all ebooks in category: History of the Middle East (28)

Slavery and Empire in Central Asia
2018 | ISBN: 1108470513 | English | 240 pages | PDF | 2 MB

The Central Asian slave trade swept hundreds of thousands of Iranians, Russians, and others into slavery during the eighteenth-nineteenth centuries. Drawing on eyewitness accounts, autobiographies, …

The Sahara: A Cultural History
English | ISBN: 019986196X | 2011 | 288 pages | EPUB | 7 MB

The Sahara is the quintessence of isolation, epitomizing both remoteness and severity of environment unlike any other place on the face of the earth. Replete …

«The History of the Assassins» by Joseph von Hammer
English | ISBN: 9781531299316 | EPUB | 0.2 MB

Although the affairs of kingdoms and of nations, like the revolutions of day and night, are generally repeated in countless and continued successions, we, nevertheless, …

The Articulation of Early Islamic State Structures
English | ISBN: 0860787214 | 2012 | 468 pages | PDF | 28 MB

This volume reprints nineteen articles that deal with the formation of the first Islamic state under the 'rightly-guided' and Umayyad caliphs (632-750 CE). The articles …

A Companion to Mediterranean History
English | ISBN: 0470659017 | 2014 | PDF | 498 pages | 4,6 MB

A Companion to Mediterranean History presents a wide-ranging overview of this vibrant field of historical research, drawing together scholars from a range of disciplines to …

Bazaar Politics: Power and Pottery in an Afghan Market Town
2011 | ISBN: 0804776717, 0804776725 | English | 272 pages | PDF | 2 MB

After the fall of the Taliban, instability reigned across Afghanistan. However, in the small town of Istalif, located a little over an hour north of …

From the Abode of Islam to the Turkish Vatan: The Making of a National Homeland in Turkey
English | ISBN: 030017201X | 2012 | 288 pages | PDF | 5 MB

How does a people move from tribal and religiously based understandings of society to a concept of the modern nation-state? This book examines the complex …

Iranian Masculinities: Gender and Sexuality in Late Qajar and Early Pahlavi Iran
2019 | ISBN: 1108470637 | English | 328 pages | PDF | 7 MB

The transition from Qajar rule in Iran (c.1789-1925) to that of rule by the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979) set in motion a number of shifts in …

The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632–750 (Guide to...)
English | February 11th, 2016 | ISBN: 1472810341 | 97 pages | EPUB | 8.21 MB

Few centuries in world history have had such a profound and long-lasting impact as the first hundred years of Islamic history. In this book, David …

The West and Islam: Western Liberal Democracy versus the System of Shura
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0415316340, 0415444381 | 288 pages | PDF | 2,7 MB

This book analyzes the relationship between Western and Islamic political ideas. The focus is on the similarities and differences between Western liberal democracy and shura …