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With an Iron Pen
With an Iron Pen (March 2009)
Twenty Years of Hebrew Protest Poetry
Tal Nitzan - Editor
Rachel Tzvia Back - Editor

A groundbreaking collection of forty-two Israeli poetic voices protesting the occupation of the West Bank.

The eighty-eight poems in With an Iron Pen, all originally written in Hebrew, offer a collective protest to the continuing Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Palestinian territories—“the sin of Judah,” which is written “with an iron pen, engraved with the point of a diamon...(Read More)
 
 
The Politics of Turkish Democracy
The Politics of Turkish Democracy (July 2005)
Ismet Inonu and the Formation of the Multi-Party System, 1938-1950
John M. VanderLippe - Author

The history of Turkey’s difficult transition to a multi-party political system.

One of the most significant yet least known periods of modern Turkish history is that of Turkey’s second president, Iùsmet Iùnönü. Following the death of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk in 1938, Turkish politicians and intellectuals struggled to redefine Kemalist notions of modernity and democracy, Islam and ...(Read More)
 
 
Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State
Kurdish Notables and the Ottoman State (February 2004)
Evolving Identities, Competing Loyalties, and Shifting Boundaries
Hakan Ozoglu - Author

Examines early Kurdish nationalism within the context of the demise of the Ottoman Empire.

Kurdish nationalism remains one of the most critical and explosive problems of the Middle East. Despite its importance, the topic remains on the margins of Middle East Studies. Bringing the study of Kurdish nationalism into the mainstream of Middle East scholarship, Hakan Üzoğlu examines the issue in the context of the...(Read More)
 
 
Revolutionaries and Reformers
Revolutionaries and Reformers (January 2003)
Contemporary Islamist Movements in the Middle East
Barry Rubin - Editor

Looks at Islamist movements seeking power today, and the difficult choices they face.
Islamist movements seeking power today are faced with difficult choices regarding strategy, ranging from armed struggle to electoral efforts. An emerging alternative consists of a rethinking of Islamist politics, where the goal of a "totally Islamic" polity would be abandoned in favor of some form of Islamic-oriented society. In this reformulation, Islam...(Read More)
 
 
Israel on the Couch
Israel on the Couch (January 2003)
The Psychology of the Peace Process
Ofer Grosbard - Author
Vamik D. Volkan - Foreword by

Applies clinical pyschology to explain the dynamics of the Middle East peace process.

By applying a clinical psychologist's insight into the Israeli-Arab conflict, Ofer Grosbard lays the foundation for a new theory and practice that espouses the use of clinical tools to promote relations between countries, religions, political parties, cultures, and different identities.

“His book is a welc...(Read More)
 
 
The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed
The Arab-Israeli Conflict Transformed (April 2002)
Fifty Years of Interstate and Ethnic Crises
Hemda Ben-Yehuda - Author
Shmuel Sandler - Author

Makes the perhaps surprising argument that in the last quarter of the twentieth century the Arab-Israeli conflict has been winding down.

The Middle East conflict, be it between the state of Israel and Arab states or between Jews and Palestinians, is a staple of international news. Utilizing both theoretical approaches and empirical evidence, Hemda Ben-Yehuda and Shmuel Sandler argue that despite the recent upswing in ...(Read More)
 
 
Social Change in Iran
Social Change in Iran (January 2002)
An Eyewitness Account of Dissent, Defiance, and New Movements for Rights
Behzad Yaghmaian - Author

A multi-level insider's look at the changes transforming contemporary Iran.

Social Change in Iran is an inquiry into the recent changes in Iran, blending scholarly analysis, eyewitness accounts, and the author's personal experiences. It tells the stories of everyday people, be it young men and women challenging the cultural and social mandates of the Islamic Republic, or workers toiling at multiple jo...(Read More)
 
 
Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World
Constitutions in a Nonconstitutional World (October 2001)
Arab Basic Laws and the Prospects for Accountable Government
Nathan J. Brown - Author

Uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian political regimes.

The collapse of authoritarian regimes and the global resurgence of liberal democracy has led to a renewed interest in constitutions and constitutionalism among scholars and political activists alike. This book uses the Arab experience to explain the appeal of constitutional documents to authoritarian regimes an...(Read More)
 
 
White Banners
White Banners (March 2001)
Contention in 'Abbasid Syria, 750-880
Paul M. Cobb - Author

Examines the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state, predominantly from the view of the local inhabitants of medieval Syria.

Using Arabic, non-Arabic and newly available local Syrian sources, this richly detailed study examines the central events of medieval Islamic history: the fall of the Syrian Umayyad caliphate and the rise of the 'Abbasid state. As the 'Abbasids for...(Read More)
 
 
The Breaking of a Thousand Swords
The Breaking of a Thousand Swords (December 2000)
A History of the Turkish Military of Samarra (A.H. 200-275/815-889 C.E.)
Matthew S. Gordon - Author

A portrait of the Samarran Turk community while in the employ of the 'Abbasid caliphate during the ninth century.

The Breaking of a Thousand Swords provides a portrait of the Samarran Turks as members of a community with a specific and complex history in the early medieval Islamic world. It considers: the encounter of the Turks as rough, non-Muslim outsiders, with the sedentary, urbane world of Baghdad; the closel...(Read More)
 
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