Middle Eastern History

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From Beirut To Jerusalem

From Beirut To Jerusalem

by Thomas L Friedman

The New York Times Middle East correspondent profiles this troubled region, describing the everyday horrors of Beirut, the intricacies of Arab politics, Arab-Israeli relations, and American perceptions of the region.
Leap Of Faith

Leap Of Faith

by Queen Noor

rt of a man and his nation. Born into a distinguished Arab-American family, Lisa Halaby was a strongly independent young woman. After studying architecture at Princeton, her work on projects in the Middle East gave her a profound understanding both of the links between the environment and social problems, and also of the tumultuous history of the Arab nations. Then, in 1974, her life took a very different turn, when her father introduced her to the world's most eligible bachelor, King Hussein of Jordan.... Read more
Peace To End All Peace

Peace To End All Peace

by David Fromkin

Featuring a new afterword offering an updated assessment of the region, a twentieth anniversary edition of the acclaimed study of the Middle East traces the influence of the Allies on Middle East politics during and after World War I and the legacy of the era on the shifting political unities and divisions of today.
The Burning Tigris

The Burning Tigris

by Peter Balakian

The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response presents a narrative of the massacres of the Armenians during the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the responsibility of the Ottoman government. Using archival documents and first-person accounts, Peter Balakian shows the history of how the Young Turks were involved in the Armenian Genocide. The book received the 2005 Raphael Lemkin Prize and was a New York Times Notable Book and New York Times and national best seller.
What Went Wrong? - Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

What Went Wrong? - Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response

by Bernard Lewis

For many centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement--the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed, as the previously despised West won victory after victory, first in the battlefield and the marketplace, then in... Read more
Power, Faith and Fantasy

Power, Faith and Fantasy

by Michael B Oren

Includes bibliographical references (p. [693]-741 and index.
Six Days Of War

Six Days Of War

by Michael B Oren

Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East is a 2002 non-fiction book by American-Israeli historian Michael Oren, chronicling the events of the Six-Day War fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors. Widely praised by critics, the book won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for history and spent seven weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list.
Islamic Imperialism

Islamic Imperialism

by Efraim Karsh

From the first Arab-Islamic Empire of the mid-seventh century to the Ottomans, the last great Muslim empire, the story of the Middle East has been the story of the rise and fall of universal empires and, no less important, of imperialist dreams. So argues Efraim Karsh in this highly provocative book. Rejecting the conventional Western interpretation of Middle Eastern history as an offshoot of global power politics, Karsh contends that the region's experience is the culmination of long-existing indigenous... Read more
The Punishment Of Virtue

The Punishment Of Virtue

by Sarah Chayes

As a former star reporter for NPR, Sarah Chayes developed a devoted listenership for her on-site reports on conflicts around the world. In The Punishment of Virtue, she reveals the misguided U.S. policy in Afghanistan in the wake of the defeat of the Taliban, which has severely undermined the effort to build democracy and allowed corrupt tribal warlords back into positions of power and the Taliban to re-infiltrate the country. This is an eyeopening chronicle that highlights the often infuriating... Read more
A Savage War Of Peace

A Savage War Of Peace

by Alistair Horne

ALISTAIR HORNE is the author of eighteen previous books, including A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954—1962, The Price of Glory: Verdun 1916, How Far from Austerlitz?: Napoleon 1805—1815 and the official biography of British prime minister Harold Macmillan. He is a fellow at St. Anthony’s College, Oxford, and lives in Oxfordshire. He was awarded the French Legion d’Honneur in 1993 and received a knighthood in 2003 for his work on French history.  
The Middle East

The Middle East

by Bernard Lewis

In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it. Elegantly sritten, scholarly yet accessible, The Middle East is the most comprehensive single volume history of the region ever written from the world's foremost authority on the Middle East.
The Great War For Civilisation

The Great War For Civilisation

by Robert Fisk

Best-selling author and journalist Robert Fisk, based in Beirut as Middle East Correspondent of The Independent, has lived in the Middle East for almost three decades and holds more British and international journalism awards than any other foreign correspondent. His last book, Pity the Nation, a history of the Lebanon war, was published to great critical acclaim.
Lords Of the Horizons

Lords Of the Horizons

by Jason Goodwin

The Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds and hearts. For over six hundred years the Empire swelled and declined; rising from a dusty fiefdom in the foothills of Anatolia to a power which ruled over the Danube and the Euphrates with the richest court in Europe. But its decline was prodigious, protracted, and total. Lords of the Horizons charts the Ottoman Empire's swirling history; dramatic, detailed and alive - a journey, and a world all in one.
A History Of the Arab Peoples

A History Of the Arab Peoples

by Albert Hourani

In a bestselling work of profound and lasting importance, the late Albert Hourani told the definitive history of the Arab peoples from the seventh century, when the new religion of Islam began to spread from the Arabian peninsula westwards, to the present day. It is a masterly distillation of a lifetime of scholarship and a unique insight into a perpetually troubled region. This updated edition by Malise Ruthven adds a substantial new chapter which includes recent events such as 9/11, the US invasion of... Read more
From Babel To Dragomans

From Babel To Dragomans

by Bernard Lewis

Bernard Lewis is recognized around the globe as one of the leading authorities on Islam. Hailed as "the world's foremost Islamic scholar" (Wall Street Journal), as "a towering figure among experts on the culture and religion of the Muslim world" (Baltimore Sun), and as "the doyen of Middle Eastern studies" (New York Times), Lewis is nothing less than a national treasure, a trusted voice that politicians, journalists, historians, and the general public have all turned to for insight into the Middle East.... Read more
By Way Of Deception

By Way Of Deception

by Victor; Hoy, Claire Ostrovsky

By way of deception: The making and unmaking of a Mossad Officer is a book written by Victor Ostrovsky and Claire Hoy about Ostrovsky's career as a katsa in the Israeli Mossad.
The Blood Of Abraham

The Blood Of Abraham

by Jimmy Carter

Ottoman Empire, The

Ottoman Empire, The

by Lord Kinross

Pity the Nation

Pity the Nation

by Robert Fisk

Rulers Of Mecca

Rulers Of Mecca

by Gerald De Gaury

The Great Siege

The Great Siege

by Ernle Bradford

The Arab Of the Desert

The Arab Of the Desert

by H R P Dickson

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Bible and Sword

by Barbara W Tuchman

Barbara W. Tuchman (1912–1989) achieved prominence as a historian with The Zimmermann Telegram and international fame with The Guns of August—a huge bestseller and winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Her other works include Bible and Sword, The Proud Tower, Stilwell and the American Experience in China (for which Tuchman was awarded a second Pulitzer Prize), Notes from China, A Distant Mirror, Practicing History, The March of Folly, and The First Salute.

Middle Eastern History Books & Ephemera

A History Of Islamic Societies

A History Of Islamic Societies

by Lapidus, Ira M

An accessible worldwide history of Muslim societies provides updated coverage of each country and region, in a volume that discusses their origins and evolution while offering insight into historical processes that shaped contemporary Islam and surveying its growing influence.
Arab and Jew

Arab and Jew

by Shipler, David K

Rhidian Brook was born in Tenby, South Wales. The Testimony of Taliesin Jones received the Somerset Maugham and Betty Task Awards and was short-listed for the Welsh Novel of the Year. He is also the author of the novel Jesus and The Adman.
A Savage War Of Peace

A Savage War Of Peace

by Horne, Sir Alistair

The Sultans

The Sultans

by Barber, Noel

Ottoman Centuries

Ottoman Centuries

by Kinross, Lord

Jews in Palestine.

Jews in Palestine.

by Revusky, A

London, King, 1935.. Octavo. Pp. xvi, 390. Frontispiece map. With numerous halftone illustrations, printed on different paper. Footnotes, bibliography, index. Hardcover, original blue cloth, spine gilt, with dust-jacket. In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ First British edition. Revusky offers "The first complete description of contemporary activities and developments in Palestine, and a clear and interesting panorama of the various phases of Jewish work there." A fine copy of this rare edition.
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€40.00
Palästina [Palaestina] und seine Geschichte. Sechs volkstümliche Vorträge.

Palästina [Palaestina] und seine Geschichte. Sechs volkstümliche Vorträge.

by Soden, Hermann Freiherr von

Leipzig, Teubner, 1899.. 12mo. Pp. 112. Plus 2 full-page maps printed in colour and one plan of ancient Jerusalem bound at rear; index. Set in Gothic type. Hardcover, original illustrated cloth, publisher's catalogue on endpapers. In fine condition. ~ First edition.
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€35.00
[Atlas van het Heilige Land] De Xde Landkaart vertonende De van ouds Bekende Waereld beneven derzelver Verdeelinge onder Noachs Nakomelingen. [Heilige geographie of aardrijkskundige beschryving van het Joodsche land, etc., etc.] [ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY COPPERPLATE MAP OF THE HOLY LAND].

[Atlas van het Heilige Land] De Xde Landkaart vertonende De van ouds Bekende Waereld beneven derzelver Verdeelinge onder Noachs Nakomelingen. [Heilige geographie of aardrijkskundige beschryving van het Joodsche land, etc., etc.] [ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY COPPERPLATE MAP OF THE HOLY LAND].

by Bachiene, Willem Albert. Engraved by O. Lindeman

Utrecht, Paddenburg, 1764.. Original single-sheet map in copperplate engraving of fine quality. Overall size ca. 400 x 510 mm. Plate mark ca. 360 x 455. Image size ca. 340 x 420 mm. With Inset Map of Africa. Engraved illustration depicting the Biblical episode of the Tower of Babylon. Handsome ornate cartouche encloses engraved title and colophon. Fine, strong impression on heavy handmade paper with ample margins all round. First, original state, unaltered by later colouration. Preserved flat in... Read more
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€175.00
Six Days Of War: June 1967 And The Making Of The Modern Middle East

Six Days Of War: June 1967 And The Making Of The Modern Middle East

by Oren, Michael B

New York: Oxford Univ. Press. Hardcover. 2002. 2nd Printing. 8vo 446pp . Very Good+ in Fine DJ. B&W Photographs. Binding slightly skewed .
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$14.70
Naar Jeruzalem en het Heilige Land. Een reisverhaal, naar de geachtste en nieuwste bronnen bewerkt.

Naar Jeruzalem en het Heilige Land. Een reisverhaal, naar de geachtste en nieuwste bronnen bewerkt.

by Gerdes, Eduard

Amsterdam, de Hoogh, 1863-64.. Three books in one volume. Octavo. Pp. vii, 343; (2), 310, (1) verso blank; (1) verso blank, 302, (1) verso blank. Three title-pages and three chromolithograph frontispieces with tissue guards, a pair to each book. Plus 10 other chromolithograph plates with facing tissue guards, and two hand-coloured, folding lithograph maps, bound-in. Index. Hardcover, contemporary tan half calf, corners forest-green, and marbled boards. Spine gilt-stamped, richly decorated. In about fine... Read more
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€650.00
Tussen Beirut en Jeruzalem: Reisschetsen met pen en penseel.

Tussen Beirut en Jeruzalem: Reisschetsen met pen en penseel.

by Mazure, Georges

Amsterdam, de Kern, 1953.. 8vo. Pp. 160. With 40 illustrations. Frontispiece, illustrated endpapers. Original limp boards, illustrated. Fine condition. (Ownership signature to half-title.) ~ Second printing. A volume in the Avontuur en Ontdekking Series.
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€20.00
The Lakes and Rivers of the Bible.

The Lakes and Rivers of the Bible.

by Tweedie, W. K

London, T. Nelson, 1864.. Small octavo. Pp. viii, 9-288. Tinted lithograph frontispiece. Plus 14 other tinted lithographs on 9 plates, some full-page. Ornamental head- and tail pieces. Hardcover, bound in the original decorated blue pebble-grain cloth, gilt ornament and lettering stamped within triple-rule gilt border, spine illustrated in gilt, all edges gilt, crack to inner hinge, some wear to spine ends, front flyleaf incised. In a very good condition. Nice copy of a charming book with a lovely set... Read more
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€150.00
The Cradle of Christianity: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Places.

The Cradle of Christianity: A Pilgrimage to the Holy Places.

by Barnett, Thomas Ratcliffe. Illustrated by John Spencer

London, James Clarke, (1936).. Crown octavo. Pp. 167. With line-drawn illustration to each chapter. Hardcover, original light blue cloth, with illustrated dust-jacket. Trimmed rough. In a very good condition, with many leaves still unopened (bit dust-soiled). ~ First edition. Noted classicist Dr. Henriëtte Boas' copy, with her bookplate. Thomas Ratcliffe Barnett (1868-1946).
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€30.00
[Syria, Holy Land, Asia Minor] Remains of the Port of Seleucia, Near Suadeah (caption title). [ORIGINAL STEEL ENGRAVED PRINT].

[Syria, Holy Land, Asia Minor] Remains of the Port of Seleucia, Near Suadeah (caption title). [ORIGINAL STEEL ENGRAVED PRINT].

by Bartlett, William Henry. Engraved by J. Stephenson

London, Jackson, Fisher, (1836).. Original single-sheet steel engraving of a very fine quality. Overall size ca. 215 x 270 mm. Image size ca. 130 x 190 mm. A four-line caption engraved at bottom in elegant handtooled open-face and italic types. Engraved Artist's and Engraver's signatures underneath image. Engraved Publisher's line below. The print is in its original state, trimmed and gilded on three sides. It is printed with warmer ink, somewhat more dramatic in mood, with fine, crisp detail, subtlety... Read more
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€45.00
Das juedische Palaestina [Das jüdische Palästina].

Das juedische Palaestina [Das jüdische Palästina].

by (Löwenstein, Fritz)

Jerusalem, Keren Kajemeth Lejisrael, 1927.. Small octavo. Pp. 48. Plus 2 extra pages with 3 photo-plates, and 6 other such illustrations. With a folding line-drawn map tipped-in onto inside of back wrap. Appendices. Original decorated wrappers, lettered in red, with a woodcut illustration of a Holy Land landscape, spine very lightly rubbed. In about fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ Second edition. A fascinating publication, published by the Zionist Information Office of the Jewish National Fund, and... Read more
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€175.00
Nederlandse pelgrims naar het heilige land.

Nederlandse pelgrims naar het heilige land.

by Wasser, Ben

Zutphen, Terra, 1983.. Crown quarto. Pp. 168. Illustrated, maps. Index. Hardcover, original cloth gilt, with dust-jacket. In fine condition. Excellent copy, practically unused. ~ First edition.
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€38.00
Voyage dans l'Asie Mineure, en Mésopotamie, à Palmyre, en Syrie, en Palestine et en Égypte. Faisant suite à la correspondance d'Orient, I-III. [THREE VOLUMES].

Voyage dans l'Asie Mineure, en Mésopotamie, à Palmyre, en Syrie, en Palestine et en Égypte. Faisant suite à la correspondance d'Orient, I-III. [THREE VOLUMES].

by Poujoulat, Baptistin

Bruxelles, Meline, Cans, 1841.. Three volumes. Small octavo. Pp. viii, 292; 316; 294. All 3 half-titles present. Hardcover, uniformly bound in contemporary quarter ribbed cloth and marbled boards, slight rubbing to edges, spine lettered and numbered in gilt, bit discoloured in places. In a very good condition. ~ Rare complete set of the rare variant issue which was published in 3 volumes.
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€280.00
Op Bijbelschen bodem: Egypte, Palestina, Syrië.

Op Bijbelschen bodem: Egypte, Palestina, Syrië.

by Obbink, H. Th

Amsterdam, H. J. Paris, 1927.. Crown 4to. Pp. 310. Plus 41 halftone photographic plates, printed in tinted ink on different paper, two full-page maps. Bibliography, indices. Hardcover, original green cloth, embossed in gilt, spine off-white cloth, gilt. Top edge red, marbled endpapers. Ribbon marker. In a very good condition. (The usual foxing and spotting typical to this book, some bleeding of dye from top edge.) Else fine, handsome copy. ~ Second, revised edition, with enlarged number of... Read more
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€40.00
Die Resultate der neueren Ausgrabungen und Forschungen in Palästina [Palaestina]. Biblische Zeitfragen, Dritte Folge, Heft 8/9.

Die Resultate der neueren Ausgrabungen und Forschungen in Palästina [Palaestina]. Biblische Zeitfragen, Dritte Folge, Heft 8/9.

by Karge, Paul

Münster, Aschendorff, 1912.. Octavo. Pp. 96. Footnotes. Original orange-red wrappers, printed in black. Uncut. Wraps worn. ~ Third, revised edition.
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€15.00
Harvest in the Desert.

Harvest in the Desert.

by Samuel, Maurice

New York, Knopf, 1945.. Octavo. Pp. 316. Hardcover, original decorated pale blue cloth. In a very good condition. ~ Tells the story of early Zionism.
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€20.00
Die arabische nationale Bewegung in Palästina [Palaestina]: Ursprung und gestaltung. (Kleine Zionistische Bücherei. Beilage zum Zionistischen Bulletin "Taamula").

Die arabische nationale Bewegung in Palästina [Palaestina]: Ursprung und gestaltung. (Kleine Zionistische Bücherei. Beilage zum Zionistischen Bulletin "Taamula").

by Assaf, Michael

Prague, Zionistische Propagandastelle, 1936.. Octavo. Pp. 68. Letterpress device in Hebrew to half title. Footnotes. Original orange wrappers, lettered in black. In about fine condition. (Short inscription, dated 1936.) ~ First edition. Translated from the Hebrew manuscript by Dov Biegun. A collection of five essays, published as a supplement to the Zionist Bulletin "Taamula" (Propaganda).
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€175.00
And it was Morning: The Story of the Jews in our Time.

And it was Morning: The Story of the Jews in our Time.

by Borchsenius, Poul

London, George Allen & Unwin, 1962.. Octavo. Pp. 218, (6) publisher's catalogue. Plus 12 plates with numerous halftone photographic illustrations, printed on different paper, bound in. With one map, index. Hardcover, original decorated red cloth, spine gilt. In fine condition. ~ First English edition. Translated from the Danish by Reginald Spink. With a nice collection of historic photographs, several from the Sinai Campaign.
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€20.00
Palästinensisches Tagebuch: Aufzeichnung einer Reise.

Palästinensisches Tagebuch: Aufzeichnung einer Reise.

by Sturmann, Manfred

Berlin, Brandus, 1937.. Crown 8vo. Pp. 57, (1) publisher's ad. Hardcover, original red-orange boards, lettered in black. In a very good condition. (Spine sunned, bit chipped at foot.) Overall an excellent copy. ~ First edition.
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€135.00
Het Nijlschip en de karavaan: Reis eener Engelsche familie door Egypte, Palaestina [Palästina], en Syrië.

Het Nijlschip en de karavaan: Reis eener Engelsche familie door Egypte, Palaestina [Palästina], en Syrië.

by Himly, E. A. W. Translated by A. A. Deenik

Haarlem, De Erven Loosjes, (1861).. Crown octavo. Pp. iv, 348. Plus 5 tinted wood-engraved plates, including frontispiece, these dampmarked and foxed. Footnotes. Hardcover, original quarter black calf and marbled boards, spine gilt tooled, with 3 blind-stamped ornaments. Three ribbon markers. In a very good condition (old private ownership stamp). ~ First Dutch edition.
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€175.00
Palestina: Bijbel, Talmud, Koran. Een volledige illustratie van alle teksten door middel van eigen artistieke foto's uit het heden en verleden van het Heilige Land: De toegangspoort Jaffa.

Palestina: Bijbel, Talmud, Koran. Een volledige illustratie van alle teksten door middel van eigen artistieke foto's uit het heden en verleden van het Heilige Land: De toegangspoort Jaffa.

by Scholten, Frank

Leiden, Sijthoff, 1935.. Crown quarto. Pp. xlv, 203, plus 200 unnumbered pages of illustrations. With a total of 449 fine (helio)gravures, printed in tinted ink by Société de Gravure et d'Impression d'Art, Paris. Footnotes, concordances, bibliography. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's buckram, lettered in blue, light spotting to edges, spine bit discoloured. In a very good condition, excellent interior. ~ First edition. Printed in a limited edition of one thousand.
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€125.00
The Excavation of Armageddon. [Oriental Institute Communications].

The Excavation of Armageddon. [Oriental Institute Communications].

by Fischer, Clarence, S

Illinois, University of Chicago Press, 1929.. Crown 4to. Pp. xv, 78. With 53 halftone and line-drawn maps and illustrations, some full- or double-page, in the text, bound- or tipped in. Original printed wrappers. In a very good condition (small, faint dampstain to upper wrap; a chip or two to spine) Else a bright, crisp copy. ~ First edition.
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€80.00
Geschichte des Heiligen Landes.

Geschichte des Heiligen Landes.

by Avi-Yonah, Michael (Editor)

Wiesbaden, Ebeling, 1975.. Quarto. Pp. 327. Index. Profusely illustrated throughout with numerous black&white and colour plates. Hardcover, original artificial crimson calf gilt, with dust-jacket (this about very good). In fine condition. Excellent copy. ~ Original Hebrew edition was published in 1969.
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€22.00
The Road to Nazareth: Through Palestine Today.

The Road to Nazareth: Through Palestine Today.

by Gibbons, John

London, Hale, 1916.. Octavo. Pp. 320. Illustrated endpapers. Hardcover, original buckram, spine lettered in red. Top edge red. Lacks all photographic plates. Else, good reading copy. (Some pencil underlining, spotting to edges, bookplate.)
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€15.00
Abila of the Decapolis, Pella, and Northern 'Ajlûn, "Within the Decapolis." [THREE BOOKS IN ONE VOLUME].

Abila of the Decapolis, Pella, and Northern 'Ajlûn, "Within the Decapolis." [THREE BOOKS IN ONE VOLUME].

by Schumacher, Gottlieb

London, Watt (for the Committee of the Palestine Exploration Fund), 1889.. Three books in one volume. Crown Octavo. Pp. 51; 78; 207. Plus three folding lithographed maps, one of which is coloured, each as frontispiece to each book; two lithographed plans bound in Book III. With numerous engraved illustrations, some full-page, throughout. Indices of names with transliteration, Arabic script, and translation. Hardcover, bound in the original publisher's ochre cloth, lettered in black, illustration stamped... Read more
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€620.00
A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

by MANSFIELD, Peter

(New York): Viking, 1991. Hardcover. Near Fine/Fine. First American edition. 373pp. Remainder mark, light foxing on page edges, near fine in fine dustwrapper.
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$30.00