A Century of Myth and Politics
Rather than interpret the 1958 conflict within Lebanon as part of a broader upheaval of the Middle East along pro- and anti-Western fault lines, Kanaan argues that the Lebanese crisis originated in a failure of consensus over the nation’s identity, and traces the seeds of this conflict back to the 19th century and relationships between the Maronite and Druze communities.
From Suez to the Present day
riginating in a forum held in London in 2006, this volume of 22 papers by British and Egyptian contributors examines political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries in the post-Suez era, covering topics as diverse as the BBC Arabic Service, dealing with WMD in the Middle East, and the role of the USA. Off-mint.
The Meaning of Mecca
The Politics of Pilgrimage in Early Islam
The hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam, which offers the chance to begin life anew, but even in its formative period the pilgrimage acquired political as well as spiritual significance. In a foundational study, McMillan analyses how the early caliphs used their leadership of the hajj as an opportunity to reinforce their political legitimacy. Slightly off-mint.
The Digital Caliphate
One of the Arab world's most distinguished commentators explores the origins, leadership and organization of Islamic State, especially the way it combines over 1,000 years of ideology with 21st-century information technology and the dark web to spread its violent fundamentalist message.
The Azerbaijani Kitchen
Traditional Azerbaijani meals are comprised of a series of dishes, such as kebabs, stuffed leaves and stews, for diners to share. Both sweet and savoury versions of pilaf are especially popular and the wide variety of spices, fruits, vegetables, fish and meat reflects Eastern European and Middle Eastern influences. This collection features over 100 recipes, including Marinated Skewered Lamb, Fishcakes in Broth, and Stuffed Aubergines, as well as ideas for desserts and sauces.
Fawzi Al-Qawuqji and the Fight for Arab Independence 1914–1948
From the First World War, when he fought in the Ottoman Army, to the 1948 war for Palestine, the military leader Fawzi Al-Qawuqji was highly influential in the Arab nationalist struggle. Drawing on published memoirs and private papers, this biography unravels the complexities of this controversial figure.
The Sultan's Sex Potions
Arab Aphrodisiacs in the Middle Ages
Arab erotological and erotic literature has a long and remarkably rich history stretching back to the ninth century. This volume presents a critical edition, translation and study of a 13th-century work from that tradition: The Sultan's Sex Potions, a sober treatise on aphrodisiacs for those afflicted with sexual impotence and other ailments, written by one of the leading scientists of the age. Edited, translated and introduced by Daniel L Newman.
A–Z of Arabic-English–Arabic Translation
This guide to common grammatical, lexical and semantic issues in Arabic translation is suitable for classroom use by university students and as a reference work for professional translators. The authors highlight common pitfalls in working both from English to Arabic and from Arabic to English, suggesting strategies for effective translation, offering guidance on correct usage and discussing idiomatic expressions in both languages. Each problem is illustrated with examples drawn from contemporary literature and media texts.