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Accursed Tower: The Crusaders' Last Battle for the Holy Land

The city of Acre, powerfully fortified and richly provisioned, was the last crusader stronghold. When it fell in 1291, two hundred years of Christian crusading in the Holy Land came to a bloody end. W..

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Allenby: Making the Modern Middle East

Edmund Allenby, Viscount Allenby of Megiddo and Felixstowe, as he became later, was the principal British military figure in the Middle East from 1917 to 1919. He fulfilled a similar proconsular role ..

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Arabs, The: A History

THE THIRD EDITION OF THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER, REVISED AND UPDATED 'A rich, galloping narrative that spans the Arab world...outstanding, gripping and exuberant...full of flamboyant character..

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Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories

Shortlisted for the Palestine Book Awards 2017 From the author of the bestselling study of the 1948 War of Independence comes an incisive look at the Occupied Territories, picking up the st..

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Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle East

'Blistering' Sunday Times 'Indispensable' Observer 'Fascinating' The Times 'Brilliant' Peter Frankopan 'Revelatory' Lindsey Hilsum A timely and unprecedented examination..

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Burning Forest: India's War Against the Maoists

The Burning Forest is an empathetic, moving account of what drives indigenous peasants to support armed struggle despite severe state repression, including lives lost, homes and communities destroyed...

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Empress of the East: How a Slave Girl Became Queen of the Ottoman Empire

Abducted by slave traders from her home in Ruthenia - modern-day Ukraine - around 1515, Roxelana was brought to Istanbul and trained in the palace harem as a concubine for Sultan Suleyman the Magnific..

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Enemies and Neighbours: Arabs and Jews in Palestine and Israel, 1917-2017

Ever since the Ottoman Empire was defeated and British colonial rule began in 1917, Jews and Arabs have struggled for control of the Holy Land. Israel's independence in 1948 in the wake of the Holocau..

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Erdogan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East

Gradually since 2003, Turkey's autocratic leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sought to make Turkey a great power -- in the tradition of past Turkish leaders from the late Ottoman sultans to Ataturk, the ..

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Ghost Empire

'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon Winchester In 2014, Richard Fidler..

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God's Shadow: The Ottoman Sultan Who Shaped the Modern World

The Ottoman Empire was a hub of flourishing intellectual fervor, geopolitical power, and enlightened pluralistic rule. At the helm of its ascent was the omnipotent Sultan Selim I (1470-1520), who, wit..

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Going Home: A Walk Through Fifty Years of Occupation

In Going Home, Orwell Prize winning author Raja Shehadeh travels Ramallah and records the changing face of the city. Walking along the streets he grew up in, he tells the stories of the people, the re..

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Great War for Civilisation: The Conquest of the Middle East

A 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..

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History of the Middle East: 5th Edition, A

Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2009, follows the historic struggles of the region over the la..

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Hundred Years' War on Palestine, The: A History of Settler Colonial Conquest and Resistance

Renowned scholar and historian Professor Khalidi draws on primary sources to give an intensely personal account of a century of conflict in Palestine. This is not a happy story. The Balfour Decla..

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Iran: A Modern History

A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009 This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nat..

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Islam and World History: The Ventures of Marshall Hodgson

Published in 1974, Marshall Hodgson's The Venture of Islam was a watershed moment in the study of Islam. By locating the history of Islamic societies in a global perspective, Hodgson challenged the or..

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Islamic Civilization in Thirty Lives: The First 1000 Years

The religious thinkers, political leaders, law-makers, writers and philosophers of the early Muslim world helped to shape the 1,400-year-long development of today's secondlargest world religion. But w..

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Islamic Empires: Fifteen Cities that Define a Civilization

The world of Islam has produced some of the greatest cities ever seen. At their zenith they have been highly cultured, cosmopolitan and commercial, rich from exchange with nations across the globe. Du..

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Islamic World: A History in Objects

This illustrated introduction offers a fresh approach to the history of the Islamic world from its origins to the present day. Told in six chapters, arranged both chronologically and thematically, and..

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Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn

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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Life-filled and life-affirming history, steeped in romance and written with verve' GUARDIAN 'Richly entertaining and impeccably reserached' Peter Frankopan Istanbul has..

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Jerusalem : A Biography

Jerusalem is the universal city, the capital of two peoples, the shrine of three faiths; it is the prize of empires, the site of Judgement Day and the battlefield of today's clash of civilizations. Fr..

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Lawrence And The Arabs

The story of the Middle East in the early 20th century--through the eyes of two of that period's greatest Englishmen--Robert Graves and Lawrence of Arabia. "Brilliant and provocative." --The New ..

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Life and Legend of the Sultan Saladin, The

'Superbly researched and enormously entertaining... One of the outstanding books of the year' The Times An epic story of empire-building and bloody conflict, this ground-breaking biography of one..

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Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization

The Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization synthesizes the latest research and information from a range of disciplines to tell the compelling story, from the Neolithic period through to the Arab conq..

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More Noble Than War: The Story of Football in Israel and Palestine

By turns tragic and uplifting, MORE NOBLE THAN WAR is the history of Israel and Palestine through the lens of the world's most popular sport, football. Football has never been apolitical. T..

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Once Upon a Time in Iraq

In war, there is no easy victory. When troops invaded Iraq in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein's regime, most people expected an easy victory. Instead, the gamble we took was a grave mistake, and it..

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One Day in August: Ian Fleming, Enigma, and the Deadly Raid on Dieppe

In less than six hours in August 1942, nearly 1,000 British, Canadian and American commandos died in the French port of Dieppe in an operation that for decades seemed to have no real purpose. Was it a..

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Revolutionary Iran: A History of the Islamic Republic Second Edition

For some 40 years the Islamic Republic has resisted widespread condemnation, sanctions, and sustained attacks by Iraq in an eight-year war. Many policy-makers today share a weary wish that Iran would ..

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Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt

Where are the tombs of Alexander the Great or Cleopatra? Both rulers were buried in Egypt, but their tombs have never been found despite years of intensive research and excavation. Yet we have tantali..

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Silk Roads, The: A New History of the World

The No. 1 Sunday Times and international bestseller - a major reassessment of world history in light of the economic and political renaissance in the re-emerging east For centuries, fame and fo..

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Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE - 1492)

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the odds. It spans the millennia and the continent..

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Syria's Secret Library

Darayya lies on the fringe of Damascus, just south west of the Syrian Capital. Yet it lives in another world. Besieged by Syrian government forces since 2011, its people were deprived of food, bombard..

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Syria's Secret Library: The true story of how a besieged Syrian town found hope

'Hugely inspiring . . . A unique tribute to the power of books and the unquenchable human spirit' MICHAEL PALIN 'An inspiring read - humanity at its best' DAVID NOTT, author of War Doctor ..

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Turkey: A Short History

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Vision or Mirage: Saudi Arabia at the Crossroads

'Clear-eyed and illuminating' Henry Kissinger 'A rich, superbly researched, balanced history of the modern Kingdom of Saudi Arabia' General David Petraeus 'Destined to be the best sing..

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What the West is Getting Wrong about the Middle East: Why Islam is Not the Problem

The West's actions in the Middle East are based on a fundamental misunderstanding: political Islam is repeatedly assumed to be the main cause of conflict and unrest in the region. The idea that we can..

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