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Iranian History: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire and History of Iran, Starting from the Achaemenid Empire, through the Parthian, Sasanian and ... Empire to the Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of Iran, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Five captivating manuscripts in one book:Achaemenid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the First Persian Empire Founded by Cyrus the Great, and How This Empire of Ancient Persia Fought Against the Ancient Greeks in the Greco-Persian WarsParthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman EmpireSasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of IslamThe Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman–Safavid WarThe Afsharid and Qajar Dynasty: A Captivating Guide to Two Iranian Dynasties Who Ruled Persia from 1736 to 1925In part 1 of...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 278 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 3

by Mark R. Gery

Volume 3 includes the balance of Part 3 of DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed. The reader is first placed at Public Shelter No. 25 in suburban Baghdad, Iraq, early in the morning of February 13th, 1991, just as two US laser-guided bombs strike the undefended structure. Due to another mistake by the US Air Force, several hundred Iraqi civilians perished in a concrete caldron of fire, steam and smoke. While American military leaders attempted to blame Saddam Hussein for the tragic mishap, public outcry in the Middle East and beyond forced the Bush Administration to swing the remaining bombing campaign away from Iraq's capital at a critical juncture in the war. Volume 3 then outlines the competing political and military pressures in Washington for launching the main ground phase of the...

Genre: History, Middle East
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 21 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Sasanian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Neo-Persian Empire that Ruled Before the Arab Conquest of Persia and the Rise of Islam

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of the Sasanian Empire Free History BONUS Inside! Too often people tend to disregard Iranian history and its ancient empires as so-called bad guys, often barbaric and bloodthirsty, lacking the culture, morals, and finesse of westerners. Yet this is far from the truth. Starting from the first Persian Empire under the Achaemenids, culture, and achievements of the ancient Iranian states were astonishing, influencing nations far outside their borders. And that influence was probably the strongest during the Sasanian Empire which is today considered the pinnacle of ancient Iranian civilization and culture. In this captivating history book, you will discover how important the Sasanian Empire was to history and how their legacy became an integral part of what we ...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 77 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Suleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman Empire

by Captivating History

Explore the Captivating History of Suleiman the MagnificentFree History BONUS Inside!Suleiman the I probably knew of other monarchs and celebrities we might recognize: Ferdinand and Isabella II of Aragon; King Henry VIII and his infamous trail of wives; and Charles the V, the Holy Roman emperor who dressed in black for the majority of his life. Columbus had set off to sail the ocean blue just two years before Suleiman’s birth. William Shakespeare was just two years old when Suleiman died, as was Galileo Galilei. During his reign Suleiman the Magnificent guided the Ottoman Empire through its golden age of trade and expansion. His reign changed the face of the world and the lives of millions of people, and his name echoes down to us in the present day. Suleiman the Magnificent wasn’t qui...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 52 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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COMM UP: A Marine's Reflections on the Opening of the Iraq War

by AARON Albers

March 19, 2003 and America is on the eve of war. In the Kuwaiti desert, thousands of young Americans and their coalition partners stand ready to start the war against Iraq, if ordered too. Many of them would be facing combat for the first time, and each of them carry their own thoughts and worries, which would change from day to day; the initial drive into Iraq and the early problems in the war, the weather and operational pause to the fall of Baghdad. And then getting home. Now 15 years after his involvement in the invasion, Aaron Albers commemorates the anniversary by sharing his story of a time when he was one of the thousands involved in the drive to Baghdad....

Genre: History, Americas, Middle East, Military
Size: 46 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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The Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine Empire

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.20 / 5
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Parthian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Enemy of the Roman Republic and Roman Empire

by Captivating History

Explore the most enduring empire of the ancient Near EastFree History BONUS Inside!Few nations were able to not only parry but also defeat the mighty Roman Empire, rivaling it in almost all segments. One of those was the Parthian empire, cultural and traditional successor of the more famous Achaemenid Persian empire that was brought down by the Alexander the Great. Indeed, the Parthians are recognized as one of the toughest enemies the Romans ever fought, and rightfully so. Parthian soldiers put the Roman legions to the test, making them prove their worth. Yet by looking at the Parthian empire solely as the "great enemies of Rome," it is easy to overlook other important parts of Parthian history. Simply by changing our perspective, we are able to see that the Parthians were not only warri...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 64 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Ten Commandments of God In Islam Bilingual Edition English & Spanish

by Muhammad Vandestra

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Genre: History, Middle East, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity, Islam
Size: 599 kb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
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Babylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of Babylonia

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 14.66 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Children of the Magi: A Sacred History of the Kurds and the Persians

by Christopher Crossan

Few societies on earth are as privileged as the Kurds and Persians. Unlike other nations and continents, the people living in Mesopotamia, the Zagros mountains, and Persia have witnessed some of the key historical events affecting all humanity which were recorded in the sacred writings of the Jews. These include the dispersion of Noah’s grandchildren, the building of the tower of Babel, the deportation of the Jews, the arrival of the prophet Daniel, the rise of Queen Esther, the commissioning of Ezra the high priest, and the visit of the Magi to Bethlehem. Four Medo-Persian kings - Darius, Cyrus, Xerxes, and Artaxerxes - are mentioned in these writings. Furthermore, the primeval events of history took place in Mesopotamia, including the creation of Adam and Eve, the garden of Eden, the f...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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The Spy's Gamble (The Jerusalem Spy Series)

by Howard Kaplan

“Kaplan is...without peer in his grasp of the delicate and explosive relationship between the Israelis and the Palestinians. This is a thriller in the best tradition of the genre.” -Los Angeles TimesWhen the Israeli Prime Minister boards a new stealth submarine in Norfolk, Virginia intending a celebratory ride and the sub vanishes, it sets in motion a suspenseful story that intertwines the history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict with a story of what could be.Shai Shaham—an Israeli intelligence officer—contacts old friend and adversary Ramzy Awwad—a former PLO intelligence officer and one of the great writers of his people—for help in locating the missing prime minister. But can they trust each other? Can their friendship withstand the turbulent political landscape?Eli Bardi...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Travel
Size: 263 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.90 / 5
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Hammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixth King of the First Babylonian Dynasty, Including the Code of Hammurabi

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 103 pages
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Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Salvation in the Sun (The Lost Pharaoh Chronicles Book 1)

by Lauren Lee Merewether

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Genre: History, Africa, Ancient, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Fantasy, Teen & Young Adult, Biographical
Size: 1.92 mb
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Ur: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient Mesopotamia

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Bible & Other Sacred Texts, Christianity
Size: 16.28 mb
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 3.70 / 5
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Ancient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the Romans

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 86 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient Israelites

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 145 pages
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Rating: 3.60 / 5
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Mesopotamia: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Mesopotamian History and Civilizations, Including the Sumerians and Sumerian Mythology, Gilgamesh, Ur, Assyrians, Babylon, Hammurabi and the Persian Empire

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the remarkable history of Mesopotamia, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Seven captivating manuscripts in one book:Sumerians: A Captivating Guide to Ancient Sumerian History, Sumerian Mythology and the Mesopotamian Empire of the Sumer CivilizationGilgamesh: A Captivating Guide to Gilgamesh the King and the Epic of GilgameshUr: A Captivating Guide to One of the Most Important Sumerian City-States in Ancient MesopotamiaAssyrian History: A Captivating Guide to the Assyrians and Their Powerful Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaBabylon: A Captivating Guide to the Kingdom in Ancient Mesopotamia, Starting from the Akkadian Empire to the Battle of Opis Against Persia, Including Babylonian Mythology and the Legacy of BabyloniaHammurabi: A Captivating Guide to the Sixt...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 627 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 19 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 1

by Mark Gery

Volume 1 of DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed lays out the underpinnings of the 1991 Gulf conflict between Iraq and an international coalition led by the United States. This includes the unique nature of the Iraqi Arab Rebirth regime (1968-2003), the history of US involvement in the Middle East, and the political campaign against Saddam Hussein and Iraq that began in early 1989. Along the way, the book explores the events of the Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union, the founding of the state of Israel, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the Iran-Iraq War. Special attention is given to the development of Iraqi military power during the 1980s and the increased US involvement in the Persian Gulf region during that same time period.Volume 1 concludes with the buildup in ...

Genre: History, United States, Middle East
Size: 398 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
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Dispatches: Stories from War Zones, Police States and Other Hellholes

by Michael J. Totten

Prize-winning author and award-winning foreign correspondent Michael J. Totten returns with a riveting tour of some of the worst places on earth in the early 21st century.From crumbling Havana, Cuba—still stubbornly communist decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall—to a comparatively upscale Hanoi, Vietnam, still struggling to free itself from Chinese-style authoritarian rule. From a nightmarish Libya under the deranged Moammar Qaddafi, to an exhausted, polarized and increasingly fanatical Egypt before the Arab Spring finally ripped the region to pieces. From the Lebanese border during the devasting war between Israel and Hezbollah, to Iraq in the grips of an insurgency mounted by the murderous precursor to ISIS. Partly a collection of Totten’s best previously published work, Dispa...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 237 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Son of a Meddah

by NuFaShe

His parents had named him Sahl, meaning "easy," hoping that he would have a simple and happy life. Maybe if they had named him "difficult" it would actually have turned out that way. Born at the turn of the 20th century in the Ottoman Empire, Sahl had already experienced an earthquake, an assassination attempt on the sultan, the death of a family member, and his Empire's crushing defeat in the Balkans, which included a serious injury to his father, all before he was even a teenager. Hence, by the time World War I started, there wasn't really much Sahl hadn't been through. Until, of course, he finds who the Empire believes to be the root cause of all its problems and has sentenced to annihilation hiding in the back of his caravan.

SON OF A MEDDAH is a young adult historical nov...

Genre: History, Middle East, Literature & Fiction, Genre Fiction, Historical Fiction, Nonfiction, Coming of Age
Size: 197 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
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Babylon: A History From Beginning to End (Mesopotamia History Book 4)

by Hourly History

Babylon* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.Of all the cities of ancient Mesopotamia, Babylon is virtually the only one which is still remembered today. The very word Babylon has entered the lexicon of popular understanding as a synonym for decadence and wealth. But what do we really know about the history of this once mighty city?Inside you will read about...✓ King Hammurabi and the Babylonian Empire✓ The Persian Conquest✓ Alexander the Great Enters Babylon✓ Babylon Falls✓ Babylon in the BibleAnd much more!Babylon first became important in the eighteenth century BCE under the rule of King Hammurabi. However, it barely survived his death before it was conquered, first by the Hitt...

Genre: History, Middle East, World, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
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The Safavid Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Persian Empire That Fought Against the Ottomans in the Ottoman–Safavid War

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
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Ancient Civilizations: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Canaanites, Hittites and Ancient Israel and Their Role in Biblical History

by Captivating History

If you want to discover the captivating history of the ancient Canaanites, Hittites and ancient Israelites, then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ancient Canaanites: A Captivating Guide to the Canaanite Civilization that Dominated the Land of Canaan Before the Ancient IsraelitesHittites: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Anatolian People Who Established the Hittite Empire in Ancient MesopotamiaAncient Israel: A Captivating Guide to the Ancient Israelites, Starting From their Entry into Canaan Until the Jewish Rebellions against the RomansThe Hittites, Canaanites, and Israelites were three ancient civilizations entwined with one another. None of the trio would have existed without the influence of the other two, especially since they li...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 260 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.70 / 5
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Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Ottoman Empire, The Fall of Constantinople, and the Life of Suleiman the Magnificent

by Captivating History

If you want to discover captivating stories of people and events of the Ottoman Empire then keep reading...Free History BONUS Inside!Three captivating manuscripts in one book:The Ottoman Empire: A Captivating Guide to the Rise and Fall of the Turkish Empire and its Control Over Much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia, and North AfricaThe Fall of Constantinople: A Captivating Guide to the Conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks that Marked the end of the Byzantine EmpireSuleiman the Magnificent: A Captivating Guide to the Longest-Reigning Sultan of the Ottoman EmpireThe Ottoman world was nothing like an exotic fairytale featuring tyrant sultans, mean pashas, and ill-fated harem women. The true stories of genuine sultans and princes are a bit more complicated and no less exciting. Inc...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: 185 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
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The Persian Empire: A Captivating Guide to the History of Persia, Starting from the Ancient Achaemenid, Parthian, and Sassanian Empires to the Safavid, Afsharid, and Qajar Dynasties

by Captivating History

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Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Schools & Teaching
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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DEBACLE: The Persian Gulf War Revealed Volume 2

by Mark Gery

Volume 2 of DEBACLE starts by offering the reader one of the only detailed presentations of Iraq's invasion of Kuwait on August 2, 1990. Then comes the first Bush administration's concerted efforts to promote and organize a massive US military response to the invasion, irrespective of the wishes of several Arab states, many members of the United Nations, and most of the American public. Concurrent with this is the large-scale preparation for war by the US military as well as the Iraqi side. The key goals for the war are explained in detail, as well as the White Houses efforts to block or otherwise derail all moves toward a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Volume 2 of DEBACLE then spells out the first phase of the Gulf War itself. Iraq's brazen and demoralizing SCUD attacks on Israel ...

Genre: History, Americas, United States, Middle East, Military, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

COLOR RACISM IN ISLAM III:: MUSLIM PRIDE IN PREJUDICE

by r da costa vaughan

This is an illustrated work. It visually presents what history records regarding aspects of Islam. It is part of a series that began with Color Racism In Islam: A Hidden History and Color Racism In Islam II: Highlighting Our Differences. It is also adjunct to Color In Mind: The Golden, The Black And The White In Islam and Islam, African Religion And People Of The Book.Muslims leaders teach that Islam is comprehensive. Scrutiny of Islam's many obfuscations reveal distilled information from the Islamic Holy Book, "The Reading" or in Arabic, al-qur'an.The Qur'an addresses its message to the world. However al-qur'an maintains that it is most clearly addressed to Arabic speaking ulu al-albab, “Men of Understanding,” al-'alamun, “Those who know” and “Those who are wise and Those of Ass...

Genre: History, Middle East, Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Foreign Language Study & Reference
Size: 72 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Fallgirls (Open Access): Gender and the Framing of Torture at Abu Ghraib (Classical and Contemporary Social Theory)

by Ryan Ashley Caldwell

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Genre: History, Middle East, Politics & Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

The Pitfalls of Protection: Gender, Violence, and Power in Afghanistan

by Torunn Wimpelmann

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based on research conducted in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2015, locates the struggles over gender violence in local and global power configurations. The author finds that aid flows and geopolitics have served as both opportunities and obstacles to feminist politics in Afghanistan. Showing why Afghan activists often chose to use the leverage of Western powers instead of entering into either protracted negotiations with powerful...

Genre: History, Historical Study, Middle East, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Size: 204 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

Finding Jerusalem: Archaeology between Science and Ideology

by Katharina Galor

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Archaeological discoveries in Jerusalem capture worldwide attention in various media outlets. The continuing quest to discover the city’s physical remains is not simply an attempt to define Israel’s past or determine its historical legacy. In the context of the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, it is also an attempt to legitimate—or undercut—national claims to sovereignty. Bridging the ever-widening gap between popular coverage and specialized literature, Finding Jerusalem provides a comprehensive tour of the politics of archaeology in the city. Through a wide-ranging discussion of the material evidence, Ka...

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Judaism
Size: 272 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 July 2019 onward PDT/PST 

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