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Brokering Empire
Trans-Imperial Subjects between Venice and Istanbul
E. Natalie Rothman
In Brokering Empire, E. Natalie Rothman explores the intersecting worlds of those who regularly traversed the early modern Venetian-Ottoman frontier.



By Sword and Plow
France and the Conquest of Algeria
Jennifer E. Sessions
Generously illustrated with examples of this imperialist iconography, Sessions's work connects a wide-ranging culture of empire to specific policies of colonization during a pivotal period in the genesis of modern France.



Evolving Nationalism
Homeland, Identity, and Religion in Israel, 1925–2005
Nadav G. Shelef
Evolving Nationalism examines how the idea of Israel as a nation-state has developed within Zionist and Israeli discourse over the past eight decades.



City of Strangers
Gulf Migration and the Indian Community in Bahrain
Andrew M. Gardner
In City of Strangers, Andrew M. Gardner explores the everyday experiences of workers from India who have migrated to the Bahrain and the sponsorship system, the kafala, under which they labor and upon which they depend for continued employment.



Why Intelligence Fails
Lessons from the Iranian Revolution and the Iraq War
Robert L. Jervis
Jervis examines the politics and psychology of two of the more spectacular intelligence failures in recent memory: the mistaken belief that the regime of the Shah in Iran was secure and stable in 1978, and the 2002 claim that Iraq had active WMD programs.



Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats
Oil and the State in Saudi Arabia
Steffen Hertog
In Princes, Brokers, and Bureaucrats, the most thorough treatment of the political economy of Saudi Arabia to date, Steffen Hertog uncovers an untold history of how the elite rivalries and whims of half a century ago have shaped today's Saudi state.



Artillery of Heaven
American Missionaries and the Failed Conversion of the Middle East
Ussama Makdisi
The complex relationship between America and the Arab world goes back further than most people realize. In Artillery of Heaven, Ussama Makdisi presents a foundational American encounter with the Arab world that occurred in the nineteenth century...



The Birth of the Despot
Venice and the Sublime Porte
Lucette Valensi
In her graceful account of the transformation of European attitudes toward the Ottoman empire during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Lucette Valensi follows the genealogy of the concept of Oriental despotism. The Birth of the Despot examines...



Killing Neighbors
Webs of Violence in Rwanda
Lee Ann Fujii
"Fujii makes a much-needed contribution both to the field of Rwandan studies and of genocide studies, substituting data for ideology and local voices for political tracts."—David Newbury, Smith College



Darfur
A 21st Century Genocide
Gerard Prunier
Praise for the 2005 Edition: "A passionate and highly readable account of the current tragedy that combines intimate knowledge of the region's history, politics, and sociology with a telling cynicism about the polite but ineffectual diplomatic...



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