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Middle East & the Islamic World Catalogue 2010-2011

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The I.B.Tauris Middle East & the Islamic World Catalogue for 2010 to 2011. For more information on ordering any of the titles featured in this catalogue, please go to www.ibtauris.com.

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Message from the Editors:The I.B.Tauris publishing programme on the Middle Eastcontinues its growth and has now established itself as amarket leader for both general and academic books onthe history,politics and culture of the region.We publishdistinguished authors and their often groundbreakingwork.We are keen to maintain the breadth and depth of our publications and so welcome proposals for newprojects both on a general and academic level.Unlikemany presses,we are also seeking to extend ourmonograph publishing via our Tauris Academic Studieslist and welcome any opportunity to consider forpublication original research – based on a doctoralthesis or other research – which might fit into this list.
ADVISORY BOARD
Professor Wm. Roger Louis
,
Fellow of St. Antony’s College, Oxford, and Kerr Professor of English History and Cultures at the University of Texas at Austin
Professor Suraiya Faroqhi
,
Professor of Ottoman Studies at theLudwig-Maximilians University, Munich
Professor Sami Zubaida
,
Professor of Politics and Sociology at Birkbeck College, University of London
Professor Gene R. Garthwaite
,
Dartmouth College, New Hampshire
Professor James Piscatori
,
Centre for Arab & Islamic Studies, AustralianNational University 
Professor Erik J. Zürcher
,
Chair, Turkish Studies,University of Leiden
Glen Rangwala
,
Lecturer and Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge
Professor Colin Shindler,
Professor of Israeli Studies, SOAS
Robert IrwinMalise Ruthven
CONTENTS
HISTORY GENERAL1-4POLITICS AND CURRENT AFFAIRS GENERAL5-11OIL AND ENERGY STUDIES13REGIONAL HISTORY AND POLITICS14-38A HISTORY OF PERSIAN LITERATURE16GENDER STUDIES38-40LAW ANDFINANCE40-42SOCIETY AND ANTHROPOLOGY42-43ISLAMIC STUDIES43-50JEWISH STUDIES51FILM52-53ART AND ARCHITECTURE53-55LITERATURE54-55BIOGRAPHY AND TRAVEL55-59FOOD AND CULINARY CULTURE59
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The Minarets of Cairo
,see page 53
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is a peer reviewedacademic monograph imprint from I.B.Tauris.We are cur-rently accepting monograph proposals in Middle Eaststudies,offering scholars the opportunity to publish theiroriginal research as part of a high-quality,well-establishedMiddle East studies publishing programme.To find outmore about the imprint,please contact:Jenna Steventon,
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MIDDLE EAST 2010–2011
Middle East
2010/2011
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EPIC OF THE PERSIAN KINGS
The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi
Barbara Brend andCharles Melville,
University of Cambridge
(Eds)
Composed more than a millennium ago,theShahnameh – the great royal book of thePersian court – is a pillar of Persian literatureand one of the world’s unchallengedmasterpieces.Recounting the history of thePersian people from its mythic origins downto the Islamic conquest in the seventhcentury,the Shahnameh is the stirring andbeautifully textured story of a proudcivilization.But the Shahnameh (or,literally,the ‘Book of Kings’) is much more than aliterary masterpiece:it is the wellspring of themodern Persian language,a touchstone forIranian national consciousness and itsillustrations,in manuscripts of different eras,are the inspiration for one of the world’sgreatest artistic traditions.
Epic of the PersianKings
combines revealing scholarship withstunning,full-colour illustrations from the richmanuscript tradition of the Shahnameh.
256 PAGES 271 X 218MM AUGUST 20109781848853324 HARDBACK £45.009781848856561 PAPERBACK £25.00145 COLOUR
THE MEDINA
Restoration andConservation of Historic IslamicCities
Marcello Balbo (Ed.),
University of Venice
The rehabilitation of the historic cities of Southern Mediterranean countries emergedas a key issue some twenty-five years ago.Yetdespite this fact medinas still remain subjectto inescapable decay.
The Medina
bringstogether a team of distinguished specialists toaddress this pressing problem.They advocatea unique approach,set against the backdrop of the economic,social and urban developmentthat southern Mediterranean countries arepredicted to experience.The first part of thebook offers a general introduction to theissues of the rehabilitation of historic cities inthe Mediterranean and offers medium termscenarios focusing upon the socio-economicconditions and spatial development in theregion.The second part of the book presentsa number of case studies.The book alsoprovides important material on the financialinstruments available for the rehabilitation of medinas,a topic yet to be addressed inexisting works.
272 PAGES 234 X 156MM MAY 20119781848857131 HARDBACK £59.50ILLUSTRATED
1
NEW
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HISTORY / GENERAL
A fascinating historical backdrop to many of today’s concerns – 
Abrar
review of
Islam and the Victorians,
see page 3
THE PALACE OF DARIUS AT SUSA
Jean Perrot
Darius I ruled an Empire stretching from theNile to the Indus valley,and was one of thegreatest of the ancient Persian kings.Hispalace at Susa,first discovered in 1851,hasonly recently been thoroughly excavated andresearched.This groundbreaking booshows the magnificent architecture,a fusionof Mesopotamian and Iranian,of one of Persia’s most memorable monuments.JeanPerrot,the world-renowned archaeologist,and the foremost experts in the field,bring tolife the full story of this Achaemenid site.Lavishly illustrated with over 500 images
ThePalace of Darius at Susa
is an in-depth study of its history,discovery and archaeology,and isof seminal importance to the study andunderstanding of Ancient Persia.
544 PAGES 300 X 230MM APRIL 20119781848856219 HARDBACK £60.00530 COLOUR & B&W
NEW
THE ASSYRIANS OF THE MIDDLEEAST
Stepping into History 
Eden Naby
The Assyrians are the last substantial ethnicgroup in the world to have preserved Aramaic – the language spoken by Jesus and hisdisciples – as its native language.To listen toAramaic is to catch the echoes of biblicalPalestine.A minority people with distinctivecultural and religious,as well as linguistic,traditions,the Assyrians have in the modernera come under threat from the twin perils of persecution and assimilation.Thoughnowadays located mostly in Iraq and Syria,this remarkable indigenous race – theeasternmost Christians of the Middle East – were at one time numerically strong also inIran,before falling victim in the early 20thcentury to Ottoman assault.The rise oIslamic exclusivity – in Iran following theRevolution of 1979,and in recent decadeselsewhere in the Middle East – has furtherdiminished the Assyrian communities,drivingthem from their ancient homelands.Doesdiaspora offer them rescue,or oblivion? EdenNaby is the foremost scholar in English of thevenerable Assyrian heritage.This is the firsttime that the story of the resilient Assyrianshas been told in its entirety.
200 PAGES 234 X 156MM APRIL 20119781848857568 HARDBACK £54.50
NEW
LIGHT FROM THE EAST
How Islamic ScienceHelped Shape theWestern World
John Freely,
BogaziciUniversity
Long before the European Renaissance,whilethe western world was languishing in whatwas once called the ‘Dark Ages’,the Arabworld was ablaze with the knowledge,invention and creativity of its Golden Age.This is the story of how Islamic science,whichbegan with the translation of Greek manuscripts into Arabic in eighth-centuryBaghdad,preserved and enhanced theknowledge acquired from Greece,Mesopotamia,India and China.Through theastrologers,physicians,philosophers,mathematicians and alchemists of the Muslimworld,this knowledge was carried fromSamarkand and Baghdad to Cordoba andbeyond,influencing western thinkers fromThomas Aquinas and Copernicus and helpingto inspire the cultural phenomenon of theRenaissance.John Freely tells this spellbindingstory against a background of the melting potof cultures involved and concludes with thedecline of Islam’s Golden Age.
256 PAGES 234 X 156MM NOVEMBER 20109781848854529 HARDBACK £18.99MAP,8 PP B&W PLATE SECTION
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EARLY ISLAMIC INSTITUTIONS
Administration andTaxation from theCaliphate to theUmayyads andAbbasids
Abd al-Aziz Duri,
University of Jordan
The rapid expansion of the early Islamicworld is conventionally ascribed to acombination of brilliant military leadershipand religious fervour.In this book,AbdulazizDuri demonstrates how the growth,development and durability of early Islamicgovernance derived from highly sophisticatedsystems of administration (in which the ideaof a Muslim ummah was the central feature)as well as efficient mechanisms for taxationand tax collection.The fact that in a highlydynamic period of Islamic history a seamlesssystem of administration could endure forseveral centuries,from the early Muslimconquests and the later Umayyad era to theend of Abbasid rule,is testimony to thepolitical and organisational skills of these earlyMuslim leaders.Duri’s work makes a majorcontribution to our understanding of howIslam established itself and flourished as alasting major force in the development of world history.
192 PAGES 234 X 156MM NOVEMBER 20109781848850606 HARDBACK £40.00CONTEMP.ARAB SCHOLARSHIP IN THE SOCIALSCIENCES,VOL.7
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