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From Empire to Empire Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule

From Empire to Empire: Jerusalem between Ottoman and British Rule

Histories of Jerusalem are usually concerned with the holy places, the various communities living in the city, or the crusader and ancient pasts....

Scramble for the Past A Study of Archaeology in the

Scramble for the Past: A Study of Archaeology in the Ottoman

Although very different in terms of subject matter, all three books reviewed here offer fascinating insights into the ways writers over time have...

Religions of the Silk Road Premodern Patterns of Globalization

Religions of the Silk Road: Premodern Patterns of Globalization

Introducing his readers to an overview of the history of “the network of roads” (p. 1) that has been called the Silk Road (p. 1), the author...

Thinking International Relations Differently

Thinking International Relations Differently

In the last several years, there has been an increasing interest in non-western international relations (IR) theory and expanding the scope of...

Building States and Markets Enterprise Development in Central Asia

Building States and Markets, Enterprise Development in Central Asia

Gül Berna Özcan’s Building States and Markets: Enterprise Development in Central Asia is a welcome addition to the literature as it fills a gap in...

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East Liberalism Modernity

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East: Liberalism Modernity and Political Discourse

Intellectuals and Civil Society in the Middle East is a comprehensive and wide-ranging analysis of the social role of intellectuals in the Middle...

Hamidian Palestine Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem

Hamidian Palestine: Politics and Society in the District of Jerusalem

This scholarly and well-written book treats the history of late Ottoman Palestine not as a prologue to the present political question as usual, but...

US Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes

US Presidents and Foreign Policy Mistakes

Socrates’ pupil Chaerephon once asked an oracle “who is the wisest of all men?” The oracle responded that Socrates is the wisest of all because of...

Global Perspectives on Global History Theories and Approaches in a

Global Perspectives on Global History: Theories and Approaches in a Connected World

What is global history? How does one study it? These are the main questions Dominic Sachsenmaier wants to answer. “It depends” seems to be his...

The Oil Curse How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of

The Oil Curse: How Petroleum Wealth Shapes the Development of Nations

One may argue three law-like generalizations in political science: “no bourgeois, no democracy,” “democracies do not go to war with each other,”...

The State of Islam Culture and Cold War Politics in

The State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan

One of Toor’s central theses is that within and outside the context of Pakistan’s history and politics, Islam is far from being a monolith. For...

The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship Land Religion and State

The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship: Land, Religion and State

One might be forgiven for presuming that a new book called The Contradictions of Israeli Citizenship would present innovative insights about the...

The Shift Israel-Palestine from Border Struggle to Ethnic Conflict

The Shift: Israel-Palestine from Border Struggle to Ethnic Conflict

The Palestinian-Israeli conflict remains one of the most intractable, globally sensitive and over-studied of national disputes. The past few...

Turkmenistan Strategies of Power Dilemmas of Development

Turkmenistan: Strategies of Power, Dilemmas of Development

There are few regions more unknown and caricatured than Central Asia, and within it perhaps no country is less understood than Turkmenistan....

The Arab Revolution Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising

The Arab Revolution: Ten Lessons from the Democratic Uprising

The Arab world has been making a new history since January 2011 when the uprisings against President Ben Ali resulted in his fleeing from Tunisia....

Hoca Türk Dış Politikasında Davutoğlu Etkisi

Hoca: Türk Dış Politikasında Davutoğlu Etkisi

In recent years, not only have the changes in Turkish foreign policy been discussed but also the key factors and actors behind the change. This...

Atatürk An Intellectual Biography

Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography

This work by M. Şükrü Hanioğlu somewhat represents a departure from previous work on the subject in that it seeks to distance Atatürk from the...

Gender and Society in Turkey The Impacts of Neoliberal Policies

Gender and Society in Turkey: The Impacts of Neoliberal Policies, Political Islam and EU Accession

Women have been both the subjects and objects of Turkish modernization for a long time. They have always been at the forefront of burning questions...

Converging Europe The Transformation of Social Policy in the Enlarged

Converging Europe: The Transformation of Social Policy in the Enlarged European Union and in Turkey

Is Europe converging in terms of policy development? How has the global financial crisis affected this and policy development in Europe more...

Islam in Europa Religiöses Leben heute Ein Portrait ausgew hlter

Islam in Europa: Religiöses Leben heute. Ein Portrait ausgewählter islamischer Gruppen und Institutionen

This book presents the results of the collaborative research project “Muslims in Europe and their Societies of Origin in Asia and Africa” which was...

Islam Without Extremes - A Muslim Case for Liberty

Islam Without Extremes - A Muslim Case for Liberty

In Mustafa Akyol’s book Islam With- out Extremes, the author takes up the challenge to confront the many misconceptions and false portrayals of...

Fergana Valley The Heart of Central Asia

Fergana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia

Fergana Valley: The Heart of Central Asia is a remarkable volume that offers a very comprehensive and interesting study on the political and social...

Stable Outside Fragile Inside Post-Soviet Statehood in Central Asia

Stable Outside, Fragile Inside? Post-Soviet Statehood in Central Asia

Stable Outside, Fragile Inside? Post- Soviet Statehood in Central Asia brings together a team of authors who address the complex issues of building...

Iran s Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Era

Iran’s Foreign Policy in the Post-Soviet Era

With this book, Shireen Hunter offers an exhaustive manual of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy. However, the excessive engagement in...

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