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Category: All Categories: History: Asia: Middle Eastern History
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1.
Anderson, Scott  
Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East

Publisher: New York: Doubleday, 2013 reprint..
577pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover.

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2.
Dodge, Bayard, editor and translator; foreword by W.T.H. Jackson.  
The Fihrist of al-Nadim: A Tenth Century Survey of Muslim Culture.

Publisher: New York: Columbia University Press, 1970..
Second Printing ISBN: 023102925X Two octavo volumes, about 9.25 inches (23.5 cm) tall, in gilt stamped green cloth. 1147 pages over both volumes numbered continuously. A scholarly translation of a work that provides information on the Greek and Roman civilizations as well as the life of the Muslim world in the tenth century. Previous owner name and date on both front endpapers. Text very mildly and evenly toned. Otherwise both volumes clean and soundly bound. The covers are lightly edge worn and there is a small abrasion to the publisher name at the bottom of volume II. Hardcover Hardcover Very Good+

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3.
Gibb, H. A. R.  
The Travels of Ibn Battuta, A. D. 1325-1354, Volume III

Publisher: Cambridge, UK: Hakluyt Society, 1971.
Cloth, without dust jacket. Very Good. Gold on light blue spine. Standard Size. Translated from the Arabic by C. Defremery and B. R. Sanguinetti. 232 pages.

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4.
Gilbert, Martin  
Jerusalem in the Twentieth Century

Publisher: New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1996 1st ed..
412pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: near Fine in a Fine dj in Brodart poly cover. A history by the prolific British historian Sir Martin Gilbert (1936-2015).

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5.
Ginat, Joseph. Salzman, Philip Carl.  
Blood Disputes among Bedouin and Rural Arabs in Israel. Revenge, Mediation, Outcasting, and Family Honor.

Publisher: Pittsburgh UP / Jerusalem Institute for Israel Studies [1987].
With a foreword by Philip Carl Salzman. 184 p., index, illus.; 24 cm. Contents include Collective Responsibility; Bedouin and Rural Arabs in Transition; Blood Disputes and the Law; Political Assassination; The Anthropologist/Mediator; Blood Revenge; Role of the Mediator (Bedouin of the Negev; Bedouin of the Galilee; Arab villages in the Galilee; Arab Villages in the Triangle; Social Exchange; Interactive Comparison); The Traditional Tashmis; The Sheikh's Co-liable Group; Changes in Ideology and Group Structure; Honor and Shame; Accident or Murder?; Surviving Offenders; Code of Chastity; List of Case Histories; Bibliography, pp. 171-175. Maroon cloth stamped in red; VG. stock#22270.

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6.
Hersh, Seymour M.  
'A Reporter at Large. A Case Not Closed.'

Publisher: The New Yorker, November 1993.
Article in The New Yorker, 1 Nov. 1993, pp. 80-92. 'The Clinton White House thought it had all the answers it needed to bomb Iraq in retaliation for a plot to assassinate George Bush. But did anyone ask the right questions?' Stock#20917.

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7.
Hitti, Philip K.  
The Arabs: A Short History

Publisher: Chicago: Gateway Editions, 1985 reprint..
274pp. paperback 8vo: Good+ [old dampstain outline in bottom corner of a few pp; text is untroubled; a complete & tight copy] A classic by the Lebanese American scholar Philip Hitti (1886-1978), originally published in 1943.

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8.
Hitti, Philip K. (Khuri), 1886-1978  
A Short History of the Near East

Publisher: Princeton, Van Nostrand, 1966.
x, 278 p. illus., maps, 23 cm. Kitti concentrates on the modern era. Includes Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Stock# 31,724. Good+/ soft cover.

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9.
Lengyel, Emil  
World Without End: The Middle East

Publisher: New York: The John Day Co., 1953 1st ed..
Good+ in a Good+ dj [some age darkening; else G+; dj = p-c; some age darkening; else G+] A period introduction to the region by the Hungarian-American scholar Emil Lengyel (1895-1985). Dr. Lengyel, an Austro-Hungarian officer in the First World War, wrote a biography of Adolf Hitler that so angered Nazi officials that Lengyel’s name was on a list of 3,000 persons to be taken into custody when Britain was defeated. Churchill was number one on the list.

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10.
Lengyel, Emil.  
The Changing Middle East.

Publisher: John Day, NY [1960].
376 p., index. "Revolution has overtaken the Middle East. Here is a comprehensive view of an explosive area and its role in the world." Contents include Egypt and Arab Unity, The Rival: Iraq, Lebanon: The Crescent and the Cross, Jordan: A River and a Legion, On the Margins of the Arab World, Oil Billionaires and Poverty, Turkey: The Watch on the Straits, Iran: Nine-tenths Submerged, Israel: Problems of Growth. Dj worn, closed tear in rear; good++. stock#24583.

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11.
Lewis, Bernard  
The Muslim Discovery of Europe

Publisher: N.Y., Norton, 1982.
350 p. ”Slowly, inevitably, Europe and Islam came together through trade and war, crusade and diplomacy. The Muslims began to take note of the Europeans and to write about them, to acquire information on languages, science, government, religion, economics.” Stock #26148. Vg/vg.

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12.
Lynch, Marc  
Voices of the New Arab Public : Iraq, Al-Jazeera, and Middle East Politics Today

Publisher: Columbia University Press; N. Y. : 2006.
Very Good+ Second Printing Softcover ISBN: 0231134495 293 pages; 8vo (8.25") 21 cm; Stiff brown covers, index, bibliography, endnotes. ; Scholarship on 'what Arabs discuss among themselves', written to 'help the Westerner understand the true nature of Arab media and opinion'. ; No marks. Tips show minor wear.

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13.
Mackey, Sandra  
Lebanon: Death of a Nation

Publisher: New York: Doubleday Anchor Books, 1991 1st ed. thus..
307pp. paperback 8vo: near Fine [text is very lightly age browned; else nrF] A popular study of Lebanon's civil war era that began in 1975.

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14.
Mackey, Sandra  
Lebanon: Death of a Nation

Publisher: New York: Congdon & Weed, 1989..
295pp. hardback tall 8vo: near Fine in a near Fine dj [text is very lightly age browned; else nrF] A popular study of Lebanon's civil war era that began in 1975.

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15.
McGraw, Kathi Frances & Andrew Carvely. [Lawrence, T. E. (Thomas Edward Lawrence, later Shaw)]  
T. E. Lawrence. A 20th Century Retrospective.

Publisher: [Providence, Brown University, 1998].
vi, 47 p. Catalog of an exhibition of the collection of Andrew Carvely. The cover is a portrait by Noel Schomburg. Full catalog with ample text. "This exhibit focuses on T. E. Lawrence, as seen in his own writings and in the works of those he has inspired." stock#23744x. New copy.

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16.
McKenzie, Steven L.  
King David: A Biography.

Publisher: Oxford UP, 2000.
viii p., 4 maps, 232 p., index, plates. "Through a close and critical reading of biblical texts, ancient history, and recent archeological discoveries, Steven L. McKenzie concludes that David was 'a Middle Eastern despot of a familiar type'. While instituting a full-blown Middle Eastern monarchy, David was an aggressive leader, a devious politician, and a ruthless war chief. Throughout his scandalous reign, important figures who stood in his way died at convenient times, under questionable circumstances. Even his own sons were not spared." Dj; fine. stock#101342.

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17.
Mostyn, Trevor & Albert Hourani, editors  
The Cambridge Encyclopedia of The Middle East and North Africa

Publisher: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1988 1st ed..
504pp. illus. hardback sm 4to: ex lib. copy; dj = tipped down in mylar cover public lib. style w/usual markings from a deletion; else a very nice clean, complete & tight copy.

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18.
Sachar, Howard M.  
The Emergence of the Middle East 1914-1924

Publisher: London: Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 1970 1st ed..
518pp. + 29 (xxix) index pp. brown cloth sm 4to: Very Good in a near Fine dj [top & fore edges are age spotted; else VG; dj = p-c; else nrF]

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19.
Silvers, Robert B. & Barbara Epstein, eds. w/illus. by David Levine for The New York Review of Books  
A Middle East Reader: Selected Essays on The Middle East from The New York Review of Books

Publisher: New York: The New York Review of Books, 1991..
191pp. paperback: near Fine [back cover has a light bottom corner crease; else nrF] 10 essays on the title subject from contributors ranging from Bernard Lewis to Avishai Margalit.

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20.
Thomas, Bertram, with Arnold T. Wilson  
Alarms and Excursions in Arabia : Illustrated

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company; Indianapolis: 1931.
Very Good with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 296 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, purple-blue cloth, black lettering, footnotes, index, several b/w diagrams and small maps in text, 42 b/w photos on glossy plates. ; Introduction by Arnold T. Wilson. 1st edition stated. Written by famous author of Arabia Felix, first Westerner to cross Rub' al Khali, massive desert of southern Arabia. Chapter headings are: Punitive expedition against Marsh Arabs. As district officer in the Mesopotamian Insurrection of 1920. Camel journeys in the Sultanate of Oman. War drums in Musandam. Pages from my South Arabian diary. ; Cloth shows minor edgewear. Spine panel sunned and lettering nearly unreadable. No interior marks or scribbles but a few pages show light foxing or yellowing from age. Binding tight.

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21.
Thomas, Bertram, with T. E. Lawrence and Arthur Keith  
Arabia Felix : Across the Empty Quarter of Arabia (1e, 1st Edition, 1932)

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons; N. Y. : 1932.
Very Good with no dust jacket First Edition Hardcover 397 pages; 8vo (9.5") 25 cm; Hardcover, pale purplish-red cloth, gilt lettering, [xxix] + 397 pages, footnotes, several tables and charts, 6 appendixes, 80 high-quality b/w photos on glossy plates, 1 b/w sketch map, 1 very large fold-out three-color map of Rub' al Khali in rear. ; 1st edition. A on copyright page. NAP. Written by first Westerner to cross Rub' al Khali, also called the Empty Quarter, a massive desert of southern Arabia. This book relates that expedition. Foreword by T. E. Lawrence. Additional material by Sir Arthur Keith, Dr W. M. Krogman, and Dr William Thomas Calman. ; Cloth shows light edgewear. Spine panel sunned, spine lettering dull but readable. No interior marks or scribbles but pages are slightly yellowed from age. No other defects. ; Laid in: review slip from publisher, on bright purple paper, with publisher logo, stamped with projected publication date (Feb 26 1932) and retailprice penciled in, requesting Literary Editor to send clipping of review.

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22.
Wallach, Janet  
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell, Adventurer, Adviser to Kings, Ally of Lawrence of Arabia

Publisher: New York: Anchor Books, 1999 reprint..
419pp. illus. paperback 8vo: Very Good [text is lightly age browned; else VG] Englishwoman Gertrude Bell (1868-1926) was one of the "inventors" of Iraq after the First World War.

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