Hardcover. UK, Clarendon Press, 0xford, 1st, 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 284 pages. An examination of the Arab exodus from Palestine in 1948, focusing on Israeli decision-making and the causus of the mass exodus. With 4 maps. Clean copy.
Softcover. Ithaca NY, Cornell University Press, reprint, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 283 pages. A particularly vicious and bloody civil war has racked Algeria for a decade. Amnesty International notes that since 1992, in a population of 28 million, 80,000 people have been reported killed, and the actual total is almost certainly higher. This terrible war overshadows Algeria's long and complex history and its prominence on the world economic stage-second in size among African nations, Algeria has the longest Mediterranean coastline and contains the world's fifth-largest natural gas reserves. Algeria, 1830-2000 is a comprehensive narrative history of the country. Benjamin Stora, widely recognized as the leading expert on Algeria, presents the story of this turbulent area from the start of formal French colonialism in the early nineteenth century, through the prolonged war for independence in the latter 1950s, to the internal strife of the present day.This book adapts and updates three short volumes published originally in French by La Decouverte. For this English edition, Stora has written a new introductory chapter on Algeria's colonial period (1830-1954) and has revised the final section to bring the volume up to date.
Softcover. Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 196 pages. investigates the intersection between post-colonial and feminist criticism, via the Western fascination with veiled women of the Orient. Her original and compelling argument calls into question dualistic conceptions of identity and difference, West and East masculinist assumptions of Orientalism, and Western feminist discourses that seek to 'liberate' the veiled woman. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1st, 1895, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete. 811 pages, many b&w illustrations. Green cloth with black rule, gilt design and lettering, top edge gilt. Volume one with fraying to cloth at top of spine, previous owner's sticker inside front covers. Otherwise clean, very good set.
Hardcover. London, George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1st, 1873, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 699 pages. Hardcover. Beautifully rebound first edition. Blue cloth covers with title in gilt on black leather spine label. Features black & white illustrations and full color tipped-in plates. Clean, tight. A very nice copy.
Softcover. London/NY, Routledge , 1st, 1996, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 288 pages, illustrated in b&w. Empire Building is a study of how and why Western architecture was exported to the Middle East and how Islamic and Byzantine architectural ideas and styles impacted on the West.The book explores how far racial theory and political and religious agendas guided British architects (and how such ideas were resisted when applied), and how Eastern ideas came to influence the West, through writers such as Ruskin and buildings such as the Crystal Palace.Beautifully written and lavishly illustrated, Empire Building takes the reader on an extraordinary postcolonial journey, backwards and forwards, into the heart and to the edge of empire.
Hardcover. London, D. Browne et al., 2nd Ed., 1749, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Two volumes complete. Vol. 1: 323 pages, folding map in front in very good condition. Vol. 2: 275 pages. Bound in calf with gilt rules, ribbed spines. Covers with light edgewear,hanging on but gutters cracked. Previous owner's signature, bookplate on front end paper, Volume 2 is missing front fly leaf, same page in Volume 1has about one inch trimmed from top. Internally, both volumes in excellent condition with firm bindings.
Hardcover. Reading, Garnet, 1st UK, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 118 pages. Illustrated with black & white photographs by Freya Stark. 1/2" deep closed tear at top right corner of first 4 pages - appears to be publishers error. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, 360 pages. Published in association with the American Heritage Publishing Co. Text by Bernard Lewis, Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Fritz Meier, Charles Pellat, A. Shiloah, A.I. Sabra, Edmund Bosworth, Emilio Garcia Gomex, Roger M. Savory, Norman Itzkowitz, S.A.A. Rizvi, Elie Kedourie. Illustrated with 495 reproductions, photographs, drawings, and maps, 160 of them in full color.
Hardcover. Paris, Flammarion, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 202 pages. Like new in publisher's shrink-wrap. Pays homage to the ultimate travel dream of that era. This collection of over 100 autochrome, sepia, and black and white photographs captures delicate, lost details: the dusty, labyrinthine walls of the casbah; the dappled sunlight on the market stall of a souk; the intricate metal work of traditional jewelry. Each image is accompanied by an informative text that situates the photograph in its historical reality.
hardcover. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 314 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED ON FRONT FLY LEAF BY JOOST (AUTHOR) Clean, tight copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. In March 1988, during the Iran-Iraq war, thousands were killed in a chemical attack on a town in Iraqi Kurdistan. Both sides accused the other. Gradually it emerged that Saddam Hussein, with the tacit support of his western allies, was responsible. This book tells the story of the gassing of Halabja, and how Iraq amassed chemical weapons to target Iranian soldiers and Kurdish villagers as America looked the other way. Today, as the Middle East sinks further into turmoil, these policies are coming back to haunt the West.
Hardcover. NY, Brentano's, 1st, 1930, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, original publisher's blue cloth, lettered silver on spine and on front cover. Signed presentation from Stephen Wise on front fly leaf. 294 pages. A critique of the White Paper of Lord Passfield and the charges of betrayal hurled at the British Labor Government by Jews regarding British-Zionist relations. Mild shelf wear, clean copy. Remnants of dj laid in.