The Yezidis

Eszter Spät

September 2005 | £14.99 | $24.95 | 96pp

The Yezidis, an ancient enigmatic Kurdish mountain people, are considered one of the oldest ethnicities in the Middle East, and often derided as ‘devil-worshippers’. Distinct from the majority Sunni Kurds, Yezidis’ religion evolved through a fusion of Sufism […]

Portrait Photographs from Isfahan

Parisa Damandan

November 2004 | £19.99 | 263pp

The establishment of the Islamic Republic of Iran in 1979 meant women were forced to wear the hijab, and photographs of them uncovered were forbidden. As a result, many photographers studios were burnt to the ground, while remaining […]

Tehran Blues

Kaveh Basmenji

November 2004 | £12.99 | $22.50 |

More than two decades after their parents rose up against the Shah’s excesses, increasing numbers of young Iranians are risking jail at the hands of religious paramilitaries roughly their own age, for things their counterparts in the West […]

Stories and Scenes from Mount Lebanon

Mahmoud Khalil Saab

September 2004 | £25.00 | $39.95 | 351pp

At the outbreak of civil war in 1975 Mahmoud Khalil Saab realised that Lebanon would be changed forever. A man with a deep love for his country, he immediately set about recording eye-witness accounts of terrible events as […]

Wild Europe

Božidar Jezernik

June 2004 | £14.99 | $24.95 | 320pp

Combining witty commentary with meticulous research, and abounding in historical and cultural detail, Jezernik reveals how the Balkans have been perceived by Western European travellers and experts from the mid-sixteenth to the late twentieth century. Many of these […]

Revolution in the Sunnah

Ghazi A. Algosaibi

June 2004 | £7.99 | $12.95 | 48pp

These seven short essays provide a brief and cogent overview of selected Hadiths (traditions of the Prophet Muhammad used as sources for religious law) that, argues the author, were not only revolutionary for their time but have retained […]

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