Middle Eastern Peoples and Cultures

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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An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics

David S. Sorenson

Second Edition • December 3, 2013 • 560 pages

Print: $47.00 USD/$53.99 CAD • Ebook: $33.99 USD/$43.99 CAD

Student Economy Edition available. Combining elements of comparative politics with a country-by-country analysis, author David S. Sorenson provides a complete and accessible introduction to the modern Middle East. With an emphasis on the politics of the region, the text also dedicates chapters specifically to the history, religions, and economies of…

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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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Religion and Politics in the Middle East: Identity, Ideology, Institutions, and Attitudes

Robert D. Lee

Second Edition • July 30, 2013 • 376 pages

Print: $44.00 USD/$56.99 CAD • Ebook: $25.99 USD/$25.99 CAD

This innovative book analyzes the relationship between religion and politics in the Middle East through a comparative study of five countries—Egypt, Israel, Turkey, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. Robert D. Lee examines each country in terms of four domains in which state and religion necessarily interact: national identity, ideology, institutions, and…

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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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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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