Sign In | Register

Middle Eastern History book


Recent Arrivals in Middle Eastern History

Middle Eastern History

From From Beirut To Jerusalem to Masada, from A History Of Islamic Societies to Ottoman Centuries, we can help you find the middle eastern history books you are looking for. As the world's largest independent marketplace for new, used and rare books, you always get the best in service and value when you buy from Biblio.co.uk, and all of your purchases are backed by our return guarantee.


Top Sellers in Middle Eastern History

    From Beirut To Jerusalem by Thomas L Friedman

    The New York Times Middle East correspondent profiles this troubled region, describing the everyday horrors of Beirut, the intricacies of Arab politics, Arab-Israeli relations, and American perceptions of the region.


    Peace To End All Peace by David Fromkin

    Featuring a new afterword offering an updated assessment of the region, a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed study of the Middle East traces the influence of the Allies on Middle East politics during and after World War I and the legacy of the era on the shifting political unities and divisions of today.


    Leap Of Faith by Queen Noor

    rt of a man and his nation. Born into a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa Halaby was a strongly independent young woman. After studying architecture at Princeton, her work on projects in the Middle East gave her a profound understanding both of the links between the environment and social problems, and also of the tumultuous history of the Arab nations. Then, in 1974, her life took a very different turn, when her father introduced her to the world's most eligible bachelor, King Hussein of Jordan. After a whirlwind romance, she became Noor Al Hussein, Queen of Jordan. With eloquence and honesty, Queen Noor speaks of the obstacles she faced as a young bride and of her successful struggle to create a role for herself as a humanitarian activist. She tells of her heartbreaking miscarriage and the births of her four children, along with her continuing support for King Hussein's campaign to bring peace to the Arab nations. But most of all this is a love story - an honest and engaging portrait of a truly remarkable woman and the man she married.


    The Burning Tigris by Peter Balakian

    The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response presents a narrative of the massacres of the Armenians during the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the responsibility of the Ottoman government. Using archival documents and first-person accounts, Peter Balakian shows the history of how the Young Turks were involved in the Armenian Genocide. The book received the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book and New York Times and national best seller.


    Bible and Sword by Barbara W Tuchman

    Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August —a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute .


    What Went Wrong? - Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response by Bernard Lewis

    For many centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement--the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed, as the previously despised West won victory after victory, first in the battlefield and the marketplace, then in almost every aspect of public and even private life. In this intriguing volume, Bernard Lewis examines the anguished reaction of the Islamic world as it tried to understand why things had changed--how they had been overtaken, overshadowed, and to an increasing extent dominated by the West. Lewis provides a fascinating portrait of a culture in turmoil. He shows how the Middle East turned its attention to understanding European weaponry and military tactics, commerce and industry, government and diplomacy, education and culture. Lewis highlights the striking differences between the Western and Middle Eastern cultures from the 18th to the 20th centuries through thought-provoking comparisons of such things as Christianity and Islam, music and the arts, the position of women, secularism and the civil society, the clock and the calendar.Hailed in The New York Times Book Review as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies," Bernard Lewis is one of the West's foremost authorities on Islamic history and culture. In this striking volume, he offers an incisive look at the historical relationship between the Middle East and Europe.


    Power, Faith and Fantasy by Michael B Oren

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [693]-741 and index.


    Six Days Of War by Michael B Oren

    Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East is a 2002 non-fiction book by American-Israeli historian Michael Oren, chronicling the events of the Six-Day War fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Widely praised by critics, the book won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history and spent seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.


    Islamic Imperialism by Efraim Karsh

    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 behaviour, 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 behaviour 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.


    The Punishment Of Virtue by Sarah Chayes

    As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue , she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords back into positions of power and the Taliban to re-infiltrate the country. This is an eyeopening chronicle that highlights the often infuriating realities of a vital front in the war on terror, exposing deeper, fundamental problems with current U.S. strategy.


    A Savage War Of Peace by Alistair Horne

    ALISTAIR HORNE is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954—1962 , The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916 , How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805—1815 and the official biography of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. He is a fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and lives in Oxfordshire. He was awarded the French Legion d’Honneur in 1993 and received a knighthood in 2003 for his work on French history.  


    Lords Of the Horizons by Jason Goodwin

    The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total. Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling history; dramatic, detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.


    A History Of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani

    In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of Iraq and its bloody aftermath, the fall of the Mubarak and Ben Ali regimes in Egypt and Tunisia, and the incipient civil war in Syria, bringing Hourani's magisterial history up to date. Ruthven suggests that while Hourani can hardly have been expected to predict in detail the massive upheavals that have shaken the Arab world recently he would not have been entirely surprised, given the persistence of the kin-patronage networks he describes in his book and the challenges now posed to them by a new media-aware generation of dissatisfied youth. In a new biographical preface, Malise Ruthven shows how Hourani's perspectives on Arab history were shaped by his unique background as an English-born Arab Christian with roots in the Levant.


    From Babel To Dragomans by Bernard Lewis

    Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Hailed as "the world's foremost Islamic scholar" (Wall Street Journal), as "a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world" (Baltimore Sun), and as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" (New York Times), Lewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted voice that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East. Now, this revered authority has brought together writings and lectures that he has written over four decades, featuring his reflections on Middle Eastern history and foreign affairs, the Iranian Revolution, the state of Israel, the writing of history, and much more. The essays cover such urgent and compelling topics as "What Saddam Wrought," "Deconstructing Osama and His Evil Appeal," "The Middle East, Westernized Despite Itself," "The Enemies of God," and "Can Islam be Secularized?" The collection ranges from two English originals of articles published before only in foreign languages, to previously unpublished writings, to his highly regarded essays from publications such as Foreign Affairs and The New York Review of Books. With more than fifty pieces in all, plus a new introduction to the book by Lewis, this is a valuable collection for everyone interested in the Middle East. Here then is a rich repository of wisdom on one of the key areas of the modern world--a wealth of profound reflections on Middle Eastern history, culture, politics, and current events.


    The Middle East by Bernard Lewis

    In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it. Elegantly sritten, scholarly yet accessible, The Middle East is the most comprehensive single volume history of the region ever written from the world's foremost authority on the Middle East.


    The Great War For Civilisation by Robert Fisk

    Best-selling author and journalist Robert Fisk, based in Beirut as Middle East Correspondent of The Independent , has lived in the Middle East for almost three decades and holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. His last book, Pity the Nation , a history of the Lebanon war, was published to great critical acclaim.


    By Way Of Deception by Victor; Hoy, Claire Ostrovsky

    By way of deception: The making and unmaking of a Mossad Officer is a book written by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy about Ostrovsky's career as a katsa in the Israeli Mossad.


    Ottoman Empire, The by Lord Kinross



    Pity the Nation by Robert Fisk



    Rulers Of Mecca by Gerald De Gaury



    The Great Siege by Ernle Bradford



    The Arab Of the Desert by H R P Dickson



    Masada by Yigael Yadin



Middle Eastern History Books & Ephemera


    A History Of Islamic Societies by Lapidus, Ira M

    An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence.


    Arab and Jew by Shipler, David K

    Rhidian Brook was born in Tenby, South Wales. The Testimony of Taliesin Jones received the Somerset Maugham and Betty Task Awards and was short-listed for the Welsh Novel of the Year. He is also the author of the novel Jesus and The Adman .


    Ottoman Centuries by Kinross, Lord



  • BUY NOW

    $3.89

    The Middle East : A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years by Bernard Lewis

    Scribner, 1997. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. An ex-library book and may have standard library stamps and/or stickers. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    $3.89

    Ottoman Centuries by Lord Kinross

    HarperCollins Publishers, 1979. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    £0.77

    Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor

    Paperback. Very Good.


  • BUY NOW

    $4.65

    The Saudis by Sandra Mackey

    Penguin Publishing Group, 1988. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    $89.95

    Istanbul. A Glimpse Into the Past by Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

    Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture., 1992 First edition in oblong hardcover without dust jacket as issued. Text in English, Arabic and Turkish. 130 pp. Map, photographs. Some warping to boards, clean and unmarked. Very Good.. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Bin 91.


  • BUY NOW

    £1.84

    From Beirut to Jerusalem by Freidman, Thomas L

    Paperback. Good.


  • BUY NOW

    £1.44

    From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East by Lewis, Bernard

    Hardback. Very Good.


  • BUY NOW

    $6.74

    Blind White Fish in Persia by Anthony Smith

    E.P. Dutton & Co., 1953. First Edition. Hardcover. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket in good condition. First edition. Shelf and handling wear to cover and binding, with general signs of previous use. Wear to dust jacket, wrapped in protective sleeve. Tape ghost to back facing page. Otherwise clean. Secure packaging for safe delivery.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    £8.50

    From Babel to Dragomans : Interpreting the Middle East by Lewis, Bernard

    London: Phoenix, 2005. Brings together in one volume some of the author's most important writing from more than four decades of observation and analysis. Unread paperback showing slightest signs of storage only - 559 pages including index. Prompt dispatch.. Paperback. As New. 12mo - over 6¾"" - 7¾"" tall".


  • BUY NOW

    £10.50

    The Faithful City : The Siege of Jerusalem 1948 by Joseph, Dov

    London: The Hogarth Press, 1961. Detailed account of the experience of Jerusalem in the last years of the British Mandate and the struggle of the Jews of that city during Israel's fight to be born against the British colonialists and their Arab allies. Faint sunning to page edges else a clean square hardback lacking a d/w - 344 pages including index plus previous owner's references notes to rear pastedown. Next post dispatch.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


  • BUY NOW

    $104.53

    A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani

    2012-09-02. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


  • BUY NOW

    $38.00

    Great War for Civilisation by Fisk, Robert

    Harper Collins, October 3, 2005. reprint. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1366 pages. Light wear to upper edge of dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Record # 458203


  • BUY NOW

    $29.00

    The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Fisk, Robert

    Fine in Fine dust jacket.  A notably clean, crisp and unread copy.


  • BUY NOW

    $500.00

    REFLECTIONS OF PARADISE Silks and Tiles from Ottoman Bursa by Photographs by Ahmet Ertug Text by Godfrey Goodwin and others

    Book Description: ERTUG & KOCABIYIK, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Focusing on the history of the silk trade between the 15th and 17th centuries and on the architectural development of Bursa, the Ottoman silk capital, outstanding examples of Bursa silks are presented along with its architectural monuments.The photography of Ahmet Ertug introduce to the reader the unique tiled interiors of this ancient city. 30 by 41 cms, 248 pages (124 color, 10 duotone, 21 line drawings). Hardbound in cloth and presented in a slipcase. INTERMA is the exclusive distributor for Ertug & Kocabiyik Publications in USA and Canada, WORLDWIDE orders usually ship within 2 business days.


  • BUY NOW

    $24.95

    Brief History of Ancient Egypt by Iskander, Zaky and Alexander Badawy. Inscribed Copy

    Cairo, Egypt, 1954 Third edition in trade paperback. This edition is revised and considerably enlarged. Inscribed by Mr. Badawy to noted RLDS churchman George Njiem on the half-title page. 202 pp. Figures, bibliography, index. Some staining to the covers mostly on rear. Good.. Trade Paperback. Good. LR8-1.


  • BUY NOW

    $22.20

    A History of the Arab Peoples by Hourani, Albert

    Cambridge: Belknap Press of Harvard University, 1991. Book. As New. Hardcover. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. AS NEW | AS NEW. 1st edition / 4th printing, blue cloth over boards w gilt font on spine, 551 pps, photos, maps, lists of dynasties, families, bibliography, index. Clean and tight copy, without writing, marks. Dust wrapper unclipped, without any indications of wear, now under mylar wraps. Please view our photo of this offering. GIFT QUALITY. "A History of the Arab Peoples covers not only political history, but also culture, society, economy and thought, in a work of profound and lasting importance. A magnificent display of the late Albert Hourani's lifetime of scholarship, it was a best-seller on first publication." Hourani surveys twelve centuries of Arab history, culture, science, reglion, role of women, politics, economics..


  • BUY NOW

    $3.89

    Revolutionary Iran : Challenge and Response in the Middle East by R. K. Ramazani

    Johns Hopkins University Press, 1987. Paperback. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    $5.39

    A History of Islamic Societies by Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press, 1988. Hardcover. Very Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in excellent condition. Pages are intact and are not marred by notes or highlighting, but may contain a neat previous owner name. The spine remains undamaged. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    $6.35

    A History of Islamic Societies by Ira M. Lapidus

    Cambridge University Press, 2002. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    £1.81

    The Saudis: Inside the Desert Kingdom by MacKey, Sandra

    Paperback. Acceptable.


  • BUY NOW

    $6.92

    The Great War for Civilisation : The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2007. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    $8.21

    A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by Fromkin, David

    Holt Paperbacks, 2009. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    $7.01

    Turkish Reflections: A Biography of a Place by Mary Lee Settle

    Grafton, 1991. Hardcover. As New. Disclaimer:An apparently unread copy in perfect condition. Dust cover is intact; pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.


  • BUY NOW

    $11.00

    Triumph Without Victory the Unreported History of the Persian Gulf War by The Award Winning Staff UD News And World Report

    Middle East Wars: Times Books, 1992. 477 pgs., maps. Slightest jacket wear.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


Browse all Middle Eastern History