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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

From Saladin to the Mongols
From Saladin to the Mongols (June 1977)
The Ayyubids of Damascus, 1193-1260
R. Stephen Humphreys - Author

Upon the death of Saladin in 1193, his vast empire, stretching from the Yemen to the upper reaches of the Tigris, fell into the hands of his Ayyubid kinsmen. These latter parceled his domains into a number of autonomous principalities, though some common identity was maintained by linking these petty states into a loose confederation, in which each local prince owed allegiance to the senior member of the Ayyubid house. Such an arrangement was, of ...(Read More)
The Middle East
The Middle East (June 1976)
Quest for an American Policy
Willard A. Beling - Editor

In many respects this book represents a considerable departure from traditional works on international relations in the Middle East. Instead of offering partial explanations based on conventional approaches, this book attempts to incorporate studies with different methodological approaches and with the Middle East. Foreign affairs specialists offer balanced and linguistically neutral commentaries, while marshalling empirical data to support their an...(Read More)
The Lions of Marash
The Lions of Marash (June 1973)
Personal Experiences with American Near East Relief, 1919-1922
Stanley E. Kerr - Author

The Lions of Marash is an eye-witness account by an American Near East Relief official of the tragic events which resulted in the annihilation of the Armenian population of Marash, in Central Anatolia, following World War I.

On 10 February 1920, the French garrison at Marash withdrew abruptly under cover of darkness, thus abandoning more than twenty thousand Armenians to the Turkish Nationalist forces. The French pullout caused consid...(Read More)
The Middle East Supply Centre
The Middle East Supply Centre (June 1971)
Martin W. Wilmington - Author
Laurence Evans - Editor

During World War II, the United States and the United Kingdom cooperated in the successful operation of a regional organization which indisputably saved the Middle East for the Allied cause and which, if perpetuated, might have formed the basis for regional peace and stability. This was the Middle East Supply Centre, whose creation, evolution, responsibilities, and activities are described analytically in this volume.

It was an agency, says t...(Read More)
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