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An Atlas of Middle Eastern Affairs by
Call Number: G2205 .A5 2014
Publication Date: 2013-10-28
This text provides accessible, concisely written entries on the most important current issues in the Middle East, combining maps with their geopolitical background. Offering a clear context for analysis of key concerns, it includes background topics, the position of the Middle East in the world and profiles of the constituent countries. Updated to include recent developments such as the "Arab Spring," this book is a valuable introduction to undergraduate students and is designed as a primary teaching aid for courses related to the Middle East in the areas of politics, history, geography, economics and military studies.
A Concise History of the Middle East by
Call Number: DS62 .G64 2019eb
Publication Date: 2018-08-21
This text is a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. From pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab-Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the Middle East post-9/11 and post-Arab uprisings. Revisions in this edition reflect the most recent events in the region, including the presence of ISIS and other non-state actors, the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and the refugee crisis. Online copy available for viewing, click on the title or search the library catalog.
Justice Interrupted by
Call Number: DS62.8 .T46 2013
Publication Date: 2013-04-15
The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 were often portrayed in the media as a dawn of democracy in the region. But the revolutionaries were and saw themselves as heirs to a centuries-long struggle for just government and the rule of law, a struggle obstructed by local elites as well as the interventions of foreign powers. The author uncovers the deep roots of liberal constitutionalism in the Middle East through the remarkable stories of those who fought against poverty, tyranny, and foreign rule.
The Middle East by
Call Number: DS63.1 .M484 2014
Publication Date: 2013-03-01
This edition is fully revised to take into account the watershed events that have taken place in the Middle East since the 2011 uprisings. The book also adds important coverage with a new thematic chapter on religion, society, and politics in the region, which examines the role of both Islam and Judaism. Includes expanded coverage of the role of social movements and activism.
Politics and Society in the Contemporary Middle East by
Call Number: JQ1758.A58 P655 2019
Publication Date: 2019-07-19
The rise and decline of ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Deepening authoritarianism in Turkey. The return to military-led rule in Egypt. The impact of Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman in Saudi Arabia. Heightened sectarian tensions throughout the region. These are among the many current topics covered in the third edition. With the Arab Spring uprisings now viewed with the perspective of time, this new edition also provides an accessible analysis of the longer-term political currents, changes, and dynamics set in motion by those dramatic events.
The Qur'an by
Call Number: BP109 2001eb
Publication Date: 2004-02-19
The Koran, the holy scripture of Islam, is the record of Muhammad's oral teaching delivered between the years immediately preceding the Hegira in AD 622 and the Prophet's death in AD 632. Abdullah Yusuf Ali's translation of the Qur'an was first published in 1934 in Lahore, Pakistan. Since 1934 his translation has gone into numerous reprints. Online copy available for viewing, click on the title or search the library catalog. Online copy available for viewing, click on the title or search the library catalog.
Understanding the Contemporary Middle East by
Call Number: DS44 .U473 2020
Publication Date: 2019-11-07
The previous edition was published soon after the Arab uprisings, and the authors-writing across disciplines-captured those moments of possibility. Now, more than six years later, the Middle East is substantially changed, with three protracted civil wars, several retrenched authoritarian regimes, possibly one emerging democracy, and social and economic conditions that have been profoundly affected by the new political environment. This thoroughly revised and updated edition explores both the impact of recent events in shaping the region and the continuities with established patterns of political, economic, and social relations.
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The Islamic World: DS35.3 - 35.77
Arab countries: DS36 - 39.2
Middle East. Southwestern Asia. Ancient Orient. Arab East. Near East: DS41 - 66
Political Science: J
Middle East: JQ1758 - 1852
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