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Aurel Stein

Pioneer of the Silk Road

Annabel Walker

This 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
0-295-97730-2 Paper, $19.95


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.

Dist. for Middle East Center of the Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington.
Occasional Papers 3
1992. 122 pp., appendix, bibliog., index

0-295-97156-8 Paper, $12.95s


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.

Dist. for Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh.
1998. 160 pp., 100 illus., 75 in color, index

1-885449-04-6 Paper, $29.95


Britons in the Ottoman Empire, 1642-1660

Daniel Goffman

In 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
1998. 328 pp., maps, glossary, bibliog., index

0-295-97668-3 Cloth, $50.00s


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
1985. 192 pp., illus., appendix, glossary, notes, bibliog.

0-295-96231-3 Paper, $14.95


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 independence."
--Balkan Studies

A History of East Central Europe 8
1977. 374 pp., maps

0-295-96413-8 Paper, $27.50s


Familiar Strangers

A History of Muslims in Northwest China

Jonathan N. Lipman

While 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
1998. 318 pp., 24 photos, maps, glossary, bibliog., index

0-295-97644-6 Paper, $22.50s


Global Diasporas

An Introduction

Robin Cohen

In 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.

Global Diasporas
1997. 241 pp., tables, notes, bibliog., index

0-295-97619-5 Cloth, $50.00s
0-295-97620-9 Paper, $19.95s


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

Publications on the Near East 5
1990. 254 pp., illus., tables, maps, appendixes, glossary, bibliog., index

0-295-96932-6 Cloth, $25.00s


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
1988. 240 pp., approx. 100 color illus., appendixes

0-295-96677-7 Paper, $26.95s


"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
1984. 128 pp., notes, bibliog.

0-295-96154-6 Paper, $9.95s


Medieval Agriculture and Islamic Science

The Almanac of a Yemeni Sultan

Daniel Martin Varisco

The 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.

Publications on the Near East 6
1994. 384 pp., maps, notes, bibliog., index

0-295-97378-1 Cloth, $40.00s


New Diasporas

The Mass Exodus, Dispersal and Regrouping of Migrant Communities

Nicholas Van Hear

This 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.

Global Diasporas
1998. 256 pp., notes, bibliog., index

0-295-97712-4 Cloth, $40.00
0-295-97713-2 Paper, $22.00s


The Oriental Rug Lexicon

Peter F. Stone

This 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
0-295-97573-3 Cloth, $50.00
0-295-97574-1 Paper, $29.95


Rethinking Modernity and
National Identity in Turkey

Edited by Sibel Bozdogan and Resat Kasaba

In the first two decades after World War II, social scientists heralded Turkey as an exemplar of a "modernizing" nation in the Western mold. The essays in this book are the first attempt to examine the Turkish experiment with modernity from a broad, interdisciplinary perspective, encompassing the fields of history, the social sciences, the humanities, architecture, and urban planning.

Publications on the Near East
1997. 304 pp., 25 illus., notes, bibliog., index

0-295-97597-0 Paper, $22.50s


Return to Tradition

The Revitalization of Turkish Village Carpets

June Anderson

Describes the rebirth of an almost-extinct cultural tradition--the hand knotted Turkish carpets made in remote villages on the Aegean Peninsula--and the lives of the women who make them. It is the story of a unique project, called DOBAG, that reintroduced natural dyes, restored the integrity of this ancient folk art, and formed cooperatives to produce and market the carpets.

Pub. with California Academy of Sciences
1998. 88 pp., 106 color illus.

0-295-97689-6 Paper, $24.95


Rules and Rights in the Middle East

Democracy, Law, and Society

Edited by Ellis Goldberg, Resat Kasaba,
and Joel S. Migdal

"This collection of first-rate essays looks carefully at the circumstances of several Middle Eastern countries, including Turkey, Israel, Syria, and the Maghreb countries, as well as ideas of the state in classical Islamic theory to offer some insights into the question of where and whether democracy may take root in the region."--Foreign Affairs

Jackson School Publications in International Studies
1993. 288 pp., glossary, bibliog., index

0-295-97286-6 Cloth, $35.00s
0-295-97287-4 Paper, $17.50s


Sevruguin and the Persian Image

Photographs of Iran, 1870-1930

Edited by Frederick N. Bohrer

Antoin Sevruguin (late 1830s-1933) was a leading, celebrated photographer of Iran. Five distinguished authors explore his work, including compelling photographs of urban life in Tehran, archaeological sites, and the people of Azarbaijan.

Pub. with Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
1999. 120 pp., 78 duotone illus., index, bibliog.

0-295-97845-7 Paper, $24.95


The Sikh Diaspora

Search for Statehood

Darshan Singh Tatla

Exploring the cultural, economic, and social linkages between overseas Sikh communities and the Punjab, this book focuses on issues such as the politics of homeland, the dynamics of ethnic and political bonds, and the impact of institutional changes following Indian army action against the Golden Temple in June 1984.

Global Diasporas
1998. 224 pp., bibliog., index

0-295-97714-0 Cloth, $40.00s
0-295-97715-9 Paper, $22.00s


Slavery and Abolition
in the Ottoman Middle East

Ehud R. Toledano

This exploration of slavery from the Ottoman viewpoint is based on extensive research in British and Turkish archives and offers rich, original, and important insights into Ottoman life and thought.

Publications on the Near East
1997. 204 pp., notes, bibliog., index

0-295-97642-X Paper, $18.00s


Southeastern Europe
under Ottoman Rule, 1354-1804

Peter F. Sugar

"An interpretation of southeastern Europe under Ottoman rule from which few will fail to learn. As always, [Sugar] brings a fresh view of familiar material, and fresh material to familiar issues. . . . his book is far more than simply a 'welcome addition to the field.' It is a unique interpretation of the entire Ottoman experience in the Balkans."
--Slavic Review

A History of East Central Europe 5
1977. 384 pp., maps, bibliog., appendix, index

0-295-96033-7 Paper, $27.50s


The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostám

Revised Edition

Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi
Translated by Jerome W. Clinton

The great Persian classic known as the Shahname, or Book of Kings, completed in the eleventh century A.D. by the poet Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi, describes the pre-Islamic history of Persia from mythological times down to the invasion of the armies of Islam in the mid-seventh century A.D. From this long saga, Jerome W. Clinton has translated into English blank verse the most famous episode, the tragic story of Sohrab and Rostam. In this new edition, Clinton has revised and corrected his translation to make it more fluent and idiomatic, capturing even more closely the narrative power of the original poem. The Persian text appears on facing pages.

Publications on the Near East 3
1996. 224 pp., glossary, bibliog., text in Persian and English

0-295-97567-9 Paper, $14.95s

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