Middle Eastern History

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Top Sellers in Middle Eastern History

From Beirut To Jerusalem

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

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

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.... Read more
The Burning Tigris

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.
Power, Faith and Fantasy

Power, Faith and Fantasy

by Michael B Oren

Includes bibliographical references (p. [693]-741 and index.
Six Days Of War

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.
What Went Wrong? - Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

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... Read more
Islamic Imperialism

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... Read more
A Savage War Of Peace

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.  
The Punishment Of Virtue

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... Read more
The Great War For Civilisation

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.
Lords Of the Horizons

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

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... Read more
From Babel To Dragomans

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.... Read more
The Middle East

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.
By Way Of Deception

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.
Masada

Masada

by Yigael Yadin

The Blood Of Abraham

The Blood Of Abraham

by Jimmy Carter

Rulers Of Mecca

Rulers Of Mecca

by Gerald De Gaury

The Great Siege

The Great Siege

by Ernle Bradford

The Arab Of the Desert

The Arab Of the Desert

by H R P Dickson

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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.

Middle Eastern History Books & Ephemera

A History Of Islamic Societies

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

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.
A Savage War Of Peace

A Savage War Of Peace

by Horne, Sir Alistair

The Sultans

The Sultans

by Barber, Noel

Ottoman Centuries

Ottoman Centuries

by Kinross, Lord

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

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

by Bernard Lewis

Paperback / softback. New. Illuminating both the history and the current climate in the Middle East, Bernard Lewis presents an authoritative, accessible examination, within a narrative framework, of the traditions of government; the Islamic religion and legal system; the economic infrastructure; and the social and cultural conventions. of photos. Maps.
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£14.68
What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

What Went Wrong?: Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

by Lewis, Bernard W

Hardback. Very Good.
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£2.97
Islamic Imperialism A History

Islamic Imperialism A History

by Karsh, Efraim

New Haven: Yale University Press. Very Good with No dust jacket as issued. 2006. 1st Printing. Trade Size Paperback. Small 4to 9" - 11" tall; 284 pages; Soft Cover Paperback, No Dust Jacket, Shows Little Wear, ; BX151 .
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$9.26
A Peace to End All Peace : The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East

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

by David Fromkin

HarperCollins Publishers, 1990. Paperback. Good. Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$5.99
Longest War Israel in Lebanon, The

Longest War Israel in Lebanon, The

by Jacob Timerman

Residual glue from pocket removal, BLEP, else content appears as new, unopened, unread and unblemished with fine brown & light tan boards displaying no significant surface/edge wear, as shown, with Taped ID at Heel of spine.
Argues that the Israeli invasion of Lebanon was really designed to destroy Palestinian nationalism rather than insure the defense of Israel's borders from terrorists
A personal reflection in journal form that offers insight into a specific historical event in Israel's... Read more
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$59.99
Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

by Oren, Michael B

New York: W. W. Norton, 2007 1st ed. thus. 793pp. illus. paperback tall 8vo: near Fine. A well-praised history with cover encomia ranging from Christopher Dickey to Henry Kissinger.
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$6.99
Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from pre-Islamic Times of the Present

Anthology of Arabic Literature, Culture, and Thought from pre-Islamic Times of the Present

by Frangieh, Bassam K

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005 566 pp. Text is clean, tight and unmarked except for some high lighting on the table of contents. CD is missing. Paper-covered boards are bright and undamaged.. Hardcover. Very Good/No Jacket. Quarto.
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$39.00
The Court of Persia,  Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages

The Court of Persia, Viewed in Connection with Scriptural Usages

by Kitto, John

NY: Carlton & Phillips. Good with no dust jacket; Top corner of rear boards gnawed, waterstain at . fore-edge of rear half of text, penciled owner name on front free endpaper.. 1852. Revised Edition. Hardcover. Revised by Daniel P. Kidder. Brown blindstamped cloth with titles stamped in gilt on spine. Frontispiece wood engraving of Mohammed Shah, King of Persia. Kitto was a missionary in Persia in the early 19th century and gives this account of Persian history and life and customs among the royal... Read more
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$35.00
A Study of Naima

A Study of Naima

by Thomas, Lewis Victor

NY: New York University Press, 1972. First edition. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: New York University Press, 1972. 8vo., xii+163 pages. A fine copy in near fine dust jacket with a few small closed tears, old price sticker on cover. . 1st. Hard. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo..
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$20.00
Egypt: The Stalled Society

Egypt: The Stalled Society

by Ansari, Hamied

Albany: State Univ of New York Pr, 1986. First edition. Trade soft cover. Published Albany: State Univ of New York Pr., 1986. 8vo., xiv+308 pages. A very good, clean tight copy. . 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket, As Issued. 8vo..
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$20.00
Arabs in Tent and Town

Arabs in Tent and Town

by A. Goodrich-Freer


Inscribed by the publisher, In memory of Ada Seeley from F.P Seeley 9 March 1929. 325 pp. 22 x 14.5 cmz. 780 grams. 1.5 cm tear in middle of top spine. photo loose opposite page 48.
The title reads in full: "An intimate account of the family life of the Arabs of Syria, their manner of living in, desert & town, their hospitality, customs, & mental attitude, with a description of the animals, birds, flowers & plants of their country."

Adela Monica Goodrich-Freer Spoer (1870-1931) was an... Read more
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£60.00
Britain's Triumph and Decline in the Middle East: Military Campaigns 1919 to the Present Day

Britain's Triumph and Decline in the Middle East: Military Campaigns 1919 to the Present Day

by William Godfrey Fothergill Jackson

Hard cover, dust jacket, approximately 6 1/4 by 9 1/2 inches, bibliography, indexed. Preowned item in good condition, lower quality paper stock with yellowing, handwritten name inside front cover in pencil, no other handwriting or markings, no tears. Dust jacket with light wear/soiling.
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$7.99
Bonaparte in Egypt

Bonaparte in Egypt

by J. Christopher Herold

United Kingdom: Leo Cooper Ltd, 2012. Reprint . Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. paperback,illustrated,424 pages,crease to rear cover hence very good.Shelf B36.
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£5.00
The Agony of Algeria

The Agony of Algeria

by Martin Stone

Columbia University Press, 1997. Paperback. Like New. Pages are clean and are not marred by notes or folds of any kind. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.46
Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia

Tournament of Shadows: The Great Game and the Race for Empire in Asia

by Meyer, Karl E. & Shareen Blair Brysac

Washington, DC: Counterpoint, 1999 1st ed. 646pp. illus. hardback tall 8vo: Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover. Praise for this absorbing history from Jan Morris, Christopher Hitchens, Lawrence James, Simon Sebag-Montefiore, et al.
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$15.00
The Modern History of Kuwait, 1750-1965

The Modern History of Kuwait, 1750-1965

by Abu-Hakima, Ahmad Mustafa

London: Luzac & Company , 1983 226 pages. The dust jacket is a bit scuffed with some tiy tears around the edges. The page edges have some minor spotting. Books listed here are not stored at the shop. Please contact us if you want to pick up a book from Newtown.. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. Size G: 10"-11" Tall (254-279mm).
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AU$29.90
THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION

THE GREAT WAR FOR CIVILISATION

by FISK, ROBERT

1368pp incl index, notes, chronology and select bibliography. No illustrations. Clean and well bound with no inscriptions, markings or annotations. Small stain to cover and first four pages at the lower edge.
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R238.00
Ravished Armenia: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian Girl Who Survived the Great Massacres

Ravished Armenia: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian Girl Who Survived the Great Massacres

by Mardiganian, Aurora/Gates, H.L (interpeted by)/Waln, Nora (foreword)

Yerevan: Armenian Genocide Museum Institute, 2013. reprint of 1918 edition. VG. [2], 88 p., photos, illus, maps inside covers, stapled paperback;
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$32.50
Jerusalem Quarterly File 18, June 2003

Jerusalem Quarterly File 18, June 2003

by Tamari, Salim (editor)

Palestine: Institute of Jerusalem Studies, 2003. 64pp.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
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$20.00
The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

by Fisk, Robert

Language: EnglishA sweeping and dramatic history of the last half century of conflict in the Middle East from an award-winning journalist who has covered the region for over forty years, The Great War for Civilisation unflinchingly chronicles the tragedy of the region from the Algerian Civil War to the Iranian Revolution; from the American hostage crisis in Beirut to the Iran-Iraq War; from the 1991 Gulf War to the American invasion of Iraq in 2003. A book of searing drama as well as lucid, incisive... Read more
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$22.00
The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

The Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

by Robert Fisk

Paperback / softback. New. Robert Fisk's bestselling eyewitness account of the events that have shaped the Middle East is alive with vivid reporting and incisive historical analysis.
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£16.37
Leap of Faith  -  Memoirs of an Unexpected Life

Leap of Faith - Memoirs of an Unexpected Life

by Noor, Queen

New York: Miramax, 2003. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. First Edition, First Printing. xi + 468 pages. 40 illustrations. This is the dramatic and inspiring story of an American woman's remarkable journey into the heart of a man and his nation. Born into a distinguished Arab-American family and raised amid privilege, Lisa Halaby joned the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, graduating in 1974 with a degree in architecture and urban planning. Two... Read more
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£12.00
At the Crossroads. Essays on the Archaeology, History and Current Affairs of the Middle East.

At the Crossroads. Essays on the Archaeology, History and Current Affairs of the Middle East.

by Bienert, H.-D. and Muller-Neuhof, B. (eds)

Jordan: German Protestant Institute of Archeology in Amman, 2000 xiii+406 incl. B&W maps,plans and illustrations. Papers by various archaeologists [n both English and German on the history and archaeology of Jordan, from the Pre-Pottery Neolithic period to current political and economic issues and affairs in Jordan. Also includes a short history of the foreign archaeological institutes in Amman and their role, Text is clean, tight and unmarked. Covers are bright and undamaged.. Trade Paperback. Very... Read more
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$39.00
Lords of the Horizons : A History of the Ottoman Empire

Lords of the Horizons : A History of the Ottoman Empire

by Jason Goodwin

Picador, 2003. Paperback. Good. Disclaimer:Pages can have notes/highlighting. Spine may show signs of wear. ~ ThriftBooks: Read More, Spend Less.Dust jacket quality is not guaranteed.
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$6.06