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  • The Land Beyond

    The Land Beyond
    av Leon McCarron

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788310567

    There are many reasons why it might seem unwise to walk, mostly alone, through the Middle East. That, in part, is exactly why Leon McCarron did it.From Jerusalem, McCarron followed a series of wild hiking trails that trace ancient trading and pilgri…

  • Iran and the World in the Safavid Age

    Iran and the World in the Safavid Age

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780769905

    I.B.Tauris in association with the Iran Heritage FoundationThe Safavid era is of special significance in the history of Iran. Under the Safavids - between the sixteenth and the mideighteenth century - Iran was transformed and a state emerged which w…

  • The Women Who Built the Ottoman World

    The Women Who Built the Ottoman World
    av Muzaffer OEzgules

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784539269

    At the beginning of the eighteenth century, the Ottoman Empire remained the grandest and most powerful of Middle Eastern empires. One hitherto overlooked aspect of the Empire's remarkable cultural legacy was the role of powerful women - often the he…

  • Jewish Morocco

    Jewish Morocco
    av Emily Benichou Gottreich

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780768496

    The history of Morocco cannot effectively be told without the history of its Jewish inhabitants. Their presence in Northwest Africa pre-dates the rise of Islam and continues to the present day, combining elements of Berber (Amazigh), Arab, Sephardi…

  • Jewish Morocco

    Jewish Morocco

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755644360

    The history of Morocco cannot effectively be told without the history of its Jewish inhabitants. Their presence in Northwest Africa pre-dates the rise of Islam and continues to the present day, combining elements of Berber (Amazigh), Arab, Sephardi…

  • The Early Church

    The Early Church
    av Morwenna Ludlow

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845113667

    How did the early Christians manage to establish a religion and institution which, despite persecution, flourished and grew? How did their initial experience of being a despised minority in the Roman Empire shape their sense of privileged identity a…

  • Slaves of the Shah

    Slaves of the Shah
    av Sussan Babaie

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788310864

    The Safavid dynasty represented the pinnacle of Iran's power and influence in its early modern history. The evidence of this - the creation of a nation state, military expansion and success, economic dynamism and the exquisite art and architecture o…

  • Slaves of the Shah

    Slaves of the Shah
    av Sussan Babaie

    Inbunden - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860647215

    The Savafid dynasty represented, in political, cultural and economic terms the pinnacle of Iran's power and influence in its early modern history. The evidence for this -the creation of a nation state, military expansion and success, economic dynami…

  • Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England

    Clothing and Landscape in Victorian England
    av Rachel Worth

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784533960

    In the context of this rapidly changing world, Rachel Worth explores the ways in which the clothing of the rural working classes was represented visually in paintings and photographs and by the literary sources of documentary, autobiography and fict…

  • US-Egypt Diplomacy under Johnson

    US-Egypt Diplomacy under Johnson
    av Gabriel Glickman

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755634026

    What happens to policies when a president dies in office? Do they get replaced by the new president, or do advisers carry on with the status quo? In November 1963, these were important questions for a Kennedy-turned-Johnson administration. Among the…

  • The Crisis of Globalization

    The Crisis of Globalization

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788315166

    In recent years, the effects of economic openness and technological change have fuelled dissatisfaction with established political systems and led to new forms of political populism that exploit the economic and political resentment created by globa…

  • The Crisis of Globalization

    The Crisis of Globalization

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788315159

    In recent years, the effects of economic openness and technological change have fuelled dissatisfaction with established political systems and led to new forms of political populism that exploit the economic and political resentment created by globa…

  • The Library of Alexandria

    The Library of Alexandria

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850435945

    The Library of Alexandria was one of the greatest cultural adornments of the late ancient world, containing thousands of scrolls of Greek, Hebrew and Mesopotamian literature and art and artefacts of ancient Egypt. This book demonstrates that Alexand…

  • Kurds and Yezidis in the Middle East

    Kurds and Yezidis in the Middle East

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755601196

    The diversity of Kurdish communities across the Middle East is now recognized as central to understanding both the challenges and opportunities for their representation and politics. Yet little scholarship has focused on the complexities within thes…

  • Media and Public Shaming

    Media and Public Shaming
    av Julian Petley

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780765877

    The media today, and especially the national press, are frequently in conflict with people in the public eye, particularly politicians and celebrities, over the disclosure of private information and behaviour. Historically, journalists have argued t…

  • Media and Public Shaming

    Media and Public Shaming
    av Julian Petley

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780765860

    The media today, and especially the national press, are frequently in conflict with people in the public eye, particularly politicians and celebrities, over the disclosure of private information and behaviour. Historically, journalists have argued t…

  • The Mecca Uprising

    The Mecca Uprising

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755600113

    On 20th November 1979, the Salafi Group, led by a charismatic figure named Juhaiman al-Utaibi, seized control of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca, the holiest site in the Muslim World. The Salafi Group was not trying to establish an Islamic state. Instead…

  • The Mecca Uprising

    The Mecca Uprising

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755600106

    On 20th November 1979, the Salafi Group, led by a charismatic figure named Juhaiman al-Utaibi, seized control of the Sacred Mosque in Mecca, the holiest site in the Muslim World. The Salafi Group was not trying to establish an Islamic state. Instead…

  • Religion and Film

    Religion and Film
    av J. Melanie Wright

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850438861

    From silent films to contemporary blockbusters, religion has always proved a popular theme for the cinema. However, all too often religion and film are discussed from narrowly confessional perspectives, with the result that the field has long been d…

  • Cold Rush

    Cold Rush
    av Martin Breum

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788312424

    The Arctic is heating up. While China, the US and Russia are militarizing the North pole - sending submarines and ice-breakers - the ice itself continues to recede creating new trade routes and new opportunities for mining gas and oil. What is quiet…

  • Renaissance Woman

    Renaissance Woman
    av Gaia Servadio

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784532963

    The Renaissance created a new vision of womanhood and indeed a "New Woman," proposes Gaia Servadio in this rich feast of a book. She dates the birth of this revolutionary movement to the invention of the printing press in 1456, which made books-and…

  • Renaissance woman

    Renaissance woman
    av Gaia Servadio

    Inbunden - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850434214

    The Renaissance created a new vision of womanhood and indeed a "New Woman", proposes Gaia Servadio. Central to her theory are the lives of women like Vittoria Colonna, lover of Michelangelo, Tullia d'Aragona, the best known courtesan of her age, and…

  • The Egyptian Coffeehouse

    The Egyptian Coffeehouse
    av Dalia Mostafa

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755635245

    The coffeehouse is a microcosm of the larger Egyptian society with its history of multiculturalism and great diversity. It is not only a social space which was created and shaped by the people over decades in their streets, neighbourhoods and cities…

  • Ovid

    Ovid
    av Carole E. Newlands

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848859296

    Newlands provides an extensive overview and analysis of Ovid s works."

  • Ovid

    Ovid
    av Carole E. Newlands

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848859302

    Virgil, Horace and Ovid are often cited as the three great canonical poets of classical Roman literature. And of the three, arguably it is Ovid (43 BCE-CE 17/18) who has the most enduring legacy. Carole Newlands introduces her subject as an ancient…

  • British Conservatism

    British Conservatism
    av Peter Dorey

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845113520

    Defence of inequality has always been a core principle of the Conservative Party in Great Britain. Yet the Conservatives have enjoyed great electoral success in a British society marked by widespread inequalities of wealth and income. Peter Dorey he…

  • Spaghetti Westerns,cowboys and europeans

    Spaghetti Westerns,cowboys and europeans
    av Christopher Frayling

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845112073

    Over 400 Spaghetti Westerns were produced during the 1960s and 1970s peak period. This book deals with several interesting examples, not to mention French, German, and Russian Westerns along the way.

  • Women and Public Space in Turkey

    Women and Public Space in Turkey
    av Selda Tuncer

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784537524

    Turkey's process of `modernization' developed rapidly during the second half of the twentieth century. New social and legal reforms were institutionalized and political and economic changes located the country as a more liberated, `Western-style' so…

  • Women and Public Space in Turkey

    Women and Public Space in Turkey
    av Selda Tuncer

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755638598

    Turkey's process of `modernization' developed rapidly during the second half of the twentieth century. New social and legal reforms were institutionalized and political and economic changes located the country as a more liberated, `Western-style' so…

  • Mao

    Mao
    av Philip Short

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784534639

    One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China. Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful…

  • Putin and the Oligarch

    Putin and the Oligarch
    av Richard Sakwa

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780764597

    The arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the head of the Yukos oil company, on 25 October 2003, was a key turning point in modern Russian history. At that time Khodorkovsky was one of the world's richest and most powerful men, while Yukos had been transf…

  • Frontline Syria

    Frontline Syria
    av David L. Phillips

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755602568

    When the Syrian regime used sarin and other chemical weapons against dissidents in August 2013, an estimated 1729 people were killed including 400 children. President Barack Obama warned that the use of chemical weapons would constitute a "red line"…

  • Hafiz, Master of Persian Poetry

    Hafiz, Master of Persian Poetry
    av Parvin Loloi

    Inbunden - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860649233

    Within the pantheon of world literature, the Persian poet Hafiz (born in around 1320 in the city of Shiraz) occupies an exalted position, and his poems have long been translated and studied in the West. However, the degree of the English language's…

  • Cyborg Theology

    Cyborg Theology
    av Dr. Scott A. Midson

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784537876

    In particular, Donna Haraway argued in her famous 1991 'Cyborg Manifesto' that people, since they are so often now detached and separated from nature, have themselves evolved into cyborgs. This striking idea has had considerable influence within cri…

  • The Ottoman Empire and the World Around it

    The Ottoman Empire and the World Around it
    av Suraiya Faroqhi

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845111229

    The first paperback edition, in line with latest historiography - "Ottoman Empire" is a major and advanced early modern power, this book is based on a huge study of original sources and personal accounts. The author leading historian of early modern…

  • Sasanian Persia

    Sasanian Persia
    av Touraj Daryaee

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780763781

    I.B.Tauris in association with the Iran Heritage FoundationOf profound importance in late antiquity,the Sasanian Empire is almost completely unknown today,except as a counterpoint to the Roman Empire.What are the reasons for this ignorance and why d…

  • Sasanian Persia

    Sasanian Persia
    av Touraj Daryaee

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780755618408

    Of profound importance in late antiquity, the Sasanian Empire is virtually unknown today, except as a counterpoint to the Roman Empire. In this highly readable history, Touraj Daryaee fills a significant gap in our knowledge of world history. He exa…

  • Sasanian Persia

    Sasanian Persia
    av Touraj Daryaee

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850438984

    The Sasanians were the last of the ancient Persian dynasties, and the preeminent practitioners of the Zoroastrian religion. From its foundation by Ardashir I in 224 CE the Sasanian Empire was the dominant force in the region for several centuries un…

  • Adolf Loos

    Adolf Loos
    av Professor Joseph Masheck

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780764238

    Widely regarded as one of the most significant prophets of modern architecture, Adolf Loos was a star in his own time. His work was emblematic of the turn-of-the-century generation that was torn between the traditional culture of the nineteenth cent…

  • Babylon

    Babylon
    av Michael Seymour

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784536916

    For two thousand years the real, physical metropolis lay buried while another, ghostly city lived on through ideas as varied as the legendary Hanging Gardens, the career of the biblical Daniel, and even the Apocalypse. More recently, the site of Bab…

  • Terrible Exile

    Terrible Exile
    av Brian Unwin

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780767383

    At its height, the Napoleonic Empire spanned much of mainland Europe. Feted and feared by millions of citizens, Napoleon was the most powerful and famous man of his age. But following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo the future of the one-time E…

  • Terrible Exile

    Terrible Exile
    av Brian Unwin

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848852877

    At its height, the Napoleonic Empire spanned much of mainland Europe. Feted and feared by millions of citizens, Napoleon was the most powerful and famous man of his age. But following his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo the future of the one-time E…

  • Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans

    Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans
    av Jane Taylor

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848850200

    The Nabataean Arabs, one of the most gifted peoples of the ancient world, are today known only for their hauntingly beautiful rock-carved capital - Petra, a magnificent city carved out of the mountains, and one of the most breath-taking achievements…

  • The Gulen Movement in Turkey

    The Gulen Movement in Turkey
    av Caroline Tee

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784535889

    What is the Gulen Movement and why is Turkey's President Erdogan so convinced that the organisation and its charismatic leader were behind the failed military coup of 15th July 2016? The Gulen, or Hizmet, movement in Turkey was until recently the co…

  • Writing Queer Identities in Morocco

    Writing Queer Identities in Morocco
    av Tina Dransfeldt Christensen

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788315852

    This book explores queer identity in Morocco through the work of author and LGBT activist Abdellah Taia, who defied the country's anti-homosexuality laws by publicly coming out in 2006. Engaging postcolonial, queer and literary theory, Tina Dransfel…

  • The Battle That Shook Europe

    The Battle That Shook Europe
    av Peter Englund

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780764764

    'This victory', exulted Peter the Great, 'has laid the final stone in the foundations of St Petersburg!' The Battle of Poltava, 1709, marks the birth of the Tsar's vast Russian Empire. In 1700, seeking to open Russian trade routes to the West, the T…

  • Experimental Fashion

    Experimental Fashion
    av Professor Francesca Granata

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784533786

    Shortlisted for the Millia Davenport Publication AwardExperimental Fashion traces the proliferation of the grotesque and carnivalesque within contemporary fashion and the close relation between fashion and performance art, from Lady Gaga's raw meat…

  • Homegrown

    Homegrown
    av Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788314855

    How big is the threat posed by American ISIS supporters? How many Americans have joined ISIS and how many want to return to the United States? Compared to participation by Americans in other jihadist groups, the scale of American involvement in jiha…

  • Exploring the Qur'an

    Exploring the Qur'an
    av Muhammad Abdel Haleem

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780763651

    The teachings, style and impact of the Qur'an have always been matters of controversy, among both Muslims and non-Muslims. But in a modern context of intercultural sensitivity, what the Qur'an says and means are perhaps more urgent questions than ev…

  • The Phoney Victory

    The Phoney Victory
    av Peter Hitchens

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788313292

    Was World War II really the `Good War'? In the years since the declaration of peace in 1945 many myths have sprung up around the conflict in the victorious nations. In this book, Peter Hitchens deconstructs the many fables which have become associat…

  • New Directions in German Cinema

    New Directions in German Cinema

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848859074

    Germany's national film industry has been undergoing a remarkable resurgence since the beginning of the new millennium. German language films have been receiving Oscar nominations, the likes of "Downfall" and "The Lives of Others" have been winning…

  • New Directions in German Cinema

    New Directions in German Cinema

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848859081

    Germany's national film industry has been undergoing a remarkable resurgence since the beginning of the new millennium. German language films have been receiving Oscar nominations, the likes of "Downfall" and "The Lives of Others" have been winning…

  • Refugee Status in Islam

    Refugee Status in Islam
    av Arafat Madi Shoukri

    Inbunden - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848853904

    What are the views, principles and regulations of the Islamic tradition concerning refugee status? Are there any similarities between the Islamic tradition relating to the laws of aman (safe conduct) and the 1951 Geneva Convention relating to the st…

  • Teffi

    Teffi
    av Edythe Haber

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788312585

    Teffi was one of twentieth century Russia's most celebrated authors. Born Nadezhda Lokhvitskaya in 1872, she came to be admired by an impressive range of people - from Tsar Nicholas II to Lenin - and her popularity was such that sweets and perfume w…

  • Folk Fashion

    Folk Fashion
    av Amy Twigger Holroyd

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784536497

    A dynamic resurgence in sewing and knitting is under way, with many people enjoying making and mending their own garments at home. However, stories abound of homemade clothes languishing at the back of the wardrobe. Amy Twigger Holroyd draws on idea…

  • The Turning Point

    The Turning Point
    av Nikolai Shmelev

    Inbunden - 1990 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781850432135

  • Girl in Paris

    Girl in Paris
    av Shusha Guppy

    Storpocket - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781845113803

    At the age of 17, Shusha Guppy left Iran and her family to study at the Sorbonne in Paris. Diving into the unknown - a world of unimagined freedoms and unexplored horizons - Shusha immersed herself in the vibrant artistic life of Paris' Left Bank, w…

  • Introduction to the Qur'an

    Introduction to the Qur'an
    av M.A. Draz

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781848856899

    I.B.Tauris in Association with the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies In this book the distinguished Islamic scholar M. A. Draz, one of the Muslim world's most erudite authorities of this century, sets out the fundamental principles of the Qur'an and…

  • Gender and Divorce Law in North Africa

    Gender and Divorce Law in North Africa
    av Maaike Voorhoeve

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781780765297

    Personal status laws remain a highly politicized area of debate in the Middle East, as the arena in which the contentious issues of women's rights, religion and minority groups meet. This is especially so when it comes to divorce. In Tunisia, with t…

  • The Kurds in a Changing Middle East

    The Kurds in a Changing Middle East

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784539917

    The Kurds are one of the largest stateless nations in the world, numbering more than 20 million people. Their homeland lies mostly within the present-day borders of Turkey, Iraq and Iran as well as parts of Syria, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Yet until r…

  • Ancient Persia

    Ancient Persia
    av Josef Wiesehofer

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781860646751

    Of all the great civilizations of the ancient world, that of Persia is one of the most remarkable but least understood. This is a study of the country's origins and why it collapsed so dramatically with the Arab invasions of the seventh century. Jos…

  • South Sudan

    South Sudan
    av Hilde F. Johnson

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781788313780

    In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world's newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed civil war and political strife. Hilde F. Johnson served as…

  • South Sudan

    South Sudan
    av Hilde F. Johnson

    Inbunden - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781784536442

    In July 2011, South Sudan was granted independence and became the world's newest country. Yet just two-and-a-half years after this momentous decision, the country was in the grips of renewed civil war and political strife. Hilde F. Johnson served as…