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"Political Leadership Among Swat Pathans (London School of Economics Monographs on Social Anthropology, Volume 19)"

By: "Barth, Frederik"

Price: $19.95

Publisher: "Oxford, UK", BERG PUBL INC: 2004

Seller ID: 12T016

ISBN: 1845202783

Condition: FINE


"As new - gift quality! ""describes certain aspects of the society of the Pathans of the Swat valley in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan…the material on which it is based was collected by the author in the period February-November 1954"" Chapters on: General Ecology and Ethnology of Swat; Underlying Frameworks of Organization; Neighborhood, Marriage and Affinity; Relations of Inequality and Authority; Land Tenure and Political Relations ... View more info

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The Osama bin Laden I Know : An Oral History of al Qaeda's Leader

By: "Bergen, Peter L."

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Free Press:

Seller ID: 9780743278928

ISBN: 0743278925

Condition: GOOD


No one knows more about Osama bin Laden than Peter Bergen. In 1997, well before the West suddenly became aware of the world's most sought-after terrorist, Bergen met with him and has followed his activities ever since. Today, years after President Bush swore to get him dead or alive and despite haunting the popular imagination since September 11, 2001, bin Laden remains shrouded in mystery and obscured by a barrage of facts, details and myths. With numerous never-be... View more info

"Beyond Arabian Sands: The People, Place, and Politics of the Arab World"

By: "Butler, Grant C."

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, 1964

Seller ID: 21T002

Condition: NEAR FINE- Good+ dj


"As new except for slight softening of spine ends and small inward curl to top corner of cover. Tan, linen-finish cloth with orange lettering on spine. Dust jacket is intact, unclipped and bright but has light age soil and wear to edges with tiny rips which have been tape repaired on the inside. Map endpapers. Interviews with ""Nasser, Kings Hassan, Hussein and Idris, Prince Feisal and Algeria's Ben Bella."" 223 indexed pages with black and white phot... View more info

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Arabs and Israel For Beginners

By: "David, Ron"

Price: $7.45

Publisher: For Beginners:

Seller ID: 9781934389164

ISBN: 1934389161

Condition: GOOD


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is in the headlines daily, but do most Americans really understand what it is about? "Arabs & Israel For Beginners "provides an intelligent, in-depth, yet humorous and accessible Palestinian perspective on the struggle between the two nations. With dramatic events happening almost every day in this region, and the US government increasingly becoming involved, the American public deserves to hear both sides. "Arabs & Israel For Begin... View more info

Island of the Dragon's Blood

By: "Douglas Botting (A. Spark, maps) (Janet Chandler, Sketches)"

Price: $14.95

Publisher: New York, 1958

Seller ID: 6-3T017

Condition: GOOD+


"Ex-library with dust jacket in protective cover. Tight, bright, clean and square except for expected library markings.1956 Oxford University expedition to the island of Socotra to record specimens of the native flora and fauna, make recordings of the native language, and collect archaeological artifacts. Socotra (Soqotra ) is a small island archipelago off the Horn of Africa in the Indian Ocean, currently controlled by Yemen, designated a World Heritage Site by UNES... View more info

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From Beirut to Jerusalem

By: "Friedman, Thomas L."

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Anchor:

Seller ID: 9780385413725

ISBN: 0385413726

Condition: GOOD


Winner of the 1989 National Book Award for nonfiction, this extraordinary bestseller is still the most incisive, thought-provoking book ever written about the Middle East. Thomas L. Friedman, twice winner of the Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, and now the Foreign Affairs columnist on the op-ed page of the "New York Times," drew on his ten years in the Middle East to write a book that "The Wall Street Journal" called "a sparkling intellectual guidebook... an e... View more info

The Prophet and the Revolutionary: Arab Socialism in the Modern Middle East

By: "Goode, Stephen"

Price: $8.95

Publisher: NY, 1975

Seller ID: 7-4H004

ISBN: 0531028402

Condition: VERY GOOD-


"Book as new except for tilted spine. Dust jacket is present but age soiled with top and bottom edges full of small creases and rips. 131 indexed pages including ""Suggested Reading"" list.""Traces the rise of radical socialism in Egypt, Iraq, Algeria and Syria discussing the historical reasons for its development., its successes and failures, and its effect on the rest of the Ara world."" as seen in 1975. " View more info

The Civilizations of the East: The Near and Middle East (Original title: Les Civilisations de L'Orient)

By: "Grousset, Rene (Catherine Alison Phillips, trans.)"

Price: $9.95

Publisher: NY, 1931

Edition: (1st English language edition)

Seller ID: 88X003

Condition: VERY GOOD+/No DJ


"Tight, faint age toning of pages, clean interior, faint soil to bottom exterior page edges, faint tilt. 404 pages (9.25x6.5""), 313 illustrations, ""Erratum"" tipped in on title page. Black cloth with gilt lettering and red blocks on spine. ""a general introduction to the study of the arts in Asia for the cultivated public""" View more info

Baalbak: North and South Lebanon

By: "Haddad, George"

Price: $24.95

Publisher: Damascus, 1956

Edition: (2nd Revised Edition)

Seller ID: 4-9T002

Condition: VERY GOOD


"Description, History and Tourist Guide. 3 fold-out maps and 54 illustrations. Sections on Baalbak and the Biqa Plain; Tripoli and the cedars; Sidon, Tyre, Jazzin, Beaufort Castle and Marjayun." View more info

Curzon's Persia

By: "King, Peter (ed. & intro.)"

Price: $17.95

Publisher: "London, UK", 1988

Edition: (reprint)

Seller ID: 6-6Y001

ISBN: 0283997427

Condition: NEAR FINE


"Tight, bright, clean with faint curl. Light rubbing to cover edges and faint corner bump to bottom corner. An abridged version of the 2 volume, 1892 book of Curzon's travels on the following route: Ashkabad, Kuchan, Kelat-I-Nadiri, Meshed, Teheran, The Northern Provinces, Teheran, Ishfahan, Shiraz to Bushire.192 pages full of illustrations and with double page detailed map of Persia, Afghanistan & Beluchistan. (dated 1891). 7.5x10"" " View more info

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Ottoman Centuries :The Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire

By: "Kinross, Lord"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: 9780688080938

ISBN: 0688080936

Condition: GOOD


The Ottoman Empire began in 1300 under the almost legendary Osman I, reached its apogee in the sixteenth century under Suleiman the Magnificent, whose forces threatened the gates of Vienna, and gradually diminished thereafter until Mehmed VI was sent into exile by Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk).In this definitive history of the Ottoman Empire, Lord Kinross, painstaking historian and superb writer, never loses sight of the larger issues, economic, political, and social. At... View more info

les chemins de nulle part sur les ruines du Liban l'Amour chante toujours

By: "Labaky, Pere Mansour"

Price: $12.95

Publisher: "Baadbat, Liban", 1985

Seller ID: 1DP021

ISBN: 2852447266

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new except for slight rubbing to cover edges. ""raconte l'histoire bouleversante du petit Nassim, qui se trouvait sur les chemins de nulle part, apres la dispaition de tous les siens, et qui retoruve le Chemin de la vie grace a son MI Jad 'au ceur de mere'..."" Pere Labaky is a Maronite priest. 200 pages. Text in French." View more info

Revolution in Judaea: Jesus & The Jewish Resistance

By: "Maccoby, Hyam"

Price: $30.95

Publisher: "London, UK", 1973

Edition: (1st edition)

Seller ID: 6-3T008

Condition: GOOD


"Tight, clean but lightly age tanned pages, lightly soiled cover with rubbing and creasing, faintest tilt to spine. Owner's name on first free page. 320 indexed, annotated pages including Bibliography and Quotation Index. ""Jesus was a bold and powerful leader of the Jewish Resistance who staged an uprising in Jerusalem. But his movement failed, and for this he paid with his life...Drawing on...Roman and Jewish history, and on modern Biblical scholarship, the... View more info

The Mantle of the Prophet: Religion and Politics in Iran

By: "Mottahedeh, Roy"

Price: $7.50

Publisher: Pantheon:

Seller ID: 9780394748658

ISBN: 0394748654

Condition: GOOD


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Portrait of a Turkish Family

By: "Orga, Irfan"

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780907871811

ISBN: 090787181X

Condition: GOOD


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The Closed Circle: An Interpretation of the Arabs

By: "Pryce-Jones, David"

Price: $29.95

Publisher: "London, UK", 2002

Edition: (1st paperback

Seller ID: 6-4T009

ISBN: 1842126113

Condition: NEAR FINE


"As new - gift quality! Reprint on 1989 hardbound, with new introduction. ""The author argues (then and now) persuasively that the Arabs are caught in a closed circle from which they have not been able to escape, a circle defined by deeply rooted tribal, religious and cultural traditions."" 464 indexed, annotated pages." View more info

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"One Palestine, Complete : Jews and Arabs Under the British Mandate"

By: "SEGEV, TOM"

Price: $9.00

Publisher: N/A:

Seller ID: 9780805065879

ISBN: 0805065873

Condition: GOOD


"One Palestine, Complete" explores the tumultuous period before the creation of the state of Israel. This was the time of the British Mandate, when Britain's promise to both Jews and Arabs that they would inherit the land, set in motion the conflict that haunts the region to this day. Drawing on untapped archival materials, Tom Segev reconstructs an era (1917 to 1948) of limitless possibilities and tragic missteps. He introduces an array unforgettable characters, tra... View more info

Bible and Sword: How the British Came to Palestine

By: "Tuchman, Barbara"

Price: $10.95

Publisher: "London, UK", 1982

Seller ID: 7-5T006

ISBN: 0333334140

Condition: GOOD+


"Tight, slight age tanning of pages, clean, and square. Reading crease on spine, corner creases on covers. ""stirring account of the religious, cultural and political motives which led to the British conquest of the Holy Land in 1917 and to the Balfour Declaration..."". 412 indexed, annotated pages including Bibliography." View more info

Sons of Sinbad

By: "Villiers, Alan"

Price: $42.95

Publisher: NY, c1969

Seller ID: 15T029

Condition: GOOD+


"Tight, bright, light age soil to exterior pages edges, slight curl. Corner bumps have left a few dog-eared pages. ""an account of sailing with the Arabs and their dhows. In the Red Sea, around the coasts of Arabia, and to Zanzibar and Tanganyika: pearling in the Persian Gulf: and the life of the Shipmasters, the Mariners and the Merchants of Kuwait...Illustrated with photographs by the author"" 414 indexed pages. Originally published in 1940. &#... View more info

"Byzantina kai Metabyzantina, Volume Two: Studies on Byantium. Seljuks, and Ottomans (Reprinted Studies"

By: "Vryonis, Speros Jr. "

Price: $48.95

Publisher: "Malibu,CA", 1981

Seller ID: 6-6H008

ISBN: 0890030715

Condition: VERY GOOD-


"Tight, clean, slight curl and bumped corner. Faded covers with sunned spine. Volume 2 only. 16 essays ""dealing with the relations of the Turks and Greeks from the eleventh century to the outbreak of the Greek Revolution in 1821…"" Indexed and annotated. Paginated by original source of article." View more info