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120 L.E

Labib Habachi The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist

Jill Kamil
Labib Habachi, Egypt’s most perceptive and productive Egyptologist, was marginalized for most of his career, only belatedly receiving international recognition for his major contributions to the field. In Labib Habachi: The Life and Legacy of an Egyptologist, Jill Kamil presents not only a long-overdue...

140 L.E

Ibn Battuta Makers of Islamic Civilization

L. P. Harvey
L. P. Harvey reviews Ibn Battuta’s journeys and discusses the major themes of the Travels. He examines the financing of Ibn Battuta’s adventures; how geography and natural history are presented by him; how the Travels engage with issues of race and gender; and the religious milieu through which Ibn Battuta...

170 L.E

The Great Belzoni The Circus Strongman who Discovered Egypt’s Ancient Treasures

Stanley Mayes
The Great Belzoni The Circus Strongman who Discovered Egypt’s Ancient Treasures

120 L.E

The Englishwoman in Egypt

Sophia Poole Edited by Azza Kararah
First published in 1844, The Englishwoman in Egypt is the collected observations of Sophia Poole, who lived in Cairo from 1842 until 1849 with her brother, the well known Orientalist Edward Lane, and her two children. During her residence, Poole learned Arabic and adopted Egyptian clothing that enabled...

90 L.E

Doria Shafik, Egyptian Feminist A Woman Apart

Cynthia Nelson
Cynthia Nelson brings to life a bold and gifted Egyptian of the mid-twentieth century who helped define what it means to be a modern Arab woman. Doria Shafik (1908-1975), an Egyptian feminist, poet, publisher, and political activist, participated in one of her country’s most explosive periods of social...

70 L.E

A Child from the Village

Sayyid Qutb Edited and translated by John Calvert and William Shepard
First published in Arabic in 1946, this autobiography tells of the early years of a person who, in later life, would become one of Egypt’s most influential radical Islamist thinkers. This memoir—a document of substantial historical value—tells of Sayyid Qutb’s childhood in the village of Musha in Upper...

140 L.E

Bukhari Makers of Islamic Civilization

Ghassan Abdul-Jabbar
Ahmad Mujtaba Hasan here discusses Bukhari’s colorful life and times and shows his legacy to have great currency, since on more than one occasion this great Islamic scholar was criticized for doctrinal heterodoxy by his contemporaries. Then, as now, the interpretation of religious texts proved to be...

140 L.E

Abu Hanifa Makers of Islamic Civilization

Mohammed Akram Nadwi
In this pioneering study of the founder of the Hanafi madhhab (doctrine, or school), Mohammed Akram Nadwi reviews the life and legacy of this great legalist and thinker, and surveys the evolution of the Hanafi school in different regions of the Islamic world. The author reveals a man who was exemplary...

180 L.E

A Modern History of the Islamic World

Reinhard Schulze
The Islamic world—those countries where Islam is the dominant or most important religion— encompasses territories as far apart as Morocco, Indonesia, Somalia, and Bosnia, and includes a diverse range of societies and cultures. Charting the twentieth-century history of these societies, this book examines...

120 L.E

Quakers in the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict The Dilemmas of NGO Humanitarian Activism

Nancy Gallagher
The Israeli–Palestinian conflict has resulted in the longest-standing refugee crisis in the world today. Based on new archival research and interviews with surviving participants, this book considers one early effort to resolve that crisis while offering helpful lessons for current efforts at conflict...

160 L.E

Occupied Territories The Untold Story of Israel’s Settlements

Gershom Gorenberg
In the fog of the 1967 war and its aftermath, Israel’s generals and politicians took a series of fateful decisions that led to a bloody, bitter, and seemingly endless occupation of Arab lands. Gershom Gorenberg takes us behind the scenes of history to glimpse those decisions being made. He reveals for...

120 L.E

Napoleon’s Egypt Invading the Middle East

Juan Cole
In 1798, for the first time since the Crusades, western armies landed in the Middle East, initiating a confrontation with far-reaching implications. The French, infused with the fire of revolution and republicanism, and imbued with the idealism of the Enlightenment, set out for glory and riches. Their...

100 L.E

Women on the Nile Writings of Harriet Martineau, Florence Nightingale and Amelia Edwards

Joan Rees
By combining extracts from their most famous works with Rees’s insightful essays, Women on the Nile illuminates the life and writings of three remarkable women and captures something of the romance of 19th century travel to the East. Harriet Martineau was a doughty and influential campaigner for multiple...

75 L.E

Voyage through Time Walks of Life to the Nobel Prize

Ahmed Zewail
From a beginning in an Egyptian Delta town and the port of Alexandria to the scenic vistas of sunny southern California, Ahmed Zewail takes us on a voyage through time—his own life and the split-second world of the femtosecond. In this engaging exposé of his life and work until his receipt of the Nobel...

250 L.E

The Modern Middle East

Edited by Albert Hourani and Philip S. Khoury and Mary C. Wilson
This popular textbook—now revised and updated—assembles key writings on the modern history of the Middle East by some of the most distinguished specialists in the field. The book aims to meet the needs of a wide range of students. After an introduction by Albert Hourani, the essays are arranged in four...
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