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CASSELS, LAVENDER
The Struggle for the Ottoman Empire 1717-1740
New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Company, 1967. 1st American Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Near Fine condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The spine ends have some beginning bumping. The price clipped dust jacket has several small edge tears, nicks and some rubbing to the spine ends. "With Constantinople as its capital and control of lands around the Mediterranean basin, the Ottoman Empire was at the centre of interactions between the Eastern and Western worlds for six centuries. While the empire was once thought to have entered a period of decline following the death of Suleiman the Magnificent, this view is no longer supported by the majority of academic historians. The empire continued to maintain a flexible and strong economy, society, and military throughout the seventeenth and much of the eighteenth century.". Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 35322
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East Lavender Cassels Ottoman Empire Middle Eastern History Constantiople Middle East

 COOKE, DAVID C., Kuwait Miracle on the Desert
COOKE, DAVID C.
Kuwait Miracle on the Desert
New York: W. W. Norton / Grosset & Dunlap, Inc, 1970. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and rubbing. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has several edge nicks and spots of rubbing, along with ground-in dirt. "Kuwait, officially the State of Kuwait, is a country in Western Asia. Situated in the northern edge of Eastern Arabia at the tip of the Persian Gulf, it shares borders with Iraq and Saudi Arabia. As of 2016, Kuwait has a population of 4.2 million people; 1.3 million are Kuwaitis and 2.9 million are expatriates. Expatriates account for 70% of the population. Oil reserves were discovered in commercial quantities in 1938. From 1946 to 1982, the country underwent large-scale modernization. In the 1980s, Kuwait experienced a period of geopolitical instability and an economic crisis following the stock market crash. In 1990, Kuwait was invaded, and later annexed, by Saddam’s Iraq. The Iraqi occupation came to an end in 1991 after military intervention by coalition forces. At the end of the war, there were extensive efforts to revive the economy and rebuild national infrastructure.". Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 35951
USD 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 18.25 | £UK 15.5 | JP¥ 2181]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East David C. Cooke Kuwait World History Middle East

 FORBES, ROSITA, Forbidden Road Kabul to Samarkand
FORBES, ROSITA
Forbidden Road Kabul to Samarkand
New York: E. P. Dutton & Co, Inc, 1937. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners have some beginning bumping and rubbing. There are a couple of small spots of discoloration to the front cover. The text pages are clean and bright. "Rosita Forbes, née Joan Rosita Torr (16 January 1890 – 30 June 1967) was an English travel writer and explorer. In 1920-21 she was the first European woman to visit the Kufra Oasis in Libya (together with the Egyptian explorer Ahmed Hassanein) , in a period when this was closed to westerners." "The Silk Road or Silk Route was an ancient network of trade routes that were for centuries central to cultural interaction originally through regions of Eurasia connecting the East and West and stretching from the Korean peninsula and Japan to the Mediterranean Sea. The Silk Road concept refers to both the terrestrial and the maritime routes connecting Asia with Africa, the Middle East and southern Europe. The overland Steppe route stretching through the Eurasian steppe is considered the ancestor to the Silk Road(s).". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 36069
USD 40.00 [Appr.: EURO 36.5 | £UK 30.75 | JP¥ 4363]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East Rosita Forbes Silk Road Afghanistan Uzbekistan Travel Middle East

 FRANZIUS, ENNO, History of the Order of Assassins
FRANZIUS, ENNO
History of the Order of Assassins
New York: Funk & Wagnalls, 1969. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and has a Very Good- dust jacket. The book and its contents are in generally clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light bumping and wear. The text pages are generally clean and bright. The edges of the text block have spots of discoloration. The front pastedown page has a previous owner's inked name and date. The price clipped dust jacket has several edge tears, nicks and spots of chipping along with spots of discoloration and wear. "Historian, author. Franzius was a lecturer in history at Columbia University, 1945-1958. His major published works are HISTORY OF THE BYZANTINE EMPIRE (N. Y, Funk & Wagnalls, 1968) and HISTORY OF THE ORDER OF ASSASSINS (N. Y, Funk & Wagnalls, 1969)." "Assassins is the term used to refer to a group of individuals who were active during the medieval period known as Nizari Ismailis. Often described as a secret order led by a mysterious "Old Man of the Mountain", the Nizari Ismailis were a sect that formed in the late 11th century from a split within Ismailism – a branch of Shia Islam. The Nizaris posed a strategic threat to Sunni Seljuq authority by capturing and inhabiting several mountain fortresses throughout Persia and later Syria, under the leadership of Hassan-i Sabbah. Asymmetric warfare, psychological warfare, and surgical strikes were often an employed tactic of the assassins, drawing their opponents into submission rather than risk killing them.". Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket .
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Book number: 35344
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Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East Enno Franzius Assassins Order Of Assassins Hasan Sabbah Persia Nizari Ismailis Middle East

 GRABER, G. S., Caravans to Oblivion the Armenian Genocide 1915
GRABER, G. S.
Caravans to Oblivion the Armenian Genocide 1915
New York: John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 1996. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Acclaimed author and historian G. S. Graber has crafted a searing narrative of "the forgotten genocide." Using newly available sources, Graber offers definitive proof—denied even today by the Turkish government—that there was nothing less than a centrally organized government attempt to systematically eliminate the Armenian population in 1915. Placing the events of this effort within a broader historical context, the author brings insight and perspective to the political, economic, and cultural upheaval that led to the murder of over one million Armenian men, women, and children. Firsthand accounts recall the climate that ignited the flames of anti-Armenian sentiment as the Ottoman Empire collapsed and a new leadership emerged. The political party of the Young Turks, Ittihad ve Teraki (the Turkish Committee of Union and Progress) , espoused the notion of Turanism, a mythic glorification of Turkish ethnic identity, and was devoted to restoring Turkey's shattered national pride.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 34885
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East G. S. Graber Turkey Armenian Genocide The Levant Middle East

 GREEN, PETER, Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. A Historical Biography
GREEN, PETER
Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C. A Historical Biography
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1991. 3rd Printing. Hardcover. This book is in Fine condition and has a Fine dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket is crisp and clean. "Alexander III of Macedon (20/21 July 356 BC – 10/11 June 323 BC) , commonly known as Alexander the Great was a king (basileus) of the Ancient Greek kingdom of Macedon[a] and a member of the Argead dynasty. He was born in Pella in 356 BC and succeeded his father Philip II to the throne at the age of twenty. He spent most of his ruling years on an unprecedented military campaign through Asia and northeast Africa, and he created one of the largest empires of the ancient world by the age of thirty, stretching from Greece to northwestern India.". Fine in Fine dust jacket .
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Book number: 35315
USD 25.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.75 | £UK 19.25 | JP¥ 2727]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East Peter Green Alexander Of Macedon Alexander The Great Military Leaders Military History Middle East

 
KENNETT, AUSTIN (SOMETIME ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER IN THE LIBYAN DESERT AND IN SINAI)
Bedouin Justice Laws & Customs Among the Egyptian Bedouin
Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 9251. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good+ condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in clean, bright condition. The text pages are mostly clean and bright, though there is some light toning and foxing beginning throughout. The endpapers have more noticeable toning. The front endpaper has a previous owner's inked name. "Written from the author's own experiences after spending more than seven years in the deserts of Egypt and Sinai, it was intended to dispel the myths that had developed around Bedouin culture within western society. The text studiously avoids these forms of condemnation and sentimentalisation in focusing on particular examples of justice in practice, thus revealing the subtle network of human relationships around which the culture was formed. It is written with an affection that reveals the author's genuine admiration for Bedouin traditions, but does not shy away from revealing the problems within these traditions. This important book will be of value to anyone with an interest in Bedouin culture, anthropology or law.". Very Good+ .
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Book number: 37093
USD 30.00 [Appr.: EURO 27.25 | £UK 23 | JP¥ 3272]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East Austin Kennett Bedouins Egypt law Customs Anthropology Middle East

 MASTERMAN, E. W. G. (M. D. F. R. C. S. ) (DR. ERNEST WILLIAM GURNEY MASTERMAN), The Deliverance of Jerusalem
MASTERMAN, E. W. G. (M. D. F. R. C. S. ) (DR. ERNEST WILLIAM GURNEY MASTERMAN)
The Deliverance of Jerusalem
New York: George H. Doran Company, 1918. Trade Edition. Pamphlet. Ex-Library. Possible First American Edition. This is a trade sized pamphlet with cardstock covers and a stapled spine. The pamphlet formerly belonged to the Pacific Unitarian School for the Ministry in Berkeley, CA and has been bound inside a heavy-duty "photomount Pamphlet Binder" cardboard and cloth cover. The pamphlet is in Very Good only condition and was issued thus without a dust jacket. The cardboard cover has a library stock number on a sticker on the front panel. The pamphlet is in clean, bright condition inside the binder. There is a bookplate with the school information adhered to the inside front cover of the binder. The front inner hinge of the pamphlet has some light pulling to the staples. The only library markings are on the table of contents page. "In the summer of 1914 the position of things in Palestine was entirely peaceful, and certainly among the English, American and French any idea that things could ever come to hostility between themselves and the Germans and Austrians, or even more with the Turks, would have seemed preposterous." The pamphlet covers some of the history of World War I as it related to the sweeping changes in the Levant, and mentions some aspects of the issues in Turkey (with a tidbit here and there on the Armenian Genocide). It also uses some biblical history as a foil to put the new war in perspective. " Dr. Ernest William Gurney Masterman (1867-1943) ... In 1917 was described by the president of the Royal Geographical Society as having "lived on and off -- but mostly on -- for the last twenty years in Damascus or Jerusalem, where he has been surgeon to the English Hospital. He is also the Honourary Secretary in Palestine for the Palestine Exploration Fund." (Some online sources say that he was secretary of the British Palestine Society but this is probably the result of confusion with his position as secretary of the Palestine Exploration Fund. ) Masterman (at that stage the director of the Jewish Mission Hospital, which had been founded by the London Society for Promoting Christianity Among the Jews in 1840) chaired the last meeting of the Jerusalem Literary and Scientific Society, which took place at his house on 10 November 1913. The Jerusalem Literary and Scientific Society had been founded in 1849 by James Finn, the British Consul in Jerusalem, and his wife Elizabeth Anne Finn (nee McCaul) -- the Palestine Exploration Fund was an offshoot. Masterman was an associate of the archaeologist R. A. S. Macalister prior to the latter's return to Ireland in 1909. ". Very Good .
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Book number: 32774
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Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East E. W. G. Masterman World War I The Levant Palestine Turkey Armenian Genocide Middle East

 WHISTON, WILLIAM ( TRANSLATOR), Works of Flavius Josephus
WHISTON, WILLIAM ( TRANSLATOR)
Works of Flavius Josephus
Brooklyn, NY: Wm. W. Swayne, 1870. Hardcover. B&W Illustrations; This book is in Very Good condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some bumping, rubbing and wear. There are a couple of small edge tears to the spine ends and spine joints. The text pages are noticeably toned and darkened. There is a bit of a dusty / musty smell to the text pages. "Flavius Josephus was born of an aristocratic priestly family in Jerusalem. According to his own account, he was a precocious youth who by the age of 14 was consulted by high priests in matters of Jewish law. At age 16 he undertook a three-year sojourn in the wilderness with the hermit Bannus, a member of one of the ascetic Jewish sects that flourished in Judaea around the time of Christ. Returning to Jerusalem, he joined the Pharisees—a fact of crucial importance in understanding his later collaboration with the Romans. The Pharisees, despite the unflattering portrayal of them in the New Testament, were for the most part intensely religious Jews and adhered to a strict though nonliteral observance of the Torah. Politically, however, the Pharisees had no sympathy with the intense Jewish nationalism of such sects as the military patriotic Zealots and were willing to submit to Roman rule if only the Jews could maintain their religious independence." (Encyclopedia Britannica). Very Good .
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Book number: 38377
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Catalogue: The Middle East
Keywords: The Middle East William Whiston Flavious Josephus Israelites Religion Roman Impire The middle east

 WILLIAMS, TALCOTT, Turkey a World Problem of to-Day
WILLIAMS, TALCOTT
Turkey a World Problem of to-Day
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Page & Company, 1921. Possible First Edition. Hardcover. This book is in Near Fine condition and is lacking a dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The spine ends and corners of the book covers have some light rubbing and bumping. There is a bit of ground-in dirt to the front cover has well. The text pages are clean and bright. Included is a map as the frontispiece. "Williams was born at Abeih, Ottoman Turkey, the son of Congregational missionaries. He graduated from Amherst in 1873. Afterwards. he was employed at the New York World, and as a correspondent for the New York Sun and the San Francisco Chronicle." Included are sections regarding the massacre of Christians and of Armenians along with another section on the Kurds. " After the war ended, a military administration, named Occupied Enemy Territory Administration, was established in the captured territory of the former Ottoman Syria. The British sought legitimacy for their continued control of the region and this was achieved by obtaining a mandate from the League of Nations in June 1922. The formal objective of the League of Nations Mandate system was to administer parts of the defunct Ottoman Empire, which had been in control of the Middle East since the 16th century, "until such time as they are able to stand alone.". Near Fine .
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Book number: 31974
USD 100.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 | £UK 76.75 | JP¥ 10907]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East Talcott Williams Turkey Ottaman Empire Kurdish Rebels Armenian Massacre British Mandate World War I Middle East

 YONAN, ISAAC MALEK, The Beloved Physician of Teheran the Miracle of the Conversion of Dr. Sa'eed, Kahn, Kurdistani. . .
YONAN, ISAAC MALEK
The Beloved Physician of Teheran the Miracle of the Conversion of Dr. Sa'eed, Kahn, Kurdistani. . .
Nashville, TN: Cokesbury Press, 1934. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. B&W Photographs; SIGNED EDITION. This book is in Very Good+ condition and has a Very Good+ dust jacket. The book and its contents are in mostly clean, bright condition. The text pages are clean and bright. The dust jacket has a couple of small edge nicks and tears, along with noticeable sunning to the spine and top edge of the front dust jacket. This copy has been signed by the author on the front endpaper. There is also a previous owner's ink stamped name and address on the front paper. "Prof. Yonan, a native-born Persian belonging to the old Assyrian race which since the dawn of Christianity have been members of the Nestorian Church, writes this romance of modern Christian missions. " ; Signed by Author. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket .
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Book number: 32041
USD 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 68.25 | £UK 57.5 | JP¥ 8180]
Catalogue: Middle East
Keywords: Middle East Isaac Malek Iran Assyrian Nestorian Church Kurish people Religion Persia Middle East

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