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Franco-Arab Encounters

​​Over the last two centuries, the French dimension of Arab history has loomed large. The Arab world equally has played a major role in recent French history. Franco-Arab Encounters treats the many aspects of this interaction, tracing not just the political, but also the cultural, social, and intellectual. Twenty authors present these “encounters" in seven sections covering the Arab world, from Morocco to Saudi Arabia, over the past two hundred years. The book is dedicated to the memory of David C. Gordon, a pioneer and leader in this field of scholarship, who taught history at AUB from 1949 to 1955 and 1958 to 1975.
$20.00

Byzantium in Early Islamic Syria

This publication contains the proceedings of a 2007 conference organized by the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies (CAMES) at the American University of Beirut and the Center for Antiochene Studies at the University of Balamand. It is divided into two parts comprising two respective chronological eras, reflecting the intention of the conference to pursue a dual and comparative focus with the hope of throwing fresh light on both eras – the early Islamic period, from the Islamic conquests of Syria until the fall of the Umayyad dynasty (632–750), and the period of Byzantine reconquest of Syria (969–1084).​​
$10.00

Configuring Identity in the Modern Arab East

This is a collection of papers from a conference entitled “Political Identity in the Arab East in the Twentieth Century," hosted by the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies of the American University of Beirut. Scholars and students alike with an interest in the Middle East will find the topics treated, the perspectives adopted, and the conclusions of continuing interest and pertinence. The volume includes contributions from the following authors: Ahmad Dallal, David Commins, Thomas Philipp, Samir Seikaly, Rashid Khalidi, Fred Lawson, Aziz Al-Azmeh, Roger Owen, and Hazem El-Beblawi.
$8.00

Configuring Identity in the Modern Arab East - Hard Cover

This is a collection of papers from a conference entitled “Political Identity in the Arab East in the Twentieth Century," hosted by the Center for Arab and Middle East Studies of the American University of Beirut. Scholars and students alike with an interest in the Middle East will find the topics treated, the perspectives adopted, and the conclusions of continuing interest and pertinence. The volume includes contributions from the following authors: Ahmad Dallal, David Commins, Thomas Philipp, Samir Seikaly, Rashid Khalidi, Fred Lawson, Aziz Al-Azmeh, Roger Owen, and Hazem El-Beblawi.
$14.00

In the House of Understanding: Histories in Memory of Kamal S. Salibi

Kamal Salibi is primarily renowned for his monumental contributions to the history of Lebanon. Yet his scholarly legacy extends well beyond Lebanon to topics that span the Middle East from biblical to contemporary times. This collection of twenty-three papers, written in Dr. Salibi's honor and memory, similarly covers a range of subjects that touch upon his interests. They include aspects of ancient, medieval, and modern Arabic/Islamic and Middle Eastern history, literature, and art, and are arranged in four sections: (a) Kamal Salibi as Teacher and Historian; (b) Lebanese, Ottoman, and Arab History; (c) Islamic Studies; and (d) Syriac Studies.
$24.00

Intellectual Life in the Arab East, 1890–1939

​Some aspects of the intellectual and social history of the Arab East between 1890 and 1939 are considered in these seminar proceedings. A review in the International Journal of Middle East Studies commented that this is an “indispensable work for scholars interested in the crosscurrents of intellectual, political, and social thought." There is an emphasis on dimensions not previously explored, such as nationalism, relations with the West, political and social reform, and the role of literature. Thirteen papers examine various aspects of the political aspirations and ideals of the times in Cairo, Beirut, Jebel Lubnan, and Jebel ʿAmel, Damascus, Baghdad, and Sanʿa.
$8.00