Flag on the Mountain

Ivo Žanić

February 2007 | £35.00 | $59.95 | 570pp

Myths arose in Europe about far-flung exotic lands – particularly Serbia and Montenegro – based on the nineteenth-century heroic epic poetry of the South Slavs. These were lands populated by ‘noble savages’ for whom freedom and martial honour […]

The Kurds

Edited by Faleh A. Jabar and Hosham Dawod

November 2006 | £35.00 | $49.95 | 344pp

In the aftermath of the Second Gulf War, the Kurdish people are on the verge of establishing themselves as a recognised political force within a federation. The case of the Kurds, therefore, provides a strong foundation for drawing […]

Power, Politics and the Hidden History of Arabian Oil

Aileen Keating

November 2006 | £35.00 | 592pp

In 1918, New Zealand mining engineer Frank Holmes spoke of ‘an immense Arabian oilfield running from Kuwait down the mainland coast.’ No one believed him. When Holmes struck oil in 1932, Britain and America scrambled to rectify their […]

The Life of Saladin

Sir Hamilton Gibb

September 2006 | £9.99 | $14.95 | 94pp

Saladin, the Kurdish founder of the Ayyubid Dynasty, ruled Egypt and Syria, made enemies of the fabled Assyrians and conquered Jerusalem in 1187, repelling the Crusaders (and prompting their resurgence in the Third Crusade). His chivalry and impeccably […]

Images from the Endgame

John Tchalenko

August 2006 | £19.99 | $34.95 | 264pp

On 11 August 1913, the Tsar’s consul in Persia, Alexander Iyas, photographed the head of the Kurdish Piran tribe in front of a group of fierce-looking warriors from Baiz-Pasha’s Mangur tribe. He was thus marking a reconciliation he […]

The Shi‘is of Saudi Arabia

Fouad Ibrahim

June 2006 | £35.00 | $59.95 | 304pp

The Shi’is of Saudi Arabia offers a comprehensive overview of the evolution of Shi’i opposition in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia, from the Iranian Revolution in 1979 to the ascension of Abdullah to the throne in 2005. […]

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