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Recent Titles in Middle Eastern Studies

Summer 2007

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Almost Englishmen: Baghdadi Jews in British Burma/ Cernea, Ruth. – Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. (DS 135 .B87 C47 2007)
History of immigrant Jews in Burma and the influence of imperial British culture.

Tel Aviv: Mythography of a City/ Azaryahu, Maoz. – Syracuse: Syracuse Univ Press, 2007. (DS 110 . T34 A935 2007)

Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective/ Penslar, Derek. – London: Routledge,  2007. (DS 149 .P4238 2007)

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: From Conflict Resolution to Conflict Management/ Edited by Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov. – New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (DS 119.76 .I8217 2007)

Power, Faith, and Fantasy: America in the Middle East/ Oren, Michael. – New York: W.W. Norton, 2007. (DS 63.2 .U5 054 2007)
History of America’s legacy in the Middle East.

Islamophobia and Anti-Semitism/ Editedy by Hillel Schenker and Ziad Abu-Zayyad. – Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2006. (DS 145 .I85 2006)

Performing Islam: Gender and Ritual in Iran/ Torab, Azam. – Leiden: Brill, 2007. (HQ 1735.2 .T67 2007)

Commanding Syria: Bashar Al-Asad and the First Years in Power/ Zisser, Eyal. – London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. (DS 98.6 .z57x 2007)
Assesses Syrian leader’s rule & his efforts to move away from father’s shadow.

After Suez: Adrift in the American Century/ Woolacott, Martin. – London: I.B. Tauris, 2006. (DT 107.83 .W66x 2006)
Former foreign editor of “The Guardian” considers legacy of 1956 Suez crisis for Britain and US.

Beyond Anne Frank: Hidden Children and Postwar Families in Holland/ Wolf, Diane. – Berkeley: Univ of California Press, 2007. (DS 135 .N4 W58 2007)
Accounts of post-war experiences of hidden children.

Pakistan: A Global Studies Handbook/ Mohiuddin, Yasmeen. – Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 2007. (Soc Sci Ref DS 376.9 M64 2007)

Alexandria: A City and Myth/ Finneran, Niall. – London: Tempus, 2005. (DT 154 .A4 F56x 2005)

Fight For Jerusalem: Radical Islam, The West, and The Future of the Holy City/ Gold, Dore. – Washington: Regnery Publishing, 2007. (DS 109.9 .G65x 2007)
Argues Jerusalem must remain under Israeli sovereignty to remain a free city for all faiths.

Beyond the Border: The German-Jewish Legacy Abroad/ Aschheim, Steven. – Princeton: Princeton Univ Press, 2007 (DS 135 .G33 A758 2007)
Based on 2004 lectures on influence of German-Jewish emigres.

Iran: A People Interrupted/ Dabashi, Hamid. – New York: New Press, 2007 (DS 316.3 .D33 2007)
History of Iran & its encounters with colonial modernity.

Ariel Sharon: A Life/ Hefez, Nir. – New York: Random House, 2006. (DS 126.6 .S42 H4413 2006)
Biography translated from Hebrew.

Darfur: The Ambiguous Genocide/ Prunier, Gerard. – Ithaca: Cornell Univ Press, 2007. (DT 159.6 .D27 P78 2007)

African Foreign Policy of Secretary of State Henry Kissinger: A Documentary Analysis/ Walton, Holmes. – New York: Lexington Books, 2007 (DT 38.7 .W35 2007)
Critical look at public records related to Africa.

Return to Babylon: Travelers, Archaeologists, and Monuments in Mesopotamia/ Fagan, Brian. – Niwot: Univ PR of Colorado, 2007 (DS 69.6 .F33 2007)
Chronicles archaeological history of Iraq.

Patrolling Baghdad: A Military Police Company and the War in Iraq/ Depue, Mark. – Lawrence: Univ PR of Kansas, 2007. (DS 79.764 .U6 D34 2007)
Recounts experiences of 233rd MP company charged with rebuilding police force.

Laboratory for World Destruction: Germans and Jews in Central Europe/ Wistrich, Robert. – Lincoln: Univ of Nebraska Press, 2007 (DS 135 .G33 W525 2007)

Identity and Religion in Palestine: The Struggle Between Islamism and Secularism in the Occupied Territories/ Lybarger, Loren. – Princeton: Princeton Univ Press, 2007 (DS 113.6 .L93 2007)
Examines how Islamist movement has affected Palestinian identity.

Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine. Kovel, Joel. – London: Pluto, 2007. (DS 128.2 .K68x 2007)
Rejects two-state solution as too lenient towards nationalism.

Nakba: Palestine, 1948, and the Claims of Memory/ Edited by Ahmad H. – New York: Columbia Univ Press, 2007. (DS 126.9 .N35 2007)
New essays include testimony of Palestinian Arab witnesses.

Barriers to Reconciliation: Case Studies on Iraq and the Palestine-Israel/ Edited by Jacqueline S. Ismael. – Lanham: University PR of America, 2007 (DS 61.9 .U6 B37 2006)
Based on essays from a 2004 conference.

Occupation of Iraq: Winning the War, Losing the Peace/ Allawi, Ali. – New Haven: Yale Univ Press, 2007. (DS 79.76 .A393 2007)

Jews at the Crossroads: A Tradition and Accomodation during the Golden Age of the Hungarian Nobility/ Lupovitch, Howard. – Budapest: CEU Press, 2007. (DS 135 .H92 M575 2007)

Iraq at the Crossroads/ Edited by Amy V. Cardosa. – New York: Nova Science, 2007. (DS 79.769 .I732 2007)

Indo-Judaic Studies in the Twenty-First Century: A View from the Margin/ Edited by Nathan Katz. – New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007. (DS 135 .I6 I63 2007)
Collection of new essays.

Kurds in Iraq: Past, Present and Future/ Yildiz, Kerim. – London: Pluto, 2007. (DS 70.8 .K8 Y54 2007)
Covers recent events including war in Iraq & examines current position of Kurds in Iraq.

Grasping Africa: A Tale of Tragedy and Achievement/ Chan, Stephen. – London: I.B. Tauris, 2007. (DT 30.5 .C53x 2007)
Explores the complex reasons behind Africa’s failure to reach its potential.

Where now for Palestine?: The Demise of the Two-State Solution/ Editedy by Jamil Hilal. – London: ZED Books, 2007. (DS 119.76 .W49x 2007)
Collection of new essays.

Russia in the Middle East: A Friend or Foe?/ Kreutz, Andre. – Westport: Praeger Security International, 2007. (DS 63.2 .R9 K74 2007)

Kurdish National Movement: Its Origins and Development/ Jwaideh, Wadie. – Syracuse: Syracuse Univ Press, 2006. (DS 59 .K86 J87 2006)
First publication of 1960 unrevised dissertation argues 1958 events set stage for Kurdish wars.

Contesting the Saudi State: Islamic Voices from a New Generation/ Al-Rasheed, Madawi. – Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, 2007. (DS 215 .A385x 2007)
Explores use of religion to sanction, justify & challenge politics in S.A.

Quest: Revealing the Temple Mount in Jerusalem/ Ritmeyer, Leen. – Jerusalem: Carta, 2006. (DS 109.28 .R58 2006)
Summary of temple mount archit
ecture.

Three Empires on the Nile: The Victorian Jihad, 1869-1899/ Green, Dominic. – New York: Free Press, 2007. (DT 82.5 .G7 G74 2007)
Account of the British encounter with 19th century African Islamic state.

Making History: Josephus and Historical Method/ Edited by Zuleika Rodgers. – Leiden: Brill, 2007. (DS 115.9 .J6 M35 2007)

Mellah of Marrakesh: Jewish and Muslim Space in Morocco’s Red City/ Gottreich, Emily. – Bloomington: Indiana Univ Press, 2007. (DS 135 .M85 M374 2007)
History of the once-largest Jewish quarter in the Arab world.

Dictatorship, Imperialism and Chaos: Iraq Since 1989/ Abdullah, Thabit. – London: ZED Books, 2006. (DS 79.75 .A23 2006)
Looks at internal & external influences on Iraq.

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