The Middle East Dialogue
A Trip to Palestine and Syria - by John P. Hackenbroch Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace In 1913, the same year that this nuanced and colorful account of the Middle East was published, a group of Arab students living in Paris proposed an international meeting about Syria and Lebanon to discuss the decay of the Ottoman Empire, the part the…Read more A Trip to Palestine and Syria Baghdad and Points East - by Robert J. Casey Purchase on Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace Robert Casey belonged to the generation of foreign correspondents who outdid Hollywood in their adventures. Cited for bravery in World War I, he then spent twenty-seven years as a columnist for the Chicago Daily News. His search for stories took him to Indochina and Cuba,…Read more Baghdad and Points East Egypt: The Death of Philae - Egypt: The Death of Philae by Pierre Loti, Translated by W. P. Baines Purchase through Amazon Louis Marie-Julien Viaud (1850-1923) adopted the pseudonym, Pierre Loti, while in Tahiti. He served in the French military, ultimately becoming a naval officer. His service led him to travels around the world, and his keen eye for observations was quickly…Read more Egypt: The Death of Philae Eight Decades in Syria - Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace by A.J. McFarland The Reformed Presbyterian Church is a very small denomination of about six thousand members that at one time had a presence in the Middle East. This scarce record of its activities amongst the Arabs was compiled by Andrew James McFarland, 1869-1952, a missionary clergyman who…Read more Eight Decades in Syria Gunboat and Gun-runner - Purchase through Amazon | Purchase through CreateSpace by T.T. Jeans Admiral T.T. Jeans was a decorated British Naval officer with considerable experience in the Middle East. He wrote this fast-moving novel based on his experiences and those of his compatriots. The plot turns on efforts of Iran to stir trouble by providing arms to Middle…Read more Gunboat and Gun-runner Iran: Who Is Really In Charge? - by Camille Verleuw, Introduction by Alain Bauer Purchase through Amazon Born in a country with three official languages, and an acquaintance with Latin during high school, it was no surprise that author Camille Verleuw became interested in Indo-European linguistics, discovering the Persian language and its local Afghan or Tajik forms. Verleuw graduated from two schools…Read more Iran: Who Is Really In Charge? Middle East Conflicts & Reforms - Edited by Mohammed M. Aman, PhD and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase Since its inception, the annual Middle East Dialogue conference sponsored by the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) journal and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), has become a major international event that brings together leading scholars, diplomats, and policy makers, seeking possible solutions to…Read more Middle East Conflicts & Reforms New Directions in the Middle East - Edited by Mohammed M. Aman and Mary Jo Aman Purchase This book presents essays based on papers at the annual Middle East Dialogue held in Washington, D.C. sponsored by the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES) and the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), and at the Conference of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and…Read more New Directions in the Middle East Post Arab Spring: Middle East Reviews - Edited by Mohammed M. Aman PhD and Mary Jo Aman MLIS Purchase through Amazon The book brings together reviews of books published between 2012 and 2015 about the Middle East and North Africa. The subject coverage spans the humanities, arts, and social sciences but excludes books on science and technology. Reviews are written by experts…Read more Post Arab Spring: Middle East Reviews Syria the Land of Lebanon - by Lewis Gaston Leary, Preface by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon | Purchase on CreateSpace This emphatically is not a book about the territory now constituting Syria but about an era when the terms Lebanon and Syria were used in a politically incorrect inept way even by the foreign powers dominating the region. Leary’s son,…Read more Syria the Land of Lebanon The Arab of Mesopotamia - by Gertrude Bell, Introduction by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon One very determined woman incontestably held her own and more with the great figures of the Middle East in the early twentieth century. That was Gertrude Bell. Highly strung, petulant, aggressive, and gossipy, she occasionally provided tea but rarely sympathy to the extraordinary group of…Read more The Arab of Mesopotamia The Ins and Outs of Mesopotamia - by Thomas Lyell, Introduction by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon This highly opinionated book, written by a British officer in occupied Iraq, first appeared in 1923. Thomas Lyell was completely convinced of the necessity of the British presence in Iraq, and felt his book would help to enlighten Westerns as to the “true” nature of…Read more The Ins and Outs of Mesopotamia The Land of the Date - by C. M. Cursetjee Purchase through Amazon In December 1916 the SS Zaiyanni left Bombay bound for the port of Basra, at the head of the Persian Gulf. On board was C. M. Cursetjee, a 69-year-old Oxford-educated Indian Parsee, on his way to see his nephew who was serving in the Indian forces. The boat,…Read more The Land of the Date The Middle East: New Order or Disorder? - Edited by Mohammed A. Aman, Ph.D. and Mary Jo Aman, MLIS Purchase through Amazon This book brings together edited papers contributed to this volume by presenters at the most recent Middle East Dialogue (MED Conference held annually in Washington, DC, and sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), the Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES),…Read more The Middle East: New Order or Disorder? The War in the Cradle of the World - by Eleanor Franklin Egan, Introduction by Paul Rich Purchase through Amazon This book is an outstanding example of how the highly subjective and the autobiographical dominated writing about the Middle East in the first half of the twentieth century. Serious political analysis was thin on the ground. Egan was fortunate in the quality of her…Read more The War in the Cradle of the World
Westphalia Press titles include older texts which teachers find useful for comparative purposes, as they often show the changing attitudes through the years to such issues as race, religion, theses about the sciences and social sciences. Both original and “golden oldies” reprint suggestions are warmly welcome. Our Policy Studies Organization journals and conferences, which are offered hybrid as f2f and virtual, are also helpful in building curriculum.