The Meaning of Mecca

M.E. McMillan

September 2011 | £25.00 | $37.95 | 196pp

The ḥajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, is a religious duty to be performed once in a lifetime by all able Muslims. The Prophet Muḥammad set out the rituals of ḥajj when he led what became known as […]

Political Journeys

Fred Halliday

Edited by David Hayes

March 2011 | £14.99 | 288pp

Fred Halliday always combined the broad sweep of modern history, its currents and ideas, with a profound knowledge of modern revolutions, the Middle East and national movements. This collection of columns written for openDemocracy between 2004 and 2009 […]

Political Islam

Edited by Khaled Hroub

November 2010 | £16.99 | $24.95 | 320pp

This volume offers a comprehensive discussion of the contemporary debates within political Islam, providing an in-depth analysis of the specific movements, countries and regions in the Arab world and Israel. The contributors contend that the evolution of Islamic […]

The Shi‘a Worlds and Iran

Edited by Sabrina Mervin

October 2010 | £20.00 | $29.95 | 368pp

From Africa to Asia, Twelver Shi‘a form significant minority and, in some cases, majority communities. Geography and history place Iran at the centre of these worlds. But to what extent can we speak of an ‘Iranian model’ that […]

The Peace Process

Afif Safieh

September 2010 | £16.99 | $24.99 | 290pp

Afif Safieh served as Palestinian General Delegate in London, Washington and Moscow from 1990 to 2008. During this time, he met and interacted with the leading figures of our times: from Yasser Arafat, John Major and Tony Blair; […]

Saudi Arabia and the US since 1962

Naif bin Hethlain

April 2010 | £35.00 | $50.00 | 386pp

Since the 1960s, Saudi Arabia and the US have maintained a strategic alliance that has often assumed the form of a delicate diplomatic balancing act. Characterized by overlapping interests and mutual dependency – the US on the Kingdom […]

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