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Contents Politics and Current Affairs






Arabic Fiction in Translation


Women in the Middle East


Islamic Studies


Great Books of Islamic Civilization Series




Folios Archive Library


Other New Titles


Complete Backlist of Available Titles


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Politics and Current Affairs

Transit Tehran Young Iran and Its Inspirations Edited by Malu Halasa and Maziar Bahari

Like other international cities, Tehran is filled with the religious, the irreligious and the indifferent. However, for a capital much in the news, its secrets are well-guarded – parties where the kids let rip; falling in love with someone whose face is never seen; random breath-testing of pedestrians for alcohol; religious acceptance of transsexuals; needle exchanges in public parks; and martyrdom demonstrations. In Transit Tehran, city-insiders, rappers, artists, writers and photojournalists provide essays and picture stories to bring the city to life.

Contributors include Newsha Tavakolian, named Best Young Photographer of 2006 by National Geographic, Abbas Kowsari, Javad Montazeri and Omid Salehi, who have continued to document the social transformation of their country in the face of mass closures of newspapers and magazines by the government. Things are never what they seem in the art of Sadegh Tirafkan, the new feminist journalism of Asieh Amini, and the romance Shi’a-style by new fiction talent Alireza Mahmoodi-Iranmehr. Above all, Transit Tehran celebrates the country’s long tradition of artistic and cultural resistance that has influenced young

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“Maziar Bahari, one of the very finest Iranian journalists still shining a light on his homeland, has coedited with Malu Halasa, a truly insightful account of the real Iran – the Iran we never hear above the hubbub of rhetoric and allegation. This is the Iran so many of us who travel there know and both admire and think about. It is the Iran that defies politics and economics and remains somehow simply Persian.”

evidence that they do so with such panache, creativity, and often courage, is to be found in this wonderful book of brilliant essays and evocative photographs. That they do so may be a cause of concern to the government of Iran. It should be the source of great reassurance to all who believe in the power of the human spirit.” Ted Koppel, Managing Editor, Discovery Channel

Jon Snow, Channel Four News

“Tehran is a city literally, photographically, musically, and sexually seething with tiny (and sometimes not so tiny) acts of rebellion, in which swarms of mostly anonymous young Iranians experiment with ways to test the limits of freedom. The

“Transit Tehran is one long, refreshing, sometimes funny and often disturbing surprise. Too many portrayals of Iranian society are as superficial as a chador. This book looks at the body and soul of a people – a young people – who have an ancient culture that is wonderfully cosmopolitan, a

About the editors Malu Halasa is an editor and journalist. She is co-editor of Creating Spaces of Freedom: Culture in Defiance (Saqi Books, 2004), Transit Beirut: New Writing and Images (Saqi Books, 2004), Kaveh Golestan 1950–2003: Recording the Truth in Iran (Hatje Cantz, 2007) and The Secret Life of Syrian Lingerie (Chronicle Books, 2008). Former managing editor of

the Prince Claus Fund Library and a founding editor of Tank magazine, she writes for the British press. Maziar Bahari has been a journalist and filmmaker for the past ten years. His films include And Along Came a Spider, Mohammad and the Matchmaker, The Voyage of the St Louis, Targets: Reporters in Iraq and Greetings from Sadr City. He is the only filmmaker who has worked consistently in Iraq since the 2003 invasion. Maziar Bahari writes for Newsweek from Tehran and makes news documentaries for Channel Four and the BBC. His plays include A Fairly Justified Revenge and Abu Ghraib.

recent history that is deeply troubled, and hopes for the future that are inextinguishable.”

and more democratic way… this is the Iran we outside the borders need to connect with and cherish.”

Christopher Dickey, author and journalist

Jacki Lyden, Host, National Public Radio, and author of Daughter of the Queen of Sheba

Iranians, noticeably in the work of veteran editor and journalist Masoud Behnoud, photojournalist Kaveh Golestan, premier satirist and illustrator Ardeshir Mohassess, and photographer Mohsen Rastani.

“A wonderfully illustrative view of Iran’s young, hip and avant garde. Westerners take note: They are here and will be heard.” Fareed Zakaria, Editor of Newsweek International

“When I first went to Iran, I was mesmerised by what lay beneath its Islamic black veil: a bubbling spring of art, imagination, and youthful interpretations of culture. Now, every reader can have the experience of Iran’s double identity and sense of playfulness… and think about Iran in a new

“In this remarkable book, a group of talented Iranians show us their capital city from the inside out. We are shown an unexpectedly dynamic human landscape, a place full of verve and contradiction, and, one senses, great future portent, too. In their stories and their images, the authors share a sense of mournful love for Tehran which seems, much like the city itself, to be something worth cherishing.” Jon Lee Anderson, author of The Fall of Baghdad


Politics and Current Affairs

The Arab State and Neo-Liberal Globalization The Restructuring of State Power in the Middle East Edited by Laura Guazzone and Daniela Pioppi

May 2009 c 300pp 235 x 155 mm Cased £49.99 / $69.95

This collection of essays by leading academics offers an alternative approach to the study of today’s Arab states by focusing on their participation in neo-liberal globalization rather than on authoritarianism or Islam. The effects of the restructuring of traditional state power engendered by globalization are analyzed separately, through updated empirical research in the political, economic and security processes of each country considered. Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco and Saudi Arabia are the case studies selected to represent different paths towards a shared model of “new” Arab state which, far from representing an exceptional case of resilience against global trends, may be seen in many instances as typifying their effects. This book thus offers both an overall conceptualization of change affecting the Arab states, domestically and in their relations with the international system, and a series of in-depth case studies by country and functional areas.

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About the contributors Laura Guazzone is Professor of the Contemporary History of the Arab Countries at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. Daniela Pioppi is Senior Research Fellow at the Italian Institute of International Affairs. Other contributors include Paul Aarts and Joris van Duijne, Joel Beinin, Myriam Catusse, Philippe Droz-Vincent, Issandr El Amrani, Steffen Hertog, Karam Karam, Charbel Nahas, Elizabeth Picard, Tim Niblock, Maria Cristina Paciello, Karen Aggestam, Helena Lindholm Schulz and Ulrich Wurzel.

Politics and Current Affairs

Caught in Crossfire Civilians in Conflicts in the Middle East Edited by P. R. Kumaraswamy

Examining the prolonged Arab–Israeli conflict, Lebanese civil war and the periodic upsurges of inter-state and internal tensions in the Gulf region, this book looks at how civilians are at the forefront of military conflicts and violence in the Middle East. The unsung heroes and real victims of wars in the Middle East are the civilian populations. Quickly forgotten, they have all too frequently been forced to endure the brutalities of war and its aftermath. Behind political calculations, military strategy and technological innovations, it is the unarmed civilian population that is expected to make the maximum sacrifices. Wars reflect the fears and trepidations of ordinary men and women about the ability of their leaders to lead their nations during critical times and to make sensible choices. Civilians suffer even when clear-cut victories are achieved in the battlefield and their problems often begin when the guns fall silent. Their attempts to reconstruct their lives and livelihood are, however, generally ignored, forgotten and unspoken. This book attempts to redress the balance, and reminds us that the ‘collateral damage’ of war actually has a serious and enduring impact upon

Middle Eastern societies, and should not be neglected. About the contributors The writers comprise a team of scholars with diverse approaches, training and nationalities: Avraham Sela, Meron Medzini, Dalia Gavriely, Samir Khalaf, Stuti Bhatnagar, N. Janardhan, Amira Hass, Girijesh Pant and William Haddad. The editor, P. R. Kumaraswamy, teaches Middle East Politics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

August 2008 c 300pp 235 x 155 mm Cased £54.99 / $69.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-331-5 Imprint: Ithaca Press Series: Durham Middle East Studies Available in North America from ISBS

August 2008 c 300pp 235 x 155 mm Paperback £19.99 / $34.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-334-6 Imprint: Ithaca Press Series: Durham Middle East Studies Available in North America from ISBS


Politics and Current Affairs

Oil and Gas Privatization in Iran An Assessment of the Political Will Reza Molavi

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Iran is the fourth biggest producer of oil in the world, and its coastline stretches the entire length of the Persian Gulf, one of the world’s most strategic waterways in terms of energy security. The establishment of the Islamic Republic after the 1979 Revolution paved the way for religious clerics to gain ultimate political control in Iran. A period mostly remembered for crackdowns on political dissenters, the only area in which differences of opinion were tolerated was the role of the private and public sectors. Indeed, the role of the private sector was at the centre of discussions between the two main factions in the Islamic Republic Party and later on between the two main wings in the Majlis. Two decades later, Iran appeared to be entering another era of transformation with the election of reformist president Mohammad Khatami in 1997. But the reformists failed to deliver on their promises and in 2005 Khatami was replaced by the ultra conservative Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who promised the Iranian people an end to economic hardship. Yet the structural failure of Iran’s economy makes it very difficult for any president, whether conservative or reformist, to deliver on such promises.

In this book, Reza Molavi explores the potential for the privatization of some of Iran’s national institutions, in particular whether there is the political will to privatize the Iranian oil and gas industry. He begins by providing a theoretical basis for the determination of privatization policy. Subsequently, he explores a set of international precedents and then presents an historical overview of Iran since World War II in order to build a context for the determinants of privatization policy in Iran. Finally, the specific background, legal and institutional framework, and policymaker perspectives are incorporated into the overall analysis. Together, these three approaches provide a cumulative understanding of the determinants of privatization policy in Iran. About the author Dr Reza Molavi is the Executive Director of the Centre for Iranian Studies at the University of Durham. He is also the Executive Editor of The Iranian Journal of National Interest, and a Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Strategic Research, Tehran. His current research interests are security issues, foreign policy, political economy and environmental policy in Iran and in the Middle East.

Politics and Current Affairs

Islam in the British Broadsheets The Impact of Orientalism on Representations of Islam in the British Press Elzain Elgamri

From the late Ayatollah Khomeini’s fatwa against Salman Rushdie, to the extremism of the Taliban and the mass murder of the September 11th attacks, the image of Islam as a violent and anti-Western faith has featured dominantly in the global mass media. In this book, Elzain Elgamri sets out to refute such generalisations. Taking into account the historically conditioned Orientalist discourses, in light of the polarized relationship between Islam and the West, and deconstructing what has actually been reported in the British

quality press, he argues that what has actually been journalistically covered is an incomplete fragment of a much more complex situation. He argues that while events have frequently been represented by the media as an archetype of Islam, in actual fact there is no single monolithic Islam and, consequently, no single monolithic Muslim community. About the author Elzain Elgamri is a media researcher, journalist and translator who works for the ECSSR in Abu Dhabi.

September 2008 c 300pp 235 x 155 mm Cased £60.00 / $69.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-332-2 Imprint: Ithaca Press Available in North America from ISBS

Israelism Arab Scholarship on Israel, a Critical Assessment Hassan A. Barari In this book, Hassan A. Barari critically assesses the status of Israeli Studies in the Arab World. Reviews He argues that a lack of significant area studies skills in most Arab counties, coupled with the persistence of the Arab–Israel conflict, the injustice that has befallen the Palestinians and the hegemonic ideological discourses, have greatly informed the epistemology and ontology of Arab scholarship on Israel. The author concludes that with a few rare exceptions, Israeli Studies in the

Arab World remains weighed down by one-sided projections, ideological spin, prejudice and a necessity to expose rather than to understand the other. About the author Hassan A. Barari is a Professor of Middle Eastern Politics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO). He is a former Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) based in Washington, DC. He was also a researcher and lecturer at the University of Jordan.

June 2009 c 160pp 216 x 138 mm Cased £35.00 / $54.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-337-7 Imprint: Ithaca Press Available in North America from ISBS 9

Politics and Current Affairs

What Did We Do to Deserve This? Palestinian Life Under Occupation in the West Bank Mark Howell

June 2007 colour photographs 240pp • 280 x 210 mm Cased £19.95 / $39.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-195-8 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

This book exposes the realities of daily life for Palestinians in the West Bank. Based around photographs of, and interviews with, ordinary Palestinian people, it looks at all aspects of daily life ranging from restrictions on movement and imprisonment to the effects of the occupation on business, the practising of religion and the development of democracy. By providing the reader with a comprehensive understanding of how Israel’s policies in the West Bank affect real people, it cuts through the smokescreens and political correctness that pervade coverage of the issue and

offers the reader a new platform from which to form his or her own opinions. About the author Mark Howell is a freelance photographer with a specific interest in the Middle East.

Reviews “Hard-hitting, gritty, realistic, yet also compassionate and humanistic…” Palestine Chronicle

“a remarkable book in both content and style” The Middle East in London

“a rare opportunity to hear the voices of Palestinians” Palestine News

The United States and Persian Gulf Security The Foundations of the War on Terror July 2007 248pp • 235 x 155 mm Cased £35.00 / $54.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-321-6 Imprint: Ithaca Press Series: Durham Middle East Monographs Available in North America from ISBS 10

Steven Wright For years, Persian Gulf security was synonymous with the maintenance of the political status quo, but with the onset of the War on Terror, US foreign policy has shifted in priority towards combatting the root causes of Islamic extremism. This book offers a detailed analysis of US foreign policy towards Iran, Iraq, and political Islam since the onset of the

post-Cold War era and charts its developments and changes right through to the contemporary period of the War on Terror. About the author Dr Steven Wright is a specialist on international security, US foreign policy and the politics and strategic studies of the Persian Gulf.

Politics and Current Affairs

Reform in the Middle East Oil Monarchies Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Steven Wright

It has been argued that the countries of the Arabian Peninsula need to provide a system of democratic representation that fully takes into account their own history and culture. This raises many questions. Can their established tradition of rule provide the basis for the evolution of an Arab form of constitutional monarchy? Should the West be seeking to encourage national indigenous evolution rather than working to impose Western systems?

What are the risks of change and what has been achieved so far? This book addresses these issues and examines the drivers, progress and challenges for future change in this vitally strategic area of the world.

October 2007 320pp • 235 x 155 mm Cased £35.00 / $54.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-323-0 Imprint: Ithaca Press

About the editors Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami is Professor of International Relations at the University of Durham. Dr Steven Wright is currently Assistant Professor in International Affairs at Qatar University.

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Iran’s Foreign Policy From Khatami to Ahmadinejad Edited by Anoushiravan Ehteshami and Mahjoob Zweiri This timely collection of papers sheds new light on the foreign policy of Iran under President Khatami and into the period of President Ahmadinejad. Iran’s foreign policy during this period was based on four principles: the rejection of foreign domination; the preservation of Iran’s independence and territorial integrity; the defence of Muslim rights; and the maintenance of mutually peaceful relations with all non-belligerent states. This book examines the implications of these principles, and provides analysis of

Iran’s diplomacy with regard to ongoing developments such as the War on Terror, the conflict in Iraq, American–Iranian relations, British–Iranian Relations, European–Iranian Relations and Arab-Iranian Relations. About the editors Professor Anoushiravan Ehteshami is Professor of International Relations at the University of Durham. Dr Mahjoob Zweiri is a Senior Researcher in Middle East Politics and Iran at the Centre for Strategic Studies at the University of Jordan.

March 2008 160pp • 235 x 155 mm Cased £35.00 / $54.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-324-7 Imprint: Ithaca Press Series: Durham Middle East Studies Available in North America from ISBS 11


Hajj Reem Al Faisal, with an introduction by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

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The Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca is a journey of self-discovery and an exploration of man’s relationship with the Creator. Mecca is located in an arid land where nothing grows, and few, if any, earthly distractions exist. The pilgrim is therefore left alone face to face with God. Each stage of the Hajj should bring the pilgrim closer to the objective of self knowledge. However, attaining this depends on each person’s natural ability and desire to do so. For this reason, no two Hajj journeys are ever alike, and every Hajj pilgrim leaves the great journey forever altered from the person they were beforehand. It is difficult to capture the Hajj in text or visually since the Hajj is larger than any possible description. No book or photograph can ever give the Hajj its due. Even those who perform the Hajj can never fully comprehend it. Nonetheless, in this book, Saudi princess and photographer Reem Al Faisal attempts to document the Hajj, which every Muslim must undertake once in his or her lifetime. But Princess Al Faisal, herself a Muslim, does not confine herself to recording religious expressions. With her photographs she also tries to reveal the divine in man and nature. For

her, photography itself is a means of honouring God’s presence. About the authors Reem Al Faisal is a granddaughter of the Saudi king Feisal. Her photographs have been exhibited in France, Egypt, China and Korea, and she was the first artist from a Gulf state to exhibit in Palestine. She is one of only a few women to have covered the Hajj extensively in her work. Seyyed Hossein Nasr is the University Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, and has lectured widely throughout the United States, Western Europe and most of the Islamic world. The author of more than thirty books and over 300 articles, his works concern not only various aspects of Islamic studies but also comparative philosophy and religion, philosophy of art and the philosophical and religious dimensions of the environmental crisis.


An Eye for Iran The Photographs of Kazem Hakimi Kazem Hakimi, with an introduction by James Attlee

Through his use of conventional blackand-white film and a belief that a good photograph is the result of constantly watching to predict the perfect moment, Kazem Hakimi’s work harks straight back to the photojournalism of Cartier-Bresson and those early Magnum photographers who were able to capture moments that superficially contained nothing, but which when printed onto photographic paper became iconic images. With the United States and Iran once again squaring up to each other in the Persian Gulf and the actions of firebrand president Ahmadinejad never far from the news, An Eye for Iran provides a welcome opportunity to view images that show the human side of a nation we are being led to distrust. Here and there someone spies the lens as the shutter opens, but the drift of Iranian society is caught in the postures of the everyday: human faces in the streets, relaxing in the parks, the glimpse of designer clothes under a chador, pride in a motorcycle, a young couple enjoying a game of chess… Throughout, Hakimi shows how well he understands the techniques of traditional photojournalism: he remains both present but still invisible to the

people in the scenes his lens has captured. The result is a captivating book that will appeal to all those wishing to gain an insight into life in this unique and fascinating country. About the authors The photographer, Kazem Hakimi, was born in Shiraz in Iran, but moved to the UK in 1974. Having trained initially as a civil engineer, he then studied photography in London. An Eye for Iran is based on a visit he made in 2004 to the cities of Isfahan, Shiraz and Mashad. The writer of the introduction, James Attlee, is the author of Isolarion, A Different Oxford Journey.

October 2008 136pp 230 x 230 mm Cased £14.99 / $34.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-216-0 60 b&w photographs Imprint: Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM



North Korea Caught in Time Images of War and Reconstruction Chris Springer, with an introduction by Balázs Szalontai

The tumultuous past of the world’s most secretive nation is revealed in this unique photographic collection. North Korea has been described as “the land that never changes”. But its early years witnessed unimaginable turbulence, both in the devastation of the Korean War and in the postwar ferment in which military interventions by the Chinese and the Americans both played a part. Comprising more than 100 rare photos – most never before seen in print – North Korea Caught in Time documents the country’s destruction and painful rebirth. The accompanying text analyzes the regime’s totalitarian ethos and highlights their many official distortions of history.

February 2009 176pp 260 x 210 mm Cased £24.99 / $49.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-214-6 c 140 b&w photographs

About the authors California-born Chris Springer is the author of Pyongyang: The Hidden History of the North Korean Capital. He also curated the 2002 exhibition Democratic People’s Republic of Korea in Budapest. His research focuses on North Korean domestic history. He has visited North Korea three times.

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Balázs Szalontai is the author of Kim Il Sung in the Khrushchev Era: Soviet–DPRK Relations and the Roots of North Korean

Despotism, 1953–1964. His research concerns the modern history of Korea, Vietnam, Mongolia, Cambodia, and Albania. He currently teaches at Mongolia International University, Ulaanbaatar.

Reviews “An important visual record of North Korea’s history and development.” Don Oberdorfer, author of The Two Koreas: A Contemporary History

“Chris Springer in assembling this remarkable book had to come to grips with the fact that, because of official strictures that severely limited photography … there are few remaining photos from the period covered that were not disseminated by the regime’s own propaganda authorities. … Anyone interested in North Korea’s early days will want to own and peruse this revealing volume and shelve it next to the mere handful of earlier published pictorial histories...” Bradley K. Martin, author of Under the Loving Care of the Fatherly Leader: North Korea and the Kim Dynasty


Korea Caught in Time Terry Bennett, with an introduction by Martin Uden

Once known as the ‘Hermit Kingdom’, Korea was first prised open by Japan in 1876; it opened to the West in 1883, and even today it remains a littleknown country. Yet its distinct culture and history could not be more colourful or fascinating. This book provides the first-ever comprehensive history of early photography in Korea and identifies many previously unattributed images. Photographs from key private collections and museum archives in Europe, America and Russia are collected in this volume, forming a unique anthology and giving insight into the cultural heritage of Korea. The book includes the very first photographs ever taken on Korean soil, by the famous war photographer Felice Beato. He accompanied the American squadron of five ships which landed in 1871 to attempt to open Korea to trade. His photographs show the subsequent fighting and the Korean people the Americans encountered. Other early photographs include royal portraits taken

in the 1890s. Queen Min, the last queen of Korea, was assassinated by the Japanese in 1895 and the striking image presented here is the only known photograph of her. With a wide range of pictures by the photographic pioneers who first travelled to the country, including stereoscopes, glass slides and albumen prints – all reproduced in duotone – plus hand-tinted photographs reproduced in colour, readers will for the first time be able to see the people, the landscape, the town-life and the traditional crafts and costumes of Korea at the turn of the last century. About the authors Terry Bennett is a specialist in early photography of the Far East, with an expert knowledge of the photographic pioneers who first explored the world in the late nineteenth century. He is the author of Early Japanese Images, co-author of Japan: Caught in Time and has lectured and published many articles on related topics. Martin Uden is currently serving as British Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

Reviews of the hardback edition “An impressive selection of images of this seldom-photographed country . . . his survey provides a solid introduction to the subject of early Korean photography.”

“The book is the best one I’ve seen on early photography in Korea . . . an excellent starting place for researchers.”

January 2009 160pp 260 x 210 mm Paperback £19.99 / $37.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-221-4 16 colour & 135 duotone photographs Imprint: Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

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Poetry and Politics in Contemporary Bedouin Society Clive Holes & Said Salman Abu Athera

October 2008

This book shows how colloquial Bedouin poetry remains a vibrant art that has manifold modern functions: commenting on world affairs (such as the Arab-Israeli wars, the Gulf War, the American invasion of Iraq); criticising the domestic policies of Arab states; highlighting poverty, discrimination, the corrupt practices of officialdom, and a compliant local media. Each of the forty-one poems presented within the book is transliterated and translated into English verse, with historical and contextual annotation. The tone is sometimes bitter, sometimes satirical, sometimes scurrilous, and often amusing. The poems are prefaced by an essay on the practice of modern Bedouin poetry. The book is completed by appendices containing the Arabic script versions of the poems, extensive language notes, and a glossary of the vocabulary.

About the authors Clive Holes, Ph.D. (1981) in Linguistics, University of Cambridge, is Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World at the University of Oxford. He has published widely on the Arabic language and its dialects, and is a Fellow of the British Academy. Said Salman Abu Athera (Ph.D. Glasgow, 1995) is an independent researcher into Bedouin poetry and culture, who has published and broadcast extensively in Arabic and acted as a consultant for UNESCO. He is a founder member of the Jordanian National Committee for Cultural Heritage, and established the Centre for the Preservation of Bedouin Culture, a non-profit NGO.

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Review “This is an extremely important collection of popular Arabic poetry, and for a number of reasons. … Above all however, it is the sheer excellence of the resulting English translations that linger in the mind, providing the reader with a clear picture of

a brilliant and continuing tradition of popular improvised poetry that today maintains and fosters a heritage stretching back for centuries” Professor Roger Allen, University of Pennsylvania


The Prose Poem and the Journal Shi’r A Comparative Study of Literature, Literary Theory and Journalism Otared Haidar

The journal Shi‘r (1957–70) was an avant-garde poetic journal founded in Beirut which became a centre of various types of poetic and cultural practice. Over the course of time, the activities of the group that were linked to the journal were consolidated in what was called ‘the Shi‘r movement’. Most writers who investigate and evaluate the practices and contributions of Shi‘r define the prose poem as central to Shi‘r ’s aspiration for cultural change, yet Arab critics who explore the works of the Shi‘r group tend to treat the work of each writer as an individual accomplishment, and the journal as simply a meeting venue and a medium for conducting individual experiments and pursuing personal careers. Basing its analysis on the major writings about Shi‘r and the prose poem in Arabic, English and French, this book seeks to demonstrate that these conventional

methods of viewing the Shi‘r project still breed misconceptions about the group and their writings and still adversely affect studies of the Arabic prose poem. Taking as its basis recent groundbreaking writings on modern cultural and literary studies in general, and on studies of the prose poem in particular, the book attempts to search for a new perspective to redefine the place of Shi‘r and the Arabic prose poem. About the author Dr Otared Haidar, who specializes in Arabic and comparative literature, has lectured at many institutions, including the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, where she was a visiting lecturer of Arabic literature. She currently teaches at the Department of the Islamic World and the Middle East of the Oriental Institute of the University of Oxford. July 2008 344pp


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“Clearly and elegantly written …, Dr. Haidar’s study is an outstanding, and delightful, contribution to the field of modern Arabic literary criticism.”

practice, a dual approach that is wholly new in this field... [Haidar] demonstrates an impressive literary sensibility and talent for translation”

Professor Eric Ormsby, Institute of Ismaili Studies

Professor Geert Jan van Gelder, Oriental Institute, Oxford University

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“a thorough investigation of the Arabic prose poem as both a text and a cultural


Arabic Fiction in Translation

The Seven Veils of Seth A Modern Arabic Novel from Libya Ibrahim Al-Koni, translated by William M. Hutchins

September 2008 312pp 216 x 138 mm Paperback ÂŁ9.99 / $19.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-202-3 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Series: Arabic Writers in Translation Available in North America from IPM

In the ancient Egyptian religion, Seth is the evil god who out of jealousy slays his brother Osiris, the good god of agriculture, to seize the throne. Seth is, however, also the god of the desert and therefore a benevolent champion of desert dwellers like the traditionally nomadic Kel Tamasheq, better known as the Tuareg. In The Seven Veils of Seth, the world-renowned, Libyan, Tuareg author Ibrahim al-Koni draws on the tension between these two opposing visions of Seth to create a novel that also provides a vivid account of daily life in a Tuareg oasis. Isan, the novel’s protagonist, is either Seth himself or a latter-day avatar. A desert-wandering seer and proponent of desert life, he settles for an extended stay in a fertile oasis. If Jack Frost, the personification of the arrival of winter, were to visit a tropical rain forest, the results might be similarly disastrous. Not surprisingly, since this is a novel by Ibrahim al-Koni, infanticide, uxoricide, serial adultery, betrayal, metamorphosis, murder by a proxy animal, ordinary murder, and a life-threatening chase through the desert all figure in the plot, although the novel is also an existential reflection on the purpose of human life.

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Ibrahim al-Koni typically layers allusions in his works as if he were an artist adding a suggestion of depth to a painting by applying extra washes. Tuareg folklore, Egyptian mythology, Russian literature, and medieval European thought elbow each other for room on the page. One might expect a novel called The Seven Veils of Seth to be a heavy-handed allegory. Instead, the reader is left wondering. The truth is elusive, a mirage pulsing at the horizon. About the author Ibrahim al-Koni, winner of the 2005 Mohamed Zafzaf Award for the Arabic Novel, is a Libyan Tuareg who writes in Arabic. He studied comparative literature at the Gorky Institute in Moscow, and was a journalist in Moscow and Warsaw. He has lived in Switzerland since 1993, and authored over 50 novels, short stories, poems and aphorisms, all inspired by the desert. Some works have been translated into 35 languages, including eight into German and six into French.

Arabic Fiction in Translation

Gazelle Tracks A Modern Arabic Novel from Egypt Miral Al-Tahawy, translated by Anthony Calderbank

This short but cleverly crafted novel recounts the tale of Muhra, a young woman whose name means filly, born of the descendants of the Bedouin tribes who settled in Egypt’s Delta Province of El Sharqiyya during the 18th and 19th centuries. Past mingles with present and myth and folklore blend with reality, as the narrative voice records Muhra’s quest as she seeks to discover the truth about her mother through the old family photographs that adorn the walls of her grandfather’s house and other documents hidden away in cupboards and drawers. At once both narrator and narrated, Muhra’s tale of self discovery is set against the dwindling fortunes of her own people as they struggle to preserve their identity and culture amid the larger Egyptian community that encroaches upon them. At the same time her father’s wanderings and ultimate demise reflect the waning star of the Arab tribes who once controlled large swathes of Egyptian territory and enjoyed the patronage of kings and princes. Unwilling to give up despite premonitions of doom, Muhra’s search leads her inexorably to the bitter truth about her mother’s poignant life and the tragic and untimely end of her and the young foreigner she loved.

About the author Miral al-Tahawy was born in the Nile Delta province of El Sharqiyya, the daughter of a tribe known as al-Hanadi. Al-Tahawy has written several critically acclaimed works, including The Tent and Blue Aubergine (both published in English by the American University in Cairo Press). Her novels provide rare insight into the lives of Bedouin women in Egypt.

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Arabic Fiction in Translation

Breaking Knees Modern Arabic Short Stories from Syria Zakaria Tamer, translated by Ibrahim Muhawi

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The first of Zakaria Tamer’s collections of stories to be published in English as a complete unit, Breaking Knees is a daring work of art that deals with taboo subjects like religion and sexuality in a frank manner and expresses an urgently felt need for change. The general theme of Breaking Knees is repression: of the individual by the institutions of state and religion and of individuals by each other, particularly women by men. Thus the question of authority – political, social, sexual and religious – forms the thematic core of the book, with (female) sexuality receiving the lion’s share of concern. Political authority is manifest in the emphasis in many stories on the machinations of the police state – arbitrary arrest and detention, interrogations, corruption. Social authority expresses itself in the patriarchal cultural order and dominance of religious and cultural institutions and conventions that constrain individual freedom. Many stories stress religious hypocrisy and the unfilled sexual expectations of women. In bringing together religion, politics and sexuality (sometimes all three in the same story), the author is telling us indirectly that these forms of oppression are all connected.

About the author Syrian author Zakaria Tamer is acknowledged as one of the greatest writers of the modern Arab world. His writing covers a range of literary forms, but his literary stature and influence rest on the type of very short story included in this work. His work has been translated into many languages. About the translator Ibrahim Muhawi was born in Palestine and received his higher education in English literature at the University of California. His translations include Speak, Bird, Speak Again: Palestinian Arab Folktales and Mahmoud Darwish’s Memory for Forgetfulness. From 1997–2002 he was Director of the Master’s Programme in Translation Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

Reviews “Ibrahim Muhawi provides an excellent introduction and an impeccably sensitive translation. [Tamer] is an important and highly significant writer and this translation of Breaking Knees is a fine example of his work.” The London Magazine

Arabic Fiction in Translation

The Eye of the Mirror A Modern Arabic Novel from Palestine Liana Badr, translated by Samira Kawar

Taken from the quiet sanctuary of a convent school, where she works as a maid, Aisha is thrown back into the chaotic world of her parents’ home in Tal Ezza’tar refugee camp when the Lebanese civil war begins. From then on she is caught up in a series of tragedies, including her love for George during the continuous bombardment of the camp by the Phalangists and the subsequent invasion and massacres within the camp. Aisha’s family and friends are torn apart by events beyond their control and although she is obliged to marry Hassan, amid such violence the ability to start any kind of life becomes impossible. Set within one of the most bloody conflicts of modern times, this heart-wrenching story shows how women’s experience of war is particularly cruel as they confront the dilemma of bringing a new life into a war-zone. Based on seven years of meticulous research, Liana Badr has created an epic novel around the life of her people through the eyes of one girl. Its accurate historical setting adds force and poignancy. Turning a simple love story into a complex portrayal of Palestinian history, Liana Badr has triumphantly re-told a nation’s history for its women.

About the author Palestinian novelist and film-maker Liana Badr was born in Jerusalem and was forced to leave Palestine in 1967 after the Six-Day War. Since then she has lived in Lebanon, Damascus, Tunis and Jordan, and returned to Palestine in 1994 after the Oslo Agreement. She is married and currently lives in Ramallah. Her works have been translated into a number of languages, and mainly focus on themes of women and war, and exile. About the translator Samira Kawar is a Jerusalem-born Palestinian who grew up in Amman, Jordan. She read English Literature at the University of Jordan before becoming a journalist. Basing herself in Amman, she worked as a news-paper and news agency correspondent, then took up radio and television journalism, covering Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and the Gulf. In 1988, she moved to London, working as a television journalist and literary translator.

Reviews “flourishes of grand narrative [and] rich poetic prose”

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Times Literary Supplement

“Skilful in story-telling & dramatisation … excels in capturing death red-handed, & portraying it with all its drama & irony.” Umar Shabanah, Al-Hayat Newspaper

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Women in the Middle East

Polygamy and Law in Contemporary Saudi Arabia Maha A. Z. Yamani

The topic of polygamy in Islamic countries is generally perceived by outsiders as something linked to harems and Hollywood-style foreign intrigues. The practice is frequently viewed through sexual connotations and male power versus female powerlessness. Through a unique series of local interviews with both men and women involved in polygamy, both maritally and professionally, this book invites the reader into the homes and personal lives of the people directly affected. The result is a moving, candid examination of the frame of mind, impulses, incentives, reasons and circumstances that drive individuals towards polygamy, as well as the social, legal, economic and emotional consequences that inevitably follow.

The book also examines the historical origins of Islamic polygamy in Mecca and Medina, as well as the legal situation in Saudi Arabia today. Yamani argues that a combination of gender differences created through local laws and public policy decisions, the revival of customary tribal practices and the pressures created by the sudden materialism of modern life have all led towards a misapplication of the original Islamic legal essence of the practice, and a re-adaptation of the laws regulating it. About the author Dr Maha A. Z. Yamani is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Exeter and a Saudi lawyer. She is a proud mother of four and has direct personal experience of polygamy in Saudi Arabia.

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“This is an extremely well researched book … It gives an insight into the complex and difficult emotional, personal, social, cultural, economic and religious aspects of polygamy.” Dr Thoraya Obaid, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

“This is an exceptional achievement: a balanced account and analysis of a subject fiendishly hard to fathom, combining exceptional access, thoughtful research methods, and an approach which manages to be simultaneously open-minded, critical, and personally engaged.” Professor Gerd Nonneman, Exeter University

“This is a most valuable book for all interested in Saudi Arabia, marriage in Islam, or issues of Muslim women’s social and legal status … Of special value are her revelations on the ways in which relationships between the sexes and within Saudi families have mutated in response to contemporary conditions while still claiming Islamic legal propriety. Powerful examples are the resurgence of polygamy even within disapproving social circles and the generation of novel styles of marriage (misyar, misyaf).” Professor Frank Vogel, Harvard Law School


Women in the Middle

Prominent Women from Central Arabia

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Dalal Mukhlid al-Harbi

Published in association with Saudi Arabia’s King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Research and Archives, Prominent Women from Central Arabia explores sources ranging from published material to manuscripts, documents and oral history in an attempt to redress the balance. In all, the book contains fifty-two biographies of women who lived from the beginning of the eighteenth century until the death of

King ‘Abd al-‘Aziz al-Saud in 1953, and the women studied include notable poets, educators and great donors of charitable works, amongst others. Above all, the book highlights the enormous contribution of the women of Central Arabia during the period under consideration, demonstrating that, contrary to popular misconception, their influence has in fact been highly significant.

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Brownies and Kalashnikovs A Saudi Woman’s Memoir of American Arabia and Wartime Beirut Fadia Basrawi Fadia, a Saudi Arab, grew up in the strictly circumscribed and tailor-made ‘desert Disneyland’ of Aramco (the Arabian American Oil Company). This slice of modern, suburban, middle America was located in Dhahran, one of the leading cities of Saudi Arabia, a theocratic Muslim kingdom run according to strict Wahabbi Shari’a law. Eventually, Fadia moved to Beirut, the glitzy ‘Paris of the Middle East’, to attend high school. In Beirut she fell in love with a

passionate and idealistic Lebanese journalist with whom she eloped against her parents’ wishes, subsequently getting caught up in Lebanon’s fifteen-year civil war while raising a family of five children. Providing a fascinating account of a Saudi woman’s painful journey from naïve Aramcon girl to life as a resident of a wartorn capital city, this book provides new insight into two very different Middle Eastern worlds about which so little is known by those living outside the region.

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Islamic Studies

Unfolding Islam P.J. Stewart

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Thoroughly revised in the light of the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent climate of fear and hostility towards Muslims, this new edition of the acclaimed Unfolding Islam sets out to present Islam to non-Muslim readers, and to describe for the general reader – whether Muslim or not – how Islam has unfolded over the course of time, and how it continues to do so. Set in the context of the geography and history of what may be called the super-continent of Afro-Eurasia, the book centres on the Koran and the life of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions, showing how later developments are rooted there, right down to questions of contemporary relevance such as the difference between Sunni Muslims and Shiites, Sufis and literalists, reformists and ‘fundamentalists’. Though the book is

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Praise for the first edition “As an introduction to Islam for non-Muslim readers, Unfolding Islam more than achieves its aim . . . wider ranging than most introductions but nevertheless remains accessible” The Bookseller

written with the non-specialist in mind, specialists will find new contributions to such topics as the first writing down of the Koran, jihad (holy war) and Islamic attitudes to our environment. Seen as a whole, the story of the unfolding of Islam shows how it has achieved its special balance of constancy and flexibility. The controlling position of the Prophet, the unique authority of the Koran and the strength of the Muslim family give the religion its enduring central core. About the author The author studied Arabic at the University of Oxford and spent a year in Egypt before working in Algeria for seven years. Until he retired, he taught in the Honour School of Human Sciences at Oxford, with a special interest in the ecology of religion.

Islamic Studies

Islamic Civilization From Enlightenment to Fundamentalism Asaf Hussein

This book examines the development of medieval Islamic civilization which at its peak between the 8th and 16th centuries made enormous and innumerable contributions in the fields of science, philosophy and the arts. This is then contrasted with the post-Islamic civilization extant today, which is riven by conflicts and confusion in its search for a true vision of Islam. Throughout the course of the book, Hussain critically examines Islam as a faith, civilization and history. He considers the vitally important questions of how Islam the faith created its own civilization, and why it has fallen from that pinnacle of enlightenment into fundamentalism and terrorism in the contemporary world. The study addresses these questions by identifying the keys concepts from the Quran and the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad which opened the doors to Islamic civilization. Over the centuries successive generations of Muslim rulers and some theologians have distorted these concepts for their own aims, and the region has subsequently become dominated by fundamentalism and sectarianism. Hussain concludes that since Islam still exists as a major faith, to recreate Islam as

a civilization Muslims need to re-examine Western and fundamentalist models influencing their world, and rediscover the original Islamic concepts which led to such achievement in earlier centuries. Only in this way can a new kind of Islamic civilization be developed for the 21st century. About the author Asaf Hussain has been a civil servant, diplomat and is currently an academic at the University of Leicester specializing in Islamic civilization and interculturalism. He is the author of a number of books including Political Terrorism and the State in the Middle East, Political Perspectives in the Muslim World and Islamic Movements in Egypt, Pakistan and Iran.

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Great Books of Islamic Civilization

The Unique Necklace, Volume II Al-‘Iqd Al-Farid Ibn ‘Abd Rabbih, translated by Issa J. Boullata

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Al-‘Iqd al-Farid (The Unique Necklace) is one of the classics of Arabic literature. Compiled in several volumes by an Andalusian scholar and poet named Ibn ‘Abd Rabbih (246–328 A.H. / 860–940 C.E.), it remains a mine of information about various elements of Arab culture and letters during the four centuries before his death. Essentially it is a book of adab, a term understood in modern times to specifically mean literature but in earlier times its meaning included all that a well-informed person had to know in order to pass as a cultured and refined individual. This meaning later evolved and included belles letters in the form of elegant prose and verse, such as poetry, pleasant anecdotes, proverbs, historical accounts, general knowledge, wise maxims, and even practical philosophy. Ibn ‘Abd Rabbih’s imagination and organization saved his encyclopedic compendium from becoming a chaotic jumble of materials by conceiving of it as a necklace composed of twenty-five ‘books’, each of which carried the name of a jewel. Each of the twenty-five ‘books’ was

organized around a major theme and had an introduction written by Ibn ‘Abd Rabbih, followed by his relevant adab selections of verse and prose on the theme of the ‘book’. He drew on a vast repertoire of sources including the Bible, the Qur’an and the Hadith, and the works of al-Jahiz, ibn Qutayba, al-Mubarrad, Abu ‘Ubayda ibn al-Muthanna and several others, as well as the diwans of many Arab poets, including his own poetry. Volume I of this translation of al-‘Iqd al-Farid (Garnet Publishing, 2006) contained four of its twenty-five ‘books’. The present volume, Volume II, contains two more. About the translator The translator Issa J. Boullata is a literary critic and scholar, who also writes fiction. Formerly Professor of Arabic Literature at McGill University, Montreal, Canada, he has published several books, including Trends and Issues in Contemporary Arab Thought (1990) and a novel in Arabic, Homecoming to Jerusalem (1998), in addition to numerous studies of Arabic literature and translations of Arabic poetry and novels.

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Great Books of Islamic Civilization

Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism Al-Risala al-qushayriyya fi ‘ilm al-tasawwuf Abu ’l-Qasim al-Qushayri, translated by Alexander D. Knysh

Written in 437/1045, Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism has served as a primary textbook for many generations of Sufi novices down to the present. It gives us an illuminating insight into the everyday lives of Sufi devotees of the eighth to eleventh centuries C.E. and the moral and ethical dilemmas they were facing in trying to strike a delicate balance between their ascetic and mystical convictions and the exigencies of life in a society governed by rank, wealth, and military power. In al-Qushayri’s narrative, the Sufi ‘friends of God’ (awaliya’) are depicted as the true, if uncrowned, ‘kings’ of this world, not those worldly rulers who appear to be lording it over the common herd of believers. Yet, even the most advanced Sufi masters should not take salvation for granted. Miracle-working, no matter how spectacular, cannot guarantee the Sufi a ‘favorite outcome’ in the afterlife, for it may be but a ruse on the part of God who wants to test the moral integrity of his servant. In the Epistle, these and many other Sufi motifs are illustrated by the anecdotes and parables that show al-Qushayri’s fellow Sufis in a wide variety of contexts: suffering from hunger and thirst in the desert, while performing pilgrimage to

Mecca, participating in ‘spiritual concerts’, reciting the Qur’an, waging war against the ‘infidel’ enemy and their own desires, earning their livelihood, meditating in a retreat, praying, working miracles, interacting with the ‘people of the marketplace’, their family members and peers, dreaming, and dying.

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About the translator Alexander Knysh is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at the Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His research interests include Islamic mysticism and Islamic theological thought in historical perspective as well as Islam and Islamic movements in local contexts (especially Yemen and the Northern Caucasus). He has numerous publications on these subjects, including four books.

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Great Books of Islamic Civilization

An Essay by the Uniquely Wise ‘Abel Fath Omar Bin Al-Khayyam on Algebra and Equations Algebra wa Al-Muqabala Omar Al-Khayyam, translated by Roshdi Khalil

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‘Abel Fath Omar Bin Al-Khayyam was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher, physician and poet, most famous for his Rubaiyat, one of the classics of world literature. His work greatly influenced the development of mathematics, particularly analytical geometry, and was unsurpassed for many centuries. Although he is generally better known as a poet, his work as a philosopher, scientist and mathematician was a major contribution to the growth of human knowledge. Omar Al-Khayyam’s famous book on algebra and equations is considered to be perhaps his most important contribution to mathematics. The book deals with the solution of quadratic and cubic equations. Al-Khayyam solved all possible cases of such equations by using geometrical approaches, sometimes involving conic sections, parabolas and hyperbolas. Historians of science, teachers of mathematics and mathematicians themselves will find the book both interesting and informative. About the translator Roshdi Khalil is Professor of Mathematics at the University of Jordan in Amman. His fields of specialism include functional analysis, operator theory, and approximation theory.

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The Book of Misers Al-Jahiz Paper £15.00 / $29.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-141-5

The Book of Revenue Abu Ubayd Al-Qasim ibn Sallam Paper £22.00 / $35.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-159-0

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A Guide to the Conclusive Proofs for the Principles of Belief Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni Paper £15.00 / $35.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-157-6

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Might Over Right How the Zionists Took Over Palestine Adel Safty

Might Over Right provides a critical account of one of the most remarkable stories in the twentieth century’s history of international relations – the history of how in the relatively short time of 30 years, Zionist leaders managed, with the help of Western supporters but mainly the British, to wrestle a country away from its inhabitants, and in the process to profoundly affect the course of international relations and fundamentally transform the history of the Middle East. Extensively documented, relying mostly on Zionist, British and Israeli sources, and sweeping in scope, the book makes a crucial contribution to the growing effort to challenge the simplistic and reductive accounts in media and scholarship in the West – one of the principal causes of the perpetuation of the conflict. Might Over Right goes beyond the Israeli new historians’ accounts that focus

on specific aspects of the Zionist–Palestinian confrontation. It also goes beyond the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948 to critically analyze the latest dimensions of the Arab–Israeli conflict, and of the continued Israeli–Palestinian confrontation. About the author Professor Adel Safty is Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Russian Academy of Public Administration, Novosibirsk, Russia. He previously served as tenured university professor in Canada, Professor of International Relations in Turkey and Northern Cyprus, and Professor and College Dean in the United Arab Emirates. He also served as Head of UN Mission in Amman, Jordan. His many publications include From Camp David to the Gulf (Montreal), Democracy and Governance (Istanbul) and Leadership and Democracy (New York).

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Reviews “Adel Safty’s meticulous and careful study reveals a shameful record of betrayal and tragedy…” Noam Chomsky

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“Adel Safty’s new book, Might Over Right, is an important accomplishment. It is a powerful indictment of the Machiavellian politics of deception and brutality that uprooted a whole nation and dispossessed its people.” Former Congressman Paul Findley

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The Iraqi Marshlands and the Marsh Arabs The Ma’dan, their Culture and the Environment Edited by Sam Kubba

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The people of the Iraqi Marshlands are heirs to a culture that can be traced back thousands of years, and prior to the 1970s (i.e. before they were systematically desiccated by Saddam), these marshes comprised the largest wetland ecosystem in the Middle East. It is also a site considered by many scholars as the inspiration for the biblical Garden of Eden in the Bible and the Koran, as well as the site where the Great Flood occurred, and the birthplace of the patriarch Abraham. The Iraqi Marshlands are therefore an area of major significance in the history of the three monotheistic religions: Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The Iraqi Marshlands, Its People and Culture will be the definitive text for all those wishing to develop an in-depth understanding of a rich cultural legacy and lifestyle that survives today only as a fragmented cultural inheritance. The book clearly and compassionately illustrates how, until recent decades, the economy and lives of the Ma’dan (Marsh Arabs) that spans over five thousand years remained similar to the ancient practices of their Sumerian forbears, and how the current marsh dwellers with their impressive reed houses (mudhif) and long canoes (mashufs) are our only link with this rich cultural past.

The book is also a moving testament to these forgotten people, whose habitats, villages and very lives were progressively snuffed out by the Iraqi government during the repressive reign of Saddam Hussein. It highlights precisely how and why Saddam methodically tried to destroy these wetlands, and explores the enormous international efforts now underway to restore them. Finally, the book also demonstrates the inevitable environmental consequences of Saddam’s massive destruction of the marshes: the extinction of endangered species of birds, animals and plants that were endemic to the marshes and are found nowhere else. About the contributors The editor Sam Kubba is an award-winning architect whose practice includes projects in the US, UK and Middle East. The other contributors are all experts in their field and include Abbas Al Jamali, Hamid Turkey, Mukdad Al Jabbari, Ihsan Fethi and Jasim Al Asadi.



In the Wake of the Dhow

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The Arabian Gulf and Oman Dionisius A. Agius

The Arabian dhow is one of the most evocative images of the Gulf, the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. The great cargo dhows represented a flourishing trade which stretched from the Mediterranean up to China from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. When the pearling industry was at its height in the 19th and early 20th centuries, hundreds of pearling dhows were actively employed, carrying thousands of seamen diving for the finest pearls, a commodity much sought by the Western powers. In times of war, the dhows were magnificent fighting vessels and associated with the piracy so prevalent in these waters. This book is a product of over two hundred interviews with shipwrights and seamen in the Arabian Gulf and Oman over a period of nine years. It compares information given firsthand with the literature already written on the dhow and

on Arab seafaring in the past seventy years, much of which was simply technical. Documenting the dhow as an important element in the prosperity of the area before the discovery of oil, we find in this book the geographical conditions and the historicallinguistical background of each dhow-type, the life-pattern in its role as cargo, pearl-diving, pirate and slaving vessel and also how the seafaring communities interacted with the dhow world. About the author Dionisius A. Agius is Professor of Arabic and Islamic Material Culture at the University of Exeter. His research is mainly on the comparative and historical aspects of Arabic language, society and culture, focusing particularly on the semantics of materialcultural terminology, with a special interest in ship-types and ship-building techniques in the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. April 2009

Reviews “This book will undoubtedly become the standard text which everyone interested in Arab craft will have to consult.” William Donaldson, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Edinburgh

“… now the definitive work on the subject.” Alan S. Kaye, Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

“an important contribution”

“a major contribution to the study of navigation in the Gulf and in the Indian Ocean”

Nautical Research Journal

International Journal of Marine Archaeology

“a mine of information”

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British Policy in Mesopotamia, 1903–1914 Stuart A. Cohen

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In this well-documented study, Stuart Cohen provides the first coherent account of growing British interest in Mesopotamia, in which the defence of India, commercial considerations, the protection of Shia pilgrims and fear of a German-dominated Berlin-to-Baghdad railway all had a vital role to play. First published in 1976, the book is essential reading not only for an

understanding of the making of British policy towards the Arab provinces of the Ottoman empire but also of the last days of Turkish rule in Iraq itself. About the author Stuart Cohen is a professor of political science who specializes in Middle East diplomatic history.

Kings and Camels An American in Saudi Arabia Grant C. Butler

March 2008 136pp 235 x 155 mm Paperback £12.95 / $21.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-200-9 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Available in North America from ISBS 32

First published in 1960, Kings and Camels is a straightforward account of how an American went to work in Saudi Arabia and came home to America to realize how little the average American understood the people in the area. Butler presents his material in the form of an informal account of his personal experiences in the Middle East, both while he lived there, working for the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO), and as a successful lecturer and writer who has returned to the area often. The book goes behind the scenes in the Arab world, and into private audience with

the legendary Ibn Saud. It explains Islam, the religion of the Arabs. It introduces the reader to the desert Bedouin, and the Arab of the cities. It focuses on human interest, on the Americans who lived and worked in Saudi Arabia. Above all, the book’s emphasis is on the cultivation of understanding between the American and Arab peoples. About the author Grant C. Butler worked in oil industry public relations for ten years, both in the Middle East and in the United States. He also gave thousands of lectures on the Arabs and the Middle East across America.



Islam in Central Asia

a Ne p w e rb in a c k !

Ludmila Polonskaya and Alexei Malashenko

First published in 1994, this book examines the Islamic states of Central Asia in the periods before, during and after the Russian conquest. The authors detail the changes which occurred during the Russian colonialist era, the dramatic upheavals brought about by the 1917 Revolution and how communism tried to crush Muslim society. Also discussed is the plight of Muslims under Stalin’s regime, the recent Islamic renaissance and its influence in politics during the breakup of the USSR. The book concludes with an evaluation of the position of the emergent Muslim Central

Asian states shortly after their independence, and their likely future relationship with the new Russia.

October 2008 178pp 235 x 155 mm

About the authors The late Ludmila Polonskaya was Professor of History at the Institute of the Peoples of Asia and Africa at Moscow University. Alexei Malashenko is Co-Chair of the Religion, Society and Security program at the Carnegie Moscow Center, and a Professor of the High Economy School at Moscow State University.

Paperback £14.99 / $29.99 ISBN 978-0-86372-336-0 Imprint: Ithaca Press Available in North America from ISBS

Antun Sa’adeh The Man, His Thought: An Anthology Edited by Adel Beshara This book is a collection of scholarly articles by leading authorities on Antun Sa’adeh’s thought. The collection covers various aspects of his thought and not just his political views. The book provides a synopsis of the work done hitherto in the field, discusses the important studies published over the past fifty years, including the most up-to-date work, and at the same time identifies the main problems that have arisen in Arabic as well as English

secondary sources. It is therefore both a reference work summarizing previous research in the field and an original work of synthesis and new interpretations.

February 2007 640pp 235 x 155 mm

About the editor Adel Beshara studied Economics at La Trobe University and Political Science at the University of Melbourne. He is a teacher and a Fellow of the Department of History at the University of Melbourne.

Cased £35.00 / $54.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-308-7 Imprint: Ithaca Press Available in North America from ISBS 33

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With the Beduins A Narrative of Journeys and Adventures in Unfrequented Parts of Syria Gray Hill

November 2008 318pp • 216 x 140 mm Paperback £24.95 / $39.50 ISBN 978-1-85964-219-1 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Series: Folios Archive Library Available in North America from IPM

Gray Hill was a distinguished Liverpool solicitor who, along with his wife, made a number of annual trips to Jordan, Palestine and Syria. First published in 1891, With the Beduins: A Narrative of Journeys and Adventures in Unfrequented Parts of Syria is the record of three of these trips, made in 1888, 1889 and 1890. The majority of the work deals with the situation of the Bedouin tribes of the region. A fourth and

final section consists of folklore and stories from the oral tradition as recorded by Hill. About the author Gray Hill, a nephew of the postal reformer Sir Rowland Hill, was a distinguished Liverpool solicitor. A great traveller, Hill owned property near Jerusalem and on one occasion was captured by Arabs. He had only just returned from the East when he died suddenly at Mere Hall, his home near Birkenhead, in 1914.

Tafilet The Narrative of a Journey of Exploration in the Atlas Mountains and the Oases of the North-West Sahara Walter B. Harris

November 2008 386pp • 216 x 140 mm Paperback £24.95 / $39.50 ISBN 978-1-85964-222-1 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Series: Folios Archive Library Available in North America from IPM 34

First published in 1895, this book recounts the author’s 1893 expedition to the Tafilet oasis in Morocco. Previously largely inaccessible, Harris took advantage of the Sultan of Morocco Mulai el Hassen’s decision to pay a visit to the oasis. The book contains detailed descriptions of Marrakesh and the villages of the Atlas Mountains, as well as ruminations on the differences between the Arabs and the Berber tribes, and the situation of the Jews. There is also an account of the activities of the Sultan and his retinue,

their dealings with the troublesome tribes of the area, and details of the history, geography and people of Tafilet. The book concludes with the author’s return journey to the north, and an account of the events following the death of the Sultan. About the author A flamboyant socialite, accomplished traveller and diligent journalist, Walter B. Harris (1866–1933) served as special correspondent to Morocco for The Times for forty years.

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A Journey from Aleppo to Jerusalem At Easter, A.D. 1697 Henry Maundrell

On Friday 26 February, 1697, the Reverend Henry Maundrell rode out of the city of Aleppo in present-day Syria to begin what would become an 83-day Easter pilgrimage to Jerusalem. His journey was to inspire the eventual publication of this small book of lasting importance, A Journey From Aleppo to Jerusalem At Easter A.D. 1697, which remains today one of the classics of early travel writing. Intended initially to be simply a diary, Maundrell received such interest from those he showed it to that he eventually decided to prepare it for publication. Although numerous other books had been published by other European travellers to the region, Maundrell’s was unusual in that it was packed with precise, factual information about the antiquities of the Middle East, rather than simply relating personal adventures or tales of the ‘exotic Orient’. This present volume, reprinted from the sixth edition (1740) which also includes an account of the author’s trip to Mesopotamia, now makes Maundrell’s observations accessible to modern readers. Travelling across Syria to Latakia, down the Syrian and Lebanese coasts and inland to Jerusalem and the Holy Land, and then visiting such places as Damascus, Baalbek

and Tripoli on the return trip to Aleppo, Maundrell’s meticulous descriptions of castles, mosques, churches, fortresses and other archaeological sites of note, are sure to be of great interest to all those fascinated by the history of this unique part of the world. About the author Henry Maundrell was born in 1665 and attended Exeter College, Oxford in 1682. In 1695, he was elected to the Chaplaincy at the English Levant Company’s office in Aleppo, Syria. Plagued by ill health for much of his life, Maundrell died in 1701, shortly before publication of the first edition of A Journey From Aleppo to Jerusalem At Easter A.D. 1697.

February 2009 184pp 198 x 118 mm Paperback £19.99 / $34.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-218-4 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Series: Folios Archive Library Available in North America from IPM


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Kings of Arabia The Rise and Set of the Turkish Sovranty in the Arabian Peninsula Harold F. Jacob, C.S.I.

September 2007 294pp • 216 x 140 mm Paperback £24.95 / $49.50 ISBN 978-1-85964-198-9 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Series: Folios Archive Library Available in North America from ISBS

First published in 1923, Kings of Arabia examines the history of Yemen from the 17th century to the aftermath of the First World War. The book begins with an overview of Turkish control in Yemen and an examination of the first British encounters there, leading up to their capture of Aden in 1839 AD. There then follows a sketch of the British methods of administration, which are contrasted with those of the Turks. The author next treats the British ascent to the hinterland and their subsequent retreat to Aden. The book concludes with the decline of Turkish

influence, the events of the First World War, and the rise to power of the independent Arab Kings. With the latter parts of the book laced with Jacob’s own experiences of the events as they unfolded, Kings of Arabia is sure to prove invaluable to those seeking an insight into the British perspective of this key period of Yemen’s history. About the author Lieutenant Colonel Harold Fenton Jacob (1866–1936) was an officer in the British Army who spent the majority of his time in service in Yemen.

Perfumes of Araby Silhouettes of Al Yemen Harold F. Jacob September 2007 264pp • 216 x 140 mm Paperback £24.95 / $49.50 ISBN 978-1-85964-199-6 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Series: Folios Archive Library Available in North America from ISBS 36

First published in 1915, Perfumes of Araby is a collection of thirteen vignettes of tribal life in the first decades of the twentieth century. Topics covered by the author include Arab attitudes to alcohol, coffee and qat; family life including marriage and children; warfare; religion; folklore and superstitions; local politics; and attitudes towards the British. Yet no matter what the subject, throughout each account shines the

author’s obvious affection for the tribesmen and women with whom he lived and worked for the best part of ten years. The result makes for a fascinating insight into what was, and still remains, a little-known Arabian society. About the author Lieutenant Colonel Harold Fenton Jacob (1866–1936) was an officer in the British Army who spent the majority of his time in service in Yemen.

Other New Titles

Judicial Systems and Safeguards of Human Rights in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Ibrahim Ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Bishr

Numerous questions have been asked by some critics about the nature of the judicial system in Saudi Arabia. In response to such questions, this short book, translated from the original Arabic and published in association with the King Abdulaziz Foundation for Research and Archives, endeavours to present some aspects of the judicial system from an official Saudi point of view. Topics dealt with in the book include Islam as a religion upholding justice; the sources of reference of the judicial system in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the

general characteristics of the Saudi judicial system; the development of the Saudi judicial system; the functions, aims and departments of the Saudi Ministry of Justice; human rights safeguards in the Kingdom’s judicial system; and a breakdown of the three justice statutes and the human rights safeguards contained therein. About the author The author, Ibrahim Ibn Abdul Aziz Al-Bishr, is a Judge and Counsellor for the Ministry of Justice of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

April 2009 c 96pp 216 x 138 mm Paperback £15.00 / $29.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-223-8 Imprint: Garnet Publishing Available in North America from ISBS

Arabs Down Under Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi Ibrahim, a freelance journalist from Arabia, has become disillusioned by the seemingly incessant onslaught of Western suspicion, abuse and adverse media attention thrust upon his people. It is to escape this climate of hostility that he decides to take his family to visit an old journalist friend in New Zealand. There, they can assimilate a new culture, meet new people with new ideas, and see a land seldom visited by their fellow Arabs. In the weeks that follow, Ibrahim discusses with his old friend the ticklish questions of Western misconception,

misunderstanding and the perceived inequalities of his race. Together they are able to dispel the myths and identify the areas of ignorance that prevail in the West and which do so much damage to the image of the Arab. About the author Mohammed Mahfoodh Al Ardhi is a former Chief of the Omani Air Force, a fighter pilot who graduated from Royal Air Force Military Academy in Cranwell, UK, the Command and Staff College in Bracknell, UK and the National Defence University in Washington DC, USA.

February 2008 96pp 235 x 155 mm Paperback £6.99 / $13.95 ISBN 978-1-90293-219-4 Imprint: South Street Press Available in North America from IPM 37

Complete Backlist of Available Titles Unless otherwise indicated all titles in this section are available from ISBS in North America

Agriculture Agricultural Bibliography of Jordan, 1974-83 Selected, Classified and Annotated

Danagla Traders of Northern Sudan Rural Capitalism and Agricultural Development El Haj Bilal Omer

A. B. Zahlan

1998 • 105pp • 238 x 154 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

1984 • 61pp • 234 x 158 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-029-1 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-016-1 • Ithaca Press

Agricultural Bibliography of Sudan, 1974-83 Selected, Classified and Annotated: 1974-81 v. 1

Fisheries Development in the North West Indian Ocean Impact of Commercial Fishing Arrangements Khaled Ibrahim Hariri

A. B. Zahlan

1985 • 158pp • 234 x 152mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

1984 • 325pp • 232 x 154 mm • Cased £34.95 / $69.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-038-3 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-017-8 • Ithaca Press

Agricultural Bibliography of Syria to 1983 Selected, Classified and Annotated A. B. Zahlan

State Agriculture Development in Egypt Since 1973 Simon Commander 1987 • 319pp • 230 x 156 mm • Paperback £15.00 / $29.95 • ISBN 978-0-863720-79-6 • Ithaca Press

1984 • 140pp • 234 x 154 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

Agricultural Policy in Jordan

State and Agriculture in Iraq Modern Development, Stagnation and the Impact of Oil

A. M. Burrell

Kamil A. Mahdi

1986 • 147pp • 234 x 156 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

2001 • 400pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-070-3 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-279-0 • Ithaca Press

Agriculture and Policy Methodology for the Analysis of Developing Country Agricultural Sectors

Studies in Applied Zoology

Mark Mitchell, A. M. Burrell

ISBN 978-0-86372-055-0 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-018-5 • Ithaca Press

Edited by Yousif Abu Gideiri 1999 • 160pp • Paperback £15.00 / $29.95

1985 • 165pp • 232 x 152 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-024-6 • Ithaca Press

Supply Response in Egypt Agriculture, 1969-78

Aspects of Reproduction of the One-humped Camel

Adel Sadek

M. D. Tingari

ISBN 978-0-86372-152-6 • Ithaca Press

1987 • 188pp • 206 x 136 mm • Paperback £15.00 / $29.95 • ISBN 978-0-86372-106-9 • Ithaca Press


1991 • 352pp • 214 x 140 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

Backlist of Available Titles The Agricultural Sector of Jordan Policy and Systems Studies

The Architecture of Oman

Edited by A. B. Zahlan and Subhi Qasem

Salma Samar Damluji and forward by HRH The Prince of Wales

1985 • 428pp • 232 x 162 mm • Cased £39.95 / $79.95

1998 • 512pp • 310 x 245 mm • Cased £120.00 / $199.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-026-0 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-1-85964-083-8 • Garnet Publishing

Water Planning in Arid Sudan

The Architecture of the UAE

Andrew Shepherd, Malcolm Norris, John Watson

Salma Samar Damluji

1987 • 207pp • 232 x 154 mm • Paperback £15.00 /

2005 • 352pp • 310 x 245 mm • Cased £65.00 / $120.00

$29.95 • ISBN 978-0-86372-072-7 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-1-85964-156-9 • Garnet Publishing

Water Resources Development in Ethiopia Present Experience and Future Planning Concepts

The Art and Architecture of Islamic Cairo

Zewdie Abate

ISBN 9-781-85964-154-5 • Garnet Publishing

1999 • 208pp • 238 x 162 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

Not available for sale in Egypt

Richard Yeomans 2005 • 272pp • 280 x 218 mm • Cased £29.95 / $54.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-169-4 • Ithaca Press

The Bretschneider Albums 19th Century Paintings of Life in China


Kirill Y. Solonin

Family Life in Sudan

1996 • 172pp • 330 x 245 mm • Cased £65.00 / $120.00

Edited by Mohamed Smith and Margaret Smith

ISBN 978-1-85964-010-4 • Garnet Publishing

1988 • 212 x 138 mm • Paperback £15.00 / $29.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-103-8 • Ithaca Press

The Experience of Islamic Art on the Margins of Islam

Life and Health in Three Palestinian Villages

Edited by Irene A Bierman

Rita Giacaman

ISBN 978-0-86372-300-1 • Ithaca Press

2005 • 192pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £29.95 / $49.50

1988 • 194pp • 234 x 156 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-086-4 • Ithaca Press

Art and Architecture A Yemen Reality Architecture Sculptured in Mud and Stone Salma Samar Damluji 1999 • 355pp • 245 x 330 mm • Cased £35.00 / $85.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-800-3 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

Impressions of Granada and the Alhambra Girault de Prangey 1997 • 112pp • 340 x 250 mm • Cased £40.00 / $79.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-089-0 • Ithaca Press

Islamic Art and Architecture System of Geometric Design Issam El-Said 1999 • 136pp • 340 x 240 mm • Cased £25.00 / $44.95 ISBN 978-1-87393-845-4 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

The Fires of Excellence Spanish and Portuguese Oriental Architecture Miles Danby 1997 • 236pp • 320 x 240 mm • Cased £50.00 / $99.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-087-6 • Garnet Publishing

The Story of Islamic Architecture Richard Yeomans 1999 • 252pp • 320 x 240 mm • Cased £45.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-108-8 • Garnet Publishing Not available for sale in North America

The Valley of Mud-Brick Architecture Shibam Tarim and Wadi Hadramut Salma Samar Damluji 1999 • 474pp • 275 x 210 mm • Cased £45.00 / $85.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-801-0 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

Zillij-Art of Moroccan Ceramics Salma Samar Damluji and John Hedgecoe 1992 • 352pp • 316 x 252 mm • Cased £65.00 / $110.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-802-7 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM


Backlist of Available Titles Zillij-Art of Moroccan Ceramics (French)

Sex on the Net The Dilemma of Policing Cyberspace

Salma Samar Damluji and John Hedgecoe

Yaman Akdeniz

1992 • 352pp • 316 x 252 mm • Cased £65.00 / $110.00

1999 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95

ISBN 978-1-87393-849-2 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-1-90293-200-2 • South Street Press

Behind the Headlines

The Transgender Debate The Crisis Surrounding Gender Identity

An Unsettled Peace Can There Be Resolution in Northern Ireland?

Stephen Whittle 2000 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95 ISBN 978-1-90293-216-3 • South Street Press

Terry McNeill 2000 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95 ISBN 978-1-90293-206-4 • South Street Press

What is the Alternative? Puncturing the Myths of Complementary Medicines

Dishing up Death Is Our Food Poisoning Us?

Amanda Jackson-Russell

Jacqui Reilly

ISBN 978-1-90293-203-3 • South Street Press

1999 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95

2001 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95 ISBN 978-1-90293-215-6 • South Street Press

Cooking Do you do Voodoo? The Real Religion Behind Zombies and Voodoo Dolls

A Lebanese Harvest Traditional Vegetarian Recipes

Shannon R Turlington

1999 • 116pp • 294 x 212 mm • Cased £12.95 / $24.95

1999 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95

ISBN 978-1-87393-804-1 • Garnet Publishing

Nouhad Boulos-Guillaume

ISBN 978-1-90293-202-6 • South Street Press

Eurocash What Does the Single Currency Mean to Britain? Christopher Lord

Flavours of Madras South Indian Cookbook Rani Kingman 1999 • 160pp • 260 x 210 mm • Cased £16.95 / $32.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-034-0 • Garnet Publishing

2001 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95 ISBN 978-1-90293-205-7 • South Street Press

Is it all over? Can Football Survive the Premier League? John Williams

Mezze Delicious Middle Eastern, Turkish and Greek Recipes Rosamond Man 1999 • 160pp • 260 x 210 mm • Cased £16.95 / $32.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-049-4 • Garnet Publishing

1999 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95 ISBN 978-1-90293-201-9 • South Street Press

Simply Lebanese Ina’am Atalla

Offside? The Position of Women in Football

1999 • 240pp • 245 x 190 mm • Cased £25.00 / $39.95

John Williams and Donna Woodhouse

Available in North America from IPM

ISBN 978-1-85964-135-4 • Garnet Publishing

1999 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95 ISBN 978-1-90293-207-1 • South Street Press

Simply Lebanese Arabic Edition

Out in the Cold? Examining the Issue of Homelessness

Ina’am Atalla

Rosalind Bayley

ISBN 978-9-95388-077-8 • Garnet Publishing

2000 • 64pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £3.50 / $6.95

Available in North America from IPM

ISBN 978-1-90293-208-8 • South Street Press


2008 • 240pp • 256 x 200 mm • Cased £25.00 / $39.95

Backlist of Available Titles Traditional Greek Cooking Food and Wines of Greece


George Moudiotis

Education and the Arab World Challenges of the Next Millennium

1999 • 240pp • 257 x 182 mm • Cased £14.95 / $24.95

Emirate Center for Strategic Studies and Research

ISBN 978-1-85964-117-0 • Garnet Publishing

2000 • 416pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $57.00

Available in North America from IPM

ISBN 978-0-86372-255-4 • Ithaca Press

Traditional Irish Cooking The Fare of Old Ireland and its History

Education in Bahrain Problems and Progress, 1919-86

Andy Gravette and Debbie Cook

May Al Arrayed Shirawi

2008 • 218pp • 178 x 176 mm • Cased £14.95 / $28.95

1999 • 175pp • 234 x 152 mm • Paperback £24.95 /

ISBN 978-1-85964-155-2 • Garnet Publishing

$39.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-114-4 • Ithaca Press

Available in North America from IPM

Crafts Small Patchwork Quilts Pippa Abrahams

English Language in Sudan A History of Its Teaching and Politics Liza Sandell 1982 • 160pp • Paperback £8.95 / $15.95 ISBN 978-0-90372-991-8 • Ithaca Press

1999 • 64pp • 252 x 206 mm • Paperback £9.95 / $18.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-042-5 • Garnet Publishing

The Development of Modern Education in the Gulf


Sheikha al-Misnad

Built by Oil

1999 • 385pp • 224 x 156 mm • Cased £35.00 / $69.95

Gwilym Roberts and David Fowler

ISBN 978-0-86372-045-1 • Ithaca Press

1995 • 320pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £25.00 / $49.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-189-2 • Ithaca Press

Caspian Energy Resources Implications for the Arab Gulf Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research 2000 • 352pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $62.00

Fiction Hot Death, Cold Soup Twelve Short Stories Manjula Padmanabhan 1997 • 248pp • 210 x 145 mm • Paperback £6.95 / $15.95 • ISBN 978-1-85964-111-8 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

ISBN 978-0-86372-268-4 • Ithaca Press

Labor and Human Capital in the Middle East Studies of Markets and Household Behavior Edited by Dr Djavad Salehi-Isfahani

In the House of Silence Autobiographical Essays by Arab Women Writers Edited by Fadia Faqir and translated by Shirley Eber 1998 • 181pp • 210 x 145 mm • Paperback £8.95 /

2002 • 424pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £14.95 /

$17.95 • ISBN 978-1-85964-023-4 • Garnet Publishing

$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-295-0 • Ithaca Press

Available in North America from IPM

Public Debt Management for Lebanon Situation Analysis and Strategy for Change

So That You Can Know Me Anthology of Pakistani Women Writers Edited by Yasmin Hameed, Asif Aslam Farrukhi 1997 • 176pp • 210 x 145 mm • Paperback £6.95 /

Imad Jomaa

$15.95 • ISBN 978-1-85964-114-9 • Garnet Publishing

1999 • 79pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £14.99 /

Available in North America from IPM

$27.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-317-9 • Ithaca Press

Underdevelopment and Rural Structures in Southeastern Turkey Zulkuf Aydin 1986 • 300pp • 215 x 143 mm • Cased £30.00 / $53.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-034-5 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles The Day it Rained Bricks and Bats And Other Tales from the Gulf

History of the Wahabis from their Origin until the End of 1809

Maruf Khawaja

Louis Alexandre Olivier De Corancez

1999 • 248pp • 210 x 130 mm • Paperback £15.00 /

1995 • 161pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £25.00 / $37.50

$30.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-124-8 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-1-85964-036-4 • Garnet Publishing

Available in North America from IPM

Lucia Guerra

Kings of Arabia The Rise and Set of the Turkish Sovreignty in the Arabian Peninsula

1997 • 207pp • 210 x 145 mm • Paperback £6.95 /

Harold F Jacob

$15.95 • ISBN 978-1-85964-113-2 • Garnet Publishing

2007 • 294pp • 216 x 140 mm • Paperback £24.95 /

Available in North America from IPM

$49.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-198-9 • Garnet Publishing

Folios Archive Library

Mount Lebanon Volume 1 A Ten Years’ Residence

A Modern Pilgrim in Mecca And a Siege in Sanaa

Charles Henry Churchhill

Arthur John Byng Wavell

ISBN 978-1-87393-850-8 • Garnet Publishing

The Street of Night

1999 • 400pp • 235 x 158 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00

2005 • 349pp • 212 x 135 mm • Cased £25.00 / $40.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-182-8 • Garnet Publishing

A Voyage up the Persian Gulf and a Journey Overland from India to England in 1817

Mount Lebanon Volume 2 A Ten Years’ Residence Charles Henry Churchhill 1999 • 400pp • 235 x 158 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-851-5 • Garnet Publishing

William Heude 1999 • 252pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £45.00 / $65.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-844-7 • Garnet Publishing

Arabia Infelix Or the Turks in Yemen

Mount Lebanon Volume 3 A Ten Years’ Residence Charles Henry Churchhill 1999 • 400pp • 235 x 158 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-852-2 • Garnet Publishing

G Wyman Bury 1998 • 232pp • 215 x 138 mm • Paperback £14.95 / $22.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-122-4 • Garnet Publishing

Narrative of the Residence of Fatalla Sayeghir among the Wandering Arabs of the Great Desert

Arabic Spain Sidelights on Her History and Art

Alphonse De Lamartine

Bernhard Whishaw and Ellen W. Whishaw

ISBN 978-1-85964-088-3 • Garnet Publishing

1996 • 216pp • 210 x 120 mm • Cased £19.95 / $30.00

1999 • 440pp • 208 x 143 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-172-9 • Garnet Publishing

Fifty-three Years in Syria 1

Newmarket and Arabia An Examination of the Descent of Racers and Coursers

Henry H Jessup

Roger D Upton

1999 • 404pp • 220 x 145 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00

2001 • 228pp • 198 x 135 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

ISBN 978-1-85964-170-5 • Garnet Publishing

$19.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-162-0 • Garnet Publishing

Fifty-three Years in Syria 2 Henry H Jessup

Notes on the Bedouins and Wahabys Vol 1

1999 • 436pp • 220 x 145 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00

John Lewis Burckhardt

ISBN 978-1-85964-171-2 • Garnet Publishing

1999 • 400pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-826-3 • Garnet Publishing

Four Centuries of Modern Iraq Stephen Hemsley Longrigg 1999 • 392pp • 220 x 140 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00

Notes on the Bedouins and Wahabys Vol 2

ISBN 978-1-85964-169-9 • Garnet Publishing

John Lewis Burckhardt 1999 • 400pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-832-4 • Garnet Publishing


Backlist of Available Titles Perfumes of Araby Silhouettes of Al Yemen 2007 • 264pp • 216 x 140 mm • Paperback £24.95 /

Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria and Turkey Between the Years 1803 and 1807: Vol 1

$49.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-199-6 • Garnet Publishing

Ali Bey El Abbassi

Harold F Jacob

1999 • 340pp • 172 x 246 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00

Sinai, The Hedjaz, and Soudan

ISBN 978-1-87393-839-3 • Garnet Publishing

James Hamilton

Southern Arabia

Travels of Ali Bey in Morocco, Tripoli, Cyprus, Egypt, Arabia, Syria and Turkey Between the Years 1803 and 1807: Vol 2

Theodore Bent and Mabel Bent

Ali Bey El Abbassi

1994 • 455pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £45.00 / $65.00

1999 • 373pp • 249 x 218 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00

ISBN 978-1-85964-035-7 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-1-87393-840-9 • Garnet Publishing

The Caliphs Last Heritage A Short History of the Turkish Empire

Travels through Arabia and other Countries in the East Vol 1

Mark Sykes 1999 • 644pp • 224 x 145 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00

Carsten Niebuhr, Introduction by Robin Bidwell and translated by Robert Heron

ISBN 978-1-85964-168-2 • Garnet Publishing

1994 • 424pp • 212 x 125 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

1993 • 414pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £45.00 / $65.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-838-6 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-1-87393-843-0 • Garnet Publishing

The Countries and Tribes of the Persian Gulf Samuel Barrett Miles 1999 • 644pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £45.00 / $65.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-856-0 • Garnet Publishing

Travels through Arabia and other Countries in the East Vol 2 Carsten Niebuhr, Introduction by Robin Bidwell and translated by Robert Heron 1994 • 450pp • 212 x 125 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

The Dawn of a New Era in Syria

ISBN 978-1-87393-854-6 • Garnet Publishing

Magaret McGilvary 2002 • 304pp • 200 x 130 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $19.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-167-5 • Garnet Publishing

Great Books of Islamic Civilization

The Land of the Date

A Guide to Conclusive Proofs for the Principles of Belief

C M Cursetjee 1999 • 193pp • 235 x 168 mm • Cased £30.00 / $45.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-038-8 • Garnet Publishing

The Land of Uz G Wyman Bury

Imam al-Haramayn al-Juywani 2001 • 372pp • 240 x 168 mm • Cased £60.00 / $95.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-153-8 • Garnet Publishing 2001 • 372pp • 240 x 168 mm • Paperback £18.00 / $35.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-157-6 • Garnet Publishing

1998 • 392pp • 215 x 138 mm • Paperback £14.95 / $22.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-121-7 • Garnet Publishing

The Thistle and Cedar of Lebanon Habeeb Rish Allah Effendi

Al-Qushayri’s Epistle on Sufism Abu ‘l-Qasim Al-Qushayri 2007 • 460pp • 240 x 168 mm • Cased £60.00 / $95.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-185-9 • Garnet Publishing

2001 • 416pp • 198 x 124 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $19.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-163-7 • Garnet Publishing

Travellers in Arabia

2007 • 460pp •240 x 168 mm • Paperback £18.00 / $35.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-186-6 • Garnet Publishing

Robin Bidwell 1994 • 224pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £9.95 / $22.50 • ISBN 978-1-87393-823-2 • Garnet Publishing


Backlist of Available Titles An Introduction to the Science of the Hadith

Life of the Prophet Mohammad Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya Volume 3

Ibn al-Salah Al-Shahrazuri, translated by Eerik Dickinson

Ibn Kathir

2005 • 356pp • 240 x 168 mm • Cased £60.00 / $95.00

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Life of the Prophet Mohammad Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya Volume 4

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Distinguished Jurist’s Primer Volume I: Bidayat Al-Mujtahid Wa Nihayat Al-Muqtasid: Vol 1

$30.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-145-3 • Garnet Publishing

Ibn Rushd

Life of the Prophet Mohammad 4 Volume Set (Paperback) Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya

2000 • 660pp • 240 x 168 mm • Paperback £22.00 /

Ibn Kathir

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2000 • Paperback £62.00 / $108.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-148-4 • Garnet Publishing

Distinguished Jurist’s Primer Volume II Bidayat Al-Mujtahid Wa Nihayat Al-Muqtasid: Vol 2 Ibn Rushd

The Best Divisions for Knowledge of the Regions Al-Muqaddasi Translated by Basil Anthony Collins

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ISBN 978-1-87393-814-0 • Garnet Publishing

Distinguished Jurist’s Primer 2 Volume Set (Paperback)

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Ibn Rushd 2000 • Paperback £36.00 / $63.00 ISBN 978-185964-149-1 • Garnet Publishing

Essay by the Uniquely Wise ‘Abel Fath Omar Bin Al-Khayyam on Algebra and Equations, An

The Book of Misers Al-Bukhala Al-Jahiz, Edited by Ezzeddin Ibrahim, Translated by R.B. Serjeant 1998 • 288pp • 240 x 168 mm • Cased £60.00 / $90.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-819-5 • Garnet Publishing

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Life of the Prophet Mohammad Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya Volume 1

The Book of Revenue

Ibn Kathir

Abu Ubayd Al-Qusim Ibn Sallam and Abu Ubayd Ibn Sallam, Translated by Imran Nyazee

2000 • 424pp • 240 x 168 mm • Paperback £18.00 /

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Life of the Prophet Mohammad Al-Sira Al-Nabawiyya Volume 2

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2005 • 608pp • 240 x 168 mm • Paperback £22.00 /

Ibn Kathir 2000 • 412pp • 240 x 168 mm • Paperback £18.00 /

The Ordinances of Government

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Al-Mawardi, Translated by Wafaa Wahba 1996 • 312pp • 240 x 168 mm • Cased £60.00 / $100.00 ISBN 978-1-87393-817-1 • Garnet Publishing 2000 • 312pp • 240 x 168 mm • Paperback £15.00 / $35.00 • ISBN 978-1-85964-140-8 • Garnet Publishing


Backlist of Available Titles Unique Necklace, The (Volume I) Al-‘Iqd Al-Farid

Communism in the Arab East: 1918-28

Ibn Abd Rabbih and Translated by Issa J. Boullata

Suliman Bashear

2006 • 360pp • 240 x 168 mm • Cased £60.00 / $95.00

1980 • 186pp • 216 x 137 mm • Cased £30.00 / $49.50

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ISBN 978-0-90372-955-0 • Ithaca Press

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Dilemma of British Rule in the Nuba Mountains

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History Al-Sabah History and Genealogy of Kuwait’s Ruling Family, 1752-1986

Ahmed Uthman Muhammed Ibrahim, Ahmed Uthman 1985 • 96pp • Paperback • £15.00 / $29.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-053-6 • Ithaca Press

Alan Rush

Dinka Resistance to Condominium Rule, 1902-32

1999 • 304pp • 233 x 152 mm • Cased £29.95 / $49.50

Lazarus Leek Mawut

ISBN 978-0-86372-081-9 • Ithaca Press

1984 • 64pp • 208 x 134mm • Paperback £8.95 / $15.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-011-6 • Ithaca Press

Al-Yamama in the Early Islamic Era Abdullah al-Askar 2002 • 176pp • 220 x 140 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

Disorientations Society in Flux – Kuwait in the 1950s

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Peter Lienhardt 1993 • 108pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £18.95 / $39.50

Approaches to the History of the Middle East Interviews with Leading Middle East Historians

ISBN 978-0-86372-166-3 • Ithaca Press

Nancy Elizabeth Gallagher

Egypt for the Egyptians! The Socio-political Crisis in Egypt, 1878-82

1996 • 208pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

Alexander Scholch

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1981 • 386pp • 232 x 158 mm • Cased £20.00 / $39.95 ISBN 978-0-90372-982-6 • Ithaca Press

Arabism, Islamism and the Palestinian Question, 1908-1941 A Political History Basheer M Nafi

Flight into the Maelstrom Soviet Immigration to Israel and Middle East Peace

1998 • 468pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $60.00

John Quigley

ISBN 978-0-86372-235-6 • Ithaca Press

1997 • 272pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £30.00 / $50.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-219-6 • Ithaca Press

Britain and the Egyptian Nationalist Movement, 1936-1952 Hoda Gamal Abdel Nasser

French Imperialism in Syria 1927-1936

1994 • 376pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £30.00 / $49.50

Peter A Shambrook

ISBN 978-0-86372-177-9 • Ithaca Press

1998 • 332pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $55.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-243-1 • Ithaca Press

Britain’s Foreign Policy in Egypt and Sudan, 1947-56

Greeks in Egypt 1919-1937

Jassim A Hail

Alexander Kitroeff

1996 • 232pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $60.00

1988 • 256pp • 238 x 162mm • Cased £35.00 / $65.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-206-6 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-109-0 • Ithaca Press

Britain’s Two Wars with Iraq, 1941, 1991 1996 • 289pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

Imperialism and Nationalism in the Sudan A Study in Political Constitutional Development, 1899-1956

ISBN 978-0-86372-176-2 • Ithaca Press

Muddathir Abdel-Rahim

Raghid El-Solh

1987 • 275pp • 210 x 138mm • Paperback £15.00 / $29.95 • ISBN 978-0-86372-075-8 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles In the Wake of the Dhow The Arabian Gulf and Oman Dionisius Albertus Agius

Oman and the South-Eastern Shore of Arabia (Archive Documents on the History of the Arab World Series)

1999 • 253pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

Edited by Radid El-Solh

ISBN 978-0-86372-259-2 • Ithaca Press

1999 • 344pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-199-1 • Ithaca Press

Interpreting the Orient Travellers in Egypt and the Near East: v. 2

Oman in Early Islamic History

Dr P Starkey & Dr J Starkey

2000 • 244pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50

2001 • 277pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-238-7 • Ithaca Press

Isam Al-Rawas

ISBN 978-0-86372-258-5 • Ithaca Press

Iraq Power and Society

PDR Yemen Outpost of Socialist Development in Arabia

Edited by Derek Hopwood Habib Ishow, Thomas Koszinowski

Helen Lackner

1993 • 400pp • 235 x 165 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-032-1 • Ithaca Press

1985 • 224pp • 233 x 153 mm • Cased £30.00 / $49.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-172-4 • Ithaca Press

Jonglei Canal

Philby of Arabia St.John Philby

Mohamed Osman Sammani

Elizabeth Monroe

1984 • 198pp • 212 x 138 mm • Paperback £15.00 /

1998 • 332pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £14.95 /

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$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-239-4 • Ithaca Press

Morocco under King Hassan

Prelude to the Generals A Study of Some Aspects of the Reign of the Eighth Abbasid Caliph Al-Mu’tasim Bi-allah (218-227 AH-833-842 AD)

Stephen Ormsby Hughes 2001 • 396pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £25.00 / $49.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-285-1 • Ithaca Press

Osman Sayyid Ahmad Ismail Al-Bili 2006 • 396pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £19.99 /

1999 • 132pp • 241 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

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ISBN 978-0-86372-277-6 • Ithaca Press

Mufti of Istanbul A Study in the Development of the Ottoman Learned Hierarchy

Press and Politics in Sudan, 1920-45

Richard Repp

ISBN 978-0-86372-052-9 • Ithaca Press

M A Al-Malik Babiker 1985 • 139pp • Cased £15.00 / $29.95

1999 • 234 x 160 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-041-3 • Ithaca Press

Problems of the Modern Middle East in Historical Perspective

Najd before the Salafi Reform Movement

Edited by John Spagnolo

Uwaidah M Al Juhany

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1996 • 320pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

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Napoleon in Egypt Edited by Irene A Bierman, Introduction by Afaf Lutfi Al-Sayyid Marsot

Edited by Korkut A Erturk

2003 • 196pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £29.95 / $49.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-240-0 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-299-8 • Ithaca Press


Rethinking Central Asia Non-Eurocentric Studies in History, Social Structure and Identity

1999 • 208pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

Backlist of Available Titles Russian Ships in the Gulf

Sultanate of Oman 1939-45

Efim Rezvan

Edtied by Raghid El-Solh

1999 • 178pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £45.00 / $49.50

2001 • 376pp • 242 x 162 mm • Cased £85.00 / $124.50

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ISBN 978-0-86372-264-6 • Ithaca Press

Saudi Arabia and Britain 1939-53 Changing Relations, 1939-1953

Syria’s Quest for Independence 1939-45

Shafi Aldamer

Salma Mardam Bey

2003 • 292pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

1997 • 274pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

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Sexual Encounters in the Middle East The British, the French and the Arabs

The 1968 Revolution in Iraq Baath Party Report

Derek Hopwood

Hizb al-Ba’th al-’Arab, al-Ishtirak

1999 • 332pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

1979 • 176pp • 215 x 135 mm • Cased £30.00 / $22.50

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ISBN 978-0-90372-945-1 • Ithaca Press

2006 • 332pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £19.99 /

The Arab Influence in Medieval Europe: Folia Scholastica Mediterranea

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Dionisius Albertus Agius and Richard Hitchcock

Southern Sudan, Too Many Agreements Dishonoured – 2nd Edition

1996 • 192pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-213-4 • Ithaca Press

Abel Alier 1999 • 334pp • 240 x 164 mm • Cased £25.00 / $39.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-163-2 • Ithaca Press

Sovereignty and Leadership in Lebanon, 1943-76

The Development of Transjordan 1929-1939 A History of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan Maan Abu Nowar

Wade Goria

2005 • 392pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $64.50

1985 • 224pp • 220 x 140 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-303-2 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-031-4 • Ithaca Press

Sultanate of Oman 1914-18

The Diary of T.E. Lawrence While Travelling in Arabia During 1911

Edtied by Raghid El-Solh

Introduction by Robin Bidwell

2000 • 352pp • 242 x 162 mm • Cased £85.00 / $124.50

1993 • 96pp • 240 x 174 mm • Cased £20.00 / $30.00

ISBN 978-0-86372-242-4 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-1-87393-824-9 • Garnet Publishing

Sultanate of Oman 1918-39 Admin Edtied by Raghid El-Solh

The Egyptian Upper Class between Revolutions 1919-1952

2000 • 376pp • 242 x 162 mm • Cased £85.00 / $124.50

Magda Baraka

ISBN 978-0-86372-263-9 • Ithaca Press

1998 • 300pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $60.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-230-1 • Ithaca Press

Sultanate of Oman 1918-39 Domestic Edtied by Raghid El-Solh 2000 • 376pp • 242 x 162 mm • Cased £85.00 / $124.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-262-2 • Ithaca Press

The Jordanian-Israel War, 1948-1951 A History of the Hashmite Kingdom of Jordan Maan Abu Nowar

Sultanate of Oman 1918-39 External

1999 • 528pp • 241 x 163 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

Edtied by Raghid El-Solh

ISBN 978-0-86372-286-8 • Ithaca Press

2000 • 376pp • 242 x 162 mm • Cased £85.00 / $124.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-261-5 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles The Last Khedive of Egypt Memoirs of Abbas Hilmi II Abbas Hilmi II (Author), Amira Sonbol (Translator)

The Tajik Conflict (Russian Centre for Strategic Research & International Studies S.) Irina Zviagelskaia

1998 • 352pp • 239 x 160 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50

1997 • 32pp • 192 x 142 mm • Cased £7.95 / $14.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-208-0 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-236-3 • Ithaca Press

The Making of an Egyptian Arab Nationalist Early Years of Azzam Pasha, 1893-1936

The Travels of Ibn Battuta to Central Asia

Ralph M Coury

1999 • 179pp • 242 x 164 mm • Cased £20.00 / $39.95

1998 • 528pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-256-1 • Ithaca Press

Ibrahimov Nematulla Ibrahimovich

ISBN 978-0-86372-233-2 • Ithaca Press

The Making of the Gulf War Origins of Kuwait’s Long-standing Territorial Dispute with Iraq

The Yemen in the 18th and 19th Centuries A Political and Intellectual History Husayn Abdullah al-Amri

H Rahman

1985 • 228pp • 218 x 140 mm • Cased £20.00 / $35.00

1997 • 396pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-033-8 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-207-3 • Ithaca Press

The Making of the Modern Gulf States Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and Oman Rosmarie Said Zahlan

Turkish Athens The Forgotten Centuries, 1456-1832 Molly Mackenzie 1999 • 148pp • 220 x 140 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-143-4 • Ithaca Press

1998 • 212pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-229-5 • Ithaca Press

Two Kings in Arabia Sir Reader Bullard’s Letters from Jeddah

The Palestinian Exodus 1948-1998

Reader Bullard

Edited by Dr Ghada Karmi, Eugene Cotran

1999 • 289pp • 230 x 155 mm • Cased £30.00 / $49.50

1999 • 288pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-167-0 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-244-8 • Ithaca Press

The Society of Muslim Brothers in Egypt The Rise of an Islamic Mass Movement, 1928-1942

Unfolding the Orient Travellers in Egypt and the Near East Edited by Dr Paul Starkey & Dr Janet Starkey 2001 • 324pp • 242 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-257-8 • Ithaca Press

Brynjar Lia 2006 • 328pp • 269 x 173 mm • Paperback £19.99 / $34.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-314-8 • Ithaca Press

War, Revolution and British Imperialism in Central Asia Frederick Stanwood

The Struggle for Independence 1939-1947 A History of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

1983 • 262pp • 215 x 144 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-002-4 • Ithaca Press

Maan Abu Nowar

Yemen in Early Islam 9-233/630-847 A Political History

2001 • 376pp • 242 x 162 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

Abd al’Muhsin Mad’aj al-Mad’aj

ISBN 978-0-86372-283-7 • Ithaca Press

1988 • 266pp • 222 x 143 mm • Cased £30.00 / $53.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-102-1 • Ithaca Press

The Struggle for Power in Arabia Ibn Saud, Hussein and Great Britain, 1914-1924 Haifa Alangari 1998 • 305pp • 249 x 173 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-216-5 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles Islamic Studies

Some Aspects of Islam in Africa

A Guide to the Contents of the Qur’an – 2nd Edition

Uthman Sayyid Ahmad Ismail Al-Bili

Faruq Sherif

ISBN 978-0-86372-319-3 • Ithaca Press

2007 • 135pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £25.00 / $44.95

1994 • 256pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £25.00 / $49.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-190-8 • Ithaca Press

Text and Context in Islamic Societies Edited by Irene A Bierman

1999 • 256pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £9.95 /

2004 • 184pp • 244 x 155 mm • Cased £29.95 / $49.50

$22.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-045-6 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-0-86372-298-1 • Ithaca Press

An Interpretation of the Qur’an English Translation of the Meanings – A Bilingual Edition

The Bequest (Al-Wasiyya) Al-Shaykh Abd al-Mahmud Al-Hafyan

Translated by Majid Fakhry and Zayid Mahmud

2007 • 59pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £9.95 /

1999 • 656pp • 240 x 168 mm • Cased £29.95 / $49.50

$14.95 • ISBN 978-0-86372-318-6 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-1-85964-160-6 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-1-85964-161-3 • Ithaca Press

The Qur’an Manuscripts in the al-Haram al-Sharif Islamic Museum, Jerusalem

Not available for sale in North America

Khader Salameh

2001 • 656pp • 240 x 168 mm • Paperback £19.95

1999 • 206pp • 290 x 230 mm • Cased £45.00 / $67.50

Chance or Creation? God’s Design in the Universe

ISBN 978-1-85964-132-3 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

Al-Jahiz 1995 • 130pp • 200 x 130 mm • Cased £9.95 / $18.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-067-8 • Garnet Publishing

The Qur’an A Modern English: Modern English Version

Islam The Alternative

Majid Fakhry

Murad Hofmann

$29.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-086-9 • Garnet Publishing

1997 • 456pp • 229 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

1993 • 181pp • 202 x 126 mm • Paperback £9.95 / $18.95 • ISBN 978-1-87393-822-5 • Garnet Publishing

Understanding Islam’s Basic Principles

Islamic Fundamentalism Myths and Realities

2001 • 104pp • 198 x 138 mm • Paperback £5.95 / $14.50 • ISBN 978-1-85964-134-7 • Garnet Publishing

Edited by Dr Ahmad S Moussalli 1998 • 354pp • 235 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $55.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-232-5 • Ithaca Press

Muhammad in Europe A Thousand Years of Western Myth-making Minou Reeves

Language and Linguistics Arabian Diversions Studies on the Dialects of Arabia Bruce Ingham 1996 • 210pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $65.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-197-7 • Ithaca Press

2000 • 318pp • 246 x 164 mm • Cased £25.00 ISBN 978-1-85964-123-1 • Garnet Publishing Not available for sale in North America

Period of Time A Study of Muhannad Al-Muwylili’s Hadith Isa Ibn Hisham Roger Allen

Law Land Law and Land Use Control in Western Sudan Mechthild Runger 1987 • 146pp • Paperback £15.00 / $29.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-084-0 • Ithaca Press

1992 • 403pp • 232 x 156mm • Paperback £30.00 / $55.00 • ISBN 978-0-86372-165-6 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles Mahkama! Studies in the Egyptian Legal System Enid Hill

Taoist Book in the Libraries of the Sung Period A Critical Study and Index

1979 • 256pp • Cased £18.95 / $36.95

Piet Van Der Loon

ISBN 978-0-90372-943-7 • Ithaca Press

1984 • 190pp • 234 x 158 mm • Cased £16.50 / $31.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-008-6 • Ithaca Press

Literary Studies Bayram Al-Tunisi’s Egypt Social Criticism and Narrative Strategies

The Egyptian Theatre in the Nineteenth Century 1799–1882 P C Sadgrove

Marilyn Booth

2007 • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £14.95 / $29.95

1990 • 640pp • 221 x 145 mm • Cased £44.95 / $85.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-322-3 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-088-8 • Ithaca Press

Early Arabic Poetry Volume 1

Middle East Studies

Alan Jones

Arabicus Felix Luminosus Britannicus - Essays in Honour of A. F. L.Beeston

1996 • 304pp • 248 x 171 mm • Cased £25.00 / $39.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-160-1 • Ithaca Press

Alan Jones

Early Arabic Poetry Volume 2

1991 • 240pp • 234 x 156 mm • Cased £25.00 / $49.95

Alan Jones

ISBN 978-0-86372-145-8 • Ithaca Press

1996 • 296pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £25.00 / $39.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-170-0 • Ithaca Press

Gazetteer of the Persian Gulf, Oman and Central Arabia, 19 Volumes

Epic of Gilgamesh

John Gordon Lorimer

Sumaya Shabandar

1998 • Cased £3000.00 / $4500.00

1999 • 112pp • 230 x 160 mm • Paperback £9.95 /

ISBN 978-1-85964-127-9 • Garnet Publishing

$18.95 • ISBN 978-1-87393-831-7 • Garnet Publishing

From the Ivory Tower Critical Study of Tawfiq Al-Hakim

In a Sea of Knowledge British Arabists in the 20th Century Leslie McLoughlin

Paul Starkey

1999 • 300pp • 244 x 155 mm • Cased £29.95 / $49.50

1987 • 216 x 138mm • Cased £18.00 / $35.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-288-2 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-0-86372-077-2 • Ithaca Press

Romance Kharjas in Andalusian Arabic Muwassah Poetry

Middle Eastern Cities in Comparative Perspective Kenneth Brown

Alan Jones

1999 • 341pp • 232 x 153 mm • Cased £34.95 / $67.95

1988 • 304pp • Cased £24.00 / $47.95

ISBN 978-0-86372-071-0 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-085-7 • Ithaca Press

Studies on the Muwassah and the Kharja: Proceedings of the Exeter International Coloquium Edited by Alan Jones and Richard Hitchcock 1999 • 198pp • 232 x 156 mm • Cased £22.00 / $43.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-150-2 • Ithaca Press

Tale of Li Wa Study and Critical Edition of a Chinese Story from the Ninth Century Glen Dudbridge 1983 • 204pp • Cased £13.95 / $26.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-001-7 • Ithaca Press


Photography Ceremonies and Celebrations of Oman Abdulrahman Bin Ali-Hinai 2000 • 240pp • 310 x 254 mm • Cased £40.00 / $79.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-130-9 • Garnet Publishing

China – Caught in Time Calina Dluzhnevskaya 1999 • 160pp • 260 x 220 mm • Cased £16.95 / $34.95 ISBN 978-1-87393-830-0 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

Backlist of Available Titles Egypt – Caught in Time Colin Osman

The Heritage of Oman A Celebration in Photographs

1997 • 151pp • 268 x 218 mm • Cased £19.95 / $34.95

Ozzie Newcombe

ISBN 978-1-87393-895-9 • Garnet Publishing

1995 • 160pp • 284 x 248 mm • Cased £30.00 / $49.50

Available in North America from IPM

ISBN 978-1-85964-068-5 • Garnet Publishing

Not available for sale in Egypt

Available in North America from IPM

Freya Stark in Iraq and Kuwait

Tibet – Caught in Time

Edited by Malise Ruthven Freya Stark (Photographer)

Edited by John Clarke

1994 • 104pp • 268 x 212 mm • Cased £20.00 / $39.95

ISBN 978-1-87393-896-6 • Garnet Publishing

ISBN 978-1-85964-004-3 • Garnet Publishing

Available in North America from IPM

1997 • 152pp • 267 x 216 mm • Cased £19.95 / $34.95

Freya Stark in Persia Edited by Malise Ruthven, Freya Stark (Photographer)


1994 • 118pp • 268 x 218 mm • Cased £20.00 / $39.95

A British Defence Problem in the Middle East 1946–7

ISBN 978-1-85964-011-1 • Garnet Publishing

H Rahman 1994 • 236pp • 235 x 164 mm • Cased £45.00 / $49.50

Freya Stark in the Levant

ISBN 978-0-86372-186-1 • Ithaca Press

Edited by Malise Ruthven, Freya Stark (Photographer)

A Safer World …?

1994 • 120pp • 272 x 214 mm • Cased £20.00 / $39.95

Luc Debieuvre

ISBN 978-1-85964-003-6 • Garnet Publishing

2007 • 256pp • 228 x 155 mm • Paperback £14.95 / $24.95 • ISBN 978-0-86372-310-0 • South Street Press

Jerusalem – Caught in Time 1999 • 160pp • 268 x 212 mm • Cased £19.95 / $34.95

Bhutto A Political Biography

ISBN 978-1-85964-120-0 • Garnet Publishing

Salmaan Taseer

Available in North America from IPM

1979 • 216pp • 215 x 142 mm • Cased £15.00 / $29.95

Colin Osman

ISBN 978-0-90372-948-2 • Ithaca Press

Korea – Caught in Time Edited by Terry Bennett

1979 • 216pp • 215 x 133 mm • Paperback £6.95 / $12.95

1997 • 144pp • 268 x 218 mm • Cased £25.00 / $49.95

ISBN 978-0-90372-949-9 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-1-85964-109-5 • Garnet Publishing

1993 • 128pp • 280 x 270 mm • Cased £17.95 / $34.95

Building Arafat’s Police The Politics of International Police Assistance in the Palestinian Territories After the Oslo Agreement

ISBN 978-1-87393-811-9 • Garnet Publishing

Brynjar Lia

Lanka, 1986–1992 Stephen Champion

2006 • 362pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $54.50

Samarkand – Caught in Time 2nd Edition

ISBN 978-0-86372-305-6 • Ithaca Press

Sabir Kurbanov

Citizenship and the State A Comparative Study of Citizenship Legislation in Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Syria and Lebanon

1993 • 160pp • 267 x 220 mm • Cased £16.95 / $34.95 ISBN 978-1-87393-842-3 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

Uri Davis

The Emirates Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Sharjah, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ajman

1999 • 252pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £30.00 / $50.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-218-9 • Ithaca Press

Helene Rogers and Kevin Higgins 1995 • 144pp • 270 x 246 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-069-2 • Garnet Publishing


Backlist of Available Titles Debate on Palestine

Iraq’s Economic Predicament

Fouzi el-Asmar

Edited by Dr Kamil Mahdi

1981 • 151pp • 215 x 140 mm • Cased £30.00 / $49.50

1999 • 388pp • 239 x 160 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.40

ISBN 978-0-90372-964-2 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-276-9 • Ithaca Press

1999 • 156pp • 215 x 132 mm • Paperback £15.00 / $22.50 • ISBN 978-0-90372-965-9 • Ithaca Press

Islam and the Political Discourse of Modernity (International Politics of the Middle East)

Decentralization in Sudan

Armando Salvatore

Edited by Al Agab Ahmed Al-Teraifi

1999 • 312pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

1987 • 245pp • 212 x 138 mm • Cased £35.00 / $69.95

$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-273-8 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-105-2 • Ithaca Press

Development Planning in the Sudan

Jerusalem Today What Future for the Peace Process?

Abdel Rahim Mirghani

Ghada Karmi

1984 • 210 x 138 mm • Cased £15.00 / $29.95

1997 • 214pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

ISBN 978-0-86372-010-9 • Ithaca Press

$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-226-4 • Ithaca Press

Emergent Regional Powers and International Relations in the Gulf 1988-1991

Jordan and the Palestine Question Role of Islamic and Left Forces in Foreign Policy-making

Simon Murden

Sami Al-Khazendar

1994 • 388pp • 238 x 164 mm • Cased £45.00 / $49.50

1997 • 248pp • 235 x 164 mm • Cased £30.00 / $50.00

ISBN 978-0-86372-193-9 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-221-9 • Ithaca Press

Handshake in Washington Beginning of Middle East Peace?

Kuwait Oil State & Political Legitimation

John King

Abdulkarim al-Dekhayel

1999 • 234pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £12.95 / $24.95

2000 • 264pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-180-9 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-250-9 • Ithaca Press

In the Guise of Democracy Governance in Contemporary Egypt

Lebanon’s Renaissance The Political Economy of Reconstruction

May Kassem

Tom Pierre Najem

1999 • 224pp • 235 x 162 mm • Cased £35.00 / $55.00

2001 • 276pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-254-7 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-252-3 • Ithaca Press

Industrial Policies and Industrialization in Sudan

Muslim Communities in the New Europe

Bodour Osman Abu Affan 1985 • 180pp • 210 x 138 mm • Paperback £15.00 /

Edited by Gerd Nonneman Tim Niblock and Bogdan Szajkowski

$29.95 • ISBN 978-0-86372-054-3 • Ithaca Press

1996 • 356pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $60.00 ISBN 978-0-86372-192-2 • Ithaca Press

Iran and Eurasia Dr Ali Mohammadi & Dr A Ehteshami

1997 • 356pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

2001 • 252pp • 240 x 162 mm • Cased £35.00 / $60.00

$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-223-3 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-271-4 • Ithaca Press

Iran’s Rivalry with Saudi Arabia between the Gulf Wars

Nationalism and Self-Determination in the Horn of Africa (Political Studies of the Middle East)

Henner Furtig

Edited by Ioan Lewis

2002 • 308pp • 241 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

1983 • 226pp • 215 x 135 mm • Paperback £15.00 /

ISBN 978-0-86372-287-5 • Ithaca Press

$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-90372-993-2 • Ithaca Press

2006 • 288pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £19.99 / $34.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-311-7 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles Nationals and Expatriates Population and Labour Dilemmas of the Gulf Cooperation Council States

State, Religion and Society in Central Asia A Post-Soviet Critique

Andrzej Kapiszewski

Edited by V.V. Naumkin

2001 • 300pp • 242 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

1999 • 289pp • 235 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-275-2 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-162-5 • Ithaca Press

Palestine and the Law Guidelines for the Resolution of the Arab-Israel Conflict

Syria and the New World Order

Musa E Mazzawi

ISBN 978-0-86372-249-3 • Ithaca Press

Neil Quilliam 1999 • 376pp • 235 x 163 mm • Cased £35.00 / $54.50

1997 • 433pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-222-6 • Ithaca Press

Peacemaking The Inside Story of the 1994 Jordanian-Israeli Treaty

The Balance of Power in South Asia Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research 2000 • 252pp • 240 x 160 mm • Paperback £30.00 / $53.00 • ISBN 978-0-86372-267-7 • Ithaca Press

Abdul Salam A Majali; Jawad A Anani; Munther J. Haddadin

The Green Book

2006 • 372pp • 242 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00

Muammar Al Gathafi

ISBN 978-0-86372-307-0 • Ithaca Press

2005 • 88pp • 180 x 110 mm • Paperback £4.99 / $14.95

Not available for sale in North America

ISBN 978-0-86372-302-5 • Ithaca Press


The Gulf Future Security and British Policy

Jim Allen 1987 • 152pp • Cased £18.95 / $36.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-099-4 • Ithaca Press

Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research 2000 • 70pp • 240 x 162 mm • Cased £20.00 / $35.00

Police Force without a State A History of the Palestinian Security Forces in the West Bank and Gaza

ISBN 978-0-86372-260-8 • Ithaca Press

Brynjar Lia

The Islamist Challenge in Algeria A Political History

2006 • 479pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $54.50

Michael Willis

ISBN 978-0-86372-304-9 • Ithaca Press

1999 • 440pp • 235 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $69.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-209-7 • Ithaca Press

Political Islam and the United States A Study of U.S. Policy Towards Islamist Movements in the Middle East

The Israeli Labour Party In the Shadow of the Likud

Maria do Ceu Pinto

Neill Lochery

1999 • 272pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

1997 • 376pp • 242 x 162 mm • Cased £35.00 / $55.00

ISBN 978-0-86372-245-5 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-217-2 • Ithaca Press

Political Islam in the Global World

The Middle East into the Twenty-First Century Studies on the Arab-Israeli Conflict, the Gulf Crisis and Political Islam

Aini Linjakumpu 2007 • 163pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $54.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-320-9 • Ithaca Press

Professor Chibli Mallat

Russian Policy in the Middle East From Messianism to Pragmatism

1996 • 274pp • 235 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $69.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-205-9 • Ithaca Press

Alexei Vassiliev 1999 • 400pp • 235 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

1997 • 274pp • 235 x 145 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

ISBN 978-0-86372-168-7 • Ithaca Press

$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-224-0 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles The Pure and the Powerful Studies in Contemporary Muslim Society

Water in the Arabian Peninsula

Nadia Abu-Zahra

2001 • 412pp • 235 x 160 mm • Cased £35.00 / $59.50

1999 • 340pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 /

ISBN 978-0-86372-246-2 • Ithaca Press

Dr Kamil Mahdi

$22.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-269-1 • Ithaca Press

The Rebirth of Uzbekistan Politics, Economy and Society in the Post-Soviet Era

Yemen into the 21st Century Continuity and Change Edited by Dr Kamil Mahdi, Anna Würth and Helen Lackner

Resul Yalcin

2007 • 464pp • 235 x 160 mm • Cased £35.00 / $54.50

2002 • 349pp • 240 x 164 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50

ISBN 978-0-86372-290-5 • Ithaca Press

ISBN 978-0-86372-281-3 • Ithaca Press

The State and Public Policies in Egypt since Sadat (Political Studies of the Middle East) Nazih N Ayubi 1991 • 352pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £35.00 / $69.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-131-1 • Ithaca Press

Travel A Key to the Lebanon Salah Stetie 1999 • 192pp • 312 x 238 mm • Cased £40.00 / $79.95 ISBN 978-1-85964-137-8 • Garnet Publishing

Highways and Byways of Lebanon

These are my Brothers Israel and the Occupied Territories Pt 2

Frank Skeels and Laure Skeels

Felicia Langer

ISBN 978-1-85964-133-0 • Garnet Publishing

1979 • 212 x 134 mm • Paperback £8.95 / $16.95 ISBN 978-0-90372-951-2 • Ithaca Press

Through Secret Channels The Road to Oslo – Senior PLO Leader Abu Mazevi's Revealing Story of the Negotiations with Israel

2001 • 252pp • 260 x 170 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95

Istanbul A Travellers Guide Sue Rollin Jane Streetly 2005 • 224pp • 215 x 135 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $16.95 • ISBN 978-1-85964-151-4 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

Mahmoud Abbas 1999 • 252pp • 230 x 162 mm • Paperback £9.95 / $18.95 • ISBN 978-1-85964-047-0 • Ithaca Press

Petra A Travellers’ Guide – 3rd Edition Rosalyn Magsood, Ann Jousiffe (Author, Editor)

War and Peace in the Gulf Domestic Politics and Regional Relations into the 1990’s Anoushiravan Ehteshami, Gerd Nonneman, Charles Tripp 1999 • 304pp • 235 x 160 mm • Cased £30.00 / $49.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-134-2 • Ithaca Press

Warlords and Merchants The Lebanese Business and Political Establishment Kamal Dib

2002 • 224pp • 202 x 138 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $16.95 • ISBN 978-1-85964-147-7 • Garnet Publishing Available in North America from IPM

Women in the Middle East Against the Mutilation of Women The Struggle to End Unnecessary Suffering Lilian Passmore Sanderson 1981 • 117pp • Cased £30.00 / $59.95 ISBN 978-0-90372-966-6 • Ithaca Press

1999 • 352pp • 235 x 166 mm • Cased £35.00 / $49.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-297-4 • Ithaca Press

1981 • 212 x 134 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $24.95 ISBN 978-0-90372-967-3 • Ithaca Press

2006 • 333pp • 235 x 160 mm • Paperback £19.99 / $34.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-315-5 • Ithaca Press


Backlist of Available Titles Feminism and Islam Legal and Literary Perspectives Edited by Mai Yamani 1999 • 385pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £30.00 / $59.95 ISBN 978-0-86372-203-5 • Ithaca Press 1996 • 400pp • 235 x 155 mm • Paperback £12.95 / $34.50 • ISBN 978-0-86372-215-8 • Ithaca Press

Polygamy and Law in Contemporary Saudi Arabia Maha A Z Yamani 2008 • 275pp • 234 x 156 mm • Cased £35.00 / $54.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-326-1 • Ithaca Press

Sudanese Woman Edited by Susan Kenyon 1999 • 185pp • 212 x 138mm • Paperback £15.00 / $29.95 • ISBN 978-0-86372-104-5 • Ithaca Press

The Queen’s Daughters Anthology of Victorian Feminist Writings on India 1857–1900 Penelope Tuson 1999 • 350pp • 235 x 155 mm • Cased £20.00 / $59.50 ISBN 978-0-86372-187-8 • Ithaca Press


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Garnet Publishing and Ithaca Press Catalogue 2008-09  
Garnet Publishing and Ithaca Press Catalogue 2008-09  

This is the 2008-09 Catalogue for Garnet Publishing and Ithaca Press.