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Rethinking Nasserism: Revolution and Historical Memory in Modern Egypt

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Islam, Judaism, and the Political Role of Religions in the Middle East

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Uncle Sam in Barbary: A Diplomatic History

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The Veil Unveiled: The Hijab in Modern Culture

This provocative book demonstrates that the veil, the garment known in Islamic cultures as the hijab, holds within its folds a semantic versatility that goes far beyond current clich├ęs and homogenous representations. Whether seen as erotic or as romantic,

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Women and Gender in Early Jewish and Palestinian Nationalism

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Nonviolence and Peace Building in Islam: Theory and Practice

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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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Constructing Lebanon: A Century of Literary Narratives

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The Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights

Ahmad Moussalli leaves no doubt, contrary to many views in the media, public policy, and scholarly worlds, that the opposition between Islam ideals and democracy, individual liberty, civil society, and limited government is more illusory than real.