Download E-books The History of al-Tabari Vol. 23: The Zenith of the Marwanid House: The Last Years of 'Abd al-Malik and The Caliphate of al-Walid A.D. 700-715/A.H. 81-96 (SUNY series in Near Eastern Studies) PDF

By Martin Hinds

This quantity covers the years 700-715 A.D., a interval that witnessed the final 5 years of the caliphate of the Umayyad 'Abd al-Malik b. Marwan and the entire of the caliphate of his son al-Walid. on reflection, this era might be obvious to have marked the apogee of Marwanid Umayyad energy.

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Download E-books Sir Anthony Sherley and his Persian Adventure (The Broadway Travellers) PDF

In addition to together with Sherley's personal account of his trip into Persia in 1600, this invaluable version contains the most works facing Anthony Sherley and his existence. unique inaccessible texts are reprinted in complete and the severe bibliographical advent presents very good tips for the knowledge of many of the resources (and their advantages and limitations), and the context during which Sherley's personal account was once composed.
When first released in 1933, Sherley's narrative (1613) had by no means sooner than been reprinted.

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Download E-books Outsourcing the Global War on Terrorism: Private Military Companies and American Intervention in Iraq and Afghanistan PDF

The USA army approach in Iraq and Afghanistan made use of non-public army and personal safeguard businesses on an remarkable scale. during this atmosphere, activities and operations can enormously have an effect on the efficacy of the USA army - growing accidental diplomatic and tactical effects.

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Download E-books Knowledge and Social Practice in Medieval Damascus, 1190-1350 (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) PDF

By Michael Chamberlain

Michael Chamberlain makes a speciality of medieval Damascus to strengthen a brand new method of the connection among the society and tradition of the center East. the writer argues that historians have lengthy imposed ecu strictures onto societies to which they have been alien. Western thoughts of valid order have been beside the point to medieval Muslim society the place social development used to be based upon the construction of data and non secular patronage, and it was once the loved ones, instead of the nation employer or company, that held political and social energy. A parallel is drawn among the discovered elite and the soldiers of Damascus who, via comparable techniques, obtained prestige and gear and handed them on of their families. via interpreting fabric from the Latin West, Sung China and the Sinicized empires of internal Asia, the writer addresses the character of political strength within the interval.

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Download E-books Strolling Through Istanbul: The Classic Guide to the City (Tauris Parke Paperbacks) PDF

By Hilary Sumner-Boyd

Available for the first time considering the fact that its unique e-book thirty-seven years in the past, this vintage advisor to Istanbul by way of Hilary Sumner-Boyd and John Freely is released in a totally revised and up-to-date variation. Taking the reader strolling via Istanbul, the ecu urban of tradition 2010, the authors describe the historical monuments and websites of what was Constantinople and the capital, in flip, of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires, within the context of the nice dwelling urban. Woven all through are anecdotes, mystery histories, hidden gem stones, and each significant position of curiosity the tourist probably want to see. useful and informative, readable and vividly defined, this can be the definitive consultant to and tale of Istanbul, through those that are aware of it best.

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Download E-books The Routledge Handbook of War and Society: Iraq and Afghanistan (Routledge International Handbooks) PDF

This new instruction manual presents an advent to present sociological and behavioral examine at the results of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan signify of the main attention-grabbing and in all probability troubling occasions of contemporary many years. those wars-so related of their beginnings-generated various responses from quite a few publics and the mass media; they've got had profound results at the contributors of the armed providers, on their households and kinfolk, and at the humans of Iraq and Afghanistan.

Analyzing the influence of the 2 wars on army team of workers and civilians, this quantity is split into 4 major parts:

Part I: warfare at the flooring: strive against and Its Aftermath

Part II: warfare at the flooring: Non-Combat Operations, Noncombatants, and Operators

Part III: The struggle again domestic: The Social building of warfare, Its Heroes, And Its Enemies                                                                                                                         

Part IV: The warfare again domestic: households and early life at the domestic Front

With contributions from best educational sociologists, anthropologists, psychologists, army researchers, and researchers affiliated with Non-Governmental organisations (NGOs), this instruction manual might be of curiosity to scholars of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, army sociology and psychology, struggle stories, anthropology, US politics, and of youth.

Steven Carlton-Ford is affiliate professor of Sociology on the collage of Cincinnati. He lately served for 5 years because the editor of Sociological Focus.

Morten G. Ender is professor of sociology and Sociology application Director at West element, the USA army Academy. he's the writer of American infantrymen in Iraq (Routledge 2009).

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Download E-books From Hellenism to Islam: Cultural and Linguistic Change in the Roman Near East PDF

The 8 hundred years among the 1st Roman conquests and the conquest of Islam observed a wealthy, continually transferring combination of languages and writing structures, felony buildings, spiritual practices and ideology within the close to East. whereas different ethnic teams and cultural types frequently clashed with one another, model was once as a lot a attribute of the zone as clash. This quantity, emphasizing the inscriptions in lots of languages from the close to East, brings jointly at the same time informative stories through students in different fields. jointly, they display how the various languages, peoples and cultures interacted, competed with, attempted to disregard or have been stimulated by means of one another, and the way their relationships developed over the years. will probably be of significant worth to these attracted to Greek and Roman historical past, Jewish background and close to jap reviews.

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Download E-books Empire and Elites after the Muslim Conquest: The Transformation of Northern Mesopotamia (Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization) PDF

By Chase F. Robinson

The examine of early Islamic background has flourished in recent times. Chase Robinson's publication takes complete account of the newest study, interweaving background and historiography to interpret the political, social, and financial alterations within the Mesopotamian quarter after the Islamic conquests. utilizing Arabic and Syriac assets, the writer specializes in the Muslim and Christian élites, demonstrating that major social swap came about purely on the finish of the 7th century. it is a subtle examine on the state-of-the-art of a burgeoning box in Islamic experiences.

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Download E-books Indecision Points: George W. Bush and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (Belfer Center Studies in International Security) PDF

Although George W. Bush memorably declared, "I'm the decider," as president he was once remarkably indecisive whilst it got here to U.S. coverage towards the Israeli-Palestinian clash. His administration's policymaking featured an ongoing conflict among reasonable realists and conservative hard-liners encouraged via right-wing spiritual rules and a imaginative and prescient of democracy as cure-all. Riven through those competing agendas, the Bush management vacillated among spotting the Palestinian correct to self-determination and embracing Israeli leaders who usually selected conflict over negotiations. over the years, the management inconsistently followed and discarded successive methods to the Israeli-Palestinian peace strategy. the result of this irresolution integrated the lovely triumph of Hamas within the 2006 Palestinian elections, Israel's 2006 invasion of Lebanon, the 2008--2009 conflict among Israel and Hamas in Gaza, and, after all, almost no diplomatic development towards lasting peace. In Indecision Points, Daniel Zoughbie examines the most important assumptions underpinning U.S. overseas coverage within the heart East in the course of the Bush years. used to be there one coverage or ? was once the Bush management really eager about peace? In a compelling account, Zoughbie deals unique insights into those and different very important questions. Drawing at the auhtor's personal interviews with forty-five international leaders, together with Condoleezza Rice, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, Kofi Annan, Colin Powell, Tom hold up, Paul Wolfowitz, Douglas Feith, Richard Perle, Leon Panetta, Chuck Hagel, Shlomo Ben Ami, and Salam Fayyad, Indecision issues provides the 1st entire historical past of the Bush administration's try and reshape political order in a "New center East."

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