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The Birth of Indian Civilization: India and Pakistan before 500 B.C.

By: Allchin, Bridget and Raymond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Penguin Books: 1968

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2289291

ISBN: 0140209506

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Spine creased, pages lightly toned. 1968 Mass Market Paperback. 365 pp. Uniquely isolated by mountains and oceans, the Indian sub-continent exhibits in its archaeology a fascinating variety within an overall unity. This comprehensive survey of the foundations of Indian culture has been written by two authors with first-hand experience of digging in India: in their later chapters they are able to draw new conclusions about ancient Indian patterns of settlement, agriculture and economy, technology, religion, and art, and these are based on the finds of the last century and a half... View more info

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The Crusade of the Children: A Story of the Middle Ages

By: American Sunday-School Union

Price: $25.00

Publisher: American Sunday-School Union: 1844

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199451

Condition: Good


First edition. Boards rubbed, pages foxed and toned, page 19's corner missing (does not affect text). 1844 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 101 pp. 12mo bound in sixes. Black leather spine, marbled boards, gilt titles. The Children's Crusade is the name given to a variety of fictional and factual events which happened in 1212 that combine some or all of these elements: visions by a French or German boy; an intention to peacefully convert Muslims in the Holy Land to Christianity; bands of children marching to Italy; and children being sold into slavery. A study publishe... View more info

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The Crusades: Five Centuries of Holy Wars

By: Billings, Malcolm

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Sterling: 1996

Edition: 2nd Printing

Seller ID: 2286012

ISBN: 080699410X

Condition: Very Good


Faint edge wear. 1996 Soft Cover. New findings, detailed maps, photographs and gorgeous color art shed new light on five centuries of religious wars. View more info

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A Journey to Palestine

By: Carradine, B.

Price: $10.00

Publisher: The Christian Witness Company: 1892

Seller ID: 2004829

Condition: Near Fine


Minor wear to corners. 1892 Hard Cover. ii, 489 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, gilt titles. Photographic plates. A travelogue of an American Methodist minister's time spent in Palestine in the late 1800s. Carradine was a veteran of the American Civil War, and published more than two dozen books, mostly focusing on the concept of sanctification. View more info

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Staging a Revolution: The Art of Persuasion in the Islamic Republic of Iran

By: Chelkowski, Peter; Dabashi, Hamid

Price: $45.00

Publisher: New York University Press: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289209

ISBN: 0814715974

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket edges very lightly bumped. 1999 Large Hardcover. 312 pp. The Islamic Revolution in Iran was one of those remarkable historical events when the power of words and images successfully challenged the military might of an established state. From the fiery words of Ayatollah Khomeini, the charismatic leader of the Revolution, to revolutionary posters, banners, murals, graffiti, songs, and declamations, to the compelling symbols of its shared sacred history, an avalanche of public sentiments was mobilized by the leading figures of the revolutionary movement. In Staging a Revolu... View more info

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Inside Lebanon: Journey to a Shattered Land with Noam and Carol Chomsky

By: Chomsky, Noam; Chomsky, Carol; Kfoury, Assaf

Price: $3.00

Publisher: Monthly Review Press: 2007

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 1795005

ISBN: 1583671536

Condition: Near Fine


2007 Trade Paperback. 176 pp. This prescient and timely book documents Noam Chomsky's visit to Lebanon, in May 2006, to lecture on U.S. imperialism and the imminent crises facing the Middle East—two months before Israel orchestrated major military campaigns against Lebanon and Palestine. During his visit, he met with political leaders—including those of Hizbullah—toured refugee camps, and inspected a former Israeli prison and torture compound. Inside Lebanon describes Chomsky’s journey and situates it within the tragically altered context of Lebanon and Palestine before and after the w... View more info

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Napoleon's Egypt: Invading the Middle East

By: Cole, Juan

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2271315

ISBN: 1403964319

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Minor ink marks on 15 pages only. 2007 Hard Cover. 279 pp. In this vivid and timely history, Juan Cole tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Egypt. Revealing the young general's reasons for leading the expedition against Egypt in 1798 and showcasing his fascinating views of the Orient, Cole delves into the psychology of the military titan and his entourage. He paints a multi-faceted portrait of the daily travails of the soldiers in Napoleon's army, including how they imagined Egypt, how their expectations differed from what they found, and how they grappled with military cha... View more info

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The Mediterranean and Its Borderlands, in Two Volumes: Western Countries; Eastern Countries

By: Cook, Joel

Price: $75.00

Publisher: The John C. Winston Co.: 1910

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2287167

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 1910 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. vi, 609, [3]; 648 pp. 8vo. Original red cloth, elaborate gilt decorations, gilt titles and top edges. Photographic plates with captioned tissue guards throughout. A descriptive guide to the various countries along the Mediterranean Sea. View more info

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Remarkable Characters and Places of the Holy Land: Comprising an Account of Patriarchs, Judges, Prophets, Apostles, Women, Warriors, Poets, and Kings. With Descriptions of Ancient Cities and Venerated Shrines.

By: Elliott, Charles W.

Price: $45.00

Publisher: J.B. Burr & Company: 1867

Seller ID: 2275018

Condition: Very Good


Edges lightly rubbed, a few pages lightly foxed. 1867 Hard Cover. xxiii, 640 pp. Gilt title and page ridges. Includes hand-colored map of the Holy Land (page 339) and steel engravings. CONTENTS: The Patriarchal Life, By Theodore D. Woolsey; Abraham the Wanderer, B.C. 1921; Isaac and Ishmael; Jacob, Esau, and Joseph; Did the Patriarchs Live to the Age of One Hundred and Eight?; Egypt in Darkness; Moses the Leader--B.C. 1625, Poole: 1491, A.V.; Joshua the Conqueror, B.C. 1451; The Judges of Israel, B.C. 1426-1095; Saul the King, B.C. 1095-1056; Jonathan the Friend; David the Beloved, B.C. 1056-1... View more info

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Level Zero Heroes: The Story of U.S. Marine Special Operations in Bala Murghab, Afghanistan

By: Golembeskey, Michael; Bruning, John R.

Price: $6.00

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: 2015

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2287712

ISBN: 1250070295

Condition: Near Fine


Fifth printing. Very minor general wear. 2015 Trade Paperback. xxi, 297 pp. In Level Zero Heroes, Michael Golembesky follows the members of U.S. Marine Special Operations Team 8222 on their assignment to the remote and isolated Taliban stronghold known as Bala Murghab as they conduct special operations in an effort to break the Taliban's grip on the Valley. What started out as a routine mission changed when two 82nd Airborne Paratroopers tragically drowned in the Bala Murghab River while trying to retrieve vital supplies from an air drop that had gone terribly wrong. In this one moment, the fo... View more info

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Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

By: Goodwin, Jason

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Henry Holt: 1999

Edition: 5th Printing

Seller ID: 2194829

Condition: Very Good


5th printing. Light rubbing to rear jacket. 1999 Hard Cover. Since the Turks first shattered the glory of the French crusaders in 1396, the Ottoman Empire has exerted a long, strong pull on Western minds. For six hundred years, the Empire swelled and declined. Islamic, martial, civilized, and tolerant, in three centuries it advanced from the dusty foothills of Anatolia to rule on the Danube and the Nile; at the Empire's height, Indian rajahs and the kings of France beseeched its aid. For the next three hundred years the Empire seemed ready to collapse, a prodigy of survival and decay. Early in... View more info

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The Changing Pakistan Society

By: Hafeez, Sabeeha

Price: $30.00

Publisher: Royal Book Company: 1991

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2289601

ISBN: 9694071186

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Ink note on front endpaper, sticker inside front cover, jacket a bit rubbed. 1991 Hard Cover. 334 pp. 8vo. The current trends in Pakistani society pose some very serious question to sociologists and thinkers alike. For instance: What concepts are needed for the analysis of changing results of Pakistan's social structure and organizational system? What issues of direction, execution and interpretation of social research needs resolution by the social scientists in Pakistan? What measures can be developed to assess the norms constraining the process of implementation of policies, ... View more info

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The Child's History of the Fall of Jerusalem

By: Hallock, Mrs. M.A.

Price: $30.00

Publisher: American Tract Society: 1869

Seller ID: 2287490

Condition: Good


Front endpaper and second blank missing, one page repaired at binding. 1869 Small Hard Cover. 192 pp. Green boards with gilt titles on spine and front board. CONTENTS: Jerusalem; Josephus; Felix--Florus; Agrippa--Revolution; Jerusalem Attacked; Vespasian--Titus--The Siege of Jotapata; Vespasian Emperor--War; The Siege of Jerusalem--Hunger; Burning of the Temple--Famine; The Fall of Jerusalem--Death. View more info

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A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire

By: Hanioglu, M. Sukru

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Princeton University Press: 2008

Edition: Book Club (BCE/BOMC)

Seller ID: 2272404

ISBN: 0691134529

Condition: Near Fine


Book club edition. An exceptional copy. 2008 Hard Cover. At the turn of the nineteenth century, the Ottoman Empire straddled three continents and encompassed extraordinary ethnic and cultural diversity among the estimated thirty million people living within its borders. It was perhaps the most cosmopolitan state in the world--and possibly the most volatile. A Brief History of the Late Ottoman Empire now gives scholars and general readers a concise history of the late empire between 1789 and 1918, turbulent years marked by incredible social change. View more info

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The Crisis: The President, the Prophet, and the Shah--1979 and the Coming of Militant Islam

By: Harris, David

Price: $4.00

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2269452

ISBN: 0316323942

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. Jacket spine head and spine base lightly bumped, otherwise a fine copy. 2004 Hard Cover. 470 pp. An account of the 444-day Iran hostage crisis describes how a mob of students, inspired by a then-virtually unknown Khomeini, seized the American embassy in 1979, in a chronicle that documents the year they spent as political prisoners, the contributions of such figures as Jimmy Carter and the Shah, and the doomed Desert One rescue mission. View more info

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The Sacred Mountains

By: Headley, J.T.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Charles Scribner: 1864

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2266163

Condition: Very Good


Civil War era reprint. Light stain along page-base, book plate on front paste-down endpaper. 1864 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. x, 175 pp. A study of the sacred mountains of the Bible. CONTENTS: Mount Ararat; Mount Moriah; Mount Hor; Mount Pisgah; Mount Horeb; Mount Carmel; Mount Lebanon; Mount Zion; Mount Tabor; Mount of Olives; Mount Calvary; The Mount of God. View more info

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The Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

By: Heidel, Alexander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: The University of Chicago Press: 1963

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 2276225

ISBN: 0226323986

Condition: Good


Ink name on half-title page, general wear. 1963 Trade Paperback. ix, 269 pp. Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical r... View more info

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Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire, with a New Introduction on Blowback in the Post-9/11 World

By: Johnson, Chalmers

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Metropolitan / Owl Book: 2004

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268609

ISBN: 0805075593

Condition: Near Fine


First printing. Spine corners very faintly rubbed. 2004 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. xxxiii, 268 pp. The term blowback, invented by the CIA, refers to the unintended results of American actions abroad. In this incisive and controversial book, Chalmers Johnson lays out in vivid detail the dangers faced by our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its military power to every corner of the earth and using American capital and markets to force global economic integration on its own terms. From a case of rape by U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our role in ... View more info

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The Jewel of Medina: A Novel

By: Jones, Sherry

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Beaufort Books, Inc: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2207865

ISBN: 0825305187

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. 2008 Hard Cover. ix, 358 pp. Author's first novel. Born Aisha bint Abi Bakr in seventh century Arabia, she would become the favorite wife of the Prophet Muhammad, and one of the most revered women in the Muslim faith. Married at the age of nine, The Jewel of Medina illuminates the difficult path Aisha confronted, from her youthful dreams of becoming a Bedouin warrior, to her life as the beloved wife and confident of the founder of Islam.Extensively researched and elegantly crafted, The Jewel of Medina presents the beauty and harsh realities of life in an age long past, during a ... View more info

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Fire (with a new Essay on Afghanistan)

By: Junger, Sebastian

Price: $2.00

Publisher: Perennial: 2002

Seller ID: 1521125

Condition: Very Good


Lightly rubbed. 2002 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 250 pp. A riveting collection of literary journalism by the bestselling author of The Perfect Storm, capped off brilliantly by a new Afterword and a timely essay about war-torn Afghanistan -- a superb eyewitness report about the Taliban's defeat in Kabul -- new to book form. Sebastian Junger has made a specialty of bringing to life the drama of nature and human nature. Few writers have been to so many disparate and desperate corners of the globe. Fewer still have met the standard of great journalism more consis... View more info

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A History of Sanskrit Literature

By: Keith, A. Berriedale

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1961

Seller ID: 2200494

Condition: Good


Pages toned, ink stamp to title page.Large sections missing from top and bottom edges of jacket spine, ink notation to jacket front, jacket edges rubbed. 1961 Hard Cover. xxxvi, 575 pp. ...this work covers the field of Classical Sanskrit Literature, as opposed to the Vedic Literature, the epics and the Puranas. The book is divided into three parts: Part I is general, and covers the Language; Part II, Belles-Lettres and Poetics; and Part III, Scientific Literature.Keywords: HISTORY SANSKRIT LITERATURE LANGUAGE REFERENCE LITERARY CRITICISM View more info

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Babylon: Mesopotamia and the Birth of Civilization

By: Kriwaczek, Paul

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Thomas Dunne Books: 2012

Seller ID: 2286466

ISBN: 1250054168

Condition: Very Good


Faint crease on back corner. 2012 Trade Paperback. In Babylon, Paul Kriwaczek tells the story of Mesopotamia from the earliest settlements seven thousand years ago to the eclipse of Babylon in the sixth century BCE. Bringing the people of this land to life in vibrant detail, the author chronicles the rise and fall of power during this period and explores the political and social systems, as well as the technical and cultural innovations, which made this land extraordinary. At the heart of this book is the story of Babylon, which rose to prominence under the Amorite king Hammurabi from about 18... View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 2269227

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. Small sticker on front endpaper,. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918... View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2281625

Condition: Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. Spine and edges toned, front free endpaper removed, binding repaired, faint stain to page base. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces du... View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284746

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. Spine and edges lightly toned, ink name on front endpaper, small dealer bookplate on rear endpaper. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel force... View more info

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph

By: Lawrence, T.E. (T.E. Shaw, Lawrence of Arabia)

Price: $50.00

Publisher: Doubleday, Doran & Company, Inc.: 1935

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2284879

Condition: Very Good


First trade edition (not to be confused with the De Luxe edition released two years later). Lacks jacket. A couple tiny spots on front board, publisher's insert laid in, ink name and a couple toned tape remnants on front endpapers. 1935 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. 672 pp. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8. 8vo. Full page portraits throughout, as well as four maps. Original beige cloth, gilt titles, red top page ridge. Seven Pillars of Wisdom: A Triumph is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T.E. Lawrence ('Lawrence of Arabia'), while serving as a liaiso... View more info

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Beginning Cairo Arabic

By: Lehn, Walter; Abboud, Peter

Price: $40.00

Publisher: University of Texas: 1965

Seller ID: 2062492

Condition: Very Good


Two small sticker remnants on front cover. 1965 Soft Cover. Resource for learning Cairo Arabic in English. View more info

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Caravans

By: Michener, James A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: Bantam Books: 1964

Edition: 1st Printing

Seller ID: 2268955

Condition: Very Good


First printing. Ink note on second page, pages faintly toned. 1964 Mass Market Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 370 pp. Caravans, James Michener's 1963 novel about the then-largely unknown country of Afghanistan, is a historical novel in more ways than one. Written sixteen years before the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan that would spark three decades of war, Caravans takes the reader even farther back than Michener's own time to the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in the days just after the end of World War II. View more info

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In the Land of Mosques and Minarets

By: Miltoun, Francis

Price: $75.00

Publisher: L.C. Page & Company: 1908

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2286946

Condition: Near Fine


First edition. No jacket. A very nice copy. 1908 Hard Cover. We have more books available by this author!. ix, 442 pp. Top page ridge gilt. Color frontispiece by Blanche McManus. With illustrations from drawings and paintings done by Blanche McManus. A travelogue of Mediterranean Africa. View more info

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The Twentieth Century in Eretz Israel: A Pictorial History

By: Naor, Mordecai

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Konemann: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2263706

ISBN: 3895085952

Condition: Fine


First edition. A very nice copy. 1998 Large Hardcover. 617 pp. This mighty volume devotes itself in words and pictures to the history of Israel. Events throughout the twentieth century are traced in detail, decade for decade. The Ottoman Empire, the period of the British Mandate in Palestine, the birth of the State of Israel following several decades of conflict between Jews and Palestinians... The book follows Jewish immigration; it documents day-to-day life in peacetime and war--from the War of Independence to the Six Day War and the Gulf War in the early 1990s; it covers the strained effort... View more info