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Rethinking Nasserism: Revolution and Historical Memory in Modern Egypt

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Uncle Sam in Barbary: A Diplomatic History

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The Birth of Israel, 1945-1949: Ben-Gurion and His Critics

An examination of the internal decision-making process of the Zionist leadership in Palestine from 1945 to 1949. Examines the positions of competing parties to explain how and why the charismatic Ben-Gurion prevailed in achieving a middle-of-the-road poli

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The Middle East Enters the Twenty-first Century

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Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Based on the premise that woman's struggles to have their voices heard are shared throughout the monotheisms, these essays offer new insights into the traditions of three religions during the past century.

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America's Palestine: Popular and Official Perceptions from Balfour to Israeli Statehood

In a revisionist look at the history of U. S. relations with Palestine, Lawrence Davidson offers a critical study of the evolution of American popular and governmental perceptions of Zionism and Palestine, from the Balfour Declaration of 1917 to the found

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Great Britain and Reza Shah: The Plunder of Iran, 1921-1941

Mohammad Gholi Majd describes the rampant tyranny and destruction of Iran in the decades between the two world wars in a sensational yet thoroughly scholarly study that will rewrite the political and economic history of the country.

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Beyond Turk and Hindu: Rethinking Religious Identities in Islamicate South Asia

This essay collection challenges the popular presumption that Muslims and Hindus are irreconcilably different groups, inevitably conflicting with each other. Invoking a new vocabulary that depicts a neglected substratum of Muslim-Hindu commonality, the

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Resistance to the Shah: Landowners and Ulama in Iran

Examines land policy in Iran under the two Pahlavi shahs from 1925-1979, the social and economic consequences of the policies, and their impact on the popular uprisings of 1962-63, which many scholars regard as the beginning of the Islamic revolution.