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  • Yemen in Crisis

    Yemen in Crisis
    av Helen Lackner

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863561931

    Yemen is in the grip of its most severe crisis in years. The civil war between the Huthi rebels and the Western and Arab supporters of the regime has resulted in thousands killed and three million displaced. Those who remain suffer severe food short…

  • Simple Arabic

    Simple Arabic
    av Yousif Haddad

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563423

    Simple Arabic aims to make learning Arabic as easy and simple as possible. Assuming no previous knowledge of the language, it is suitable for beginners but also for those who already have a grounding in the basics. It is a self-teaching tool on how…

  • An Introduction to Arab Poetics

    An Introduction to Arab Poetics
    av Adonis

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563317

    Poetry is the quintessence of Arab culture. In this book one of the foremost Arab poets reinterprets a rich and ancient heritage. He examines the oral tradition of the pre-Islamic poetry of Arabia and the relationship between Arabic poetry and the Q…

  • Shumaisi

    Shumaisi
    av Turki Al-Hamad, Turki Hamad, Turki Al-Hamad

    Pocket - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863569111

    The year is 1970, a period of crisis in the Arab world. Twenty-year-old Hisham has left home for the Saudi-Arabian capital Riyadh, where he's enrolled at university to study politics and economics. But this city has more than academic qualifications…

  • Arabicity

    Arabicity

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863566882

    Arabicity reflects on four decades of the aesthetic, conceptual, and socio-political concerns of contemporary Arab artists. Beautifully produced, it features over 200 artworks by more than 35 Arab artists including Bahia Shehab, Ayman Baalbaki, Hass…

  • Legacy of Empire

    Legacy of Empire
    av Gardner Thompson

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563614

    It is now more than seventy years since the creation of the state of Israel, yet its origins and the British Empire's historic responsibility for Palestine remain little known. Confusion persists too as to the distinction between anti-Zionism and an…

  • And Then God Created The Middle East And Said 'Let There Be Breaking News'

    And Then God Created The Middle East And Said 'Let There Be Breaking News'
    av Karl reMarks

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863569029

    `You may wonder why the Middle East gets so much airtime. Well, regions of the world were competing to host the apocalypse and the Middle East won.'Online sensation Karl reMarks disagreed with the idea that reality had become too strange to satirise…

  • Arabic Alphabet

    Arabic Alphabet
    av Nicholas Awde, Putros Samano, Nicholas Awde

    Pocket - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863569548

    Ever larger numbers of people are starting to learn Arabic, while even more have some contact with the Arab world. Anyone who wishes to learn the language faces the hitherto formidable initial problem: the alphabet.This book proceeds step by step th…

  • Islamic State

    Islamic State
    av Abdel-Bari Atwan

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863561344

    Based on interviews with Islamic State insiders, Abdel Bari Atwan reveals the origins and modus operandi of the fastest-growing and richest terrorist group in the world. Outlining its leadership structure and strategies, Atwan describes the group's…

  • Colour, Light and Wonder in Islamic Art

    Colour, Light and Wonder in Islamic Art
    av Idries Trevathan

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863561450

    The experience of colour in Islamic visual culture has historically been overlooked. In this new approach, Idries Trevathan examines the language of colour in Islamic art and architecture in dialogue with its aesthetic contexts, offering insights in…

  • Two Women in One

    Two Women in One
    av Nawal El Saadawi

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863566912

    Bahiah Shaheen, an eighteen-year-old medical student and the daughter of a prominent Egyptian public official, finds the male students in her class coarse and alien. Her father, too, seems to belong to a race apart. Frustrated by her hard-working, w…

  • The Fall of the Imam

    The Fall of the Imam
    av Nawal El Saadawi

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863566127

    Bint Allah knows herself only as the Daughter of God. Born in a stifling male-dominated state, ruled by the Imam and his coterie of ministers, she dreams of one day reaching the top of a distant hill visible through the bars of the orphanage window.…

  • Victims of a Map

    Victims of a Map
    av Adonis

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863565243

    Mahmud Darwish, Samih al-Qasim and Adonis are amongst the leading poets in the Arab world today.Victims of a Map presents some of their finest work in translation, alongside the original Arabic, including thirteen poems by Darwish never before publi…

  • I Killed Scheherazade

    I Killed Scheherazade
    av Joumana Haddad

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564277

    In this provocative book Joumana Haddad uses the format of the political pamphlet to describe the liberating impact of literature on her life. She tells of reading the Marquis de Sade at twelve, of her metamorphosis into an award-winning poet, and r…

  • Rafiq Hariri and the Fate of Lebanon

    Rafiq Hariri and the Fate of Lebanon
    av Marwan Iskandar

    Inbunden - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563706

    As Prime Minister of Lebanon for ten years, 1992-98 and 2000-04, Rafiq Hariri was credited for its rebirth after years of civil war. This book offers a perspective of the Hariri years, including a look at the economic reforms instituted under Hariri…

  • Islam and Capitalism

    Islam and Capitalism
    av Maxime Rodinson

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564710

    Islam and Capitalism is a learned, engaged rebuttal of the cultural reductionism of Max Weber and others who have tried to explain the politics and society of the Middle East by reference to some unchanging entity called 'Islam,' typically character…

  • Hizbullah

    Hizbullah
    av Naim Qassem

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863566998

    Hizbullah Deputy Secretary-General Naim Qassem provides an unparalleled insider's view of the workings of this Shi'ite resistance group turned political party. Formed in 1982 in response to Israel's invasion of Lebanon, Hizbullah was instrumental in…

  • The History of Bosnia

    The History of Bosnia
    av Marko Attila Hoare

    Inbunden - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863569531

    Bosnia-Hercegovina dominated news coverage in the 1990s, yet the country remains the most misunderstood in Europe, frequently stereotyped as a land of perennial ethnic violence or occasionally admired as a former haven of multinational coexistence.…

  • A River Dies of Thirst

    A River Dies of Thirst
    av Mahmoud Darwish

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863566349

    'A person can only be born in one place. However, he may die several times elsewhere: in the exiles and prisons, and in a homeland transformed by occupation and oppression into a nightmare. Poetry is perhaps what teaches us to nurture the charming i…

  • The Gulf Family

    The Gulf Family

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863566806

    The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) countries are all monarchies, but their societies, economies and polities are organised primarily through kinship in the form of extended families and tribes. No other region in the world…

  • Nabil Anani

    Nabil Anani

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863561481

    Nabil Anani is one of the most prominent Palestinian artists working today. A painter, ceramicist and sculptor, he has built an impressive catalogue of outstanding, innovative and unique art over the past five decades, pioneering the use of local me…

  • Khatt

    Khatt
    av Basma Hamdy

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863569012

    Egyptian cities and villages abound with an enormous wealth of khatt, or calligraphic script, ranging from casual scrawlsand scribbles to elaborately-painted colourful murals. These historical and contemporary versions of urban lettering,varying in…

  • Believing Women in Islam

    Believing Women in Islam
    av Asma Barlas

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564628

    Does Islam call for the oppression of women? The subjugation of women in many Muslim countries is often used as evidence of this, while many Muslims read the Qur'an in ways that seem to justify sexual oppression and inequality. In this paradigm-shif…

  • Classical Poems by Arab Women

    Classical Poems by Arab Women

    Häftad - 1999 - Arabiska - ISBN: 9780863560477

    Arab women poets have been around since the earliest of times, yet their diwans (collected poems) were not given the same consideration as their male counterparts'. Spanning 5,000 years, from the pre-Islamic to the Andalusian periods, Classical Poem…

  • Koorosh Shishegaran: The Art of Altruism

    Koorosh Shishegaran: The Art of Altruism

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863561986

    Born in Qazvin, Iran, in 1944, Koorosh Shishegaran is considered one of the most expressive and emotive artists of the contemporary Iranian art movement. In a career spanning six decades, he has established himself as an artist of great discipline,…

  • The Azerbaijani Kitchen: A Cookbook

    The Azerbaijani Kitchen: A Cookbook
    av Tahir Amiraslanov, Leyla Rahmanova

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863568176

    Shortlisted for the Gourmand Awards 2015: Best Eastern Europe Cuisine. Azerbaijani cuisine is one of the most ancient and varied in the world. Like its homeland, the cuisine straddles Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, an eclectic pot of different t…

  • The Legends of the Caucasus

    The Legends of the Caucasus
    av David Hunt

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564734

    The Caucasus has an extremely rich folk literature, almost unknown among English readers, which includes myths, legends, magical tales, anecdotes and proverbs. The one hundred and one legends included in this volume reflect the cultures of fourteen…

  • Zeina

    Zeina
    av Nawal El-Saadawi

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564178

    Bodour, a distinguished literary critic, carries with her a dark secret. As a young university student, she fell in love with a political activist and gave birth to an illegitimate daughter, Zeina, whom she abandoned on the streets of Cairo.Zeina gr…

  • The Roots of Radical Islam

    The Roots of Radical Islam
    av Gilles Kepel

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863565090

    The suicide attacks of 11 September 2001 originated deep within Islamist circles. One of the prime suspects behind the attack, the Egyptian Ayman al-Zawahiri, was heavily influenced by Egypt's radical movements and by Sayyid Qutb, a Muslim Brother w…

  • The Things I Would Tell You

    The Things I Would Tell You

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863561467

    Selected as Emma Watson's Jan/Feb 2019 pick for her feminist book club, Our Shared ShelfShortlisted for London's Big ReadA Guardian Best Book of the YearLonglisted for The People's Book PrizeFrom established literary heavyweights to emerging spoken…

  • Kalakuta Republic

    Kalakuta Republic
    av Christopher Abani

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563225

    This powerful collection of poems details the harrowing experiences endured by Abani and other political prisoners at the hands of Nigeria's military regime in the late 1980s.Abani vividly describes the characters that peopled this dark world, from…

  • Wild Europe

    Wild Europe
    av Bozidar Jezernik

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863565748

    Combining witty comment with meticulous research abounding in historical and cultural detail, Jezernik reveals how from the mid 16th to the late 20th century "The Balkans" have been perceived by west European travellers and experts, many of whom hav…

  • Suleiman the Magnificent

    Suleiman the Magnificent
    av Andre Clot

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564987

    Suleiman the Magnificent, most glorious of the Ottoman sultans, kept Europe atremble for nearly half a century. In a few years he led his army as far as the gates of Vienna, made himself master of the Mediterranean and established his court in Baghd…

  • Wild Thorns

    Wild Thorns
    av Sahar Khalifeh

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863565373

    A young Palestinian named Usama returns from working in the Gulf to support the resistance movement. His mission is to blow up buses transporting Palestinian workers into Israel. Shocked to discover that many of his fellow citizens have adjusted to…

  • Black Britain

    Black Britain
    av Paul Gilroy

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863565403

    Black people have inhabited the British Isles for centuries. Eminent professor Paul Gilroy, renowned for his work exploring the social and cultural dimensions of British blackness and black Britishness, has assembled a living visual history of their…

  • Revolt Against the Sun

    Revolt Against the Sun

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563171

    The Iraqi poet Nazik al-Malaika was one of the most important Arab poets of the twentieth century. A pioneer of free verse poetry, over the course of a four-decade career, she would publish prolifically and carved out a space for herself between old…

  • Lebanese Wine

    Lebanese Wine
    av Michael Karam

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863569067

    Lebanon's wine heritage dates back thousands of years. In the second millennium BC, wine made and traded by the Phoenicians was regarded as the finest in the world. The Romans loved it so much they built a temple to Bacchus in the Beqaa Valley. From…

  • A Concise History of the Arabs

    A Concise History of the Arabs
    av John McHugo

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863567421

    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. G…

  • Songs of the Greek Underworld

    Songs of the Greek Underworld
    av Elias Petropoulos

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563980

    An introduction to the Greek tradition of the Rebetika song, which was the music of the poor, the dispossessed, the refugees and the migrants who came to Greece from Asia Minor before and after World War I. The author argues that the music is in fac…

  • Songs of the Greek Underworld

    Songs of the Greek Underworld
    av Elias Petropoulos

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563683

    The tradition of Rebetika song is at the root of all that is most vibrant and subversive in the popular music of modern Greece. It is, originally, the music of the poor, the dispossessed, the refugees and the migrants who came to Greece from Asia Mi…

  • Topkapi Palace

    Topkapi Palace
    av Godfrey Goodwin

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863560675

    This guide to the palace of the Ottoman sultans in Istanbul takes the reader through all the rooms and gardens which are open to the public - and some that are not. It records the changes that the buildings have suffered through fire, earthquakes an…

  • Islamic Art and the Museum

    Islamic Art and the Museum

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564130

    The first years of the twenty-first century have witnessed an impressive re-evaluation of Islamic art and archaeology. However, while museums and galleries become increasingly important forums for public interest in Muslim cultures, there has been l…

  • Two Hours That Shook the World

    Two Hours That Shook the World
    av Fred Halliday

    Häftad - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563829

    Examines the causes of the September 11, 2001 attacks, and also provides a reasoned approach as to what the future may hold. As the dust settled around the devastation of the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon on 11 September 2001, a host of questi…

  • My Flowers

    My Flowers
    av Walid Touma

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863565731

    Through my journey in life, I have gathered flowers of wisdom, of life's beauty and higher meaning, of existential pain, of eternal silence, of pure spirits. In this unique and insightful collection, Walid Touma shares his experiences and musings on…

  • The Genesis of Arabic Narrative Discourse

    The Genesis of Arabic Narrative Discourse
    av Sabry Hafez

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863561498

    After formulating a theoretical foundation for the sociology of narrative genres based on the work of Bakhtin, Foucault, Goldmann, Jauss and Said, this work challenges the widely held assumption that Arabic culture stagnated before its contact with…

  • The Meaning of Mecca

    The Meaning of Mecca
    av M. E. McMillan

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863564376

    The hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a religious duty to be performed once in a lifetime by all Muslims who are able. The Prophet Muhammad set out the rituals of hajj when he led what became known as the Farewell Hajj in 10 AH / 632AD. This set t…

  • Belonging and Globalisation

    Belonging and Globalisation

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863566660

    These essays bring together voices that are involved in shaping the art and cultural scenes outside the Western mainstream. Focusing on the concept of belonging, they explore how contemporary art produced outside the bounds of dominant cultural circ…

  • The Muslim Brotherhood

    The Muslim Brotherhood
    av Alison Pargeter

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863568596

    Although the popular uprisings of 2011 were not driven by Islamist forces, it is the Islamist movements, and the Muslim Brotherhood in particular, that have filled the power vacuums that opened up with the collapse of the regimes of the region. How…

  • Bosnia

    Bosnia
    av I. Lovrenovich

    Inbunden - 2001 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863569463

    This illustrated book provides a detailed account of the multifaceted and complex history of Bosnia from a cultural perspective, focusing on the successive waves of religious, cultural and ethnic influences that swept over the country from Paleolith…

  • The Earthquake

    The Earthquake
    av Tahir Wattar

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863563393

    Written in 1970s, this classic tale of Shaykh Abdelmajid Boularwah's journey as he battles the forces of a changing society and confronts the demons of his past, is an ominous message about the evils of intolerance, ignorance and extremism.

  • The Predicament of the Individual in the Middle East

    The Predicament of the Individual in the Middle East

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780863560538

    Democracy has recently gained some influence in the Arab political discourse. Nevertheless one of its essential components is still missing: the sense of individualism. Stifled by religion and the tribal systems so common to the region on the one ha…