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Egypt on the Brink

EGY371
Tarek Osman
Yale University Press
2013
300
0300198698
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Osman brings his thoroughly readable history of divided, complex modern Egypt since the rise of Nassar up to date with the events of the Arab Spring, the fall of Hosni Mubarak, the rise of the Muslim Brotherhood and current uncertainty.
$18.00

The New Atlas of the Arab World

ARB134
American University in Cairo Press
American University in Cairo
2011
144
9774164199
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This authoritative atlas features striking maps and the latest information on the 22 countries of the Arab League, from Morocco across North Africa to the Arabia, Syria and the Sudan.
$39.50

Rock the Casbah, Rage and Rebellion Across the Islamic World

ISL100
Robin Wright
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2012
307
1439103178
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A veteran journalist in the Middle East, Wright (Dreams and Shadows) interviews the youth at the forefront of the Arab revolt in this insightful portrait of the region at a moment of change.
$17.00

Reset, Iran, Turkey, and America's Future

TKY239
Stephen Kinzer
Griffin Publishing
2011
284
0312573413
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A master storyteller with an eye for grand characters and illuminating historical detail, Kinzer introduces grand themes and larger-than-life figures, like a Nebraska schoolteacher who became a martyr to democracy in Iran, a Turkish radical who transformed his country and Islam forever, and a colorful parade of princes, politicians, women of the world, spies, oppressors, liberators, and dreamers.
$16.99

The Future of Islam

ISL90
John Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
256
0195165217
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
One of America's leading experts on Islam, Esposito provides a lucid analysis of the Muslim world today.
$24.95

No god but God

ISL50
Reza Aslan
Random House
2011
310
0812982444
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A scholar of religion, Aslan looks back to Muhammad in Mecca and the original vision of Islam in this engaging report on the meaning and message of Islam in the 21st century.
$17.00

Generation Freedom, The Middle East Uprisings and the Remaking of the Modern World

MDE199
Bruce Feiler
HarperCollins Publishers
2011
151
0062104985
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
As engaged and thoughtful as ever, Feiler brings texture and insight to these thrilling tales of youthful revolt across the Arab world, weaving on-the-spot reports from Tahir Square and elsewhere with history and commentary.
$11.99

In the Country of Men

NAF53
Hisham Matar
Dial Press
2008
256
0385340435
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This hauntingly beautiful short novel, set in Tripoli in wake of Khadafy's 1969 revolution, shows the bewilderment and fear of the Libyan people through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy.
$16.00

Leaving Tangier

MRC127
Tahar Ben Jalloun
Penguin Putnam
2009
275
0143114654
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Capturing the ambitions of young people everywhere, Ben Jalloun traces the fate of Azel, his sister and other emigrants, who leave Morocco for the promise of a better life in Spain.
$15.00

Arab World Map

ARB53
Geoprojects
Geocart
1983
2
086351054X
MAP
Reference
0
1
0
0
A full color shaded relief map of the North Africa and Southwest Asia at a scale of 1:10,000,000 with general information about each of the countries on the reverse.
$21.95

A History of the Arab Peoples

MDE11
Albert Hourani
Belknap Press
2010
624
0674058194
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Called a landmark, masterpiece and essential to understanding the Middle East, Hourani's acclaimed chronicle of the political, spiritual, religious and cultural traditions of the Arab peoples is brought up to date with an afterword by noted Islamic scholar Malise Ruthven.
$22.50

A Peace to End All Peace

ARB13
David Fromkin
Henry Holt
2009
688
0805088091
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Indispensable to understanding current tensions, alliances and the colonial legacy of the region, Fromkin's vivid tale of the fall of the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern Middle East is out in a 20th anniversary edition.
$24.00

Al-Qur'an: A Contemporary Translation

ISL02
Ali Jamale Ahmed
Princeton University Press
2001
571
0691074992
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A handsome bilingual edition of the Holy Book of Islam as elegantly translated by the Pakistani novelist, critic and diplomat Ahmed Ali.
$22.95

Blaming Islam

ISL103
John R Bowen
MIT Press
2012
112
026201758X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
One in a series of thought-provoking books on important contemporary issues, this short book uncovers the myths behind the fears of Islam.
$16.95

Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution, Voices from Tunis to Damascus

MDE211
Layla Al-Zubaidi
Penguin Putnam
2013
224
014312515X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These essays and profoundly moving, often harrowing, firsthand accounts span the region from Tunisia to Syria and include contributors ranging from student activists to seasoned journalists -- half of whom are women.
$17.00

Dreams and Shadows, The Future of the Middle East

MDE150
Robin B. Wright
Penguin Putnam
2009
480
0143114891
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Wright reports on the ideas, movements and obstacles to change in this incisive portrait. With chapters on the Palestinians, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, Iran, Iraq and Morocco.
$18.00

Engaging the Muslim World

MDE200
Juan Cole
St. Martins
2010
282
0230102751
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
In this well-reasoned primer, history professor and popular blogger Cole offers a clear analysis of American concerns about Islam and Muslim anxiety about the West. From Tehran to Beirut, Cole is an especially good guide to the many forms of Islam and how they play out politically.
$17.00

Europe and the Islamic World, A History

ISL105
Gilles Veinstein, Henry Laurens, John Toland
Princeton University Press
2012
528
0691147051
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Three eminent French historians trace the complex interplay, alliances, trade and conquests since the seventh century, when the armies of Constantinople and Medina fought for control of Syria and Palestine,
$55.00

Islam in the World

ISL66
Malise Ruthven
Oxford University Press
2006
544
0195305035
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The third edition of Ruthvin's indispensable guide to Islam in its historical, geographical, political, spiritual and social setting.
$19.95

Islam, A Short History

ISL15
Karen Armstrong
Modern Library
2002
230
081296618X
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Armstrong brings authority and experience to this vivid, clear-headed survey of the history and impact of Islam, from the birth of Mohammad to present-day challenges.
$17.00

Nine Parts of Desire, The Hidden World of Islamic Women

ARB06
Geraldine Brooks
Doubleday
1996
256
0385475772
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A highly readable overview of the role of women in Islamic society, drawn from the author's many interviews with women throughout the Arab World.
$15.95

The Islamic Enlightenment, The Struggle Between Faith and Reason, 1798 to Modern Times

ISL124
Christopher de Bellaigue
W. W. Norton & Company
2017
560
0871403730
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
With a fresh perspective on the major Islamic countries in the modern era, this authoritative work charts the reformations that began growing in Istanbul, Cairo and Tehran in the 19th century and continue today.
$35.00

The New Arabs, How the Millennial Generation Is Changing the Middle East

ARB157
Juan Cole
Simon and Schuster Inc.
2015
368
1451690401
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Journalist Juan Cole reveals the democratic and liberal leanings of the Arab Spring with a focus on the relationship between millennial activists and technology, adroitly combining primary interviews with personal experience.
$16.00

The Rise and Fall of Arab Presidents for Life

ARB139
Roger Owen
Harvard University Press
2012
248
0674065832
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
A professor of Middle East History at Harvard, Owen explores in this timely study why rulers for life came to dominate the post-independence Arab world, providing the historical context and analysis of popular upheavals in the region.
$24.95

The Shia Revival, How Conflicts Within Islam Will Shape the Future

ISL76
Vali Nasr
W. W. Norton & Company
2007
310
0393329682
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A lucid introduction to Shiism and the 1,400-year old dissent between Sunnis and Shias by an Iranian-born scholar.
$16.95

The Strong Horse: Power, Politics, and the Clash of Arab Civilizations

ARB133
Lee Smith
Vintage Books
2011
236
0767921801
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Reporting from Cairo, Smith writes incisively the spotty history of democracy in Egypt and the long relationship between Mubarak and a succession of U.S. presidents.
$16.95

The Struggle for Egypt, From Nasser to Tahrir Square

EGY389
Steven Cook
Oxford University Press
2013
456
0199795266
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a leading expert on Arab and Turkish politics, Steven Cook illuminates Egyptian modern history with exceptional insight
$27.95

Understanding Arabs, A Guide for Modern Times

ARB67
Margaret K. Nydell
Intercultural Press
2012
277
0983955808
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
The fifth edition of Nydell's classic, concise and readable introduction to Arab society and culture, including chapters on attitudes toward America and fundamentalism.
$22.95

Voices of the Arab Spring, Personal Stories from the Arab Revolutions

ARB166
Asaad Al-saleh
Columbia University Press
2015
272
0231163193
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
Al-Saleh presents the testimonies of dozens of people involved in 2011’s Arab Spring, the wave of protests that collapsed dictatorships in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen.
$24.95

What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam

ISL58
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2011
224
0199794138
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Georgetown professor John L. Esposito organizes this brief popular primer as series of questions and answers about Islam, its history, culture, practice and belief, bringing clarity and balance to the project. Second edition.
$21.95

Arabian Sands

ARB15
Wilfred Thesiger
Penguin
2007
400
0141442077
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
The last of the great British traveler-explorers, Thesiger (1910-2003) journeyed among the nomadic camel-breeding peoples of Southern Arabia in the late 1940s, falling in love with the desert and ways of life of the Bedouin. This eloquent book is his tribute to them.
$17.00

Art of the Middle East, Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World and Iran

MDE216
Saeb Eigner
Perseus
2015
400
185894628X
PAPER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
Showcasing over 500 illustrations and biographies of 200 featured artists, this revised and expanded guide to Middle Eastern art is a comprehensive overview of contemporary styles and themes.
$39.95

Hero, The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia

MDE191
Michael Korda
HarperCollins
2011
784
0061712620
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
Korda celebrates the life and adventures of his hero in this lively portrait of the man and his times.
$17.99

Anatomy of a Disappearance

EGY385
Hisham Matar
Dial Press
2012
240
0385340443
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Politics echo in miniature as father and son vie (with tragic consequences) for a young Anglo-Egyptian woman's eye in this second novel by the author of In The Country of Men, son of a Libyan dissadent, raised in Tripoli and Cairo.
$15.00

The Anchor Book of Modern Arabic Fiction

ARB86
Denys Johnson-Davies (Editor)
Doubleday
2006
512
1400079764
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A sweeping and remarkably diverse collection of the work of 79 writers representing 14 countries.
$17.95

The Meursault Investigation

NAF95
Kamel Daoud
Other Press
2015
160
1590517512
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
At once a retelling and a critical response to Camus' classic story of the murder of an Arab man on an Algerian beach in The Stranger (NAF94), this novel re-imagines the familiar narrative through the eyes of Harun, the brother of "the Arab" senselessly killed by the infamous Mersault.
$14.95

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Baghdad Without a Map and other Misadventures in Arabia

ARB07
Tony Horwitz
Plume
1992
285
0452267455
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
The madcap tale of a modern journey through 14 countries of the Arab world by an unusually entertaining reporter. Horowitz captures the social and economic realities of the region with razor-sharp wit.
$16.00

Sandstorms, Days and Nights in Arabia

ARB08
Peter Theroux
W. W. Norton & Company
1991
281
0393307972
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
As a journalist in Saudi Arabia, Peter Theroux (Paul's brother) learned the language and immersed himself in the realities of day-to-day life. This book is a memoir of his experiences, both a revealing collection of anecdotes and a humorous portrait of a place.
$21.00

The Arabian Nights

ARB10
Husain Haddawy
W. W. Norton & Company
2008
518
0393331660
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Translator Husain Haddawy grew up hearing his grandmother's friends re-tell these tales on winter nights in Baghdad. A wonderful introduction to Islamic Andalucia, the tales, translated from the oldest remaining Arabic version, bring to life the culture and society of the Islamic world at its height.
$17.95

Islam, The Straight Path

MDE22
John L. Esposito
Oxford University Press
2010
304
0195396006
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A well-written survey of the faith, practice and beliefs of Islam. Its balanced tone and content are intended for an undergraduate audience, yet it also functions as an excellent overview for the general reader.
$59.95

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

ARB29
David E. Long
University Press of Florida
2010
176
0813035112
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive look at modern Saudi Arabia and the complex issues facing the nation. Drawing from extensive research and Long's personal experiences as a Foreign Service officer, this book surveys the land, politics, religion and people of the region.
$21.95

The Arab World: Society, Culture and State

ARB32
Halim Barakat
University of California Press
1993
348
0520084276
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly, highly opinionated and thought-provoking study of Arab culture, thought and literature.
$31.95

The Arab World, Forty Years of Change

ARB33
Elizabeth Warnock and Robert Fernea, Thomas Hartwell (Photographer)
Doubleday
1997
432
0385485204
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An award-winning look at life in the Middle East, updated in the 1990s. The authors revisit towns and cities, paying close attention to how changes such as the Gulf War and Arab-Israeli peace negotiations have impacted daily life.
$17.95

Understanding Islam: An Introduction to the Muslim World

ISL04
Thomas W. Lippman
Meridian Books
1995
198
0452011604
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A concise, balanced introduction to the Islamic faith and contemporary issues by a former Washington Post bureau chief in the Middle East. Lippman includes chapters on basic beliefs and practices, Mohammad, The Koran, Islamic Law, and modern politics.
$15.00

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money and Power

ARB36
Daniel Yergin
Touchstone
2008
908
1439110123
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
Master storyteller Yergin conjures a large and fascinating cast of tycoons, sheiks and politicians in this monumental and thoroughly researched history examining the story of petroleum and the West's dependence on the oil-rich Middle East.
$22.00

Saudi Arabia Map

ARB39
Gizi Map
2008
2
9638746521
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This full-color map presents the Arabian Peninsula and surrounding areas at a convenient scale of 1:3,000,000. Depicts all of neighboring Yemen, the UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.
$14.95

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East

MDE34
Donna Lee Bowen (Editor), Evelyn A. Early (Editor)
Indiana University Press
2014
488
0253014662
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A diverse anthology of short articles and essays covering the experiences of ordinary people across the Middle East.
$30.00

National Geographic Atlas of the Middle East

MDE71
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic
2008
128
1426202210
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
These maps graphically illustrate the history, politics, people and resources of the Middle East. With 40 photographs and 80 maps, including a two-page spread on each of the 16 nations.
$21.95

The Arabs, A Short History

ARB63
Philip K. Hitti
Gateway Books
2006
273
0895267063
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An overview by the influential historian of the Arab world.
$16.99

Storm from the East: The Struggle Between the Arab World and the Christian West

ARB75
Milton Viorst
Modern Library
2007
224
0679643303
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A brief history of contemporary Arabia and the uneasy relationship with the West in the excellent Modern Library Chronicles series by a journalist and senior scholar at the Middle East Institute.
$13.95

Travels in Arabia Deserta, Selected Passages

ARB76
Charles Doughty
Dover Publications
2009
320
0486431584
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Doughty's first-hand observations of Arab life and culture in the 1870s, including his account of two years wandering among the Bedouin nomads and of his attempt to reach Mecca.
$17.95

The Heirs of Mohammad, Islam's First Century and the Origins of the Sunni-shia Split

ISL65
Barnaby Rogerson
Overlook Press
2008
432
1585678961
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Rogerson transports the reader back to the 7th-century in this gripping tale of the intrigue, politics and personalities surrounding the division of Islam into Shia and Sunni factions.
$27.95

Gertrude Bell: Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations

ARB82
Georgina Howell
Farrar, Straus & Giroux
2008
481
0374531358
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The tale of intoxicating, intrepid Major Miss Bell, who made her home in Baghdad. She created modern Iraq with T. E. Lawrence and Churchill.
$16.00

The Great Arab Conquests, How the Spread of Islam Changed the World We Live in

MDE121
Hugh Kennedy
Da Capo Press
2008
464
0306817403
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of the transformation of the world's religious and political landscape in the hundred years after the death of the Prophet.
$19.99

Santa Claus in Baghdad, Stories About Teens in the Arab World

MDE128
Elsa Marston
Indiana University Press
2008
200
0253220041
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of eight stories follows teenagers growing up in Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt, the West Bank, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and a Palestinian refugee camp.
$15.95

Beyond the Facade, Political Reform in the Arab World

ARB112
Marina Ottaway (Editor)
Brookings
2008
395
0870032399
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
These essays provide careful, detailed considerations of reform in ten countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, and Yemen), highlighting the diversity of processes and problems.
$22.95

Empty Quarter

ARB122
George Steinmetz
Harry N. Abrams
2009
208
0810983818
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
0
In an amazing feat of politics and derring-do, photographer George Steinmetz crossed the Arabian Peninsula in a motorized paraglider, capturing the drama and allure of the remarkable Rub’al-Khali, largest and hottest desert in the world, in glorious color. With maps, essays and a tribute to Wilfred Thesiger and the explorers who came before.
$45.00

Our Last Best Chance, The Pursuit of Peace in a Time of Peril

MDE194
King of Jordan Abdullah II
Viking
2011
384
0143120301
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
An invaluable intermediary between America and the Arab world, educated in the United States and Britain, his Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan writes with disarming candor in this remarkable memoir, weaving tales of his family and biography with his vision for peace in the Middle East. "Contrary to what some would like to say, he writes in the preface, "[the Arab Israeli conflict] is not a religious struggle. It is a political conflict over rights and land."
$20.00

The New Middle East, The World After the Arab Spring

MDE225
Paul Danahar
Bloomsbury USA
2013
480
162040253X
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Mixing scholarship with on-the-ground interviews, the BBC bureau chief explains the powerful forces that are shaping the Middle East and what's at stake for the West.
$35.00