The Shaping of the Modern Middle East by Bernard Lewis

The Shaping of the Modern Middle East
  • Title : The Shaping of the Modern Middle East
  • Author : Bernard Lewis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199729239
  • Pages : 200
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  • Language : English
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America's Great Game by Hugh Wilford

America's Great Game
  • Title : America's Great Game
  • Author : Hugh Wilford
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • ISBN Code : 0465069827
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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The Central Intelligence Agency's reputation in the Middle East today has been marred by waterboarding and drone strikes, yet in its earliest years the agency was actually the region's staunchest western ally. In America's Great Game, celebrated intelligence historian Hugh Wilford reveals how three colorful CIA operatives—Kermit and Archie Roosevelt, and maverick covert-ops expert Miles Copeland—attempted, futilely, to bring the U.S. and Middle East into harmony during the 1940s and ‘50s. Heirs to an American missionary tradition that taught them to treat Arabs and Muslims with respect and empathy, these CIA “Arabists” nevertheless behaved like political puppet-masters, orchestrating coup plots throughout the Middle East while seeking to sway public opinion in America against support for the new state of Israel. Their efforts, and ultimate failure, would doom U.S.-Middle Eastern relations for decades to come. Drawing on extensive new material, including declassified government records, private papers, and personal interviews, America's Great Game shows how three well-intentioned spies inadvertently ruptured relations between America and the Arab world.


The Modern Middle East by Ilan Pappé

The Modern Middle East
  • Title : The Modern Middle East
  • Author : Ilan Pappé
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134721862
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and women’s histories of the region over its political and economic history. Ilan Pappé begins his narrative at the end of the First World War with the Ottoman heritage, and concludes at the present day with the political discourse of Islam. Providing full geographical coverage of the region, The Modern Middle East: opens with a carefully argued introduction which outlines the methodology used in the textbook provides a thematic and comparative approach to the region, helping students to see the peoples of the Middle East and the developments that affect their lives as part of a larger world includes insights gained from new historiographical trends and a critical approach to conventional state- and nation-centred historiographies includes case studies, debates, maps, photos, an up-to-date bibliography and a glossarial index. This second edition has been brought right up to date with recent events, and includes a new chapter on the media revolution and the effect of media globalization on the Middle East, and a revised and expanded discussion on modern Iranian history.


Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East by Jacqueline S. Ismael,Tareq Y. Ismael,Glenn Perry

Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East
  • Title : Government and Politics of the Contemporary Middle East
  • Author : Jacqueline S. Ismael,Tareq Y. Ismael,Glenn Perry
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1317662830
  • Pages : 600
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  • Language : English
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This exciting new edition of the successful textbook for students of Middle Eastern politics provides a highly relevant and comprehensive introduction to the complexities of a region in constant flux. Combining a thematic framework for examining patterns of politics with individual chapters dedicated to specific countries, the book places the very latest developments and long-standing issues within an historical context, introducing key concepts from comparative politics to further explore the interaction between Middle Eastern history and the region’s contemporary political development. Presenting information in an accessible and inclusive format, the book offers: • Coverage of the historical influence of colonialism and major world powers on the shaping of the modern Middle East. • A detailed examination of the legacy of Islam. • Analysis of the political and social aspects of Middle Eastern life: alienation between state and society, poverty and social inequality, ideological crises and renewal. • Case studies on countries in the Northern Belt (Turkey and Iran); the Fertile Crescent (Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, Israel/Palestine); and those West and East of the Red Sea (Egypt and the members of the Gulf Cooperation Council), moving through an historical examination to close analysis of the most recent developments and their political and social impacts. • Extensive pedagogical features, including original maps and further reading sections, provide essential support for the reader. A key introductory text for students of Middle Eastern politics and history at advanced undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this new edition has been extensively updated to also become a timely and significant reference for policy-makers and any motivated reader.


Winston S. Churchill and the Shaping of the Middle East, 1919-1922 by Sara Reguer

Winston S. Churchill and the Shaping of the Middle East, 1919-1922
  • Title : Winston S. Churchill and the Shaping of the Middle East, 1919-1922
  • Author : Sara Reguer
  • Publisher : Academic Studies PRess
  • ISBN Code : 1644693356
  • Pages : 238
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  • Language : English
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Can one individual influence the course of history? In the example of Churchill and the Middle East during post-World War I, the answer is an irrefutable yes. Winston S. Churchill, first as Secretary for War and Air, and then as Colonial Secretary, both formulated and enacted the British imperial mandate policy for Iraq and Palestine, thereby laying the groundwork for issues that are still relevant today including conflicts in Israel, internal political upheavals in Iraq. The complicated historical intricacies of the postwar period combined with a variety of personal and political confrontations are at the core of Churchill’s decisions and finally his parliamentary successes. While most books on Churchill attempt to cover the course of his political and personal career, this volume exclusively focuses on the Middle East during the formative years of 1919-1922 and explores the foundations of some of the Middle East's most problematic issues today.


The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East by Michael Provence

The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • Title : The Last Ottoman Generation and the Making of the Modern Middle East
  • Author : Michael Provence
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521761174
  • Pages : 336
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  • Language : English
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The modern Middle East emerged out of the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, when Britain and France partitioned the Ottoman Arab lands into several new colonial states. The following period was a charged and transformative time of unrest. Insurgent leaders, trained in Ottoman military tactics and with everything to lose from the fall of the Empire, challenged the mandatory powers in a number of armed revolts. This is a study of this crucial period in Middle Eastern history, tracing the period through popular political movements and the experience of colonial rule. In doing so, Provence emphasises the continuity between the late Ottoman and Colonial era, explaining how national identities emerged, and how the seeds were sown for many of the conflicts which have defined the Middle East in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. This is a valuable read for students of Middle Eastern history and politics.


Zion and State by Mitchell Cohen

Zion and State
  • Title : Zion and State
  • Author : Mitchell Cohen
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0231079419
  • Pages : 338
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  • Language : English
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This study explores the struggle between left-and right-wing factions within the Zionist movement, tracing the emergence of modern Jewish nationalism from its origins in the mid-19th century, through the vision of Theodor Herzl, and up to the first 15 years of Israeli statehood.


The First World War and Its Aftermath by T. G Fraser

The First World War and Its Aftermath
  • Title : The First World War and Its Aftermath
  • Author : T. G Fraser
  • Publisher : Gingko Library
  • ISBN Code : 9781909942752
  • Pages : 450
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  • Language : English
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Think of a map of World War I and chances are that map will be of Europe—but the First World War had just as heavy an impact on the Middle East, shaping the region into what we know it as today. This book gathers together leading scholars in the field to examine this impact, which is crucial to understanding the region’s current problems and the rise of groups like the Islamic State. In addition to recounting the crucial international politics that drew fierce lines in the sands of the Middle East—a story of intrigue between the British, Russians, Ottomans, North Africans, Americans, and others—the contributors engage topics ranging from the war’s effects on women, the experience of the Kurds, sectarianism, the evolution of Islamism, and the importance of prominent intellectuals like Ziya Gökalp and Michel ‘Aflaq. They examine the dissolution of the Ottoman empire, the exploitation of notions of Islamic unity and pan-Arabism, the influences of Woodrow Wilson and American ideals on Middle East leaders, and likewise the influence of Vladimir Lenin’s vision of a communist utopia. Altogether, they tell a story of promises made and promises broken, of the struggle between self-determination and international recognition, of centuries-old empires laying in ruin, and of the political poker of the twentieth century that carved up the region, separating communities into the artificial states we know today.


A History Of The Modern Middle East by William L Cleveland

A History Of The Modern Middle East
  • Title : A History Of The Modern Middle East
  • Author : William L Cleveland
  • Publisher : Westview Press
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 503
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The rise of the Safauids and Ottomans to the recent Gulf war.


Empires of the Sand by Efraim Karsh,Inari Karsh

Empires of the Sand
  • Title : Empires of the Sand
  • Author : Efraim Karsh,Inari Karsh
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0674039343
  • Pages : 426
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  • Language : English
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Empires of the Sand offers a bold and comprehensive reinterpretation of the struggle for mastery in the Middle East during the long nineteenth century (1789-1923). This book denies primacy to Western imperialism in the restructuring of the region and attributes equal responsibility to regional powers. Rejecting the view of modern Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, the authors argue that the main impetus for the developments of this momentous period came from the local actors. Ottoman and Western imperial powers alike are implicated in a delicate balancing act of manipulation and intrigue in which they sought to exploit regional and world affairs to their greatest advantage. Backed by a wealth of archival sources, the authors refute the standard belief that Europe was responsible for the destruction of the Ottoman Empire and the region's political unity. Instead, they show how the Hashemites played a decisive role in shaping present Middle Eastern boundaries and in hastening the collapse of Ottoman rule. Similarly, local states and regimes had few qualms about seeking support and protection from the infidel powers they had vilified whenever their interests so required. Karsh and Karsh see a pattern of pragmatic cooperation and conflict between the Middle East and the West during the past two centuries, rather than a clash of civilizations. Such a vision affords daringly new ways of viewing the Middle East's past as well as its volatile present.


Spies in Arabia by Priya Satia

Spies in Arabia
  • Title : Spies in Arabia
  • Author : Priya Satia
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199734801
  • Pages : 472
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  • Language : English
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In this groundbreaking book, Priya Satia tracks the intelligence community's tactical grappling with this problem and the myriad cultural, institutional, and political consequences of their methodological choices during and after the Great War.


The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism by Michael Provence

The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism
  • Title : The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism
  • Author : Michael Provence
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780292774322
  • Pages : 223
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The Great Syrian Revolt of 1925 was the largest and longest-lasting anti-colonial insurgency in the inter-war Arab East. Mobilizing peasants, workers, and army veterans, rather than urban elites and nationalist intellectuals, it was the first mass movement against colonial rule in the Middle East. The revolt failed to liberate Syria from French occupation, but it provided a model of popular nationalism and resistance that remains potent in the Middle East today. Each subsequent Arab uprising against foreign rule has repeated the language and tactics of the Great Syrian Revolt. In this work, Michael Provence uses newly released secret colonial intelligence sources, neglected memoirs, and popular memory to tell the story of the revolt from the perspective of its participants. He shows how Ottoman-subsidized military education created a generation of leaders of modest background who came to rebel against both the French Mandate rulers of Syria and the Syrian intellectuals and landowners who helped the colonial regime to function. This new popular nationalism was unprecedented in the Arab world. Provence shows compellingly that the Great Syrian Revolt was a formative event in shaping the modern Middle East.


The Modern Middle East by Emory C. Bogle

The Modern Middle East
  • Title : The Modern Middle East
  • Author : Emory C. Bogle
  • Publisher : Pearson College Division
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 474
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  • Language : English
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Examines the tumultuous history of the Middle East from 1800 to 1958. It integrates developments all over the region into a comprehensible narrative that enables readers to see the connection between significant historical events and the effects particular developments had upon one another. It covers such areas as the Ottoman Empire, the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, the British occupation of Egypt, Lebanon's religious diversity, the beginning of the Turkish Nationalist Movement, Palestine cultural unity under Islam, Arab nationalism, Iraq's rejection of Western affiliation, Saudi Arabia's new wealth and prominence, and the Ottoman Empire. For Middle Eastern historians.


Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: A-C by Reeva S. Simon,Philip Mattar,Richard W. Bulliet

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: A-C
  • Title : Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: A-C
  • Author : Reeva S. Simon,Philip Mattar,Richard W. Bulliet
  • Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN Code : 9780028970615
  • Pages : 2182
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  • Language : English
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Encompasses the interaction of political, historical, social, economic, and cultural movements as well as relevant persons (living and dead), places, and events. Spans the geographical area from Afghanistan to Morocco. Covers topics in politics, economics, religion, hsitory, literature, the arts, and more.


The Longman Companion to the Middle East Since 1914 by Ritchie Ovendale

The Longman Companion to the Middle East Since 1914
  • Title : The Longman Companion to the Middle East Since 1914
  • Author : Ritchie Ovendale
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 413
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  • Language : English
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An invaluable work of reference, which provides an essential guide to the history of the modern Middle East.


The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776–1923 by David S. Katz

The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776–1923
  • Title : The Shaping of Turkey in the British Imagination, 1776–1923
  • Author : David S. Katz
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319410601
  • Pages : 299
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  • Language : English
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This book is about the principal writings that shaped the perception of Turkey for informed readers in English, from Edward Gibbon’s positing of imperial Decline and Fall to the proclamation of the Turkish Republic (1923), illustrating how Turkey has always been a part of the modern British and European experience. It is a great sweep of a story: from Gibbon as standard textbook, through Lord Bryon the pro-Turkish poet, and Benjamin Disraeli the Romantic novelist of all things Eastern, followed by John Buchan's Greenmantle First World War espionage fantasies, and then Manchester Guardian reporter Arnold Toynbee narrating the fight for Turkish independence.


Umm Kulthum by Laura Lohman

Umm Kulthum
  • Title : Umm Kulthum
  • Author : Laura Lohman
  • Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780819570734
  • Pages : 256
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  • Language : English
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In 1967 Egypt and the Arab world suffered a devastating defeat by Israel in the Six-Day War. Though long past the age at which most singers would have retired, the sexagenarian Egyptian singer Umm Kulth m launched a multifaceted response to the defeat that not only sustained her career, but also expanded her international fame and shaped her legacy. By examining biographies, dramas, monuments, radio programming practices, and recent recordings, Laura Lohman delves into Umm Kulth m’s role in fashioning her image and the conflicting ways that her image and music have been interpreted since her death in 1975.


Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: L-Sf by Reeva S. Simon,Philip Mattar,Richard W. Bulliet

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: L-Sf
  • Title : Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: L-Sf
  • Author : Reeva S. Simon,Philip Mattar,Richard W. Bulliet
  • Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN Code : 9780028970639
  • Pages : 2182
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  • Language : English
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Encompasses the interaction of political, historical, social, economic, and cultural movements as well as relevant persons (living and dead), places, and events. Spans the geographical area from Afghanistan to Morocco. Covers topics in politics, economics, religion, hsitory, literature, the arts, and more.


The First World War in the Middle East by Kristian Ulrichsen,Kristian Coates Ulrichsen

The First World War in the Middle East
  • Title : The First World War in the Middle East
  • Author : Kristian Ulrichsen,Kristian Coates Ulrichsen
  • Publisher : Hurst & Company Limited
  • ISBN Code : 1849042748
  • Pages : 263
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  • Language : English
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The First World War in the Middle East is an accessibly written military and social history of the clash of world empires in the Dardanelles, Egypt and Palestine, Mesopotamia, Persia and the Caucasus. Coates Ulrichsen demonstrates how wartime exigencies shaped the parameters of the modern Middle East, and describes and assesses the major campaigns against the Ottoman Empire and Germany involving British and imperial troops from the French and Russian Empires, as well as their Arab and Armenian allies. Also documented are the enormous logistical demands placed on host societies by the Great Powers' conduct of industrialised warfare in hostile terrain. The resulting deepening of imperial penetration, and the extension of state controls across a heterogeneous sprawl of territories, generated a powerful backlash both during and immediately after the war, which played a pivotal role in shaping national identities as the Ottoman Empire was dismembered. This is a multidimensional account of the many seemingly discrete yet interlinked campaigns that resulted in one to one and a half million casualties. It details not just their military outcome but relates them to intelligence-gathering, industrial organisation, authoritarianism and the political economy of empires at war.


The Modern Middle East, Third Edition by Mehran Kamrava

The Modern Middle East, Third Edition
  • Title : The Modern Middle East, Third Edition
  • Author : Mehran Kamrava
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520277805
  • Pages : 550
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  • Language : English
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From the fall of the Ottoman Empire through the Arab Spring, this title offers a classic treatise on the making of the contemporary Middle East remains essential reading for students and general readers who want to gain a better understanding of this diverse region.


Encyclopedia of Modern Asia by David Levinson,Karen Christensen

Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
  • Title : Encyclopedia of Modern Asia
  • Author : David Levinson,Karen Christensen
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780684312477
  • Pages : 501
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  • Language : English
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Volume six of a six-volume set in which alphabetically arranged entries provide information on every aspect of modern Asia, including its culture, people, economy, government, arts, geography, architecture, religion, and history.


Middle East Quarterly by N.A

Middle East Quarterly
  • Title : Middle East Quarterly
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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Constructing International Relations in the Arab World by Fred Lawson

Constructing International Relations in the Arab World
  • Title : Constructing International Relations in the Arab World
  • Author : Fred Lawson
  • Publisher : Stanford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780804768023
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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This book explores the emergence of an anarchic states-system in the twentieth-century Arab world. Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, Arab nationalist movements first considered establishing a unified regional arrangement to take the empire's place and present a common front to outside powers. But over time different Arab leaderships abandoned this project and instead adopted policies characteristic of self-interested, territorially limited states. In his explanation of this phenomenon, the author shifts attention away from older debates about the origins and development of Arab nationalism and analyzes instead how different nationalist leaderships changed the ways that they carried on diplomatic and strategic relations. He situates this shift in the context of influential sociological theories of state formation, while showing how labor movements and other forms of popular mobilization shaped the origins of the regional states-system.


Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: D-K by Reeva S. Simon,Philip Mattar,Richard W. Bulliet

Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: D-K
  • Title : Encyclopedia of the Modern Middle East: D-K
  • Author : Reeva S. Simon,Philip Mattar,Richard W. Bulliet
  • Publisher : MacMillan Reference Library
  • ISBN Code : 9780028970622
  • Pages : 2182
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  • Language : English
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Encompasses the interaction of political, historical, social, economic, and cultural movements as well as relevant persons (living and dead), places, and events. Spans the geographical area from Afghanistan to Morocco. Covers topics in politics, economics, religion, hsitory, literature, the arts, and more.


Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East by Donna Lee Bowen,Evelyn A. Early

Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East
  • Title : Everyday Life in the Muslim Middle East
  • Author : Donna Lee Bowen,Evelyn A. Early
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780253214904
  • Pages : 411
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  • Language : English
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A revised and updated edition of a popular and widely used text


The New Criterion by N.A

The New Criterion
  • Title : The New Criterion
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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Epic Encounters by Melani McAlister

Epic Encounters
  • Title : Epic Encounters
  • Author : Melani McAlister
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • ISBN Code : 0520932013
  • Pages : 426
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  • Language : English
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Epic Encounters examines how popular culture has shaped the ways Americans define their "interests" in the Middle East. In this innovative book—now brought up-to-date to include 9/11 and the Iraq war—Melani McAlister argues that U.S. foreign policy, while grounded in material and military realities, is also developed in a cultural context. American understandings of the region are framed by narratives that draw on religious belief, news media accounts, and popular culture. This remarkable and pathbreaking book skillfully weaves lively and accessible readings of film, media, and music with a rigorous analysis of U.S. foreign policy, race politics, and religious history. The new chapter, titled "9/11 and After: Snapshots on the Road to Empire," considers and brilliantly analyzes five images that have become iconic: (1) New York City firemen raising the American flag out of the rubble of the World Trade Center, (2) the televised image of Osama bin-Laden, (3) Afghani women in burqas, (4) the statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Baghdad, and (5) the hooded and wired prisoner in Abu Ghraib. McAlister's singular achievement is to illuminate the contexts of these five images both at the time they were taken and as they relate to current events, an accomplishment all the more remarkable since—to paraphrase her new preface—we are today struggling to look backward at something that is still rushing ahead.


The Middle East in a Globalized World by Bjørn Olav Utvik,Knut S. Vikør

The Middle East in a Globalized World
  • Title : The Middle East in a Globalized World
  • Author : Bjørn Olav Utvik,Knut S. Vikør
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 269
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  • Language : English
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Index to Jewish Periodicals by N.A

Index to Jewish Periodicals
  • Title : Index to Jewish Periodicals
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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An author and subject index to selected and American Anglo-Jewish journals of general and scholarly interests.


NewSpot by N.A

NewSpot
  • Title : NewSpot
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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The Cumulative Book Index by N.A

The Cumulative Book Index
  • Title : The Cumulative Book Index
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
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A world list of books in the English language.


Governing Bodies by Rachel Louise Moran

Governing Bodies
  • Title : Governing Bodies
  • Author : Rachel Louise Moran
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • ISBN Code : 0812295064
  • Pages : 224
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  • Language : English
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Americans are generally apprehensive about what they perceive as big government—especially when it comes to measures that target their bodies. Soda taxes, trans fat bans, and calorie counts on menus have all proven deeply controversial. Such interventions, Rachel Louise Moran argues, are merely the latest in a long, albeit often quiet, history of policy motivated by economic, military, and familial concerns. In Governing Bodies, Moran traces the tension between the intimate terrain of the individual citizen's body and the public ways in which the federal government has sought to shape the American physique over the course of the twentieth century. Distinguishing her subject from more explicit and aggressive government intrusion into the areas of sexuality and reproduction, Moran offers the concept of the "advisory state"—the use of government research, publicity, and advocacy aimed at achieving citizen support and voluntary participation to realize social goals. Instituted through outside agencies and glossy pamphlets as well as legislation, the advisory state is government out of sight yet intimately present in the lives of citizens. The activities of such groups as the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Children's Bureau, the President's Council on Physical Fitness, and the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) implement federal body projects in subtle ways that serve to mask governmental interference in personal decisions about diet and exercise. From advice-giving to height-weight standards to mandatory nutrition education, these tactics not only empower and conceal the advisory state but also maintain the illusion of public and private boundaries, even as they become blurred in practice. Weaving together histories of the body, public policy, and social welfare, Moran analyzes a series of discrete episodes to chronicle the federal government's efforts to shape the physique of its citizenry. Governing Bodies sheds light on our present anxieties over the proper boundaries of state power.


Winning the Unwinnable War by Elan Journo

Winning the Unwinnable War
  • Title : Winning the Unwinnable War
  • Author : Elan Journo
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 255
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  • Language : English
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"Winning the Unwinnable War shows how our own policy ideas led to 9/11 and then crippled our response in the Middle East, and it makes the case for an unsettling conclusion. By subordinating military victory to perverse, allegedly moral constraints, Washington's policy has undermined our national security. Owing to the significant influence of Just War Theory and neoconservatism, the Bush administration consciously put the imperative of shielding civilians and bringing elections to them above the goal ofeliminating real threats to our security. Consequently, this policy left our enemies stronger, and America weaker than before."--BOOK JACKET.


Journal of the United Service Institution of India by United Service Institution of India

Journal of the United Service Institution of India
  • Title : Journal of the United Service Institution of India
  • Author : United Service Institution of India
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Domes by N.A

Domes
  • Title : Domes
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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The Modern Middle East and North Africa by Lois A. Aroian,Richard Paul Mitchell

The Modern Middle East and North Africa
  • Title : The Modern Middle East and North Africa
  • Author : Lois A. Aroian,Richard Paul Mitchell
  • Publisher : Macmillan Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 455
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  • Language : English
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Journal of Palestine Studies by N.A

Journal of Palestine Studies
  • Title : Journal of Palestine Studies
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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World Conflicts: Overviews, Afghanistan-Kuwait by Carl Leon Bankston

World Conflicts: Overviews, Afghanistan-Kuwait
  • Title : World Conflicts: Overviews, Afghanistan-Kuwait
  • Author : Carl Leon Bankston
  • Publisher : Magill\'s Choice
  • ISBN Code : 9781587651373
  • Pages : 643
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  • Language : English
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Discusses the history and current political state of countries in Asia and the Middle East.


Social and Gender Inequality in Oman by Khalid M. Al-Azri

Social and Gender Inequality in Oman
  • Title : Social and Gender Inequality in Oman
  • Author : Khalid M. Al-Azri
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0415672414
  • Pages : 200
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Looking at the social, political and legal changes in Oman since 1970, this book challenges the Islamic and tribal traditional cultural norms relating to marriage, divorce and women’s rights which guide social and legal practice in the modern Omani state. The book argues that despite the establishment of legal instruments guaranteeing equality for all citizens, the fact that the state depends upon Islamic and tribal elites for its legitimacy invalidates these guarantees in practice. Two particular features of the legal and cultural regulation of marriage and marital rights are focused on - the perceived requirement for kafa’aor equality in marriage between so called high and low socio-economic status peoples is examined, and the institution of talaq, which grants greater rights to men than to women in appeals for divorce. This book addresses highly complex subjects with great rigor, in terms of empirical research and engagement with theory, sociological and political as well as theological and legal. It is an interesting investigation of the divisions of authority between the state, Islam and tribal norms, highlighting barriers to reform in both Oman and wider Islamic society, and advocating the removal of such obstacles.


International Who's who of Authors and Writers by N.A

International Who's who of Authors and Writers
  • Title : International Who's who of Authors and Writers
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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