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Recent Titles in Middle Eastern Studies

Fall 2007

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Southern Sudan: Colonialism, resistance and Autonomy/ Akol, Lam.  – Lawrenceville: Red Sea, 2007.  (DT 157.67 .A36 2007)

Iran and the Rise of its Neoconservatives: the Politics of Tehran’s Silent Revolution/ Ehteshami, Anoushiravan. – London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 318.825 .E49x 2007)
Reveals the forces which brought President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.

Quiet Revolution: the First Palestinian Intifada and Nonviolent Resistance/ King, Mary Elizabeth. – New York: Nation Books, 2007.  (DS 119.75 .K56x 2007)
Account of 1987 Palestinian Intifada and nonviolent strategies for peace.

Mugged by Reality: the Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions/ Agresto, John.  – San Francisco: Encounter Books, 2007.  (DS 79.769 .A37 2007)
Account of efforts to rebuild Iraq’s educational institutions, told by former American advisor.

Once Upon a Country: a Palestinian Life/ Nusseibeh, Sari.  – New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.  (DS 119.7 .N825 2007)
Personal Narrative.

1967: Israel, the War, and the Year that Transformed the Middle East/ Segev, Tom (translated by Jessica Cohen).  –New York: Metropolitan/Henry Holt, 2007.  (DS 127 .S4413 2007)
Translation, account of events leading up to war and its impact on the region.

Karzai: the Failing American Intervention and the Struggle for Afghanistan/ Mills, Nick B.  –Hoboken: John Wiley, 2007.  (DS 371.4 .M56 2007)
Based on interviews with Afghanistan President.

Violent Order: Religious Warfare, Chivalry, and the Ayyar Phenomenon in the Medieval Islamic World/ Tor, D.G. – Wurzburg: Egon in Kommission, 2007.  (DS 35.687 t67x 2007)
Dissertation-Includes bibliographic references.

Dissident Syria: Making Oppositional Arts Official/ Cooke, Miriam.  –Durham: Duke University Press, 2007.  (DS 94.6 .C66 2007)
Account of artistic and literary dissidence in Asad’s Syria.

Palestine and the Arab-Israeli Conflict: a History with Documents/ Smith, Charles D.  – Boston: Bedford Books/St. Martin’s, 2007.  (DS 119.7 .S618 2007)
Overview includes primary source material.

Napoleon’s Egypt: Invading the Middle East/ Cole, Juan Ricardo.  –New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007.  (DT 100 .C65 2007)
Late 18th century political, military, cultural encounter of French and Egyptians.

Frontier of Faith: Islam in the Indo-Afghan Borderland/ Haroon, Sana.  –New York: Columbia University Press, 2007.  (DS 392 .N67 H379 2007)
Revised dissertation on zone widely considered to be hiding place of al-Qaeda and its allies.

Of Irony and Empire: Islam, the West, and the Transcultural Invention of Africa/ Rice, Laura.  –Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007.  (DT 14 .R495 2007)
Examination of 20th century Muslim writers from colonies in Africa.

Africa after Modernism: Transitions in Literature, Media, and Philosophy/ Janis, Michael.  –New York: Routledge, 2008.  (DT 14 .J36 2008)
Topics include: Leiris in Africa, Carpenter’s America, Ouologuem’s anti-colonialist anthropology.

Standing on an Isthmus: Islamic Narratives on War and Peace in Palestinian Territories/ Kadayifci, Ayse S.  –Lanham: Lexington Books, 2007. (DS 119.76 .K253 2007)
Revised dissertation, explores role of Islam in Arab-Israeli conflict.

Tale of Two Quagmires: Iraq, Vietnam, and the Hard Lessons of War/ Campbell, Kenneth J. –Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2007.  (DS 79.76 .C36x 2007)
Compares Iraq and Vietnam Wars, Vietnam lessons and prospects of leaving Iraq.

Settlement and Society: Essays Dedicated to Robert McCormick Adams/ edited by Elizabeth C. Stone.  –Los Angeles: Cotsen Institution of Archives UCLA, 2007.  (DS 56 .S43 2007)

Against Islamophobia: Quantitative Analyses of Global Terrorism, World Political Cycles and Center Periphery Structures/ Tausch, Arno.  –New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2007.  (DS 36.7 .T38 2007)

Allies for Armageddon: the Rise of Christian Zionism/ Clark, Victoria.  –London: Yale University Press, 2007.  (DS 150.5 .C53 2007)
History of political ideology of U.S. and U.K. Christian Zionism from 17th century to today.

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Hatreds Old and New in Europe/  Bunzl, Matti.  –Chicago: Prickly Paradigm Press, 2007.  (DS 146 .E8 B85x 2007)

Government and Politics of the Middle East and North Africa/ edited by David E. Long.  –Boulder: Westview, 2007.  (DS 62.8 .G68 2007)
Textbook-Undergraduate.

Iran and the Challenge of Diversity: Islamic Fundamentalism, Aryanist Racism, and Democratic Struggles/ Asgharzadeh, Alireza.  –New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.  (DS 268 .A75 2007)
Revised dissertation on Aryanism in Iranian context in 20th century.

Power, Politics and Religion in Timurid Iran/ Manz, Beatrice Forbes.  –Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  (DS 289.7 .M33 2007)
Relationship between government and society in 15th century Iran.

Dynamics of Israeli-Palestinian Relations: Theory, History, and Cases/ Soetendorp, Ben.  –New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.  (DS 119.7 .S64 2007)
Examines intractability of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict.

Politics of Anti-Westernism in Asia: Visions of World Order in Pan-Islamic and Pan-Asian Thought/ Aydin, Cemil.  –New York: Columbia University press, 2007.  (DS 35.7 .A95 2007)
Revised dissertation comparing 19th century pan-Asian and Ottoman pan-Islamic visions.

Everyday Life in Central Asia: Past and Present/ edited by Jeff Sahadeo.  –Bloomington: India University Press, 2007.  (DS 328.2 .E94 2007)
Collection of new essays.

Truth about Syria/ Rubin, Barry M.  –New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.  (DS 98.2 .R83 2007)
Discusses political upheaval over past 50 years and role in Iraq war and Arab-Israeli conflict.

Kurds in Iran: the Past, Present and Future/ Yildiz, Kerim.  –London: Pluto, 2007. (DS 269 .K87 Y55x 2007)
Explores Iran’s development since WWI, including current position of Kurds in Iran.

Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in 18th century Damascus/ Grehan, James.  –Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2007.  (DS 99 .D3 G74 2007)
Revised dissertation.

Reinventing Jerusalem: Israel’s Reconstruction of the Jewish Quarter after 1967/ Ricca, Simone.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 109.9 .R5 2007)
Revised dissertation examines the architecture, planning and politics of the quarter’s re-invention.

Zookeeper’s Wife: a War Story/ Ackerman, Diane. –New York: W.W. Norton, 2007.  (DS 134.64 .A25 2007)
Account of Polish Christian family who saved 300+ Jews during the Holocaust.  Based on diaries.

Will Israel Survive?/ Bard, Mitchell Geoffrey.  –New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.  (DS 119.6 .B326 2007)
Examines history of survival and discusses how Israel can overcome current threats.

History of Egypt: From the Arab Conquest to the Present/ Al-Sayyid Marsot, Afaf Lutfi.  –Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  (DT 95 .S29 2007)
Short history of modern Egypt.

Why the Iraqi Resistance to the Coalition Invasion Was So Weak/ Hosmer, Stephen T. –Santa Monica: Rand Corporation, 2007.  (DS 79.76 .H68 2007)

History of Africa: the Quest for Eternal Harmony/ Asante, Molefi.  –London: Routledge, 2007.  (DT 20 .A83 2007)
History of Africa from African perspective and reflecting its complexity.

Arab Culture and the Novel: Genre, Identity, and Agency in Egyptian Fiction/ Siddiq, Muhammad.  –London: Routledge, 2007.  (PJ 8212 .S534 2007)
Explores the status and role of the novel in modern Arab culture.

Jews in the Early Modern World/ Bell, Dean Phillip.  –Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2008. (DS 124 .B46 2008)
History and experience of Jews.

Greater Middle East and the Cold War: US Foreign Policy under Eisenhower and Kennedy/ Barrett, Roby Carol.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 63.2 .U5 B37 2007)
Highlights similarities of the two administrations’ policies.

Islamic Jerusalem and its Christians: a History of Tolerance and Tensions/ Abu-Munshar, Maher Y.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 109.916 .A28 2007)
Study of Muslim treatment of Christians in 7th and 12th century Jerusalem.

Egypt in the Byzantine World, 300-700/ edited by Roger S. Bagnall.  –Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  (DT 60 .E2995 2007)
Papers based on a 2004 conference.

Siege of Mecca: the Forgotten Uprising in Islam’s Holiest Shrine and the Birth of Al-Qaeda/ Trofimov, Yardslav.  –New York: Doubleday, 2007.  (DS 248 .M4 T76 2007)
Argues Saudi reaction to 1979 siege created forces that led to events of 9/11.

Kurdish Identity: Human Rights and Political Status/ edited by Charles G. MacDonald.  –Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2007.  (DS 59 .K86 K854342 2007)
Papers based on a 2000 conference.

Jews, Germans, and Allies: Close Encounters in Occupied Territory/ Grossmann, Atina.  –Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.  (DS 134.26 .G76 2007)
Uses diaries, etc. to examine how Jews and Germans coped and defined their survival.

Beyond Bullets and Bombs: Grassroots Peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians/ edited by Judy Kuriansky.  –Westport: Praeger, 2007.  (DS 119.76 .B526 2007)

Bible and Zionism: Invented Traditions, Archaeology and Post-Colonialism in Palestine-Israel/ Masalha, Nur.  –London: Zed Books, 2007.  (DS 149 .M3625 2007)
Argues biblical idioms have been used to justify ethnic division.

Treacherous Alliance: the Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the United States/ Parsi, Trita.  –New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007.  (DS 274.2 .I75 P37 2007)
Traces shifting relationship since 1948.

Solomon’s Temple: Myth and History/ Hamblin, William James.  –London: New York: Thames and Hudson, 2007.  (DS 109.3 .H36 2007)

Heroes and Martyrs of Palestine: the Politics of National Commemoration/ Khalili, Laleh. –Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  (DS 113.6 .K37 2007)
Revised dissertation.

Israel-Palestine on Record/ Friel, Howard.  –New York: Verso, 2007.  (DS 119.76 .F75 2007)
How the New York Times misreports conflict in the Middle East.

Jews and Muslims in the Arab World: Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined/ Lassner, Jacob.  –Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007.  (DS 119.7 .L33 2007)
Impact of historic memory on current conflict.

Darfur’s Sorrow: a History of Destruction and Genocide/ Daly, M.W.  –New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  (DT 159.6 .D27 D35 2007)
History of Darfur region from 17th century through annexation by Sudan and current crisis.

Aden and the Indian Ocean Trade: 150 Years in the Life of a Medieval Arabian Port/ Margariti, Roxani Eleni.  –Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2007.  (DS 247 .A27 M37 2007)
Examines Yemeni city’s 11th-13th century history through its trade and commercial culture.

Negotiating for the Past: Archaeology, Nationalism, and Diplomacy in the Middle East, 1919-1941/ Goode, James F.  –Austin: University of Texas Press, 2007.  (DS 56 .G55 2007)

33-Day War: Israel’s War on Hezbollah in Lebanon and its Consequences/ Achcar, Gilbert.  –Boulder: Paradigm Publishers, 2007.  (DS 87.65 .A24 2007)
Examines causes and impacts on the Middle East.

Jerusalem 1913: the Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict/ Marcus, Amy Dockser.  –New York: Viking, 2007.  (DS 119.7 .M2935 2007)
Pulitzer winner examines course of 1913 events through lives of leading Jerusalem residents.

Zion in the Desert: American Jews in Israel’s Reform Kibbutzim/ Miles, William F.S.  –Albany: State University of New York Press, 2007.  (DS 113.8 .A4 M55 2007)
Ethnographic study of American Kibbutzniks.

Soldiers at Peace: Veterans and Society after the Civil War in Mozambique/  Schafer, Jessica.  –New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.  (DT 3398 .S32 2007)
Revised dissertation.

Lost History: the Enduring Legacy of Muslim Scientists, Thinkers and Artists/ Morgan, Michael Hamilton.  –Washington: National Geographic Society, 2007.  (DS 36.85 .M75 2007)
Examines Muslim Contributions to Science, Mathematics, Medicine, etc.

Inside Hamas: the Untold Story of Militants, Martyrs and Spies/ Chehab, Zaki.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 119.76 .C54 2007)

Goat and the Butcher: Nationalism and State Formation in Kurdistan-Iraq since the Iraqi War/ Olson, Robert W.  –Costa Mesa: Mazda Publishers, 2005.  (DS 59 .K86 O47 2005)
Study of state formation in Kurdistan-Iraq vs. Arab and Turkish nationalism.

The Israeli Memory Struggle: History and Identity in the Age of Globalization/  Feldt, Jakob. –Odense: University Press of Southern Denmark, 2007.  (DS 115.5 .F45 2007)

U.S. Policy Options for Iraq: a Reassessment/ Oliker, Olga.  –Santa Monica: Rand Project Air Force, 2007.  (DS 79.76 .U28 2007)

Good Neighborly Relations: Jordan, Israel and the 1994-2004 Peace Process/ Stewart, Dona J.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 119.8 .J67 S74 2007)
Israel-Jordan relations in wake of 1994 peace pact.

Syria and Saudi Arabia: Collaboration and Conflicts in the Oil Era/ Sunayama, Sonoko.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 95.6 .S33 S86 2007)
How 2 states reconciled conflicting policies since 1978.

Post-Colonial Syria and Lebanon: the Decline of Arab Nationalism and the Triumph of the State/ Chaitani, Youssef.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 95.6 .L4 C43 2007)
Compares different political systems of 2 states, highlighting tensions over supply of commodities.

Making of Jordan: Tribes, Colonialism and the Modern State/ Alon, Yoav.  –London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.  (DS 154.5 .E45 2007)
Revised dissertation, political history on 1st half of the 20th century.

Lawrence and Aaronsohn: T.E. Lawrence, Aaron Aaronsohn, and the Seeds of the Arab-Israeli Conflict/ Florence, Ronald.  –New York: Viking, 2007.  (DS 125.5 .F56 2007)
Conflicting views of Jewish agronomist and British archaeologist in WWI foreshadow current conflict.

Africans: the History of a Continent/ Iliffe, John.  –New York: Cambridge University Press, 2007.  (DT 20 .I45 2007)
Continent wide survey of African history.

Married to Another Man: Israel’s Dilemma in Palestine/ Karmi, Ghada.  –London: Pluto, 2007.  (DS 119.76 .K269 2007)
History and impact of the conflict from a Palestinian perspective.

Tutankhamun’s Armies: Battle and Conquest during Ancient Egypt’s Late Eighteenth Dynasty/ Darnell, John Coleman.  –Hoboken: John Wiley, 2007.  (DT 81 .D36 2007)
History of warfare during Amarna period of New Kingdom, 1550-1335 B.C.E.

Some Aspects of Bari History: a Comparative Linguistic and Oral Tradition Reconstruction/ Nyombe, Bureng G. V. –Nairobi: University of Nairobi Press, 2007.  (DT 155.2 .B37 N96 2007)
History of the Bari using oral history and linguistic techniques.

Representations of Political Power: Case Histories from Times of Change and Dissolving Order in the Ancient Near East/ edited by Marlies Heinz.  –Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 2007.  (DS 62.23 .R47 2007)
Collection of new essays.

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