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Middle Eastern Studies 2017

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2017 CATALOGUE

MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES

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CONTENTS

1 POLITICS
7 HISTORY
11 MILITARY HISTORY
14 LITERATURE & THE ARTS
18 MIDDLE EAST LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION
20 SOCIAL STUDIES

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POLITICS 1
HIGHLIGHT
HIGHLIGHT

THE CONSEQUENCES OF CHAOS IRAQ AND THE POLITICS OF OIL

Syria’s Humanitarian Crisis and the Failure An Insider’s Perspective
to Protect Gary Vogler
Elizabeth Ferris & Kemal Kirişci
Nov 2017 352pp
2016 100pp
9780700625062 Hardback £31.95 / €37.00
9780815729518 Paperback £18.50 / €22.00
Was the Iraq war really about oil? As a senior oil
The Marshall Papers advisor for the Office for Reconstruction and
Humanitarian Assistance and briefly as minister of
The civil war in Syria has forced some 10 million oil, Gary Vogler thought he knew. But while doing
people — more than half the country’s population research for a book about his experience in Iraq,
— from their homes and communities, creating Vogler discovered that what he knew was not the
one of the largest human displacements since whole story. This book is his attempt to set the
the end of World War II. The Syrian displacement record straight.
crisis raises fundamental questions about the
relationship between action to resolve conflicts “Iraq and the Politics of Oil tells the truth—and
and humanitarian aid to assist the victims and the truth about this grave historical blunder is long
demonstrates the limits of humanitarian response, overdue.”
even on a massive scale, to resolve political crises. —Donald T. Phillips, author of Lincoln on
The increasingly protracted nature of the crisis also Leadership for Today
raises the need for the international community
to think beyond just relief assistance and adopt University Press of Kansas
developmental policies to help refugees become
productive members of their host communities.

Brookings Institution Press

2 POLITICS HIGHLIGHT

HIGHLIGHT

TURKEY AND THE WEST BETWEEN MILITARY RULE
AND DEMOCRACY
Faultlines in a Troubled Alliance
Kemal Kirişci Regime Consolidation in Greece, Turkey,
and Beyond
Jul 2017 200pp Yaprak Gürsoy

9780815730002 Hardback £24.50 / €28.00 Jul 2017 344pp

Geopolitics in the 21st Century 9780472130429 Hardback £69.95 / €85.00

The new US administration faces a daunting Why do the armed forces sometimes intervene
challenge to the international liberal order, ranging in politics via short-lived coup d’états, at other
from a fragile European Union rocked by the United times support authoritarian regimes, and in some
Kingdom’s exit, to a cold war-like rivalry with Russia cases come under the democratic control of
and instability in the Middle East. A long-standing civilians? Yaprak Gürsoy examines four episodes
member of NATO, Turkey stands as a front-line of authoritarianism, six periods of democracy, and
state in the midst of many of these challenges. ten short-lived coups in Greece and Turkey, and
Despite these problems, Kemal Kirişci’s new book applies her resultant theory to four more recent
argues that domestic and regional realities are military interventions.
now edging Turkey towards improving its relations
with the West. A better understanding of these “This is an authoritative work… It makes an important
developments will be critical in devising an updated contribution to the field of comparative politics
US strategy toward Turkey and its neighbourhood. generally, and to scholarship on the recent political
histories of Greece and Turkey in particular.”
Brookings Institution Press —Sabri Sayari, Sabanci University, Istanbul

University of Michigan Press

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POLITICS 3

ABDUCTED IN IRAQ THE ARAB REVOLUTIONS AND
AMERICAN POLICY
A Priest in Baghdad
Saad Sirop Hanna & Edward S. Aris Edited by Nicholas Burns & Jonathon Price
Foreword by Joseph S. Nye & Brent Scowcroft
Sep 2017 152pp 2013 200pp
9780898435795 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00
9780268102937 Hardback £26.50 / €31.00
Examines the critical period of transition in Egypt,
How do we respond in the face of evil, especially to escalating violence and options of intervention in
those who inflict grave evil upon us? Abducted in Iraq Syria, and the threats associated with a nuclear Iran,
is Bishop Saad Sirop Hanna’s firsthand account of his evaluating the various drivers and outcomes of the
abduction in 2006 by a militant group associated with Arab revolutions, all of which continue to bear an
al-Qaeda. The book charts Hanna’s twenty-eight days ever-greater influence on the formulation of American
in captivity as he struggles through threats, torture, and strategy in the Middle East.
the unknown to piece together what little information Aspen Institute
he has in a bid for survival. Brookings Institution Press
University of Notre Dame Press
THE ARAB SPRING
AMERICAN STUDIES ENCOUNTERS FIVE YEARS LATER
THE MIDDLE EAST
Two Volume Set
Alex Lubin Edited by Hafez Ghanem

2016 320pp, 3 images 2016 653pp
9780815727514 Paperback £54.50 / €64.00
9781469628844 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00
This two-volume set explores in-depth the
9781469630137 Hardback £90.50 / €105.00 economic origins and repercussions of the Arab
Spring revolts. Volume one is based on extensive
In the field of American studies, attention is shifting research conducted by scholars from a variety of
to the long history of US engagement with the Middle backgrounds. The original research papers are
East, especially in the aftermath of war in Iraq and in gathered in volume two and are available for readers
the context of recent Arab uprisings. This collection who wish to go even further in understanding the
of essays focuses on the cultural politics of America’s economic background of the Arab Spring.
entanglement with the Middle East and North Africa,
making a crucial intervention in the growing subfield of THE ARAB SPRING
transnational American studies. FIVE YEARS LATER, VOLUME 1
The University of North Carolina Press
Toward Greater Inclusiveness
THE ARAB AWAKENING
2016 240pp
America and the Transformation of the 9780815727187 Paperback £26.50 / €35.00
Middle East
Kenneth M. Pollack et al THE ARAB SPRING
FIVE YEARS LATER, VOLUME 2
2011 381pp
Case Studies
9780815722267 Paperback £25.95 / €30.00
A Saban Center at the Brookings Institute Book 2016 453pp
9780815727217 Paperback £29.95 / €39.00
Even the most seasoned Middle East observers were Brookings Institution Press
taken aback by the events of early 2011. Protests borne
of oppression and socio economic frustration erupted
throughout the streets; public unrest provoked violent
police backlash; long-established dictatorships fell. It
is essential reading for anyone looking to understand
these developments and their consequences.
Brookings Institution Press

4 POLITICS

BACK CHANNEL NEGOTIATION CAMP DAVID

Security in Middle East Peace Process Peacemaking and Politics
Anthony Wanis-St John William B. Quandt

Jan 2017 352pp 2015 538pp

9780815635239 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00 9780815726753 Paperback £23.50 / €27.00
Syracuse Studies on Peace and Conflict Resolution A Brookings Classic

Takes on the question of whether the complex In September 1978, William Quandt, a member of
and often perilous, secret negotiations between the White House National Security Council staff,
mediating parties prove to be an instrumental path to spent thirteen momentous days at Camp David,
reconciliation or rather one that disrupts the process. the presidential retreat in Maryland, where US
Using the Palestinian-Israeli peace process as a frame­ President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar
work, the author focuses on the uses and misuses of Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin
“back channel” negotiations. negotiated a monumental accomplishment: the
Syracuse University Press first peace agreement between Israel and one of its
Arab neighbours.
BLIND SPOT Brookings Institution Press

America’s Response to Radicalism in the DEMOCRACY AND THE NATURE OF
Middle East AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN IRAN,
Edited by Jonathon Price & Nicholas Burns 1941-1979
Foreword by Joseph Nye & Brent Scowcroft
David R. Collier
2016 215pp
Mar 2017 408pp, 10 b&w images
9780898436297 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00
9780815635123 Paperback £47.95 / €55.00
This edition evaluates the roots of extremism, the rise of
the Islamic State, and the costs and risks associated with 9780815634973 Hardback £79.50 / €92.00
intensifying US engagement in Iraq and Syria.
Aspen Institute For full details of this title please see page 7.
Brookings Institution Press Syracuse University Press

THE CARPETBAGGERS OF KABUL IN DEFENSE OF
AND OTHER AMERICAN-AFGHAN ISRAEL
ENTANGLEMENTS
A Memoir of a
Intimate Development, Geopolitics, and the Political Life
Currency of Gender and Grief Moshe Arens
Jennifer L. Fluri & Rachel Lehr
Dec 2017 266pp
2016 176pp, 5 b&w photos
9780815731412 Hardback
9780820350356 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00 £23.50 / €27.00

9780820350349 Hardback £73.95 / €85.00 Moshe Arens is one of the
Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation, Vol. 31 last surviving members of
the founding generation of
The 2001 invasion of Afghanistan by US and coalition Israelis. In this memoir, he
forces was followed by a flood of aid and development recounts his early role in the
dollars and “experts” representing well over two birth of Israel and developing Israel’s aerospace industry,
thousand organisations - each with separate policy followed by a long and distinguished political career that
initiatives, geopolitical agendas, and socioeconomic included service at the very top of Israel’s government
interests. This book examines the everyday actions of for the better part of three decades.
people associated with this international effort. Brookings Institution Press
The University of Georgia Press

POLITICS 5

BESTSELLER BESTSELLER

THE FOG OF PEACE THE ISLAMIC STATE

A Memoir of International Peacekeeping in A Brief Introduction
the 21st Century Charles R. Lister
Jean-Marie Guéhenno
2015 110pp
2015 276pp
9780815726678 Paperback £17.95 / €21.00
9780815726302 Paperback £24.50 / €28.00
What is the Islamic State? Is it a threat as potent and
9780815726364 Hardback £30.50 / €36.00 large as Al Qaeda in the early 2000s? Charles R. Lister
provides answers to these and other questions in The
Drawing on his experience as the head of the UN Islamic State. He shows that IS is not a new phenomenon
Department of Peacekeeping Operations from but has long historical roots and has evolved from a
2000-2008, Jean-Marie Guéhenno reflects on some small terrorist group into a functional state.
of the most difficult questions facing international Brookings Institution Press
interventions today.
Brookings Institution Press KINGS AND PRESIDENTS

INGLORIOUS REVOLUTIONS Saudi Arabia and the United States Since FDR
Bruce Riedel
State Cohesion in the Middle East After the
Arab Spring Sep 2017 300pp
Edited by Brandon Friedman & Bruce Maddy-Weitzman
9780815731375 Hardback £24.50 / €28.00
2016 394pp
Saudi Arabia and the United States have been partners
9789652241016 Hardback £42.50 / €49.00 since 1943. Both countries have new, still-to be-tested
leaders in President Trump and King Salman. Using
The Middle East state system has faced enormous declassified documents, memoirs by both Saudis and
challenges since Arab uprisings erupted in December Americans, and eyewitness accounts, this book takes
2010. The collection of essays in this volume examines the reader inside the royal palaces, the holy cities, and
the state of the Middle East in the aftermath of the the White House to gain an understanding of this
uprisings and seeks to explain how the region has complex partnership.
slipped sideways since 2010 and what it might mean for Brookings Institution Press
the existing framework of states.
The Moshe Dayan Center THE OTHER AIR FORCE
Syracuse University Press
U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media
IN PURSUIT OF PEACE IN ISRAEL Since 9/11
AND PALESTINE Matt Sienkiewicz

Gershon Baskin 2016 224pp, 16 photos

Nov 2017 288pp 9780813577982 Paperback £25.50 / €31.00

9780826521811 Hardback £29.95 / €35.00 9780813577999 Hardback £81.95 / €95.00
War Culture
This is Gershon Baskin’s memoir of thirty-eight years
of intensive pursuit of peace. During the many cycles As it seeks to win the hearts and minds of citizens in the
of peace negotiations, Baskin has served both as an Muslim world, the US has poured millions of dollars into
outside agitator for peace and as an advisor on the local TV and radio programming, hoping to generate
inside of secret talks. He ends this book with his own pro-American currents on Middle Eastern airwaves.
proposal, which includes establishing a peace education However, as this new book shows, the Middle Eastern
program and cabinet-level Ministries of Peace in both media producers who rely on these funds are hardly
countries, in order to foster a culture of peace. puppets on an American string, but instead contribute
Vanderbilt University Press their own political and creative agendas.
Rutgers University Press

6 POLITICS

THE SOVIETIZATION OF AZERBAIJAN UNDERSTANDING TAHRIR SQUARE

The South Caucasus in the Triangle of Russia, What Transitions Elsewhere Can Teach Us
Turkey, and Iran, 1920-1922 About the Prospects for Arab Democracy
Jamil Hasanli Stephen R. Grand

Oct 2017 384pp, 3 maps 2014 258pp

9781607815938 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00 9780815725169 Paperback £31.50 / €37.00

Utah Series in Middle East Studies Amid the current turmoil in the Middle East,
Understanding Tahrir Square sounds a rare optimistic
Highlights the Caucasian peoples’ struggle to retain note. Surveying countries in other parts of the world
political independence against Soviet Russia and an during their transitions to democracy, author Stephen
international cast that included European powers Grand argues that the long-term prospects in many
wanting to retain petroleum concessions; Kemalist parts of the Arab world are actually quite positive. If the
Turkey, which claimed special ties to the Turkic Azeris; current polarisation and political violence in the region
and Iran, which controlled South Azerbaijan and can be overcome, democracy will eventually take root.
was thus a possible route of expansion eastward for
Bolshevik movement. Brookings Institution Press
The University of Utah Press
US VERSUS THEM
TURKEY’S NUCLEAR FUTURE
The United States, Radical Islam, and the Rise
Edited by George Perkovich & Sinan Ülgen of the Green Threat
Douglas Little
2015 248pp
2016 304pp
9780870034152 Paperback £18.50 / €22.00
9781469626802 Hardback £31.95 / €37.00
9780870034169 Hardback £46.50 / €54.00
The collapse of the Soviet Union seemed to signal that
Turkey, with a robust modern economy and growing the doctrine of containment had served US interests
energy needs, is pursuing a switch to nuclear power. But in the Middle East. Yet, although many Americans
that shift is occurring in an environment fraught with hoped that the end of the Cold War would enable
security challenges. This volume explores the current the US to redefine its diplomatic relationships in the
status and trajectory of Turkey’s nuclear programme, Middle East, Little demonstrates that US foreign policy
adding historical perspective, analytical rigour, and has been governed by “us versus them” thinking, with
strategic insight. Islamophobia supplanting the threats of yesteryear.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Brookings Institute Press The University of North Carolina Press

HISTORY 7
HIGHLIGHT
HIGHLIGHT

THE CHURCH IN IRAQ DEMOCRACY AND THE NATURE OF
AMERICAN INFLUENCE IN IRAN,
Fernando Cardinal Filoni 1941-1979
Translated by Edward Condon
David R. Collier
Aug 2017 277pp
Mar 2017 408pp, 10 b&w images
9780813229652 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00
9780815635123 Paperback £47.95 / €55.00
The persecution of the church in Iraq is one of the
great tragedies of the twenty-first century. In this 9780815634973 Hardback £79.50 / €92.00
short, yet sweeping account, Cardinal Filoni, the
former Papal Nuncio to Iraq, shows us the people Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
and the faith in the land of Abraham and Babylon.
This is the compelling and rich history of the Presents a timely and fresh reexamination of one
Christian communities in a land that was once the of the most important bilateral relationships of the
frontier between Rome and Persia. last century. Collier delves deeply into the American
desire to promote democracy in Iran from the
“The cardinal’s work can be likened to a sort of 1940s to the early 1960s and examines the myriad
Operation Truth. [He] tells the story of the local factors that contributed to their success in exerting a
Christian communities of Mesopotamia, with historical powerful influence on Iranian politics.
precision and in a language that is accessible, from the
apostolic teaching of Addai and Mari, disciples of St. “ The events analysed in this book are still shaping
Thomas the Apostle, to today’s suffering.” international politics today and Collier’s adept analysis
—La Stampa informs our understanding of the current international
situation. This important work is both timely and
The Catholic University of America Press essential reading.”
—Tom Donlion, former National Security Advisor
and distinguished fellow at the Council on
Foreign Relations

Syracuse University Press

8 HISTORY HIGHLIGHT

HIGHLIGHT

AN INTELLECTUAL HISTORY OF PRAGMATISM IN ISLAMIC LAW
TURKISH NATIONALISM
A Social and Intellectual History
Between Turkish Ethnicity and Ahmed Fekry Ibrahim
Islamic Identity
Umut Uzer Mar 2017 392pp, 2 b&w images, 2 tables

2016 272pp 9780815635178 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00

9781607814658 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00 Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms

Middle East Studies Presents a detailed history of Sunni legal pluralism
and the ways in which it was employed to
Turkish nationalism erupted onto the world stage accommodate the changing needs of society.
in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, In examining over a thousand cases from three
as first Greeks, then Armenians and other minority seventeenth and eighteenth century Egyptian
groups within the Ottoman Empire began to courts, Ibrahim traces the internal logic of pragmatic
assert national identity and seek independence. eclecticism under the Ottomans.
Umut Uzer examines the ideological evolution and
transformation of Turkish nationalism from its early “The author examines a vitally important, if little
precursors to its contemporary protagonists. studied, development in Islamic jurisprudential theory
and substantive law. . . . Ibrahim forces us to question
“Surveys some of the major ideas of Turkish nationalism some of the more popular academic conceptions about
as it traces the development and transformation of Islamic law in history and its evolution in modern
this idea in its various forms. Nothing of the sort exists centuries.”
in English that is not outdated or that offers similar —Reem Meshal, associate professor of Islamic
coverage.” studies, Louisiana State University
—Yücel Yanıkdağ, author of Healing the Nation:
Prisoners of War, Medicine, and Nationalism in Syracuse University Press
Turkey, 1914–1939

The University of Utah Press

HISTORY 9

BECOMING THE HOLY SEE AND THE EMERGENCE
TURKISH OF THE MODERN MIDDLE EAST

Nationalist Reforms Benedict XV’s Diplomacy in Greater Syria
and Cultural (1914–1922)
Negotiations in Early Agnes de Dreuzy
Republican Turkey
1923-1945 2016 312pp
Hale Yilmaz
9780813228495 Hardback £74.50 / €86.00
2016 352pp, 26 b&w images
A thorough exploration of the pontiff’s statecraft
9780815634676 Paperback regarding Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine serves as the
£31.95 / €37.00 case study and emphasises Pope Benedict’s participation
Modern Intellectual and in preparing the Catholic Church for an active role in the
Political History of the new world order.
Middle East The Catholic University of America Press

Deepens our understanding of the modernist nation- AN INCURABLE
building processes in post-Ottoman Turkey through the PAST
perspective of ordinary citizens.
Syracuse University Press Nasser’s Egypt Then
and Now
BEYOND THE QURAN Mériam N. Belli

Early Ismaili ta’wil and the Secrets of 2016 304pp, 11 b&w images
the Prophets
David Hollenberg 9780813054094 Paperback
£29.95 / €35.00
2016 192pp
Examining history not as
9781611176780 Hardback £47.95 / €55.00 it was recorded, but as it is
remembered, An Incurable
Ismailism, one of the three major branches of Shiism, is Past contextualises
best known for ta’wil, an esoteric, allegorising scriptural the classist and deeply
exegesis.This study contributes to our understanding disappointing post-Nasserist period that has inspired
of early Ismaili doctrine, Fatimid rhetoric, and, more today’s Egyptian revolutionaries.
broadly, the use of esoteric literatures in the history University Press of Florida
of religion.
The University of South Carolina Press IN THE SERVICE OF THE KING

THE GENERALSHIP Officialdom in Ancient Israel and Judah
OF MUHAMMAD Nili Sacher Fox

Battles and 2016 384pp
Campaigns of the
Prophet of Allah 9780822963929 Paperback £30.95 / €36.00
Russ Rodgers
Titles have always been conferred on persons both to
Feb 2017 328pp, 1 image, identify their functions in society and to assign honorary
12 maps status. Nili Fox analyses the titles and roles of civil
officials and functionaries in Israel and Judah in their
9780813054599 Paperback ancient Near Eastern context and argues that foreign
£26.50 / €31.00 influence on Israelite state formation is not as clear as it
once seemed.
Incorporating military, University of Pittsburgh Press
political, and economic
analyses, Russ Rodgers
focuses on Muhammad’s use of insurgency warfare in
seventh-century Arabia. He provides battlefield maps
and explores the supply and logistic problems that
would have plagued any military leader at the time.
University Press of Florida

10 HISTORY

MIRROR FOR THE MUSLIM PRINCE THE SHI’ITES OF LEBANON

Islam and the Theory of Statecraft Modernism, Communism, and
Mehrzad Boroujerdi Hizbullah’s Islamists
Rula Jurdi Abisaab & Malek Abisaab
Jan 2017 486pp
9780815635116 Paperback £37.50 / €43.00 Mar 2017 390pp, 2 b&w images
Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East
9780815635093 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00
In this volume, a group of distinguished scholars
reinterpret concepts and canons of Islamic thought in Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms
Arab, Persian, South Asian, and Turkish traditions. They
demonstrate that there is no unitary “Islamic” position Traces the sociopolitical, economic, and intellectual
on important issues of statecraft and governance. transformation of the Shi‘ites of Lebanon from
Syracuse University Press 1920 during the French colonial period until the late
twentieth century. Analysing the interaction between
MOHAMMAD MOSADDEQ AND THE sacred and secular features of modern Shi‘ite society,
1953 COUP IN IRAN the authors clearly follow the group’s turn toward
religious revolution and away from secular activism.
Edited by Mark J. Gasiorowski & Malcolm Byrne Syracuse University Press
Jul 2017 384pp
9780815635291 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00 SHIPPED BUT NOT SOLD
Modern Intellectual and Political History of the Middle East
Material Culture and the Social Protocols of
Examines the turbulent political climate that prevailed Trade during Yemen’s Age of Coffee
in Iran during Mosaddeq’s tenure, the confrontation Nancy Um
between Iran and Britain for control over Iran’s oil, the
strategic considerations that led US officials to opt for a May 2017 226pp, 11 colour and 12 b&w images, 2 maps
coup, and the details of the coup itself.
Syracuse University Press 9780824866402 Hardback £67.95 / €79.00

“MYSTICISM” IN IRAN Perspectives on the Global Past

The Safavid Roots of a Modern Concept In the early decades of the eighteenth century, Yemen
Ata Anzali hosted a bustling community of merchants who sailed
to the southern Arabian Peninsula, seeking and offering
Oct 2017 264pp a range of commodities, both luxury and mundane. In
9781611178074 Hardback £53.50 / €61.00 this work, Nancy Um opens the chests these merchants
Studies in Comparative Religion transported to and from Yemen and examines the cargo
holds of their boats to reveal the goods held within.
Straddles social and intellectual history, beginning University of Hawai’i Press
with an examination of late Safavid social and religious
contexts in which Twelver religious scholars launched
a successful campaign against Sufism with the tacit
approval of the court.
The University of South Carolina Press

HISTORY : MILITARY HISTORY 11

MILITARY HISTORY

HIGHLIGHT HIGHLIGHT

SELECTED FOR THE RAF CHIEF OF STAFF’S A MILITARY HISTORY
RECOMMENDED READING LIST 2017 OF AFGHANISTAN

AIRPOWER APPLIED From the Great Game to the Global War
on Terror
U.S., NATO, and Israeli Combat Experience Ali Ahmad Jalali
Edited by John Andreas Olsen
Mar 2017 656pp
May 2017 416pp
9780700624072 Hardback £37.50 / €43.00
9781682470756 Hardback £48.50 / €56.00
Ali Ahmad Jalali, a former interior minister of
History of Military Aviation Afghanistan, taps a deep understanding of his
country’s distant and recent past to explore
Tells the story of the evolution of airpower and Afghanistan’s military history during the last two
its impact upon the history of warfare. Through a hundred years. Jalali’s account focuses primarily on
critical examination of twenty-nine case studies the era of British conquest and Anglo-Afghan wars;
in which the United States in various coalitions the Soviet invasion; the civil war and the rise of the
and Israel played significant roles, the book offers Taliban; and the subsequent US invasion.
perspectives on the political purpose, strategic
meaning, and military importance of airpower. “Professor Jalali’s book will be the authoritative and
standard work for scholars, soldiers, statesmen, and
“This volume has an impressive scope with citizens alike. Well written, thoroughly researched in
contributions by high-caliber authors who shed new multiple relevant languages, and, presented as only this
light on the use and importance of airpower to the highly educated Afghan army colonel, one time freedom
United States, its NATO allies, and Israel. This is a must- fighter, former Afghan Minister of the Interior, and
read for theorists, practitioners, and strategists alike.” scholar could do. This is the balanced history required
— Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, 17th Supreme Allied for a world community struggling to bring a meaningful
Commander Europe peace to this troubled land.”
—Lester W. Grau, author of Operation Anaconda:
Naval Institute Press America’s First Major Battle in Afghanistan and
The Soviet-Afghan War: How a Superpower Fought
and Lost

University Press of Kansas

12 HISTORY : MILITARY HISTORY HIGHLIGHT

HIGHLIGHT

WARS OF MODERN BABYLON IN THE WARLORDS’ SHADOW

A History of the Iraqi Army from Special Operations Forces, the Afghans,
1921 to 2003 and Their Fight Against the Taliban
Pesach Malovany Daniel R. Green

Jul 2017 928pp, 250 b&w photos, 59 maps Jul 2017 264pp, 16 photos, 3 maps

9780813169439 Hardback £135.00 / €155.00 9781612518152 Hardback £28.95 / €34.00

Foreign Military Studies In 2010, US special operations forces (SOF) in
Afghanistan began a new and innovative program to
Provides a comprehensive and detailed history of fight the Taliban insurgency using the movement’s
the Iraqi military from its formation in 1921 to its structure and strategy against it. In this first-hand
collapse in 2003. Pesach Malovany analyses Iraqi account of how the Village Stability Operations
participation in the 1948, 1967, and 1973 Arab program functioned, Daniel R. Green provides a
wars against Israel as well as Iraq’s wars with the long-term perspective on how SOF stabilised the
Kurds during the twentieth century. southern Afghan province of Uruzgan.

“In Wars of Modern Babylon, Pesach Malovany has “In the Warlords’ Shadow is a riveting first-hand
created a nearly comprehensive and accessible reference account of an important initiative by American
work that covers both the history and substance of the Special Operations Forces to work with community
Iraqi Army. By leveraging a lifetime of professional study, leaders in Afghanistan and dramatically improve local
carefully using all available sources, and consulting security; it is impressively researched and written by an
some of the top scholars in the field, Malovany has accomplished soldier and scholar.”
created a masterwork and performed an incredible —Gen. David Petraeus, USA (Ret.), former
service to current and future scholars.” Commander, NATO International Security
—Kevin M. Woods, author of The Iran-Iraq War: A Assistance Force, and Commander, U.S. Forces
Military and Strategic History Afghanistan, 2010–11

The University Press of Kentucky Naval Institute Press

HISTORY : MILITARY HISTORY 13

AT THE DECISIVE POINT IN THE SINAI IN THE SHADOW OF GREATNESS

Generalship in the Yom Kippur War Voices of Leadership, Sacrifice, and Service
Jacob Even & Simcha Maoz from America’s Longest War
The U.S. Naval Academy Class of 2002 et al
Sep 2017 316pp, 22 b&w photos, 12 maps, 2 tables
Aug 2017 264pp, 29 b&w photos, 1 map
9780813169552 Hardback £84.95 / €98.00
Foreign Military Studies 9781682472477 Paperback £24.50 / €28.00

Offers a firsthand account of the Yom Kippur War’s most The profiles in this book represent the “Next Great
intense engagement by key leaders in Ariel Sharon’s Generation” of American leaders.This compilation is the
division. Jacob Even, deputy division commander of the most authentic and raw narrative to emerge from the
143rd Division, and Simcha Maoz, a staff officer, recount wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and beyond. The reader enjoys
the initial stages of the Suez crossing, examine the Israel a spectrum of stories, each patriotic and honourable.
Defense Forces’ (IDF) response to Egypt’s surprise attack, The narratives are meant to inspire, educate, and
and explain Sharon’s role in the transition from defense reveal a world many don’t understand. Its contents are
to offense. readable and easy to appreciate.
The University Press of Kentucky Naval Institute Press

BETWEEN MILITARY RULE IN THE SHADOW OF THE AYATOLLAH
AND DEMOCRACY
A CIA Hostage in Iran
Regime Consolidation in Greece, Turkey, William J. Daugherty
and Beyond
Yaprak Gürsoy 2016 288pp

Jul 2017 344pp 9781682471227 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00

9780472130429 Hardback £69.95 / €85.00 Looming in the background of today’s dealings with
Iran are the memories of 1979, when Islamic militants
For full details of this title please see page 2. held US diplomatic personnel hostage in the American
University of Michigan Press Embassy in Tehran. In the Shadow of the Ayatollah
relates the crisis through the unique perspective of Bill
CASSANDRA IN OZ Daugherty, an officer for the Central Intelligence Agency
(CIA) serving at the embassy.
Counterinsurgency and Future War Naval Institute Press
Conrad C. Crane
IRAQ AND THE POLITICS OF OIL
2016 320pp
An Insider’s Perspective
9781682470077 Hardback £38.95 / €45.00 Gary Vogler
Transforming War
Nov 2017 352pp
When Conrad Crane retired from active duty, he
didn’t expect to become a modern Cassandra, fated 9780700625062 Hardback £31.95 / €37.00
to tell truth to power without being heeded. Crane’s
account of the creation and implementation of the For full details of this title please see page 1.
counterinsurgency manual addresses its many criticisms, University Press of Kansas
details what went wrong in Iraq, and explains how the
new doctrine was never properly applied.
Naval Institute Press

14 HISTORY : MILITARY HISTORY

BESTSELLER LITERATURE & THE ARTS

THE SOVIET-AFGHAN WAR HIGHLIGHT

How a Superpower Fought and Lost ARABS AND THE ART
The Russian General Staff OF STORYTELLING
Edited by Lester W. Grau & Michael A. Gress
A Strange Familiarity
2002 364pp, 32 maps, 19 photos Abdelfattah Kilito
Translated by Mbarek Sryfi & Eric Sellin
9780700611867 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00 Foreword by Roger Allen

Modern War Studies Jan 2017 176pp
9780815635185 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00
The war in Afghanistan (1979-1989) has been called Middle East Literature In Translation
“the Soviet Union’s Vietnam War”, a conflict that pitted Revisits and reassesses, in a modern critical light,
Soviet regulars against a relentless, Afghan guerilla many traditional narratives of the Arab world.
force. In this work, the Russian general staff takes a Kilito brings refreshing and iconoclastic insight
close critical look at the Soviet military’s performance in to celebrated texts such as A Thousand and One
that war. Nights, Kalila and Dimna, and Kitab al-Bukhala, giving
University Press of Kansas new life to classic stories that are often treated as
fossilised and untouchable cultural treasures.
BESTSELLER “Arabs and the Art of Storytelling showcases Kilito’s
signature creativity and boldness as a critic. Sryfi and
THE THISTLE AND THE DRONE Sellin, with their thoughtful translation, have done a
service to readers of Arabic and to anyone interested in
How America’s War on Terror Became a Global literary culture. The field of Arabic studies is that much
War on Tribal Islam richer for their efforts.”
Akbar Ahmed —Samuel England, University of Wisconsin
Syracuse University Press
2013 424pp

9780815723783 Hardback £31.50 / €37.00

In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, the United States
declared war on terrorism. More than ten years later,
the results are decidedly mixed. Here world renowned
author, diplomat, and scholar Akbar Ahmed reveals
an important yet largely ignored result of this war: in
many nations it has exacerbated the already broken
relationship between central governments and the
largely rural Muslim tribal societies on the peripheries of
both Muslim and non-Muslim nations.
Brookings Institution Press

HIGHLIGHT LITERATURE & THE ARTS 15

HIGHLIGHT

MIHRÎ HATUN MODERN ARABIC POETRY

Performance, Gender-Bending, and Revolution and Conflict
Subversion in Ottoman Intellectual History Waed Athamneh
Didem Havlioğlu
Jan 2017 324pp
Nov 2017 248pp
9780268101541 Hardback £55.95 / €78.00
9780815635376 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00
Waed Athamneh addresses enduring questions
Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East raised from the 1950s to the present as she
investigates the impact of past and contemporary
The Ottoman poet Mihrî Hatun (1460-1515) Middle Eastern politics on its poetry. Focusing on the
succeeded in drawing an admiring audience and works of three prominent poets, Athamneh argues
considerable renown during a time when few that political changes in the modern Arab world
women were accepted into male-dominated inspired transitions and new directions in these
intellectual circles. Placing the poet in the context poets’ works.
of her era and environment, Havlioglu finds
that the poet’s dramatic, masterful performance “Modern Arabic Poetry: Revolution and Conflict
and subversiveness are the very reasons for is a study of great promise. It should answer many of
her endurance. the questions about the major literary directions in
modern Arabic poetry beyond commitment to Nasser,
“This is a path-breaking book. Its value lies not in Arab nationalism, and the question of Palestine in the
‘completeness’ but in showing the way toward more 1950s and 1960s. It contains some very fine readings
complete and nuanced studies of early modern women’s of major poems by the authors Athamneh has chosen
poetry in the Ottoman Empire.” to focus on. They considerably enhance the presentation
—Walter G. Andrews, research professor, of her arguments. The poems themselves are skillfully
Department of Near Eastern Languages and translated and capture the spirit of modernist Arabic
Civilization, University of Washington poetry.”
—Terri DeYoung, University of Washington
Syracuse University Press
University of Notre Dame Press

16 LITERATURE & THE ARTS

HIGHLIGHT AFTERMATH

WARRIORS, WITCHES, WHORES The Fallout of War - America and the
Middle East
Women in Israeli Cinema Edited by Carol McCusker
Rachel S. Harris
2016 192pp, 120 colour images
Oct 2017 304pp, 40 images
9780814339671 Paperback £38.50 / €44.00 9780983308546 Paperback £47.95 / €55.00
Contemporary Approaches to Film and Media Series
Offers a feminist study of Israel’s film industry and Published in conjunction with a major exhibition,
the changes that have occurred since the 1990s. Aftermath captures the response of artists to the impact
Working in feminist film theory, the book adopts a of war on people and their environments. The collection
cultural studies approach, considering the creation of photographs, essays, and poems offers an immersion
of a female-centred and thematically feminist film in the human costs of war, revealing the toll war takes
culture in light of structural and ideological shifts in on individuals and families.
Israeli society. Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
“Harris’s insightful and multifaceted analysis University Press of Florida
identifies the feminist possibilities and problematics in
contemporary Israeli cinema. In addition, she offers a AFTER TOMORROW THE
fascinating discussion of activists’ efforts to make space DAYS DISAPPEAR
for more women in the industry, as well as to maintain
feminist film festivals and organizations.” Ghazals and Other Poems
– Sarah Projansky, professor of film and media Hasan Sijzi
arts and of gender studies at the University Translated by Rebecca Gould
of Utah
Wayne State University Press 2015 144pp

9780810132306 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00
Northwestern World Classics

Hasan Sijzi is considered the originator of the Indo-
Persian ghazal, a poetic form that endures to this day.
This collection reveals the geographical range of the
literature while introducing an Indian voice that will find
a place on readers’ bookshelves alongside well-known
Iranian names.
Northwestern University Press

HAGAR POEMS

Mohja Kahf

2016 160pp

9781682260005 Paperback £19.50 / €22.00

The central matter of this daring new collection is the
story of Hagar, Abraham, and Sarah - the ancestral
feuding family of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. These
poems delve into the Hajar story in Islam. They explore
other figures from the Near Eastern heritage, such as
Mary and Moses, and touch on figures from early Islam,
such as Fatima and Aisha.
The University of Arkansas Press

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ISLAM, ARABS, AND THE BESTSELLER
INTELLIGENT WORLD OF THE JINN
MODERN ARAB ART
Amira El-Zein
Formation of Arab Aesthetics
Mar 2017 248pp Nada M. Shabout

9780815635147 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00 2015 240pp, 32 colour plates, 40 b&w photos

Contemporary Issues in the Middle East 9780813061269 Paperback £23.95 / €28.00

Beliefs regarding the jinn are deeply integrated into Provides a historical and theoretical overview of the
Muslim culture and religion, and have a constant subject from the 1940s through today. With particular
presence in legends, myths, poetry, and literature. In emphasis on production, reception, and the intersection
Islam, Arabs, and the Intelligent World of the Jinn, Amira El- between art and politics in Iraq and Palestine, Nada
Zein explores the integral role these mythological figures Shabout reveals the fallacy in Western fascination with
play, revealing that the concept of jinn is fundamental Arab art as a timeless and exotic “other”.
to understanding Muslim culture and tradition. University Press of Florida

Syracuse University Press ON THE SURFACE OF SILENCE

A MAP OF SIGNS AND SCENTS The Last Poems of Lea Goldberg
Lea Goldberg
New and Selected Poems, 1979–2014
Amjad Nasser Jun 2017 192pp, 6 b&w images
Translated by Fady Joudah & Khaled Mattawa
9780822964902 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00
2016 184pp
Offers the first-ever English language translation of the
9780810133655 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00 final poetry collection of Lea Goldberg, a preeminent
and central poet of modern Hebrew poetry. These
Curbstone extraordinary texts, composed in the last years and even
days of the poet’s life and published posthumously after
Offers a collection of sixty poems by an acclaimed poet her untimely death, exhibit a level of lyrical distillation
whose life and work span Middle Eastern and Western and formal boldness that mark them as distinctive in the
worlds, centuries past and the vivid present, the sweep poet’s oeuvre.
of history and the intimacy of love. Born in Jordan in University of Pittsburgh Press
1955, Amjad Nasser has lived and worked in Beirut,
Cyprus, and London. His work reflects a nuanced view THE PLACE OF STONES
of the currents of history along which individual lives
play out. A Novel
Ali Hosseini
Northwestern University Press
Sep 2017 216pp

9780810135758 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00

This is Ali Hosseini’s first novel. In it, he paints a vivid
portrait of Sangriz, a village in the southern part of Iran
where life has been disrupted by industrialisation and
the Iranian Revolution of 1979. In masterfully crafted
prose that never sinks into sentimentality, The Place of
Stones illuminates how a lost past continues to shape
the present.
Northwestern University Press

18 LITERATURE & THE ARTS

SHURA- T LEGENDS, IBA- D-I IDENTITIES SPOILING THE STORIES

Martyrdom, Asceticism, and the Making of an The Rise of Israeli Women’s Fiction
Early Islamic Community Tamar Merin
Adam Gaiser
Mar 2017 216pp
2016 277pp
9780810133709 Paperback £37.50 / €43.00
9781611176766 Hardback £58.50 / €68.00
Studies in Comparative Religion 9780810133716 Hardback £110.00 / €125.00

Explores the origins and early development of Islamic Cultural Expressions of World War II
notions of martyrdom and of martyrdom literature.
Adam Gaiser examines the catalogues or lists of martyrs Presents the untold story of the rise of prose by Israeli
(martyrologies) of the early shurat in the context of late women, while further exploring and expanding the
antiquity, showing that shurat literature, as it can be gendered models of literary influence in modern
reconstructed, shares continuity with the martyrologies Hebrew literature. The theoretical idea upon which this
of earlier Christians and other religious groups. book is based is that of intersexual dialogue, a term
The University of South Carolina Press that refers to the various literary strategies employed
by Israeli female fiction writers expressing their voice
SIX TURKISH FILMMAKERS within a male-dominated and inherently Oedipal
literary tradition.
Laurence Raw Northwestern University Press

Nov 2017 277pp TRANSNATIONAL IDENTITIES

9780299315405 Hardback £84.95 / €98.00 Women, Art, and Migration in
Wisconsin Film Studies Contemporary Israel
Tal Dekel
Examining the vanguard of New Turkish Cinema,
Laurence Raw shows how these films reveal the effects 2016 168pp, 35 images
of profound socio-economic change on ordinary people
in contemporary Turkey. Raw interweaves his film 9780814342503 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00
discussion with thoughtful commentary on nationalism,
gender, personal identity, and cultural pluralism. A polyphonic collection of migrant women artists’
The University of Wisconsin Press voices in Israel that reflects their individual and
collective experiences of migration and in particular,
the gendered aspects of uprooting and re-grounding
in a steadily expanding transnational reality of the
ethno-national state.
Wayne State University Press

19

MIDDLE EAST LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

Syracuse University Press’s series Middle East Literature in Translation is designed to
make writing from the languages of the Middle East (Arabic, Turkish, and Persian,
but also Kurdish, Urdu, Turkmen, Uzbek, etc.) available to English-speaking readers.
The books in the series include short stories, novels, poetry, memoirs, and works on
literary criticism.

ARABS AND THE ART THE CANDIDATE
OF STORYTELLING
A Novel
A Strange Familiarity Zareh Vorpouni
Abdelfattah Kilito Translated by Jennifer Manoukian & Ishkhan Jinbashian 
Translated by Mbarek Sryfi & Eric Sellin
Foreword by Roger Allen 2016 200pp

Jan 2017 176pp 9780815634683 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00

9780815635185 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00 This is one of the most masterful, psychologically
penetrating novels in Armenian diaspora literature.
For full details of this title, please see page 14. Published in 1967 at a time of political awakening
among the descendants of survivors of the Armenian
32 genocide, the novel explores themes of trauma,
forgiveness, reconciliation, friendship, and sacrifice,
Sahar Mandour and examines the relationship between victim
Translated by Nicole Fares and perpetrator.

2016 160pp A CHILD FROM THE VILLAGE

9780815610694 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00 Sayyid Qutb
Edited, translated, and with an introduction by John Calvert
In this finely observed novel, five young Lebanese & William Shepard
women navigate their professional and social lives in a
city interrupted by random explosions. It is not a war 2016 184pp
zone, but there is no peace either - Beirut stands at
the edge of both. These women have been shaped by 9780815610755 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00
the events of a long civil war, their childhood spent in
shelters, their adolescence in an unrecognisable city This tender memoir chronicles the early years of Sayyid
under rapid reconstruction. Qutb, one of Egypt’s most influential radical Islamist
thinkers and a member of the Muslim Brotherhood.
ABUNDANCE FROM THE DESERT
THE ELUSIVE FOX
Classical Arabic Poetry
Raymond Farrin Muhammad Zafzaf
Translated by Mbarek Sryfi & Roger Allen
Jan 2017 386pp
2016 102pp
9780815635154 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00
9780815610779 Paperback £20.50 / €24.00
Provides a comprehensive introduction to classical
Arabic poetry, one of the richest of poetic traditions. Considered one of Morocco’s most important
Covering the period roughly of 500 to 1250 c.e., contemporary writers, Muhammad Zafzaf created
it features original translations and illuminating stories of alterity, compassionate tales inhabited by
discussions of a number of major classical Arabic poems those living in the margins of society. In The Elusive Fox,
from a variety of genres. The poems are presented a young teacher visits the coastal city of Essaouira in the
chronologically, each situated within a specific historical 1960s. There he meets a group of European bohemians
and literary context. and local Moroccans and is exposed to the grittier side
of society.

20 LITERATURE & THE ARTS : MIDDLE EAST LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION

FELÂTUN BEY AND RÂKIM EFENDI SOCIAL STUDIES

An Ottoman Novel HIGHLIGHT
Ahmet Mithat Efendi
Translated by Melih Levi and Monica M. Ringer ABORTION PILLS, TEST TUBE
BABIES, AND SEX TOYS
2016 176pp
Emerging Sexual and Reproductive
9780815610649 Paperback £15.95 / €19.00 Technologies in the Middle East and
North Africa
Ahmet Midhat Efendi’s famous 1875 novel Felâtun Bey Edited by L.L. Wynn & Angel M. Foster
and Râkim Efendi takes place in late nineteenth-century
Istanbul and follows the lives of two young men who Jun 2017 264pp
come from radically different backgrounds. The novel
provides readers with an elegant yet powerful appeal 9780826521286 Paperback £29.95 / €35.00
for progressive reforms and individual freedoms. Levi
and Ringer’s fluid translation of this Ottoman classic 9780826521279 Hardback £74.50 / €86.00
stands as a landmark in the history of Turkish literature
in translation. From Viagra to in vitro fertilization, new
Syracuse University Press technologies are rapidly changing the global face
of reproductive health. They are far from neutral:
BESTSELLER religious, cultural, social, and legal contexts
condition their global transfer. Reproductive health
GILGAMESH’S SNAKE AND technologies are often particularly controversial
OTHER POEMS because of their potential to reconfigure kinship
relationships, sexual mores, gender roles, and
Bilingual Edition the way life is conceptualised. This collection of
Ghareeb Iskander ethnographic research spans the region from
Translated by John Glenday & Ghareeb Iskander Morocco and Tunisia to Israel and Iran.

2016 144pp Vanderbilt University Press

9780815610717 Paperback £15.95 / €19.00

In this luminous bilingual collection of poems, Ghareeb
Iskander offers a personal response to the The Epic
of Gilgamesh. Iskander’s modern-day Gilgamesh is a
nameless Iraqi citizen who witnessed the fall of the
dictatorship, who exists in a constant state of threat,
and who dreams, not about eternity, but simply
about life.
Syracuse University Press

THOU SHALT NOT SPEAK
MY LANGUAGE

Abdelfattah Kilito
Translated by Waïl S. Hassan

Jul 2017 128pp

9780815635604 Paperback £15.95 / €19.00

The act of translation and bilingualism are steeped in
a tension between surrender and conquest, yielding
conscious and unconscious effects on language. First
published in 2002, this work explores this tension in his
address of the dynamics of literary influence and canon
formation within the Arabic literary tradition.
Syracuse University Press

HIGHLIGHT SOCIAL STUDIES 21

HIGHLIGHT

IRAQI MIGRANTS IN SYRIA MEMORY ACTIVISM

The Crisis before the Storm Reimagining the Past for the Future in
Sophia Hoffman Israel-Palestine
Yifat Gutman
2016 264pp, 3 b&w images
Mar 2017 200pp
9780815634713 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00
9780826521347 Paperback £23.50 / €31.00
9780815634850 Hardback £68.95 / €80.00
9780826521330 Hardback £63.95 / €74.00
Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
Set in Israel in the first decade of the twenty-first
During the decade that preceded Syria’s 2011 century and based on long-term fieldwork, this rich
uprising and descent into violence, the country was ethnographic study offers an innovative analysis of
in the midst of another crisis: the mass arrival of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It explores practices
Iraqi migrants and a flood of humanitarian aid to of “memory activism” by three groups of Jewish-
handle the refugee emergency. Drawing on firsthand Israeli and Arab-Palestinian citizens showing how
observations and interviews, Hoffmann provides a they appropriated the global model of truth and
nuanced portrait of the conditions of daily life for reconciliation while utilising local cultural practices
Iraqis living in Syria. such as tours and testimonies.

“Hoffmann’s theoretical deftness and her acute “Yifat Gutman’s study of a contemporary Israeli
ethnography of the places, peoples, and organizations counter-memory and the cultural practices of its
she encountered make major contributions to our activists is as clear as it is courageous. It is an important
understanding of Syria, but also of the conditions of intellectual achievement because it shows that even a
refugees and strangers everywhere.” hot topic like contested memory can be subjected to a
—Laleh Khalili, School of Oriental and African lucid, differentiated, and insightful analysis.”
Studies, University of London —Aleida Assmann, author of Shadows of Trauma:
Memory and the Politics of Postwar Identity
Syracuse University Press
Vanderbilt University Press

22 SOCIAL STUDIES

HIGHLIGHT AMERICAN ALIYA

YOUTH ENCOUNTER PROGRAMS Portrait of an Innovative
IN ISRAEL Migration Movement
Chaim I. Waxman
Pedagogy, Identity, and Social Change
Karen Ross Dec 2017 240pp

Oct 2017 264pp, 7 tables 9780814343425 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00
9780815635406 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00
9780815635543 Hardback £63.95 / €74.00 A broad analysis of the phenomenon of American
Ross examines the structure and pedagogical migration to Israel. The major focus is on the who,
approaches of two organisations in Israel, Peace when, and where of American immigration to Israel, but
Child Israel and Sadaka Reut. In doing so, Ross it is the “why” of this aliya which constitutes the core of
explores how these different organisations shape the book. Waxman analyses the relationship between
participants’ national identity, beliefs about social Zionism, aliya, and the Jewish experience.
change, and motivation to continue engaging in Wayne State University Press
peace-building activities.
“This is a thoroughly researched, empirically rich, and BATTERING
valuable contribution to the literature on intergroup STATES
encounters in the Israeli/Palestinian context.”
—Ned Lazarus, visiting professor of The Politics of
international affairs at the Elliott School, George Domestic Violence
Washington University in Israel
Syracuse University Press Madelaine Adelman

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eurospangroup.com/mailinglist 9780826521316 Paperback
£37.50 / €43.00

9780826521309 Hardback
£74.50 / €86.00

Explores the most personal
part of people’s lives as
they intersect with a uniquely complex state system.
The book examines how statecraft shapes domestic
violence: how a state defines itself and determines what
counts as a family; how a state establishes sovereignty
and defends its borders; and how a state organises its
legal system and forges its economy.
Vanderbilt University Press

BETWEEN EXILE AND EXODUS

Argentinian Jewish Immigration to Israel,
1948–1967
Sebastian Klor

Nov 2017 304pp, 6 charts, 11 tables

9780814343678 Hardback £58.50 / €68.00

Examines the case of the 16,500 Argentine Jewish
immigrants who arrived in Israel during the first
two decades of its existence (1948-1967). Based
on a thorough investigation of various archives
in Argentina and Israel, Sebastian Klor presents a
sociohistoric analysis of that immigration with a
comparative perspective.
Wayne State University Press

SOCIAL STUDIES 23

COLONIAL JERUSALEM THE INSECURE CITY

The Spatial Construction of Identity and Space, Power, and Mobility in Beirut
Difference in a City of Myth, 1948-2012 Kristin V. Monroe
Thomas Philip Abowd
2016 204pp, 7 photos, 2 maps
2016 312pp, 16 b&w images
9780813574622 Paperback £25.95 / €30.00
9780815634690 Paperback £31.95 / €37.00
Contemporary Issues in the Middle East Fifteen years after the end of a protracted civil war,
Beirut broke out in violence once again, forcing
Explores a vibrant urban centre at the core of the residents to contend with many forms of insecurity,
decades long Palestinian-Israeli conflict and shows how amid an often violent landscape. Providing a picture
colonialism, far from being simply a fixture of the past, of what ordinary life is like for urban dwellers surviving
remains a crucial component of Palestinian and Israeli sectarian violence, this volume captures the day-to-
realities today. day experiences of citizens of Beirut moving through a
Syracuse University Press war-torn landscape.

CONCRETE BOXES Rutgers University Press

Mizrahi Women on Israel’s Periphery INTERPRETERS OF OCCUPATION
Pnina Motzafi-Haller
Gender and the Politics of Belonging in an
Nov 2017 360pp Iraqi Refugee Network
Madeline Otis Campbell
9780814340592 Paperback £39.50 / €46.00
2016 256pp, 3 b&w images
9780814344422 Hardback £68.95 / €80.00
Raphael Patai Series in Jewish Folklore and Anthropology 9780815634379 Paperback £37.50 / €43.00

Offers a rich depiction of contemporary life in one 9780815634553 Hardback £63.95 / €74.00
marginalised development town in the Israeli Negev.
Placing the stories of five women at the centre, author Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East
Pnina Motzafi-Haller depicts a range of creative
strategies used by each woman to make a meaningful Traces the experiences of twelve individuals from their
life within a reality of multiple exclusions. young adulthood as members of the last Ba’thist
Wayne State University Press generation, to their work as interpreters, through their
navigation of the US immigration pipeline, and finally
FERTILE BONDS to their resettlement in the US. Throughout, Campbell
considers how these men and women grappled with
Bedouin Class, Kinship, and Gender in the issues of belonging and betrayal, both on the battlefield
Bekaa Valley in Iraq and in the US-based diaspora.
Suzanne E. Joseph
Syracuse University Press
2016 246pp, 15 tables, 7 b&w photos, 1 drawing

9780813054100 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00

With an average of over nine children per family, older
cohorts of Bedouin in the Bekaa Valley of Lebanon
have one of the highest fertility rates in the world.
Many married couples in this pastoral community are
close relatives. To outsiders, such family norms attract
assumptions of Arab “backwardness,” poverty, and
sexism. Remarkably, Fertile Bonds flips these stereotypes.
University Press of Florida

24 SOCIAL STUDIES

MINORITIES AND THE MODERN RESISTANCE, REVOLT, AND GENDER
ARAB WORLD JUSTICE IN EGYPT

New Perspectives Mariz Tadros
Edited by Laura Robson
2016 352pp
2016 296pp
9780815634508 Paperback £47.95 / €55.00
9780815634331 Paperback £37.50 / €43.00
9780815634614 Hardback £74.50 / €86.00
9780815634522 Hardback £68.95 / €80.00 Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East
Middle East Studies Beyond Dominant Paradigms
Charts the arc of the Egyptian women’s movement,
In the wake of recent upheavals across the Arab world, a capturing the changing dynamics of gender activism
simplistic media portrayal of the region as homogenous over the course of two decades. Tadros explores the
has given way to a new though equally shallow interface between feminist movements, Islamist forces,
portrayal, casting it as divided along ethnic, linguistic, and three regime ruptures in the battle over women’s
and religious lines. The essays gathered in this volume status in Egyptian society and politics.
challenge this representation. Syracuse University Press
Syracuse University Press
SHAHAAMA
OFF THE STRAIGHT PATH
Five Egyptian Men Tell Their Stories
Illicit Sex, Law, and Community in Nayra Atiya
Ottoman Aleppo
Elyse Semerdjian 2016 184pp

2016 288pp, 10 b&w images, 4 maps, 7 tables 9780815610618 Paperback £21.50 / €25.00

9780815634638 Paperback £26.50 / €31.00 9780815634348 Hardback £52.95 / €61.00
Gender, Culture, and Politics in the Middle East Contemporary Issues in the Middle East

The legal treatment of sexual behaviour is a subject that Between the late 1970s and the early 1980s, Nayra
receives little scholarly attention in the field of Middle Atiya gathered the oral histories of five Egyptian men:
East women’s studies. Elyse Semerdjian’s Off the Straight a fisherman, an attorney, a scholar, a businessman,
Path takes a bold step toward filling that gap, offering a and a production manager. These candid self-portraits
fascinating look at the historical progression of Islamic reveal the complexity of male identity in contemporary
law’s treatment of illicit sex. Egyptian society.
Syracuse University Press Syracuse University Press

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