United Arab Emirates: Webster’s Timeline History, 1421 – 2007

Product DescriptionWebster’s bibliographic and event-based timelines are comprehensive in scope, covering virtually all topics, geographic locations and people. They do so from a linguistic point of view, and in the case of this book, the focus is on “United Arab Emirates,” including when used in literature (e.g. all authors that might have United Arab Emirates…

Science & Islam: A History

ISBN13: 9781848310810 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product Description History’s least-known yet most fertile period in science was the extraordinary Islamic scientific revolution between 700 and 1400. The story of the scientists and inventors is woven into a journey through the Islamic empires of the middle ages that enabled this…

Contemporary Arab Thought: Studies in Post-1967 Arab Intellectual History

Product Description ‘Contemporary Arab Thought’ is a complex term, encompassing a constellation of social, political, religious and ideological ideas that have evolved over the past two hundred years — ideas that represent the leading positions of the social classes in modern and contemporary Arab societies.Distinguished Islamic scholar Ibrahim Abu-Rabi‘ addresses such questions as the Shari‘ah,…

The Arab-Israeli Conflict: A History

Product DescriptionWhether filtered through the news, the film industry, or the classroom, the Arab-Israeli conflict has become a pervasive–and often misinterpreted–subject on our contemporary cultural landscape. In this compelling text, David W. Lesch, a widely respected scholar and commentator on modern Middle Eastern politics, presents the most balanced and accessible account of the conflict to…

A History of the Arab Peoples: With a New Afterword

Product DescriptionUpon its publication in 1991, Albert Hourani’s masterwork was hailed as the definitive story of Arab civilization, and became both a bestseller and an instant classic. In a panoramic view encompassing twelve centuries of Arab history and culture, Hourani brilliantly illuminated the people and events that have fundamentally shaped the Arab world. Now this…

Gatekeepers of the Arab Past: Historians and History Writing in Twentieth-Century Egypt

ISBN13: 9780520257337 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product DescriptionThis groundbreaking study illuminates the Egyptian experience of modernity by critically analyzing the foremost medium through which it was articulated: history. The first comprehensive analysis of a Middle Eastern intellectual tradition, Gatekeepers of the Past examines a system of knowledge that replaced…

Arab Americans: A History

Product DescriptionGregory Orfalea’s new and definitive work spans a century-and-a-half of the life of Arab immigrants and their descendants in the United States. In The Arab Americans: A History, Orfalea has marshaled over 150 interviews and 25 years of research to tell the story that begins in 1856, when camel driver Hajdi Ali (or Hi…

Concise History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Updated, A

Product DescriptionFor undergraduate courses in History, Political Science, Jewish Studies, International Relations, Foreign Relations, and Diplomatic History that specifically cover the Arab-Israeli Conflict or the Middle East. This concise and comprehensive text presents a balanced, impartial, and well-illustrated coverage of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The authors identify and examine the issues and themes…

The Hidden Origins of Islam: New Research into Its Early History

ISBN13: 9781591026341 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product DescriptionThe standard histories of Muhammad and the early development of Islam are based on Islamic literature that dates to the ninth and tenth centuries–some two centuries or more after the death of Muhammad in 632. Islamic literary sources do not exist for…

Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, 1881-2001

ISBN13: 9780679744757 Condition: NEW Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark. Product DescriptionAt a time when the Middle East has come closer to achieving peace than ever before, eminent Israeli historian Benny Morris explodes the myths cherished by both sides to present an epic history of Zionist-Arab relations over the past 120 years. Tracing…