Publications on the Near East

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  1. Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran
    Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran traces the history of the Bakhtiyari tribal confederacy of the Zagros Mountains through momentous times that saw the opening of their territory to the outside world.... Learn More
    Published: 17th March 2010
    Hardback | £74.00
  2. Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran
    Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran traces the history of the Bakhtiyari tribal confederacy of the Zagros Mountains through momentous times that saw the opening of their territory to the outside world.... Learn More
    Published: 10th March 2010
    Paperback | £23.99
  3. The City’s Pleasures
    The City's Pleasures is the first historical investigation of the tremendous changes that affected the fabric and architecture of Istanbul in the century that followed the decisive return of the Ottoman court to the capital in... Learn More
    Published: 10th November 2007
    Hardback | £50.00
  4. Everyday Life and Consumer Culture in Eighteenth-Century Damascus
    Damascus was for centuries a center of learning and commerce. Drawing on the city's dazzling literary tradition-a rich collection of poetry, chronicles, travel accounts, and biographical dictionaries-as well as on Islamic court... Learn More
    Published: 3rd May 2007
    Hardback | £50.00
    Hardback | £74.00
  5. Party Building in the Modern Middle East
    Why was Turkey - alone of all the modern states that emerged from the Ottoman Empire - the only Middle Eastern country to evolve lasting competitive political institutions? While democratic processes grew steadily in Turkey during... Learn More
    Published: 7th November 2006
    Hardback | £45.00
  6. Ottoman Lyric Poetry
    The Ottoman Empire was one of the most significant forces in world history and yet little attention is paid to its rich cultural life. For the people of the Ottoman Empire, lyrical poetry was the most prized literary activity.... Learn More
    Published: 18th April 2006
    Paperback | £23.99
  7. The Transformation of Islamic Art during the Sunni Revival
    The transformation of Islamic architecture and ornament during the eleventh and twelfth centuries signaled profound cultural changes in the Islamic world. Yasser Tabbaa explores with exemplary lucidity the geometric techniques... Learn More
    Published: 14th August 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  8. Popular Preaching and Religious Authority in the Medieval Islamic Near East
    Islamic popular preachers and storytellers had enormous influence in defining common religious knowledge and faith in the medieval Near East. Jonathan Berkey’s book illuminates the popular culture of religious storytelling.... Learn More
    Published: 1st June 2001
    Hardback | £33.00
  9. Rethinking Modernity and National Identity in Turkey
    In the first two decades after W.W.II, social scientist heralded Turkey as an exemplar of a 'modernizing' nation in the Western mold. Images of unveiled women working next to clean-shaven men, healthy children in school uniforms,... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 1997
    Paperback | £23.99
  10. The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam

    The Tragedy of Sohrab and Rostam

    Written by Abol-Qasem Ferdowsi, Translated by Jerome W. Clinton

    Series Publications on the Near East

    University of Washington Press

    The tyrannical monster Zahhak upon whose shoulder grew serpents that feasted daily on the brains of Iran’s youth; the giant hero Rostam who vanquished entire armies with his immense strength and military prowess; the inept Shah... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 1996
    Paperback | £21.99
  11. Coffee and Coffeehouses
    Drawing on the accounts of early European travelers, original Arabic sources on jurisprudence and etiquette, and treatises on coffee from the period, the author recounts the colorful early history of the spread of coffee and the... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2015
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £17.99