Jean-Pierre Liégeois

August 2005 | £9.99 | $14.95 | 192pp

The Gypsies have always been subject to myths about their origins, customs and social organization, in large part because of widespread ignorance. In this lively and informative book, Jean-Pierre Liégeois redresses this shortcoming. Starting with an examination of […]

Postcards from the Grave

Emir Suljagić

July 2005 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 196pp

In May 1992, while Serb nationalist forces ‘cleansed’ the towns and villages of the Drina valley in eastern Bosnia of their formerly majority Muslim population – as part of Slobodan Milošević’s criminal attempt to carve an expanded Serbia […]

Sarajevo Rose

Stephen Schwartz

June 2005 | £16.99 | $30.00 | 288pp

Tracing the path of the Sephardic Jews to the Balkans – following their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition – Schwartz draws on place names, historical chronicles, epitaphs, folk ballads, banned books, and the media. He examines both […]

Iraqi Jews

Abbas Shiblak

June 2005 | £9.99 | $19.95 | 215pp

The Jews of Iraq constituted one of the oldest and most deeply rooted Jewish communities in the world. But in the early 1950s most of them left for Israel, under circumstances that remain the subject of heated controversy. […]


Jamal Sankari

May 2005 | £18.00 | $42.50 | 397pp

This unique book traces the career trajectory of the most prominent figures in modern political Islam, against a background of cultural, political and economic upheaval in Iran, Iraq, and Lebanon. From Sayyid Hussein Fadlallah’s early intellectual development through […]

Harun al Rashid

André Clot

May 2005 | £12.99 | $19.95 | 268pp

Harun al-Rashid, the legendary caliph portrayed in The Thousand and One Nights, was the son of a Yemenite slave who cleared Harun’s path to power, very probably by poisoning her eldest son. Harun reigned for a quarter of […]

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