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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 20 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 Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine by Bernard Regan
    The Balfour Declaration: Empire, the Mandate and Resistance in Palestine - by Bernard Regan

    £16.99   hardback   (2017) - ISBN 13: 9781786632470 | ISBN 10: 1786632470

    The true history of the imperial deal that transformed the Middle East and sealed the fate of Palestine On November 2, 1917, the British government, represented by Foreign Minister Arthur Balfour, declared that they were in favor of “the establi ... 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 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 Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East by David Hirst
    Beware of Small States: Lebanon, Battleground of the Middle East - by David Hirst

    £14.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9780571237425 | ISBN 10: 0571237428

    A magisterial history of Lebanon and the Middle East, from the end of Ottoman rule to the Hizbullah and Hamas wars of today, by David Hirst, the veteran Middle East journalist and author.   ‘Beware of small states’, wrote the Russian anar ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Palestinian Communist Party 1919-1948: Arab and Jew in the Struggle for Internationalism by Musa Budeiri
    The Palestinian Communist Party 1919-1948: Arab and Jew in the Struggle for Internationalism - by Musa Budeiri

    £17.99   paperback   (2011) - ISBN 13: 9781608460724 | ISBN 10: 160846072x

    Musa Budeiri’s history of the Palestine Communist Party is the only English-language study of the heroic — and ultimately, unsuccessful — attempt to create a political alternative to Zionism in Palestine based on class solidarity of Palestinian Arabs ... more

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  • Cover image of book Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy - A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism by Samir Amin
    Eurocentrism: Modernity, Religion and Democracy - A Critique of Eurocentrism and Culturalism - by Samir Amin

    £12.95   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781906387785 | ISBN 10: 1906387788

    Since its first publication twenty years ago, Eurocentrism has become a classic of radical thought.   Written by one of the world's foremost political economists, this original and provocative essay takes on one of the great 'ideological defo ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction by Adam J. Silverstein
    Islamic History: A Very Short Introduction - by Adam J. Silverstein

    £7.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780199545728 | ISBN 10: 0199545723

    This Very Short Introduction introduces the story of Islamic history; the controversies surrounding its study; and the significance that it holds - for Muslims and for non-Muslims alike.   Opening with a lucid overview of the rise and spread o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Palestine Papers: 1917-1922: Seeds of Conflict by Doreen Ingrams
    Palestine Papers: 1917-1922: Seeds of Conflict - by Doreen Ingrams

    £13.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9781906011383 | ISBN 10: 1906011389

    Palestine Papers gives the vivid, inside story of the creation of the British Mandate of Palestine, formed with the divergent objectives of fostering Zionism and protecting the rights of the native Palestinians. This is hostory caught in the making: ... more

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  • Cover image of book Palestinian Walks: Notes from a Vanishing Landscape by Raja Shehadah
    Palestinian Walks: Notes from a Vanishing Landscape - by Raja Shehadah

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781861978998 | ISBN 10: 1861978995

    When Raja Shehadeh first started hill walking in Palestine in the late 1970s he was not aware that he was travelling through a vansihing landscape. The hills would have seemed familiar to Christ - until the day concrete was poured over the flora and ... more

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  • Cover image of book Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East by Louis L. Orlin
    Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East - by Louis L. Orlin

    £30.50   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780472069927 | ISBN 10: 0472069926

    This is an accessible, engaging introduction to the culture and society of the ancient Near East. Intended for readers seeking insight into the day-to-day life of some of the world's most ancient peoples, "Life and Thought in the Ancient Near East" p ... more

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  • Cover image of book Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land by Tim Mackintosh-Smith
    Yemen: Travels in Dictionary Land - by Tim Mackintosh-Smith

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780719597404 | ISBN 10: 0719597404

    Our ideas of the Arabian Peninusula have been hijacked: by images of the desert, by oil, by the Gulf War. But there is another Arabia.For the Classical geographers Yemen was a fabulous land where flying serpents guarded sacred incense groves. Medieva ... more

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  • Cover image of book Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran by Jason Elliot
    Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys in Iran - by Jason Elliot

    £12.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780330486576 | ISBN 10: 0330486578

    The country - its culture, its history and its people - behind the headlines.   Drawing on three years of travel and research, Mirrors of the Unseen offers a rare and timely portrait of Iran, introducing us to the sublime architecture of Isfa ... more

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  • Cover image of book Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East by Robert Fisk
    Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East - by Robert Fisk

    £18.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781841150086 | ISBN 10: 1841150088

    Rarely have first-hand reporting and history been so powerfully combined than in Robert Fisk's epic story of tragedy and betrayal in the Middle East. As his narrative of bloodshed and cruelty unfolds in Iraq, Afghanistan, Algeria, Iran, Palestine, a ... more

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  • Cover image of book Shah of Shahs by Ryszard Kapuscinski
    Shah of Shahs - by Ryszard Kapuscinski

    £8.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780141188041 | ISBN 10: 0141188049

    Shah of Shahs depicts the final years of the Shah in Iran, and is a compellng meditation on the nature of revolution and the devastating effects of fear.  Here, Kapuscinski describes the tyrannical monarch, who, despite his cruel oppression of t ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iraqi Jews: A History of Mass Exodus by Abbas Shiblak
    Iraqi Jews: A History of Mass Exodus - by Abbas Shiblak

    £9.99   paperback   (2005) - ISBN 13: 9780863565045 | ISBN 10: 0863565042

    The Jews of Iraq constituted one of the oldest and most deeply rooted Jewish communities in the world. But in the early 1950s most of them left for Israel, under circumstances that remain the subject of heated controversy. Shiblak examines the critic ... more

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  • Cover image of book Palestine by Joe Sacco
    Palestine - by Joe Sacco

    £14.99   paperback   (2004) - ISBN 13: 9780224069823 | ISBN 10: 0224069829

    In late 1991 and early 1992, at the time of the first Intifada, Joe Sacco spent two months with the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, travelling and taking notes. Upon returning to the United States, he started writing and drawing Palesti ... 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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  • Cover image of book Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East by Jeremy Bowen
    Six Days: How the 1967 War Shaped the Middle East - by Jeremy Bowen

    £9.99   paperback   (2003) - ISBN 13: 9780743449694 | ISBN 10: 074344969x

    From the initial battle order issued to the Israeli air force on Monday 5 June 1967, to the final ceasefire on the evening of Saturday 10th, the Six-Day War between Israel and Syria, Egypt and Jordan was a riveting human drama. Building on his first ... more

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  • Cover image of book Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong
    Islam: A Short History - by Karen Armstrong

    £9.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781842125830 | ISBN 10: 1842125834

    One of the greatest of the world religions through the 1500 years of its existence, Islam has also been by far the most misunderstood. The Western world has undergone a complete revolution of thought in recent centuries, but its mistrust of Islam is ... more

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  • Cover image of book Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship by Farouk-Sluglett & Peter Sluglett
    Iraq Since 1958: From Revolution to Dictatorship - by Farouk-Sluglett & Peter Sluglett

    £16.99   paperback   (2001) - ISBN 13: 9781860646225 | ISBN 10: 1860646220

    This highly-praised work is the first to explore the emergence of modern Iraq from its foundation in 1920 into the 21st century. Its emphasis is on the period since the overthrow of the monarchy in 1958, with particular concentration on Saddam's rise ... more

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