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HIST 290: The History of the Modern Middle East

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The Arab World and Western Intelligence

Using declassified documents, interviews, and Arabic sources, the book examines seminal case studies culminating in Egyptian President Anwar el Sadat's dramatic assassination on live television. It explores how the most knowledgeable and powerful intelligence agencies in the worldhave been so notoriously caught off guard in this region.

Female Bodies and Sexuality in Iran and the Search for Defiance

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Religious Minorities in Non-Secular Middle Eastern and North African States

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A Social History of Women and Gender in the Modern Middle East

Organized along thematic lines that reflect major focuses of research in this area--gender and work, gender and the state, gender and law, gender and religion, and feminist movements--and each chapter is written by a scholar who has done original research on the topic.