Middle Eastern History

The Modern History of Iraq

Phebe Marr with Ibrahim al-Marashi

Fourth Edition • February 21, 2017 • 500 pages

Print: $47.00 USD/$60.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$43.99 CAD

The Modern History of Iraq is a readable account of the emergence of modern Iraq, placing in historical perspective the crises and upheavals that continue to afflict the country.

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A History of the Modern Middle East

William L. Cleveland, Martin Bunton

Sixth Edition • July 12, 2016 • 600 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$71.50 CAD • Ebook: $35.99 USD/$35.99 CAD

The definitive history of the Modern Middle East, focusing primarily on the past two centuries of profound and dramatic change in the region.

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The Arab Spring: The Hope and Reality of the Uprisings

Edited by Mark L. Haas and David W. Lesch

Second Edition • July 12, 2016 • 338 pages

Print: $27.00 USD/$34.99 CAD • Ebook: $18.99 USD/$18.99 CAD

An illuminating contributed volume by noted experts on the impact and aftereffects of the Arab Spring revolutions, both in the Middle East and around the world.

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A Concise History of the Middle East

Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. with Aomar Boum

Eleventh Edition • July 7, 2015 • 524 pages

Print: $52.00 USD/$67.50 CAD • Ebook: $36.99 USD/$36.99 CAD

A straightforward, chronological narrative of the history of the Middle East; a classic in its field.

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Middle East Patterns: Places, People, and Politics

Colbert C. Held, John Thomas Cummings

Sixth Edition • December 24, 2013 • 728 pages

Print: $60.00 USD/$56.50 CAD • Ebook: $39.99 USD/$51.99 CAD

Now in its sixth edition, this classic text continues to be the most comprehensive and authoritative geographical study of the region.

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The Middle East and the United States: History, Politics, and Ideologies, UPDATED 2013 EDITION

David W. Lesch, Mark L. Haas

Fifth Edition • August 6, 2013 • 576 pages

Print: $58.00 USD/$63.99 CAD • Ebook: $39.99 USD/$51.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. The 2013 updated fifth edition of the acclaimed The Middle East and the United States brings together scholars and diplomats from the Middle East, Europe, and North America to provide an objective, cross-cultural assessment of US policy toward the Middle East. Regional experts David W. Lesch…

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The Contemporary Middle East: A Westview Reader

Karl Yambert

Third Edition • November 27, 2012 • 448 pages

Print: $49.00 USD/$63.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

The Contemporary Middle East provides an accessible introduction to the region’s most pressing concerns and enduring conflicts. It includes provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors. Contributors include notable academic authors Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., the late William L. Cleveland, Shibley Telhami, David W. Lesch,…

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Islam and Human Rights: Tradition and Politics

Ann Elizabeth Mayer

Fifth Edition • July 31, 2012 • 320 pages

Print: $40.00 USD/$52.50 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$28.99 CAD

Islam and Human Rights is a probing examination of how the Islamic tradition has been exploited for political ends by regimes and institutions seeking to legitimize policies inimical to human rights. Ann Elizabeth Mayer critically appraises Islamic human rights schemes that dilute the human rights afforded by international law, comparing…

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Islamic Gunpowder Empires: Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals

Douglas E. Streusand

First Edition • October 1, 2010 • 408 pages

Print: $45.00 USD/$58.50 CAD • Ebook: $29.99 USD/$29.99 CAD

Islamic Gunpowder Empires provides readers with a history of Islamic civilization in the early modern world through a comparative examination of Islam’s three greatest empires—the Ottomans (centered in what is now Turkey), the Safavids (in modern Iran), and the Mughals (ruling the Indian subcontinent). Author Douglas Streusand explains the origins…

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Interpreting the Middle East: Essential Themes

Edited by David S. Sorenson

First Edition • March 1, 2010 • 456 pages

Print: $55.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$39.99 CAD

Contemporary approaches to comparative studies of the Middle East increasingly recognize how globalization and regional mass communication have blurred differences across countries. Populations travel across national borders and compare narratives about political change, economic futures, and the role of the outside world in shaping their lives. Organized by five principal…

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