From Gaza to Jerusalem: The Campaign for Southern Palestine by Stuart Hadaway

By Stuart Hadaway

The 1917 Palestine crusade observed Britain’s military upward thrust from defeat to accomplish attractive victory.
After failed assaults on Gaza utilizing strategies hired at the Western entrance, a brand new commander used to be appointed. normal Allenby reinvigorated the military and led it to beautiful good fortune within the 3rd conflict of Gaza. This offensive might see an leading edge use of cavalry and all-arms co-operation push the Ottoman defenders the entire as far back as Jerusalem. This crusade is seldom tested outdoor of dry tests of method and events, or reviews of T.E. Lawrence’s peripheral position. This paintings will carry the crusade to existence in a broader and deeper experience, analysing the ‘war struggling with’ and logistical points whereas additionally telling the tales of the boys who lived and fought within the harsh wilderness stipulations. in addition to army historians, this paintings is geared toward the transforming into marketplace of genealogists starting to discover this theatre.

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Midnight at the Pera Palace: The Birth of Modern Istanbul by Charles King

By Charles King

“Timely . . . extraordinary . . . highly stress-free, magnificently researched and deeply absorbing.”—Jason Goodwin, New York occasions booklet Review

At dead night, December 31, 1925, electorate of the newly proclaimed Turkish Republic celebrated the hot yr. For the 1st time ever, that they had agreed to take advantage of a nationally unified calendar and clock.

Yet in Istanbul—an old crossroads and Turkey's greatest city—people have been having a look towards an doubtful destiny. by no means basically Turkish, Istanbul was once domestic to generations of Greeks, Armenians, and Jews, in addition to Muslims. It welcomed White Russian nobles ousted via the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik assassins at the path of the exiled Leon Trotsky, German professors, British diplomats, and American entrepreneurs—a multicultural panoply of performers and poets, do-gooders and ne’er-do-wells. in the course of the moment global struggle, hundreds of thousands of Jews fleeing occupied Europe came across passage via Istanbul, a few with the aid of the longer term Pope John XXIII. on the Pera Palace, Istanbul's most magnificent inn, such a lot of spies mingled within the foyer that the executive published an indication asking them to relinquish their seats to paying guests.

In beguiling prose and wealthy personality photos, Charles King brings to existence a outstanding period while a storied urban stumbled into the trendy international and reshaped the which means of cosmopolitanism.

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Security Theology, Surveillance and the Politics of Fear by Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

By Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian

This exam of Palestinian studies of lifestyles and dying in the context of Israeli settler colonialism broadens the analytical horizon to incorporate those that 'keep on current' and explores how Israeli theologies and ideologies of safety, surveillance and worry can vague violence and gear dynamics whereas perpetuating present energy buildings. Drawing from daily points of Palestinian victimization, survival, lifestyles and dying, and relocating among the neighborhood and the worldwide, Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian introduces and defines her proposal of 'Israeli defense theology' and the politics of worry inside Palestine/Israel. She is determined by a feminist research, invoking the intimate politics of the typical and centering the Palestinian physique, relations existence, reminiscence and memorialization, start and dying as severe websites from which to ascertain the settler colonial state's machineries of surveillance which produce and retain a political economic climate of worry that justifies colonial violence.

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Iran in World History (New Oxford World History) by Richard Foltz

By Richard Foltz

domestic of 1 of the world's so much historical and enduring civilizations, Iran has been on the nexus of worldwide historical past for the prior 3 thousand years. positioned on the crossroads among East and West, it's been marked by way of its encounters with different cultures and has inspired them with its personal. From paradise gardens and Persian carpets to the magical poetry of Rumi and Hafez, Iran's contributions have earned it a spot between history's so much subtle and complicated societies. during this e-book, Richard Foltz strains the unfold of Iranian tradition between varied populations starting from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean, and alongside the Silk Roads so far as China, from prehistoric instances as much as the current day. He emphasizes the diversity of contributions Iran has made to global background by means of highlighting the jobs of key figures akin to the traditional empire-builders Cyrus the nice and Darius I, the medieval polymath Avicenna, and early smooth Mughal rulers comparable to Shah Jahan, who outfitted India's celebrated Taj Mahal.

From the institution of the Pahlavi dynasty via Reza Shah in 1925 until eventually the 1979 revolution less than the charismatic management of Ayatollah Khomeini, Iran launched into a modernization strategy that resulted in the unfold of literacy and the expansion of the women's circulation, making it probably the most complicated countries within the constructing global. loss of political freedoms has endured to frustrate many Iranians, despite the fact that, and the rustic is usually visible as a world pariah within the West. Iran this day is never handled good in Western information headlines, regardless of awesome achievements via person Iranians in a variety of fields. Encompassing faith, literature, the humanities, and politics, Iran in international History deals a accomplished historical past of 1 of the world's such a lot influential civilizations and gives nuanced examples of its carrying on with position on the earth today.

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Kuwait in Perspective - Orientation Guide and Arabic by U.S. Government,U.S. Military,Department of Defense

By U.S. Government,U.S. Military,Department of Defense

this can be a professionally-formatted, loose flowing booklet copy of special, updated publications produced by means of the dept of security that supply entire information regarding all features of existence in Kuwait, with a distinct emphasis on geography, background, the economic climate, society, safeguard and army issues, faith, traditions, city and rural existence, ethnic teams, crime, the surroundings, govt, vacations, gender concerns and masses more.

Chapter 1 * Geography * creation * actual Terrain and Topographic positive aspects * weather * Water assets * significant towns * Kuwait urban * different towns * ordinary risks * Environmental matters * bankruptcy 1 review * bankruptcy 2 * background * advent * historical Civilizations * Mesopotamia (present-day Iraq) * Arabia * Persia (present-day Iran) * Islam * Arab cost, enlargement, and contention * British safeguard * Mubarak the nice * The conflict of "Red citadel" at al-Jahra * Oil * The nation of Kuwait * countryside * Arab kingdom * Gulf nation * Oil nation * The Gulf warfare * Precipitants * Iraq Invades * Operation barren region typhoon * outcomes of warfare * fresh background * bankruptcy 2 evaluate * bankruptcy three * financial system * advent * Agriculture and foodstuff construction * * strength * exchange * Exports and Imports * alternate organisations * Transportation * Tourism * Banking and Finance * Banking and forex * Finance and funding * way of life * Employment developments * Public vs. deepest area and Outlook * Outlook * bankruptcy three tests * bankruptcy four * Society * creation * Ethnic teams and Languages * Arabs * Asians * Bidoon * Languages * faith * Islam * different Religions * The Diwaniya * Gender concerns * food * conventional costume * Arts * folks Traditions * modern Arts * activities and game * bankruptcy four review * bankruptcy five * defense * creation * U.S.-Kuwait relatives * kinfolk with Neighboring international locations * Iraq * Saudi Arabia * Iran * inside protection and legislations Enforcement * army * concerns Affecting balance * Oil * Water * Nuclear * Terrorism * inner kinfolk * bankruptcy 1: PROFILE * advent * Geography * sector * weather * Topography * Islands * our bodies of Water * historical past * Early smooth period * smooth period * highway to Independence * Post-Independence * executive * Media * vital parts of the financial system * Oil * strength * Ethnic teams * Kuwaiti * Arab (non-Kuwaiti) * South/Southeast Asian * Iranian * Bidoon * bankruptcy 1 overview. * bankruptcy 2: faith * review of significant Religions * function of faith in govt * faith and executive * Freedom of faith * faith and the click * effect of faith on way of life * impact of Islam on Society * impact of Islam on girls * non secular occasions * spiritual vacations * Eid al-Fitr * Eid al-Adha * Laylat al-Miraj * Mawlid * structures of Worship * Mosques * church buildings * habit in areas of Worship * bankruptcy 2 evaluate * bankruptcy three: TRADITIONS * creation * Honor and Values * Formulaic Codes of Politeness * Male/Female interplay * Gift-Giving * consuming conduct and nutrition * costume Codes * males * ladies * Nonreligious Celebrations * nationwide Day * Liberation Day * different * Tribal relatives * Gestures * Do's and Don'ts * bankruptcy three review * bankruptcy four: city lifestyles * creation * paintings difficulties and Urbanization matters * crew calls for * Expatriate employees * city Crowding * Healthcare providers * schooling * heritage of schooling in Kuwait * college constitution * designated conditions * greater schooling * eating places * industry and Vendors

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Public Management in Israel: Development, Structure, by Itzhak Galnoor

By Itzhak Galnoor

As executive administration in Israel is progressively changed by way of inner most region administration, it really is changing into obvious that the collective-oriented venture of presidency can't be fulfilled by means of the personal region or via the non-profit corporations of civil society. This publication presents an research of the equipment of presidency in Israel, highlighting the inadequacy of the non-public area instead and the way public administration might want to do something about the hot demanding situations and pressures of the twenty first century.



Providing hitherto unpublished info and research in English for the 1st time, this booklet offers a finished research of the problem of public and private-sector administration. the writer examines the initiatives of the civil provider; the criminal starting place of the general public administration equipment; and the profile of civil servants, and appears on the unwieldy finances method; the superiority (and absence) of rules; and exterior and inner mechanisms of oversight. This research is balanced by way of a close exposition of Israel's political-administrative tradition with its over the top centralization, secrecy, turf security, and legacy of improvisation, and their impact on policymaking and administration.



This finished and specified exam of public administration in Israel can be of serious curiosity either to scholars and students of commercial and administration, govt and politics, and to policymakers within the region.

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The War of 1948: Representations of Israeli and Palestinian by Avraham Sela,Alon Kadish

By Avraham Sela,Alon Kadish

The 1948 warfare is remembered during this targeted quantity, together with points of Israeli-Jewish reminiscence and old narratives of 1948 and representations of Israeli-Palestinian reminiscence of that cataclysmic occasion and its outcomes. The participants map and examine various views of the 1948 struggle as represented in literature, old museums, paintings, visible media, and panorama, in addition to in competing legitimate and societal narratives. they're tested particularly opposed to the backdrop of the Oslo strategy, which introduced into reduction tensions inside and among each side of the nationwide divide pertaining to id and legitimacy, justice, and righteousness of "self" and "other."

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Turkey's Entente with Israel and Azerbaijan: State Identity by Alexander Murinson

By Alexander Murinson

With the top of the chilly warfare got here a brand new political instability in Turkey and a shift in kin with the West, top the govt to undertake new international rules and forge alliances with neighbouring states. This e-book bargains a close and entire research of the evolution of the trilateral dating among Turkey, Israel, and Azerbaijan.


Drawing either on first-hand interviews and on examine no longer formerly to be had within the English language, Alexander Murinson brings a brand new standpoint to the research of the connection among the 3 nations. particularly he examines the commonalities of country identities that introduced the nations jointly, the position of kingdom associations, the protection size and the effect of globalization. In a interval of becoming issues approximately eu strength defense, the ebook presents an in depth dialogue of the actions performed by means of quite a few think-tanks, specially in Washington, in regards to the nearby and family politics of the 3 countries.


An unique contribution to review of nearby methods within the accelerated heart East after the top of the chilly conflict, this publication is a welcome boost to the literature at the local politics of the center East and the Caucasus. As such, it will likely be of significant curiosity to an individual learning diplomacy, safety reports and center japanese politics.

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An Incurable Past: Nasser's Egypt Then and Now by Mériam N. Belli

By Mériam N. Belli

"Spanning almost the total 20th century and as well timed because the outbreak of the 2011 ‘January Revolution,’ this paintings has a lot to claim approximately the place Egypt has been, who Egyptians are and, finally, the place they could take their country." --Joel Gordon, writer of Nasser: Hero of the Arab Nation

"A actually notable accomplishment that's inspiration frightening, artistic, and encouraging. Belli is the 1st in heart jap stories to ascertain the cultural background of twentieth-century Egypt throughout the interactions among schooling and remembrance. Her revised theoretical method is acceptable not just to heart japanese societies and cultures, yet to others worldwide." --Israel Gershoni, Tel Aviv University

"An fascinating background of reminiscence that's diversified, dynamic, and disparate. Makes a superb contribution to our understandings of Egyptian nationwide identification and memory." --Nancy L. Stockdale, collage of North Texas

Examining historical past now not because it used to be recorded, yet because it is remembered, An Incurable Past contextualizes the classist and deeply disappointing post-Nasserist interval that has encouraged today’s Egyptian revolutionaries. Public performances, songs, tales, oral histories, and daily speech show not only the historical past of mid-twentieth-century Egypt, but additionally the ways that usual humans adventure and keep in mind the past.

Constructing a ground-breaking theoretical framework, Mériam Belli demonstrates the fragility of the "collectivity" and the pressing have to substitute the present technique for learning collective reminiscence with a brand new technique she defines as "historical utterances." Contextual and relational, those hyperlinks among intimate and public ancient narratives are an essential component of a society’s discussion approximately its prior, current, and destiny. 3 significant vernacular expressions represent the old utterances that light up the Nasserite event and its current. the 1st is common education and schooling. the second one is anti-colonial fight, as exemplified by way of Port Said’s effigy burning pageant. The 3rd is the public’s responses to the "miraculous millenarian" apparition of the Virgin Mary.

Using an in depth array of assets, starting from legitimate data and press reportage to fiction, public rituals, and oral interviews, Belli’s findings penetrate problems with classification, faith, and social and political activism. She exhibits that private stories and public representations permit us a deep figuring out of Egypt’s building of the fashionable in its many sociocultural layers.

Mériam N. Belli is affiliate professor of heritage on the college of Iowa.

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The First Dynasty of Islam: The Umayyad Caliphate AD 661-750 by G. R Hawting

By G. R Hawting

Gerald Hawting's publication has lengthy been stated because the regular introductory survey of this complicated interval in Arab and Islamic historical past. Now it's once again made on hand, with the addition of a brand new advent by way of the writer which examines fresh major contributions to scholarship within the box. it's bound to be welcomed through scholars and teachers alike.

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