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1 ABU JABER, KAMEL S. The Arab Bath Socialist Party: History, Ideology And Organization.
Syracuse University Press, Syracuse, NY: 1966. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn in the back. 
This is the first full-scale study in English of the Arab Ba'th Socialist party. It examines the origins, historical developments, ideology, and structure of the party, which has branches throughout the Middle East, devoting particular attention to Syria. Includes an Index. 
Price: 70.78 USD
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2 ANTOUN, RICHARD (EDITOR); HARIK, ILIYA (EDITOR). Rural Politics And Social Change In The Middle East.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington: 1972. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Contains sections on: The State of Theory and Literature, Case Studies and Local Political Processes, and Economic Change and Reform. 
Price: 60.56 USD
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3 BACHARACH, JERE L. Middle East Studies Handbook.
University of Washington Press, Seattle and London: 1984. 0295961384 / 9780295961385 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. Library discard. Last page torn from book. 
Reflecting the ever-increasing interest in and concern with the Middle East, A Middle East Studies Handbook provides a ready source of reference on the modern and medieval history of the region. The geographical area covered includes Iran, Turkey, the Fertile Crescent (modern Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Israel), the Arabian Peninsula and Egypt. Reference material is included on transliteration and Islamic names, the Islamic calendar, the dynasties, chronology and major events of Middle Eastern History. A detailed historical atlas extends to events of the postwar world, with an accompanying gazetteer. A glossary, list of modem acronyms, reference works and additional information are included to make the Handbook an essential tool for the student, teacher, policy maker, writer and library. 
Price: 427.50 USD
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4 BEININ, JOEL & STEIN, REBECCA L. (EDITORS). The Struggle For Sovereignty: Palestine And Israel, 1993-2005.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2006. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
After the 1993 Oslo Accords people across the world anticipated the onset of peace and an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. For Israelis, the Accords generated massive economic growth and a sense of security. For Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, they led to a dramatic rise in poverty and unemployment due to a complex array of closures, militarized checkpoints, and bypass roads, and a vast expansion of the settlement project that fractured Palestinian territories and communities. In 2000 popular Palestinian rage with the new shape of the Israeli occupation erupted in a second uprising or intifada. In this volume, prominent scholars and journalists examine the dramatic political changes in Palestine and Israel from the Oslo Accords through the second intifada and the death of Yasser Arafat. Their essays address the political economy of the Oslo process, social and political changes in Palestine and Israel, United States foreign policy, social movements and political activism, and the interplay between cultural and political-economic processes. The volume also includes documents, maps, poetry, and graphic art. Joel Beinin is Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. His most recent book is Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (2000). Rebecca L. Stein is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She is the coeditor of Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture (2005). Contributors: Ammiel Alcalay, Lori A. Allen, Marwan Barghouti, Joel Beinin, Robert Blecher, Elliott Colla, Catherine Cook, Jonathan Cook, Richard Falk, Khaled Furani, Rita Giacaman, Lisa Hajjar, Jeff Halper, Rema Hammami, Sari Hanafi, Adam Hanieh, Islah Jad, Penny Johnson, Rela Mazali, Emma C. Murphy, Issam Nassar, Ilan Pappé, Yoav Peled, Mouin Rabbani, Shira Robinson, Sara Roy, Rosemary Sayigh, Charmaine Seitz, Adam Shatz, Rebecca L. Stein, Gary Sussman, Salim Tamari, David Tartakover, Graham Usher, Sharif Waked, and Oren Yiftachel. 
Price: 61.75 USD
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5 BEININ, JOEL & STEIN, REBECCA L. (EDITORS). The Struggle For Sovereignty: Palestine And Israel, 1993-2005.
Stanford University Press, Stanford: 2006. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
After the 1993 Oslo Accords people across the world anticipated the onset of peace and an end to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. For Israelis, the Accords generated massive economic growth and a sense of security. For Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, they led to a dramatic rise in poverty and unemployment due to a complex array of closures, militarized checkpoints, and bypass roads, and a vast expansion of the settlement project that fractured Palestinian territories and communities. In 2000 popular Palestinian rage with the new shape of the Israeli occupation erupted in a second uprising or intifada. In this volume, prominent scholars and journalists examine the dramatic political changes in Palestine and Israel from the Oslo Accords through the second intifada and the death of Yasser Arafat. Their essays address the political economy of the Oslo process, social and political changes in Palestine and Israel, United States foreign policy, social movements and political activism, and the interplay between cultural and political-economic processes. The volume also includes documents, maps, poetry, and graphic art. Joel Beinin is Professor of Middle East History at Stanford University. His most recent book is Workers and Peasants in the Modern Middle East (2000). Rebecca L. Stein is Assistant Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University. She is the coeditor of Palestine, Israel, and the Politics of Popular Culture (2005). Contributors: Ammiel Alcalay, Lori A. Allen, Marwan Barghouti, Joel Beinin, Robert Blecher, Elliott Colla, Catherine Cook, Jonathan Cook, Richard Falk, Khaled Furani, Rita Giacaman, Lisa Hajjar, Jeff Halper, Rema Hammami, Sari Hanafi, Adam Hanieh, Islah Jad, Penny Johnson, Rela Mazali, Emma C. Murphy, Issam Nassar, Ilan Pappé, Yoav Peled, Mouin Rabbani, Shira Robinson, Sara Roy, Rosemary Sayigh, Charmaine Seitz, Adam Shatz, Rebecca L. Stein, Gary Sussman, Salim Tamari, David Tartakover, Graham Usher, Sharif Waked, and Oren Yiftachel. 
Price: 24.65 USD
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6 BEININ, JOEL & VAIREL, FRÉDÉRIC (EDITORS). Social Movements, Mobilization, Ancontestation In The Middle East And North Africa.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto: 2011. Second Edition. Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
The Middle East and North Africa have become places that almost everyone "knows" something about. Too frequently written off as culturally defined by Islam, strongly anti-Western, and uniquely susceptible to irrational political radicalism, authoritarianism, and terrorism—these regions are rarely considered as sites of social and political mobilization. However, this new volume reveals a rich array of mobilizations that neither lead inexorably toward democratization nor degenerate into violence. These case studies of Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are inspired by social movement theory, but also critique and expand the horizons of the theory's classical concepts of political opportunity structures, collective action frames, mobilization structures, and repertoires of contention through intensive fieldwork. This strong empirical base allows for a nuanced understanding of contexts, culturally conditioned rationality, the strengths and weaknesses of local networks, and innovation in contentious action in a region where, with the exception of Turkey, there was little sign of broad-based movements for democratization until the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings of 2010-11. Joel Beinin is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University, and a past president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Frédéric Vairel is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. "An altogether welcome addition to both the social movement literature and the growing body of work on contention in the Middle East and North Africa. In the wake of 9/11, scholars rushed to fill the gaping void in scholarly knowledge of all manner of 'Islamacist' movements, but generally without tapping into the rich body of work on contentious politics that had been produced in recent years. And for their part, movement scholars were missing in action when it came to knowledge of events in this crucial region of the world. This exceptional collection has gone a long way towards remedying this problem and bringing these two important literatures into productive dialog with each other."—Doug McAdam, Stanford University "Protest in the Middle East and North Africa is not just a monopoly of Islamists. This volume juxtaposes Islamist activism with movements by workers, intellectuals, feminists, human rights activists, and others that don't get much attention in the West, but which present a fuller picture of political and social upheavals in the region."—Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Price: 24.18 USD
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7 BEININ, JOEL & VAIREL, FRÉDÉRIC (EDITORS). Social Movements, Mobilization, And Contestation In The Middle East And North Africa.
Stanford University Press, Palo Alto. Second Edition. Stanford Studies in Middle Eastern and Islamic Societies and Cultures. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The Middle East and North Africa have become places that almost everyone "knows" something about. Too frequently written off as culturally defined by Islam, strongly anti-Western, and uniquely susceptible to irrational political radicalism, authoritarianism, and terrorism—these regions are rarely considered as sites of social and political mobilization. However, this new volume reveals a rich array of mobilizations that neither lead inexorably toward democratization nor degenerate into violence. These case studies of Morocco, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey are inspired by social movement theory, but also critique and expand the horizons of the theory's classical concepts of political opportunity structures, collective action frames, mobilization structures, and repertoires of contention through intensive fieldwork. This strong empirical base allows for a nuanced understanding of contexts, culturally conditioned rationality, the strengths and weaknesses of local networks, and innovation in contentious action in a region where, with the exception of Turkey, there was little sign of broad-based movements for democratization until the Tunisian and Egyptian uprisings of 2010-11. Joel Beinin is Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History at Stanford University, and a past president of the Middle East Studies Association of North America. Frédéric Vairel is Assistant Professor of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. "An altogether welcome addition to both the social movement literature and the growing body of work on contention in the Middle East and North Africa. In the wake of 9/11, scholars rushed to fill the gaping void in scholarly knowledge of all manner of 'Islamacist' movements, but generally without tapping into the rich body of work on contentious politics that had been produced in recent years. And for their part, movement scholars were missing in action when it came to knowledge of events in this crucial region of the world. This exceptional collection has gone a long way towards remedying this problem and bringing these two important literatures into productive dialog with each other."—Doug McAdam, Stanford University "Protest in the Middle East and North Africa is not just a monopoly of Islamists. This volume juxtaposes Islamist activism with movements by workers, intellectuals, feminists, human rights activists, and others that don't get much attention in the West, but which present a fuller picture of political and social upheavals in the region."—Charles Kurzman, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
Price: 80.75 USD
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8 BERGER, DR. ELMER ...who Knows Better Must Say So!
The Bookmailer, New York: 1955. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 56.05 USD
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9 BERGER, DR. ELMER. ...who Knows Better Must Say So!
American Council For Judaism, New York: 1955. Second Printing. s Softcover. Good condition considering its age. 

Price: 28.03 USD
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10 CAEN, HERB. Baghdad-by-the-bay.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1951. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 14.01 USD
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11 CARTER, JIMMY. Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 2006. Fourth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Offers an assessment of what must be done to bring permanent peace to Israel with dignity and justice to Palestine. Pulling no punches, Carter prescribes steps that must be taken for the two states to share the Holy Land without a system of apartheid or the constant fear of terrorism. Includes an Index. 
Price: 18.95 USD
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12 CARTER, JIMMY. The Blood Of Abraham.
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston: 1985. 0395377226 / 9780395377222 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A portrait that illuminates and explores the central issues regarding the Middle East from many points of view: the United States' neglected but still awaited role as mediator for peace, while the Soviets' role expands in the region; Israel's military ascendancy, its economic crisis, and the internal struggle to define borders of a permanent and secure homeland; Syria's enveloping control over Lebanon and its wuest for pan-Arab leadership; a war-torn and occupied Lebanon's frustrated efforts for sovereignty over its own land; the pursuit of self-determination by uncompromising Palestinians while control of their own destiny slips away; an endangered Jordan and its thwarted hopes to speak for the Palestinians; Egypt's balancing act between expanding peace with Israel and rejoining the Arab world; Saudi Arabia's search for elusive Arab consensus as region events threaten stability. Includes an Index. 
Price: 12.54 USD
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13 DABASHI, HAMID. The World Of Persian Literary Humanism.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2012. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
What does it mean to be human? Humanism has mostly considered this question from a Western perspective. Through a detailed examination of a vast literary tradition, Hamid Dabashi asks that question anew, from a non-European point of view. The answers are fresh, provocative, and deeply transformative. This groundbreaking study of Persian humanism presents the unfolding of a tradition as the creative and subversive subconscious of Islamic civilization. Exploring how 1,400 years of Persian literature have taken up the question of what it means to be human, Dabashi proposes that the literary subconscious of a civilization may also be the undoing of its repressive measures. This could account for the masculinist hostility of the early Arab conquest that accused Persian culture of effeminate delicacy and sexual misconduct, and later of scientific and philosophical inaccuracy. As the designated feminine subconscious of a decidedly masculinist civilization, Persian literary humanism speaks from a hidden and defiant vantage point—and this is what inclines it toward creative subversion. Arising neither despite nor because of Islam, Persian literary humanism was the artistic manifestation of a cosmopolitan urbanism that emerged in the aftermath of the seventh-century Muslim conquest. Removed from the language of scripture and scholasticism, Persian literary humanism occupies a distinct universe of moral obligations in which "a judicious lie," as the thirteenth-century poet Sheykh Mosleh al-Din Sa'di writes, "is better than a seditious truth." Hamid Dabashi is Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. "Dabashi provides a rich and varied account of classical Persian literature. Such commanding figures as Ferdowsi, the 11th century poet of the 'Shahnameh,' or Book of Kings, one of the world's great epics, stand alongside the mystical lyrical poets Hafiz and Rumi, as well as the earthier Sa'di. It is one of Dabashi's accomplishments to demonstrate the unusual continuity of the Persian literary tradition which, despite political upheavals and stylistic revolutions—free verse is the norm in contemporary Persian poetry—remains strong even in the teeth of brutal governmental repression."—Eric Ormsby, The Wall Street Journal "In The World of Persian Literary Humanism, Hamid Dabashi revealed, with his usual brilliance, yet more aspects of a sophisticated culture to an Anglophone readership."—Pankaj Mishra, New Statesman "Dabashi's effortless, capacious erudition is obvious all throughout. Even his offhand comments about Ferdowsi's Shahnameh or Muhammad Iqbal's Asrar-e Khodi (and dozens of other canonical Persian works) are uniformly brilliant."—Steve Donoghue, Open Letters Monthly "This is a study of profound erudition, deep historical and literary knowledge, and professional acumen. Dabashi marshals an impressive amount of historical material blended into a wide historical narrative."—Arshin Adib-Moghaddam "In this fascinating study of the metaphysical concerns of Persian literature, Dabashi presents Persian adab as a movement heretical to the ideological dispositions of Islamic empires. He traces the morality that informs the adab of the Persian language, and shows how a sustained history of a millennium and a half created an amorphous literary subconscious that remained irreducible to any religious identity. A landmark work that shall nurture all future discourse on the subject."—Musharraf Ali Farooqi "Dabashi is one of the world's most well-versed and learned scholars of Persian history and culture, and this book could only be written by someone of his intellectual stature who shows a mastery of Persian literature over a thousand years. His creative and engaging narrative carries the reader through a literary odyssey of great geographic breadth and skillful analysis."—Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, University of Pennsylvania "Elegant as well as passionate, Hamid Dabashi's scholarly writings always have a revelatory quality. Yet again he uncovers, in his new book, an astonishing new world for English readers."—Pankaj Mishra "In this powerfully challenging book, Hamid Dabashi not only pays tribute to the achievements of such great Persian writers as Ferdowsi and Sa'di, who expressed a subversively humanistic vision in counterpoint to the transcendental Islamic scholasticism of the past, but he also shines his intellectual spotlight on influential occidental thinkers ranging from Kant to Said, whose humanism, whether philosophical or literary, fell short of true universality. In a masterful critique of the Eurocentrism he sees as being present, if masked, in the teaching of Comparative Literature, he rescues Persian literature from the 'overextended narratives of Orientalism and ethnic nationalism' and shows how its vibrant aesthetic and spiritual qualities find expression in the work of contemporary writers, filmmakers, and artists. This important work of cultural history has urgent contemporary relevance."—Malise Ruthven 
Price: 35.15 USD
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14 DAY, ARTHUR R. East Bank/ West Bank: Jordan And The Prospects For Peace.
Council on Foriegn Relations books, New York: 1986. 0876090161 / 9780876090169 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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15 DOLAN, DAVID. Holy War For The Promised Land: Israel's Struggle To Survive.
Thomas Nelson, Inc., Nashville: 1991. 0840733259 / 9780840733252 Second Printing. s Softcover. Very good condition. 
As the eyes of people around the globe focus on the increasingly explosive Middle East situation, veteran reporter David Dolan provides us with unique insights into the underlying causes of the Abar/Israeli conflice and his assessment of what we can expect in the coming days. 
Price: 3.47 USD
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16 ELIOT, GEORGE FIELDING. Hate, Hope And High Explosives: A Report On The Middle East.
Bobbs-Merrill Publishers, Indianapolis: 1948 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Here in a dramatic, firsthand account, the author brings you face to face with all the important figures of the tangled Middle East, torn by inner strife, always under pressure from expansionist Russia. Includes an Index. 
Price: 27.74 USD
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17 ELLENBLUM, RONNIE. Frankish Rural Settlement In The Latin Kingdom Of Jerusalem.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 1998. 0521554012 / 9780521554015 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
A study of the spatial distribution of Frankish settlement in the Latin Kingdomof Jerusalem at the time of the Crusades, and of the spatial and social interrelation between the Franks and the indigenous population. Shows that the country was divided between local Muslim and Christian populations. Includes an Index. 
Price: 83.29 USD
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18 EVRON, YAIR. The Middle East: Nations, Superpowers And Wars.
Praeger Publishers, New York: 1973. Second Printing. s Softcover. Good reading copy with underlining and notes on some pages. 
Begins with a historical survey of the conflict from 1948 through the early 1970s and includes the first systematic treatment of the period since the 1967 war. Includes an Index. 
Price: 21.38 USD
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19 FISHER, EUGENE M.; BASSIOUNI, M. CHERIF. Storm Over The Arab World: A People In Revolution.
Follett Publishing Co., Chicago: 1972. 069580037X / 9780695800376 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 33.01 USD
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20 FISHER, SYDNEY NETTLETON. The Middle East: A History.
Routledge & Kegan Paul, London: 1960. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but dustjacket is worn and pieces of it are missing. 
This history of the Middle East in Muslim times, although it includes a general survey of the area before the birtth of Muhammad and discusses at length the development of Islam, places its principal emphasis on the modern period. One of its major contributions is the presentation of sufficiently detailed background material to make the contemporary scene as well as the earlier eras intelligible to the reader; at the same time, over half the book is focused on events of the last century and a half. Includes an Index. 
Price: 17.72 USD
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