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he Roots of Balkanization Eastern Europe C E 500-1500

he Roots of Balkanization: Eastern Europe C.E. 500-1500

In his book, Ion Grumeza ambitiously sets about “to fill a gap with authoritative material on how the process of Balkanization came about, to...

Questioning the Veil Open Letters to Muslim Women

Questioning the Veil: Open Letters to Muslim Women

Leaving aside the academic discourse, the “theoretical and methodological shields that usually ensure a semblance of detachment,” (p.ix) Marnia...

Syria and the Doctrine of Arab Neutralism from Independence to

Syria and the Doctrine of Arab Neutralism: from Independence to Dependence

Rami Ginat’s monograph traces the development of Syria’s foreign policy of neutralism during its early years of independence in until the fall of...

Shoah Turkey the US and the UK

Shoah: Turkey, the US, and the UK

T“I was alive only because I had a Turkish passport,” tells Lazar Russo in Arnold Reisman’s Shoah: Turkey, the US and the UK. Lazar Russo was...

Turkey s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan State Identity and

Turkey’s Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan: State Identity and Security in the Middle East and Caucasus

In this timely book Alexander Murinson explores the forces behind the entente between Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan. He juxtaposes these three...

Turkey in the 1960 s and 1970 s Through the

Turkey in the 1960’s and 1970’s Through the Reports of American Diplomats

Rıfat N. Bali has done us a great service by publishing reports of American diplomats about Turkey in the 1960’s and 1970’s. The book consists of...

Headscarf Politics in Turkey A Postcolonial Reading

Headscarf Politics in Turkey, A Postcolonial Reading

The distressing photo on the cover effectively represents the content of this book. The photo depicts a junior high school student amidst male and...

Cinema in Turkey A New Critical History

Cinema in Turkey: A New Critical History

Cinema in Turkey differs from other recent books on the subject – notably Gönül Dönmez-Colin’s Turkish Cinema: Identity, Distance and Belonging...

A Moveable Empire Ottoman Nomads Migrants and Refugees

A Moveable Empire: Ottoman Nomads, Migrants and Refugees

Reşat Kasaba is a well-established, highly competent social scientist with a profound interest in the study of socioeconomic processes of change...

Women and Slavery in the Late Ottoman Empire The Design

Women and Slavery in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Design of Difference

Professor Zilfi, a well-established, leading historian of the Ottoman Empire, has joined the small but constantly growing group of scholars...

Religious Pluralism Globalization and World Politics

Religious Pluralism, Globalization and World Politics

As the link between religion and international affairs has come under special scrutiny especially since 9/11, there has been an increase in the...

The Ethos of Europe Values Law and Justice in the

The Ethos of Europe: Values, Law and Justice in the EU

Although the analysis offered in this book is not very innovative in its details, the overall project is of some originality. Andrew Williams’s...

The Almohads The Rise of an Islamic Empire

The Almohads: The Rise of an Islamic Empire

As a dynasty based in medieval North Africa and southern Spain, the Almohads have received relatively little attention from Anglophone scholars in...

Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam

Marriage and Slavery in Early Islam

This brilliant, eloquent and insightful book is not, despite its title, a provocative one. It does not claim that in Islam being a wife is like...

A History of the Middle East From Antiquity to the

A History of the Middle East: From Antiquity to the Present Day

The Lebanese economist and historian Corm has written a timely book contributing to our understanding of a Middle East which is marked by...

Streets of Memory Landscape Tolerance and National Identity in Istanbul

Streets of Memory: Landscape, Tolerance and National Identity in Istanbul

Recent neoliberal/post-Kemalist shifts in Turkish culture and politics have ushered in, among other things, a rekindled interest in Istanbul’s...

Empires of the Silk Road A History of Central Eurasia

Empires of the Silk Road: A History of Central Eurasia from the Bronze Age to the Present

With the assertion of being the first complete history of Central Eurasia from ancient times to the present day, Christopher Beckwith’s Empires of...

The Borders of Islam Exploring Samuel Huntingtons s Faultlines from

The Borders of Islam: Exploring Samuel Huntingtons’s Faultlines, from Al-Andalus to the Virtual Ummah

The Borders of Islam gives an insider’s view of the so-called “Islam’s bloody borders” through an examination of the countries that straddle two...

Byzantium Between the Ottomans and the Latins Politics and Society

Byzantium Between the Ottomans and the Latins: Politics and Society in the Late Empire

This volume is a welcome contribution to the study of the last centuries of the existence of the Byzantine state, the ‘empire’ that until its...

Britain Turkey and the Soviet Union 1940-45 Strategy Diplomacy and

Britain, Turkey and the Soviet Union, 1940-45: Strategy, Diplomacy and Intelligence in the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey, due to its geopolitical position, was subject to political and military pressures by the Great Powers during and immediately after World...

A Study of Ottoman Narratives on Architecture Text Context and

A Study of Ottoman Narratives on Architecture: Text, Context and Hermeneutics

Ottoman architectural history has generally remained within the bounds of empirical scholarship, its monuments being the subject of description,...

Turks in Europe Culture Identity Integration

Turks in Europe, Culture, Identity, Integration

Turks in Europe, Culture, Identity, Integration, is a book of collected works comprising 23 articles written by experts from a variety of fields...

Archaeology of Religions Cultures and Their Beliefs in Worldwide Context

Archaeology of Religions, Cultures and Their Beliefs in Worldwide Context

The archaeology of religion has generated increased interest among social scientists involved in the scientific study of religion. Sharon Steadman...

Speaking of Jews Rabbis Intellectuals and the Creation of an

Speaking of Jews: Rabbis, Intellectuals, and the Creation of an American Public Identity

Speaking of Jews chronicles how Jews explained themselves to non-Jews in the United States from World War I through the Civil Rights era. The basic...

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