Middle East Studies
Pioneer of the Silk Road
Annabel WalkerThis enthralling and moving book traces the story of Sir Aurel Stein, the brilliant archaeologist whose lifetime of single-minded dedication revealed to the world the glories of the Silk Road.
1998. 430 pp., 29 photos, maps, notes, bibliog., index
Badr al-Din Lu'lu'
Atabeg of Mosul, 1211-1259
Douglas Patton"[Patton] has done a commendable job of bringing together the available historical material, much of it still in manuscript sources, and constructing a comprehensive and reliable account of the political history of the Mosul area during this period."--American Historical Review.
for Middle East Center of the Jackson School of International Studies,
University of Washington.
Both Sides of Peace
Israeli and Palestinian Political Poster Art
Dana Bartelt et al.This volume includes images created from the mid-1970s to the present by internationally acclaimed artists as well as those lesser known. Some were mass produced while others are original paintings and drawings. All speak in their own visual and written languages and tell a story of struggle, survival, and the hope for lasting freedom and peace.
Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
Britons in the Ottoman Empire, 1642-1660
Daniel GoffmanIn this book, historian Daniel Goffman uses a wealth of English and Ottoman primary sources to re-create the lives of some of the Englishmen who adapted--or failed to adapt--to life, commerce, and politics in the Ottoman Empire during the turmoil of the civil war and restoration at home.
Publications on the Near East
Coffee and Coffeehouses
The Origins of a Social Beverage in the Medieval Near East
Ralph S. Hattox"Coffee and its 'house' became a noticeable and long-lasting fixture in Muslim society and arguably a historical force to be reckoned with. . . . How it all began can be learned from this short book, which is written with great care and full, reliable documentation."
--American Historical Review
Near Eastern Studies Series 3
The Establishment of the Balkan National States, 1804-1920
Charles and Barbara Jelavich"To compress the complexities of Balkan history is no mean achievement. Students and history teachers will find this book invaluable."--Slavic Review
"A remarkable synthesis of the evolution of the peoples of southeastern
Europe up to the achievement of their national
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A History of Muslims in Northwest China
Jonathan N. LipmanWhile narrating a history of the Muslims of northwest China, this book examines the nature of ethnicity and periphery, the role of religion and ethnicity in personal and collective decisions in violent times, and the complexity of belonging to two cultures at once.
Studies on Ethnic Groups in China
Robin CohenIn a perceptive and arresting analysis, Robin Cohen introduces a new approach to the study of world diasporas. The book investigates the changing meanings of diaspora and the contemporary diasporic condition, with case studies of Jews, Armenians, Africans, British, Indians, Lebanese, and Caribbean peoples.
Izmir and the Levantine World, 1550-1650
Daniel Goffman"Focusing on one of the most important Ottoman commercial centers at a critical point in its development, Goffman traces Izmir's emergence as the dominant urban center of western Anatolia and the focal point of Ottoman-European trade. . . . An interesting and insightful study of the emergence of an important city. It makes a contribution to the literature on Ottoman cities, port cities, and socioeconomic change in the Ottoman Empire."--Middle East Journal
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A Jeweler's Eye
Islamic Arts of the Book from the Vever Collection
Glenn D. Lowry with Susan Nemazee"This sumptuous volume . . . perceptively describes the Islamic art holdings of the late Parisian jeweler and pioneering collector of Asian art, Henry Vever. . . . [A] splendid book."-- PublishersWeekly.
Dist. for Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
"Man Is a Cause"
Political Consciousness and the Fiction of Ghassan Kanafani
Muhammad Siddiq"The author analyzes the short stories and novels of this Palestinian thinker, and shows how his themes were influenced by his personal, political, and ideological development. Kanafani, who grew up in refugee camps, eventually became committed to Marxism and emerged as a spokesman for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) before he was assassinated in 1972." --The Middle East Journal
Near Eastern Studies Series 2
Medieval Agriculture and Islamic Science
The Almanac of a Yemeni Sultan
Daniel Martin VariscoThe first critical edition of a medieval almanac from the Arabian Peninsula presents the Arabic text, an English translation, and a detailed analysis of a 13th-century agricultural almanac.
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The Mass Exodus, Dispersal and Regrouping of Migrant Communities
Nicholas Van HearThis book charts the connections between migration crises and transnational communities--their formation, their demise and their social, economic and political fall--out. Van Hear looks in detail at ten migration crises in the contemporary world, in Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Central America, and the Caribbean.
The Oriental Rug Lexicon
Peter F. StoneThis monumental reference work fills an important gap for scholars and collectors of Oriental carpets. Lavishly illustrated with more than 600 drawings and illustrations, it offers precise definitions of rug and textile terms, ranging from the Western Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, from classical scholarship of old carpets to the latest terminology. It draws primarily on the rich cultural traditions of the Near East and Central Asia, but also includes examples from Scandinavia and Native American weavings.
1997. 288 pp., 600 illus., 47 in color
Rethinking Modernity and