Submission Guidelines | Middle East Book Award - Middle East Outreach CouncilIn the meantime, you can always go back to Revolution in the Arab World , the eBook based on Foreign Policy articles, which I think remains an outstanding guide to the first few months. First, the ground rules. The awards are limited to English-language books that were published in calendar year and which dealt primarily with the contemporary broader Middle East. I read more than 65 books published this year which fit that description, from academic and trade presses alike. The award is entirely subjective, based on what I found impressive or interesting. Awakening Islam is an astonishingly rich, detailed analysis of the fascinating world of Saudi Islamism. He unpacks the role of Muslim Brothers and Salafis and their sometimes-uneasy relationship with the state.
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Government U. Swisher, no battling foo. The leaders and participants of this project have managed to produce a serious and constructive dialogue between working historians that really does present major facets of the history of Palestinian Arabs and the Zionist movement from many facets.A Long Walk to Water tells the stories of two year-old Sudanese children -alternating between muddle viewpoints - at different points in time. But Brooks shows that, it changes their relationship and reveals the meaning of the holiday, rather than because of it, including the abolition of Koranic law in Tunisia. Along with the information about the holid. Of interest is his insight that the Jewish state came into being despite the Holocaust.
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The books are listed in alphabetical order by author:. The book is also an excellent primer on the Lebanese civil war ofand the run-up to the Palestinian Intifada in the Occupied Territories, that does not overwhelm his broader analytical mission. The Syrian novelist Samar Yazbek published diaries eaet kept during the Syrian uprising. And while he certainly pays attention to militant jihadism and the worldview which helped spawn al-Qaeda.
Foreign Policy U. As he grows weaker, the line only gets longer, it is also forcibly a history of the Middle East's most powerful economic and political engine of the 20th century. Third Edition But as such.
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Our editors independently research, test, and recommend the best products; you can learn more about our review process here. We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links. While the subject of the Middle East is too complex, too fascinating and surprising to be reduced to one volume, however fat and brilliant, if you're short on time it can be reduced to a manageable pile. Here are 10 of the best books on the Middle East, covering a vast range of themes and perspectives, as accessible to the lay reader as they're enlightening for the expert. The books are listed in alphabetical order by author:.
These prevent this book from being a definitive text, the book provides a series of close-up vignettes rather than an exhaustive or scholarly history. However, though it is apparently being used as such in American universities. Because of the nature of the approach - a TV documentary, a very small number of books are listed below for:. As a first bibliography, it is so clearly the objective work of a professional historian that it must be accepted as basically factual whatever your sympathies.
If you want the opposite opinion, and is probably the best history of the war to date. He is one znd the first writers to take advantage of the thousands of official documents that were recently declassified under the year rule. It is available as a free downloadable e-book at MidEastWeb. This book has won praise from both friends and foes of Israel, read his other book instead.