraordinary buildings, menageries, music and dancing, exquisite food, and lavish parties. The wealthy nawabs were only part of a glittering scene that enchanted and shocked both visitors and inhabitants. Here, Rosie Llewellyn-Jones examines some of the more curious byways of this city's past, including the true story of the notorious 'Barber of Lucknow' and the sad history of the European graveyards. Filled with stories and featuring many recently rediscovered illustrations, the book will appeal to general readers and historians of the period.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Asia Literature.

$12.31

Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide
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Prisoners: A Muslim and a Jew Across the Middle East Divide

By Goldberg, Jeffrey

New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. Hardcover 8vo with dust jacket. Book and dust jacket in very good condition. Untrimmed edges. 312 pages telling the story of the friendship between an American Jewish prson guard in Israel and a prisoners who was a rising leader in the PLO.. Inscribed and Signed By Author. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$8.32

Encyclopaedia Palaestina. 4 Vols.

By Hashim, Abd al Hadi & Anis, Sayegh

Damascus: Encyclopaedia Palaestina Corporation As new set in four volumes.In Arabic Profusely illustrated with maps, architecture, scenery and peoples. The endpapers are a sea scape with a village in the background Complete in four (4) large folios. a very heavy set weighing in excess of 12 kilos. All the text is in Arabic. . 1st. Hardcover. As New/As New. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. Middle East.

$299.25

History of the Arab Peoples, A (Belknap Ser.)
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History of the Arab Peoples, A (Belknap Ser.)

By Hourani, Albert H.

Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.: Harvard University Press, 1991. large 8vo, hard cover, black & white plates, nice clean text, 551pp. w/index. 2nd. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$9.31

War Without Winners: Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition After the Cold War
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War Without Winners: Afghanistan's Uncertain Transition After the Cold War

By Rais, Rasul Bakhsh

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Examines the nature of the Afghan state & society, dynamics of the regional & global power structure, externalization of the civil strife & the resultant fragmentation of political power., nice clean text, map, some shelf wear to dj, 286pp. w/index. 3rd. Hardcover. New/New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$8.32

Emma's War: An Aid Worker, A Warlord, Radical Islam, and the Politics of Oil, A True Story of Love and Death in Sudan
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Emma's War: An Aid Worker, A Warlord, Radical Islam, and the Politics of Oil, A True Story of Love and Death in Sudan

By Scroggins, Deborah

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Pantheon Books, 2002. Disturbing love story & an up-close look at Sudan, revelatory account of the nature of relief work, of the men & women who choose to carry it out, & of one woman's sacrifice of its ideals., nice clean text, some minor wear to dj, 389pp.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$5.32

Mechanism of Catastrophe, The: The Turkish Pogrom of September 6-7 1955, and the Destruction of the Greek Community of Istanbul

By Vryonis, Speros

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Greekworks, 2005. Reconstruction of the events of that horrible night that rocked the Greek community in Istanbul, he gives a historical analysis of the pogrom, its aftermath, & its broader consequences., nice clean text, black & white photographs, tables, crease on the front inside flap, 659pp. w/index. Third Printing. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. Large 8vo. Middle East.

$9.65

Survey of International Affairs 1939-1946: The Middle East 1945-1950

By Kirk, George

London: Oxford Univ Press, 1954. Part of the war-time series of the Survey of International Affairs as well as the post-war years 1947 to 1950., nice clean text, previous owner's name on fep, fold out map in back, some very minor wear to covers, 338pp. w/index. Hardcover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. University Press.

$12.31

Suleyman the Magnificent

By Rogerson, J. W.; Rogerson, John

New York: Tabard Press, 1988. Collection of art from textiles, carpets, illuminated manuscripts, arms & armour., nice clean text, maps, black & white & colored illustrations, 225pp. w/bibliography. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Very Good Plus. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Middle East.

$12.31

Mysticism & Dissent: Socioreligious Thought in Qajar Iran

By Bayat, Mangol

Syracuse, NY, U.S.A.: Syracuse University Press, 1982. Examines the origins of religious dissent in nineteenth-century Qajar Iran & how it provided a mood & attitude which led to far-reaching political dissent., nice clean text, some very minor wear to dj, 228pp. w/index. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$5.32

Egypt at the Crossroads: Domestic Stability and Regional Role

By Marr, Phebe (editor)

Washington , D.C.: National Defense University Press, 1999. Text is a detailed and in depth analysis of the current and past political, social, and economic forces at work in Egypt and possible future outcomes, nice clean text, maps, graphs/charts, some minor wear to covers, 253pp.. First Printing. Paperback. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$10.98

Saudi Arabia: An Artist's View of the Past

By Binzagr, Safeya

Lausanne: Three Continents Publishers, 1979. Gives a vivid idea of the cultural heritage of Saudi Arabia & the traditional way of life in the desert kingdom., nice clean text, colored illustrations, map, stamp on title page, half title page & dedication page, some minro wear to dj, very light minor foxing on edges, 139pp.. 2nd. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Middle East.

$9.65

Eternal Saudi Arabia

By Golt, Rick

London, England : Elk Publications, 1980. Collection of photographs & narratives by an American artist who travelled thousands of miles throughtout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabi., nice clean text, colored photographs, some minor shelf wear to dj, 150pp.. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Golt, Rick (Photographer). Oblong 4to. Middle East.

$9.65

Introduction to Saudi Arabian Antiquities, An

By Department of Antiquities and Museums

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Department of Antiquities & Museums-Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 1975. 176 pages. Large Hardback. Near fune with very good jacket. A study of antiquities from all the sites throughout the Kingdom. Photographic survey by Roger Wood of ruins and sites of archaeological interest in Saudi Arabia. Text in Arabic and English. In Very Good dj. has wear, dJ has a few small chips.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Plus/Very Good. Illus. by Roger Wood (photography). 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Middle East.

$8.32

Women of Deh Koh: Lives in an Iranian Village

By Friedl, Erika

Washington, DC, U.S.A.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. Story of Iran through the eyes of the women who live there., nice clean text, 237pp.. 1st. Paperback. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Middle East.

$4.66