CMES Modern Middle East Series

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  1. Government and Society in Rural Palestine, 1920-1948
    In 1947, Arabs made up two-thirds of the population of Palestine, and they owned most of its cultivable land. Why then, did they "lose" their homes and land to a relatively small Jewish community just emerging from the shocks... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2014
    Paperback | £20.99
  2. Slaves into Workers
    In the Sudan, native Sudanese slaves served Sudanese masters until the region was conquered by the Turks, who practiced slavery on an institutional scale. When the British took over the Sudan in 1898, they officially emancipated... Learn More
    Published: 29th May 2014
    Paperback | £24.99
  3. Land and Revolution in Iran, 1960–1980
    Carried out by the government of the shah between 1962 and 1971, the Iranian land reform was one of the most ambitious such undertakings in modern Middle Eastern history. Yet, beneath apparent statistical success, the actual accomplishments... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2012
    Paperback | £16.99
  4. How Happy to Call Oneself a Turk
    The modern nation-state of Turkey was established in 1923, but when and how did its citizens begin to identify themselves as Turks? Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, Turkey's founding president, is almost universally credited with creating... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2012
    Paperback | £24.99
  5. Lebanon in Strife
    In this study, an eminent sociologist of the Arab world analyzes student politics in Lebanon and their relationship to the civil war. This focus is part of a larger concern with upheaval in Arab society and with political and... Learn More
    Published: 15th November 2011
    Paperback | £20.99
  6. Islam against the West
    This book gives a unique perspective on the interwar history of the Middle East. By telling the life story of one man, it illuminates the political and cultural struggles of an era. Shakib Arslan (1869–1946) was a leading member... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2011
    Paperback | £20.99
  7. Muslim Reformers in Iran and Turkey
    Moderation theory describes the process through which radical political actors develop commitments to electoral competition, political pluralism, human rights, and rule of law and come to prefer negotiation, reconciliation, and... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2011
    Paperback | £24.99
  8. Essays in Ottoman and Turkish History, 1774-1923
    The effect of Western influence on the later Ottoman Empire and on the development of the modern Turkish nation-state links these twelve essays by a prominent American scholar. Roderic Davison draws from his extensive knowledge... Learn More
    Published: 15th March 2011
    Paperback | £24.99
  9. Government and Society in Afghanistan
    This is an authoritative study of the administrative, social, and economic structure of Afghanistan during a decisive stage in its history. The period covered—the reign of the "Iron" Amir Rahman Khan—was in many ways the beginning... Learn More
    Published: 15th January 2011
    Paperback | £28.99
  10. Women and Men in Late Eighteenth-Century Egypt
    In the late eighteenth century, decentralized and chaotic government in Egypt allowed women a freedom of action that has not been equaled until recent times. Delving extensively into archival sources, Afaf Marsot presents the... Learn More
    Published: 19th February 2008
    Paperback | £20.99
  11. Islamism and Modernism
    While many previous books have probed the causes of Iran's Islamic Revolution of 1979, few have focused on the power of religion in shaping a national identity over the decades leading up to it. Islamism and Modernism captures... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2007
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. A Tribal Order
    Winner, British-Kuwait Friendship Prize in Middle Eastern Studies, British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, 2008A Tribal Order describes the politico-legal system of Jabal Razih, a remote massif in northern Yemen inhabited... Learn More
    Published: 1st February 2007
    Hardback | £43.00
  13. The Great Syrian Revolt and the Rise of Arab Nationalism
    The Great Syrian Revolt of 1925 was the largest and longest-lasting anti-colonial insurgency in the inter-war Arab East. Mobilizing peasants, workers, and army veterans, rather than urban elites and nationalist intellectuals,... Learn More
    Published: 1st August 2005
    Paperback | £20.99
  14. Planning the Family in Egypt
    In this ethnographic study, the author examines the policies and practices of family planning programs in Egypt to see how an elitist, Western-informed state attempts to create obliging citizens. The state sees voluntary compliance... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2002
    Paperback | £20.99
  15. Men and Popular Music in Algeria
    Raï music is often called the voice of the voiceless in Algeria, a society currently swept by tragic conflict. Raï is the voice of Algerian men, young men caught between generations and classes, in political strife, and in economic... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 1999
    Paperback | £20.99
  16. Arabian Oasis City
    Vast social change has occurred in the Middle East since the oil boom of the mid-1970s. As the first anthropological study of an urban community in Saudi Arabia since that oil boom, Arabian Oasis City is also the first to document... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 1989
    Paperback | £22.99
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