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Arabs and the Arab World -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 30 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World by Marwan M. Kraidy
    The Naked Blogger of Cairo: Creative Insurgency in the Arab World - by Marwan M. Kraidy

    £15.95   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780674980051 | ISBN 10: 0674980050

    Uprisings spread like wildfire across the Arab world from 2010 to 2012, fueled by a desire for popular sovereignty. In Tunisia, Egypt, and Syria, protesters flooded the streets and the media, voicing dissent through slogans, graffiti, puppetry, video ... more

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  • Cover image of book Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Woman Who are Transforming the Arab World by Katherine Zoepf
    Excellent Daughters: The Secret Lives of Young Woman Who are Transforming the Arab World - by Katherine Zoepf

    £14.99   paperback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9780143109945 | ISBN 10: 0143109944

    For more than a decade, Katherine Zoepf has lived in or traveled throughout the Arab world, reporting on the lives of women, whose role in the region has never been more in flux. Only a generation ago, female adolescence as we know it in the West did ... more

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  • Cover image of book Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange by Anon
    Tales of the Marvellous and News of the Strange - by Anon

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780141395043 | ISBN 10: 0141395044

    On the shrouded corpse hung a tablet of green topaz with the inscription: 'I am Shaddad the Great. I conquered a thousand cities; a thousand white elephants were collected for me; I lived for a thousand years and my kingdom covered both east and west ... more

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  • Cover image of book Do Muslim Women Need Saving? by Lila Abu-Lughod
    Do Muslim Women Need Saving? - by Lila Abu-Lughod

    £14.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780674088269 | ISBN 10: 0674088263

    Frequent reports of honor killings, disfigurement, and sensational abuse have given rise to a consensus in the West, a message propagated by human rights groups and the media: Muslim women need to be rescued. Lila Abu-Lughod boldly challenges this co ... more

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  • Cover image of book Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature by Various authors
    Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature - by Various authors

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780863561757 | ISBN 10: 0863561756

    A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, over the last 1,500 years.  From the mystical imagery of the Qur'an and the colour ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism by Marwan Muasher
    The Second Arab Awakening: And the Battle for Pluralism - by Marwan Muasher

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780300212631 | ISBN 10: 0300212631

    This important book is not about immediate events or policies or responses to the Arab Spring. Instead, it takes a long, judicious view of political change in the Arab world, beginning with the first Awakening in the nineteenth century and extending ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique by Josef Gugler (Editor)
    Ten Arab Filmmakers: Political Dissent and Social Critique - by Josef Gugler (Editor)

    £20.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9780253016522 | ISBN 10: 0253016525

    Ten Arab Filmmakers provides an up-to-date overview of the best of Arab cinema, offering studies of leading directors and in-depth analyses of their most important films.  The filmmakers profiled here represent principal national cinemas of the ... more

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  • Cover image of book Light from the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World by John Freely
    Light from the East: How the Science of Medieval Islam Helped to Shape the Western World - by John Freely

    £12.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781784531386 | ISBN 10: 1784531383

    Long before the European Renaissance, while the western world was languishing in what was once called the 'Dark Ages', the Arab world was ablaze with the creativity of its Golden Age. This is the story of how Islamic science, which began in eighth-ce ... more

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  • Cover image of book The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs by Andrew Hussey
    The French Intifada: The Long War Between France and its Arabs - by Andrew Hussey

    £10.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781847082596 | ISBN 10: 1847082599

    Beyond the affluent centre of Paris and other French cities, in the deprived banlieues, a war is going on. This is the French Intifada, a guerrilla war between the French state and the former subjects of its Empire, for whom the mantra of 'liberty, e ... more

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  • Cover image of book Revolution By Love: Emerging Arab Youth Voices by Dala Ghandour, Emna Ben Yedder, Mohammed Masbah and Steve Parks (Editors)
    Revolution By Love: Emerging Arab Youth Voices - by Dala Ghandour, Emna Ben Yedder, Mohammed Masbah and Steve Parks (Editors)

    £14.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9780984042999 | ISBN 10: 0984042997

    Beginning in Tunisia and spreading across the Middle East and North Africa, everyday citizens stepped into the streets, staking their claim to a democratic future. The image of these protests captured the imagination of the world. Revolution by Love ... more

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  • Cover image of book How Capitalism Failed the Arab World by Richard Javad Heydarian
    How Capitalism Failed the Arab World - by Richard Javad Heydarian

    £12.99   paperback   (2014) - ISBN 13: 9781780329574 | ISBN 10: 1780329571

    Economic liberalization has failed in the Arab world. Instead of ushering in economic dynamism and precipitating democratic reform, it has over the last three decades resulted in greater poverty, rising income inequality and sky-rocketing rates of yo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus by Matthew Cassel, Layla Al-Zubaidi and Nemonie Craven Roderick (Editors)
    Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus - by Matthew Cassel, Layla Al-Zubaidi and Nemonie Craven Roderick (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781780765402 | ISBN 10: 1780765401

    From Cairo to Damascus and from Tunisia to Bahrain, Layla Al-Zubaidi and Matthew Cassel have brought together some of the most exciting new writing born out of revolution in the Arab world. This is a remarkable collection of testimony, entirely compo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arabic Graffiti by Don Karl & Pascal Zoghbi
    Arabic Graffiti - by Don Karl & Pascal Zoghbi

    £24.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9783937946450 | ISBN 10: 3937946454

    Arabic Graffiti is an international success and remains the standard work on the topic. This new revised edition is extended by a new chapter about graffiti produced during the recent Arab uprisings and an update of graffiti in Bahrain.  Arab ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Warrior Women of Islam: Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Literature by Remke Kruk
    The Warrior Women of Islam: Female Empowerment in Arabic Popular Literature - by Remke Kruk

    £16.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781848859272 | ISBN 10: 1848859279

    Colloquial Arabic storytelling is most commonly associated with the Arabian Nights. But few people are aware of a much larger corpus of narrative texts known as popular epic. These heroic romantic tales, originating in the Middle Ages, form vast cycl ... more

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  • Cover image of book Being Arab by Samir Kassir, translated by Will Hobson, introduction by Robert Fisk
    Being Arab - by Samir Kassir, translated by Will Hobson, introduction by Robert Fisk

    £7.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9781844672806 | ISBN 10: 1844672808

    A passionate meditation on contemporary Arab identity.   Before his assassination in 2005, Samir Kassir was one of Lebanon’s foremost public intellectuals. In Being Arab, a thought-provoking assessment of Arab identity, he calls on the people ... more

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  • Cover image of book A History of the Arab Peoples by Albert Hourani
    A History of the Arab Peoples - by Albert Hourani

    £14.99   paperback   (2013) - ISBN 13: 9780571288014 | ISBN 10: 0571288014

    In a work of profound and lasting importance, Albert Hourani tells 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.   A His ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arabic Floral Patterns Coloring Book by Nick Crossling
    Arabic Floral Patterns Coloring Book - by Nick Crossling

    £4.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780486478470 | ISBN 10: 0486478475

    These 30 dynamic illustrations feature interlocking repetitive floral designs rendered in the distinctive style of Islamic art.  Colorists and crafters alike will be inspired by the original motifs, which exhibit the hypnotic appeal of mandalas ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan
    The Arabs: A History - by Eugene Rogan

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780718196783 | ISBN 10: 0718196783

    Eugene Rogan has written an authoritative new history of the Arabs in the modern world. Starting with the Ottoman conquests in the sixteenth century, this landmark book follows the story of the Arabs through the era of European imperialism and the Su ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Literary Heritage of the Arabs: An Anthology by Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey (Editors)
    The Literary Heritage of the Arabs: An Anthology - by Suheil Bushrui and James M. Malarkey (Editors)

    £35.00   hardback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780863568244 | ISBN 10: 0863568246

    The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab experiences and perspectives – ... more

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  • Cover image of book Superman is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions by Joumana Haddad
    Superman is an Arab: On God, Marriage, Macho Men and Other Disastrous Inventions - by Joumana Haddad

    £8.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9781908906090 | ISBN 10: 190890609x

    This is not a manifesto against men in general. Nor is it a manifesto against Arab men in particular. It is, however, a howl in the face of a particular species of men: the macho species, Supermen, as they like to envision themselves. But Superman is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran by Nasser Weddady and Sohrab Ahmari (Editors)
    Arab Spring Dreams: The Next Generation Speaks Out for Freedom and Justice from North Africa to Iran - by Nasser Weddady and Sohrab Ahmari (Editors)

    £12.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780230115927 | ISBN 10: 0230115926

    Young Middle Easterners describe their experiences with the region's laws and cultural mores, including the crime of holding hands before marriage and young women fighting for education.  Beautifully written and profoundly moving, these stories ... more

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  • Cover image of book Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science by Jim al-Khalili
    Pathfinders: The Golden Age of Arabic Science - by Jim al-Khalili

    £10.99   paperback   (2012) - ISBN 13: 9780141038360 | ISBN 10: 0141038365

    For over 700 years the international language of science was Arabic.   In Pathfinders, Jim al-Khalili celebrates the forgotten, inspiring pioneers who helped shape our understanding of the world during the golden age of Arabic science, includ ... more

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  • Cover image of book Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North by Ibn Fadlan, translated with an introduction by Paul Lunde and Caroline Stone
    Ibn Fadlan and the Land of Darkness: Arab Travellers in the Far North - by Ibn Fadlan, translated with an introduction by Paul Lunde and Caroline Stone

    £12.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780140455076 | ISBN 10: 0140455078

    In 922 AD, an Arab envoy from Baghdad named Ibn Fadlan encountered a party of Viking traders on the upper reaches of the Volga River. In his subsequent report on his mission he gave a meticulous and astonishingly objective description of Viking custo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Karama! Journeys Through the Arab Spring by Johnny West
    Karama! Journeys Through the Arab Spring - by Johnny West

    £8.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780857389947 | ISBN 10: 0857389947

    Johnny West has lived in this area for the past decade and speaks fluent Arabic, and so has the skills and ability to talk to everyone from security guards to revolutionaries, from families of protestors, some of whom have been killed, to oil workers ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict by Jonathan Schneer
    The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict - by Jonathan Schneer

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781408809709 | ISBN 10: 1408809702

    In the middle of the First World War, the British War Cabinet approved and issued a statement in the form of a letter that encouraged the settlement of the Jewish people in Palestine. Signed by the Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour, the Balfour Declar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization by Jonathan Lyons
    The House of Wisdom: How the Arabs Transformed Western Civilization - by Jonathan Lyons

    £10.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781408801215 | ISBN 10: 1408801213

    The fascinating story of how an English scholar brought Arab learning to the West and rescued it from the Dark Ages.  For centuries following the fall of Rome, Western Europe was backward and benighted, locked into the Dark Ages and barely ab ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arab in America by Toufic El Rassi
    Arab in America - by Toufic El Rassi

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780867196733 | ISBN 10: 0867196734

    In this autobiography-meets-graphic-novel, Beirut-born lecturer and writer Toufic El Rassi illustrates the daily prejudice and discrimination experienced by Muslims and Arabs in modern American society.  Drawing from his personal history, Tou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry by Daud Sutton
    Islamic Design: A Genius for Geometry - by Daud Sutton

    £5.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781904263593 | ISBN 10: 1904263593

    Across the Islamic world, illuminating Korans from Morocco to Malaysia, and adorning mosques, mausoleums and palaces, are hidden some of the most exquisite geometrical devices ever conceived by man.   In this excellent little book geometer ... more

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  • Cover image of book Filming the Modern Middle East: Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World. by Lina Khatib
    Filming the Modern Middle East: Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood and the Arab World. - by Lina Khatib

    £17.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781845111915 | ISBN 10: 1845111915

    Today the world's media have a pressing need to understand and interpret the modern Middle East. In this timely book, Lina Khatib examines how contemporary American cinema and the cinemas of the arab world contribute to this global preoccupation in t ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Crusades Through Arab Eyes by Amin Maalouf
    The Crusades Through Arab Eyes - by Amin Maalouf

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780863560231 | ISBN 10: 0863560237

    European and Arab versions of the Crusades have little in common. For Arabs, the twelfth and thirteenth centuries were years of strenuous efforts to repel a brutal and destructive invasion by barbarian hordes. Under Saladin, an unstoppable Muslim arm ... more

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