e-books in History: Middle East category
- Wikipedia , 2014
Afghanistan (meaning 'land of the Afghans') has been a strategically important location throughout history. The written history of Afghanistan can be traced back to around 500 BCE when the area was under the Achaemenid Empire ...
by John Lewis Burckhardt - H. Colburn , 1829
Burkhardt is amongst the few westerners to have gained access to the holy cities of Mekka and Medina. He describes in great detail his travels, the trials and tribulations he faces, and the politics and livelihoods of the various tribes.
by George Stephen Goodspeed - Scribner , 1906
As an introduction to the ancient history of Iraq, this book has stood the test of time. The reader is given a detailed history of the Old Babylonian, Assyrian, and Neo-Babylonian Empires. The book is consistently cited as a helpful introduction...
by Richard F. Burton - C. Kegan Paul & Co. , 1879
Richard F. Burton was an English explorer, translator, writer, orientalist, poet, fencer and diplomat. He was known for his travels and explorations within Asia and Africa as well as his extraordinary knowledge of languages and cultures.
by James Dobbin - RAND Corporation , 2009
The American engagement in Iraq has been looked at from many perspectives: the flawed intelligence that provided the war's rationale, the failed effort to secure an international mandate, the rapid success of the invasion, etc.
by Mohammed Kakar - University of California Press , 1997
Every ninth Afghan had died, every seventh has been disabled, every third had fled abroad: this book reveals the true horror of this unfortunate conflict. The author is an Afghan historian who has studied Afghan society, culture, and politics.
by Jerrod D. Green - RAND Corporation , 2008
A handbook for U.S. Policymakers interested in understanding the Islamic Republic of Iran. It synthesizes existing analyses on Iran and draws from non-American experts with a different interpretive lens for viewing the seemingly opaque Iranian system.
by Geoffroi de Villehardouin - Dutton , 1955
Written by eye-witnesses who had taken an important part in what they describe. Stirring episodes in one of the most stirring chapters in human history. How Christendom put forth its power to capture and again recapture the holy land.
by Charles Montagu Doughty - Adamant Media Corporation , 2000
From the contents: Ibn Rashid's town, life in Hayil, depart from Hayil - journey to Kheybar, the apostle's country, the Kheyabar, the Medina life at Kheybar, deliverance from Kheybar, desert journey to Hayil, the Shammar and Haeb deserts, etc.
by J. Fr. Michaud - A. C. Armstrong & Son , 1900
The Crusades have a deeper significance than any isolated personages or events ever possess. They brought two civilizations into conflict, and no events are more important than those which secure the contact of different civilizations.
by Samuel Zwemer - F. H. Revell company , 1900
The ethnological, geographical, archeological, and political information of this text brings to our hands a valuable and readable summary of facts, and quicken an interest in one of the great religious and international problems of our times.