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Revolution and Economic Transition
Revolution and Economic Transition (November 1990)
The Iranian Experience
Hooshang Amirahmadi - Author

"This book is timely, analytical and comprehensive, and will fill a serious gap in our knowledge of the Islamic Republic." -- Abbas Alnasrawi, Department of Economics, University of Vermont

The topic is significant inasmuch as there has been considerable speculation about Iran's economic policies and capacities but very little hard data about trends and policies. The debate about and speculation over economics has been linked to discussions ...(Read More)
 
 
Trends and Issues in Contemporary Arab Thought
Trends and Issues in Contemporary Arab Thought (February 1990)
Issa J. Boullata - Author

This book focuses on contemporary Arab thought during the past twenty years, especially since the 1967 Arab defeat in the Six Day War. Well-known Arab writers are studied, and their unprecedented and anguished exercise of self-examination and self-criticism is explored. A number of Arab thinkers are presented for the first time in English. Here is an account of some of the most recent intellectual trends in the Arab world. As the writers grapple...(Read More)
 
 
The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy
The Ottoman Empire and the World Economy (December 1988)
The Nineteenth Century
Resat Kasaba - Author

The Ottoman Empire is approahced through analysis of its political economy based on world systems theory. Relations with Europe constituted one of the key factors that shaped the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Yet a comprehensive account of the nature, development, and consequences of these realtions has, until now, never been developed. This book moves beyond the narrow framework of Euro-Ottoman relations, and places Europe at the center of ...(Read More)
 
 
Arab Civilization: Challenges and Responses
Arab Civilization: Challenges and Responses (July 1988)
Studies in Honor of Dr. Constantine Zurayk
George N. Atiyeh - Editor
Ibrahim M. Oweiss - Editor

This book discusses Arab history, law, philosophy, politics, and literature, analyzing the challenges and responses aroused by the interaction between Western culture and the ancient and modern Arab cultures. It offers a wealth of information on the forces that have shaped Arab civilization and on several of the major figures who have contributed to its development. Some of the outstanding contributions include a comprehensive study of Dr. Zurayk a...(Read More)
 
 
Murder, Mayhem, Pillage, and Plunder
Murder, Mayhem, Pillage, and Plunder (July 1988)
The History of the Lebanon in the 18th and 19th Centuries by Mikhayil Mishaqa (1800-1873)
Wheeler M. Thackston Jr. - Translator

"It makes it clear, like no secondary work can, that localism, kinship, and clan loyalties are the essential ingredients of social life in closely-knit, small-scaled societies. This is useful not only for Lebanon and the Middle East, but also for the many parts of the world where pluralism still dominates." -- Leila Fawaz, Tufts University

The author's analysis of the internecine strife and fierce clan rivalry rampant in the eighteenth and n...(Read More)
 
 
Continuity and Change in Modern Iran
Continuity and Change in Modern Iran (January 1988)
Michael E. Bonine - Editor
Nikki R. Keddie - Editor

These chapters on nomads, farmers, shopkeepers, labor organizers, provincial officials, and elites trace the network of tension and opposition that supported the revolution of 1978–79. Two chapters on religious leaders and the pervasive influence of religion in Iranian life illuminate the nature of change within a tradition, and chapters on cinema and theatre show the interaction between politics and culture.

By fo...(Read More)
 
 
Egypt
Egypt (September 1986)
The Stalled Society
Hamied Ansari - Author

This book presents new and original insights into the political, social, and economic development of today's Egypt. The case study of Kamshish, a small village in the heart of the Delta, sheds light on the recent social history of Egypt and the evolving relations between Egyptian rulers and people. Highlighted is the "Kamshish Affair," during which the village appeared to be at the threshold of a socialist revolution destined to engulf the whole c...(Read More)
 
 
Property, Social Structure, and Law in the Modern Middle East
Property, Social Structure, and Law in the Modern Middle East (September 1985)
Ann E. Mayer - Editor

For too long the study of law and society in the modern Middle East has been left to specialists in narrow subcategories of law or the social sciences. Property, Social Structure, and Law in the Modern Middle East lays the groundwork for a new field of scholarship in which analysis of the social dimensions of law and the legal dimensions of social structure are integrated. It offers the stimulus of a variety of new models of scholarship by a ...(Read More)
 
 
The Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Jewish Communities of Morocco, 1862-1962
The Alliance Israelite Universelle and the Jewish Communities of Morocco, 1862-1962 (June 1984)
Michael M. Laskier - Author

The Alliance Israélite Universelle—an international organization representing a community of over 240,000 Jews—was founded in France in 1860. Its goal was to achieve the intellectual regeneration and social and political elevation of the Jewish people. This book examines the impact of the AIU on Moroccan Jewry. It answers such questions as: How did the AIU establish itself in Morocco's communities? How did...(Read More)
 
 
Modern Iran Dialectics
Modern Iran Dialectics (June 1981)
Michael E. Bonine - Author

 
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