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  • A HISTORY OF STABILITY AND CHANGE IN LEBANON


    ISBN: 9781784530976
    Publisher: I. B. TAURIS
    Subtitle: FOREIGN INTERVENTIONS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

    Author: JOSEPH BAYEH

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  • A CONCISE HISTORY OF THE ARABS

    The key to understanding the Arab world today is unlocking its past. In this authoritative account, John McHugo takes the reader through the political, social and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire right up to the present day. Going beyond the headlines, he describes in vivid detail a series of key turning points in Arab history from the mission of the Prophet Muhammad and the expansion of Islam to the region’s interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism. Now fully updated to cover the tumultuous years since the Arab Spring, this lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came to have its present form and illuminates the choices that lie ahead.

     


    ISBN: 9780863567421
    Publisher: SAQI BOOKS
    Subtitle:
    Author: JOHN MCHUGO

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  • A HISTORY OF IRAN

    Iran is a land of contradictions. It is an Islamic republic, but one in which only 1.4 percent of the population attend Friday prayers. Iran’s religious culture encompasses the most censorious and dogmatic Shi’a Muslim clerics in the world, and yet its poetry insistently dwells on the joys of life-wine, beauty, sex. Iranian women are subject to one of the most restrictive dress codes in the Islamic world, but make up nearly 60 percent of the university student population. In A History of Iran, a leading expert on Iran chronicles the rich history of this complex nation from the Achaemenid Empir

    ISBN: 9780786731985

    AUTHOR: MICHAEL AXWORTHY
    ISBN: 9780786731985
    Publisher: BASIC BOOKS
    Subtitle: EMPIRE OF THE MIND
    Author: MICHAEL AXWORTHY

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  • ORIENTALISM

    More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said’s groundbreaking critique of the West’s historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic.

    In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of ‘orientalism’ to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of power, defined ‘the orient’ simply as ‘other than’ the occident. This entrenched view continues to dominate western ideas and, because it does not allow the East to represent itself, prevents true understanding. Essential, and still eye-opening, Orientalism remains one of the most important books written about our divided world.

    Author: EDWARD W. SAID

    ISBN: 9780394740676
    ISBN: 9780394740676
    Publisher: VINTAGE
    Subtitle:
    Author: EDWARD W. SAID

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  • THE SHI’IS OF SAUDI ARABIA

    “The Shi’is of Saudi Arabia” offers a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Shi’i opposition in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, from the Iranian Revolution in 1979 to the ascension of Abdullah to the throne in August 2005. Fouad Ibrahim examines the Reform Movement, which replaced the Islamic Revolution Organization following the Shi’i uprisings in al-Hasa and Qatif. Since its initiation, the Movement has campaigned for an Islamic state similar to the Iranian model. It became more moderate in the early nineties, when it began advocating democracy, human rights and civil society. It also succeeded in bringing issues of political and individual liberty in Saudi Arabia to the attention of human rights organizations, Western governments and political parties throughout the world. King Fahd decreed a general amnesty in 1993, allowing Shi’i dissidents who had fled to return to the country. In return, the Shi’is were required to abandon their political programme of reform. This marked a new era for the Shi’is in the Eastern Province. Ibrahim assesses the leaders’ considerable efforts to formulate a new discourse, participating in activities throughout the country with the aim of bringing about political change in the kingdom.
    ISBN: 086356903X
    Publisher: SAQI
    Subtitle:
    Author: FOUAD N. IBRAHI

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