Middle East Studies

Routledge handbooks for Middle East and Islamic studies include a diverse range of comprehensive volumes across established sub-disciplines and emerging areas. They are edited and written by some of the foremost scholars in their fields and include cutting-edge contributions from European and North American institutions, and also those located in the Islamic world and Middle East. Topics covered include religion, politics, tourism, geography, individual country studies, history and human rights. This subject’s full title listing can be downloaded here. As long as there are a minimum of titles available within a subject area then these titles can be purchased within a Subject Collection. New Subject Collections are created annually as new titles are added to the platform.

In recent years, there has been growing interest in Turkey, stemming from the country’s developing role in regional and global politics, its expanding economic strength, and its identity as a predomin...
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is one of the most prominent issues in world politics today.
The Routledge Handbook of Political Islam provides a multidisciplinary overview of the phenomenon of political Islam, one of the key political movements of our time.
The self-immolation of Mohammed Bouazizi in Tunisia in December 2010 heralded the arrival of the ‘Arab Spring,’ a startling, yet not unprecedented, era of profound social and political upheaval.
This valuable reference work synthesizes and elucidates traditional themes and issues in Islamic philosophy as well as prominent topics emerging from the last twenty years of scholarship.
Recent events such as ‘Iran’s Green Revolution’ and the ‘Arab Uprisings’ have exploded notions that human rights are irrelevant to Middle Eastern and North African politics.
The Mediterranean space, defined by a major sea, a large number of littoral countries and to some extent their hinterlands, is at the same time an interface between Europe, Africa and Asia.
The matter of Christian?Muslim relations cannot be ignored these days.
The formative period of Islam remains highly contested.
With an estimated population of over 30 million, the Kurds are the largest stateless nation in the world.
The Routledge Handbook of Minorities in the Middle East gathers a diverse team of international scholars, each of whom provides unique expertise into the status and prospects of minority populations i...
The Routledge Handbook on Israeli Security provides an authoritative survey of both the historical roots of Israel?s national security concerns and their principal contemporary expressions.
Few cities around the world transcend their physical boundaries the way Jerusalem does.
<P>The <EM>Routledge Handbook on Tourism in the Middle East and North Africa </EM>examines the importance of tourism as a historical, economic, social, environmental, religious and p...
This volume examines the role of Arab women in the Arab Spring and their contribution to the ongoing process of change sweeping the region.
One of the main tasks facing the Barack Obama Administration in the USA is that of improving the image of the country in the Middle East region.
Governance in the Middle East and North African will be essential reading for scholars, activists and policy makers.
<EM>Routledge Handbook on Middle East Security</EM> provides the first comprehensive look at Middle East security issues that includes both traditional and emerging security threats.
<P>This handbook examines the regional and international dynamics of the Middle East.
The Routledge Handbook of Turkish Politics pulls together contributions from many of the world?s leading scholars on different aspects of Turkey.
Presenting the current debate about cities in the Middle East from Sana?a, Beirut and Jerusalem to Cairo, Marrakesh and Gaza, the book explores urban planning and policy, migration, gender and identit...
Drawing on various perspectives and analysis, the Handbook problematizes Middle East politics through an interdisciplinary prism, seeking a melioristic account of the field.
This handbook offers an overview of the main issues regarding the political, economic, social, religious, intellectual and artistic history of the Iberian Peninsula during the period of Muslim rule (e...
The Routledge Handbook of Persian Gulf Politics provides a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of Persian Gulf politics, history, economics, and society.
This is a chronological history of the Sufi tradition, divided in to three sections, early, middle and modern periods.
This comprehensive Handbook gives an overview of the political, social, economic and legal dimensions of citizenship in the Middle East and North Africa from the nineteenth century to the present.
This handbook provides the first comprehensive reference book in English about the development of mass and social media in all Arab countries.
This comprehensive Handbook analyses the political parties and party systems across the Middle East and North Africa.
This updated, second edition of the Handbook of Political Islam covers a range of political actors that use Islam to advance their cause.
Investigating key features of contemporary Egypt, this volume includes Egypt?s modern history, politics, economics, the legal system, environment, and its media and modes of cultural expression.
This Handbook captures the salient features of Middle Eastern economies and critically examines the public policy responses required to address the challenges and opportunities across the region.
EU?Middle East relations are multifaceted, varied and complex, shaped by historical, political, economic, migratory, social and cultural dynamics.
This handbook brings together a mix of established and emerging international scholars to provide valuable analytical insights into how China?s growing Middle East presence affects intra-regional deve...
This Handbook discusses the new political and social realities in Turkey from a range of perspectives, emphasizing both changes as well as continuities.
With new topics and contributions, this updated second edition discusses the history and contemporary presence of Islam in Europe and America.
This Handbook provides a succinct overview of sport in the Middle East, drawing in scholars from a wide variety of geographical and disciplinary backgrounds (history, politics, sociology, economi...
Ritual and practice are some of the most defining features of religion, linked with its central beliefs.
This Handbook provides a comprehensive overview of contemporary Israel, accounting for changes, developments and contemporary debates.
Bringing together different strands of research on Middle Eastern diasporas, the Routledge Handbook on Middle Eastern Diasporas sheds light on diverse approaches to investigating diaspora groups in di...
This Companion explores the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from its inception to the present day, demonstrating the depth and breadth of the many facets of the conflict, from the historical, political, an...
Ritual and practice are one of the most distinctive features of religion, and they are linked with its central beliefs.
The Routledge Handbook on Women in the Middle East provides an overview of the key historical, social, economic, political, religious, and cultural issues which have shaped the conditions and status o...
This Handbook simultaneously provides a single text that narrates the Cairo of yesterday and of today, and gives the reader a major reference to the best of Cairo scholarship.
This Handbook provides the first in-depth analysis of non-violent extremism across different ideologies and geographic centres, a topic overshadowed until now by the political and academic focus on vi...
Focusing on China’s relations with the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), this Companion provides essential analysis of a complex region which threatens to become the battleground for rival powers i...
The Routledge Handbook of Ancient, Classical, and Late Classical Persian Literature contains scholarly essays and sample texts related to Persian literature from 650 BCE through the 16th century CE.
Routledge Handbook of Post Classical and Contemporary Persian Literature contains scholarly essays and sample texts related to Persian literature from the 17th century to the present day.
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