Bykau, Vasil 2010 0-7734-3813-0 364 pages This book is one of few works by a Soviet writer that provides an honest portrayal of the life of a Soviet foot soldier on the Eastern front in World War II. Aside from the brilliant depiction of life at the front, it reveals how members of Stalin’s secret police transformed themselves into war heroes and began to resurrect Stalinism, following the War. Understandably, Bykau’s novel was res non grata and not published in its entirety until after the demise of the Soviet Union.
Nouryeh, Christopher 1993 0-7734-9319-0 264 pages This book unveils the unique event of pre-Islamic poetry. It shows how personal ethics which is also an esthetics inaugurate Arabic cultural heritage free of outside moral authority or discipline. Here, among a group of poets, one discovers the roots of that heritage.
Drooz, Daniel B. 2003 0-7734-6657-6 354 pages Using 16 personal interviews, government documents from Germany and the US, the author explores the experience of American POWs who were held in German concentration, death and slave labor camps. The work provides detailed accounts that document the presence of American POWs in these camps, and explores the reasons why the US government systematically suppressed information about them. It affirms that German policy was to kill as many prisoners as possible from all the allied nations, and systematically legalized its actions. It shows that the murder of POWs in death and concentration camps was not a matter of isolated incidents or random acts, but a planned policy. Other allied nations accepted the reports of their returning troops, but the US government denied the facts and covered them up.
Weissbrod, Lilly 1992 0-7734-9461-8 236 pages A concise description of the Arab-Israeli conflict, followed by an analysis of the targets sought by the Arab parties to the conflict, of the ideologies to which the Arabs have been adhering, and the crisis of conflict due to ideological differences. This book differs from others on the subject in that it researches the conflict over its entire duration of one hundred years and seeks a single explanation for its major events.
Nouryeh, Christopher 2005 0-7734-5958-8 324 pages This book discusses Arab-Muslim views of the West in the past twelve centuries, a huge period of time full of varying events. A distinctive mark of this study is that it provides the English-speaking reader with the original Arab-Muslim arguments, relying on a wide range of Arabic primary and secondary sources. It is an authentic source of thoughts that improves the literature and bridges gaps between the two distinct civilizations.
Rodriges, A.M. 2000 0-7734-3193-4 412 pages This monograph analyzes the evolution of the social and economic structure in Arabian society, following the discovery of oil and as a result of oil industry development. Attention is paid to the complicated evolution of the political relations of Arabian monarchies.
Morrow, John A. 2006 0-7734-5726-7 340 pages The Arabic language possesses a unique language feature, the Allah Lexicon, a rich and varied body of religious expressions invoking the Almighty. Despite the pervasive presence of Allah in the Arabic language, this linguistic phenomenon has been largely unexplored. This book investigates the impact of Islam on the Arabic language by examining key cultural concepts, the frequency of the word “God” in Arabic and other languages, and the philosophical and theological foundation of Allah expressions.
La’Porte, Victoria 1999 0-7734-8031-5 320 pages This volume deals with all the major issues surrounding The Satanic Verses controversy. It explores Muslim reasons for wanting the novel banned and places their arguments in context with the history of the West and the Islamic world. It shows how Muslim hurt and anger toward the publication cannot by reduced solely to sociological or anthropological factors, but rather locates the reason for offence in the manner Rushdie chose in writing the novel. The book also seeks to illuminate how liberal reaction widened the gap between the author and the Muslim community in Britain. A large section of the book challenges the liberal arguments against censorship. It reveals the mistake liberals make in imposing their own belief system on the Muslim community. It explores the reaction from Christian circles, focusing explicitly on the Church of England. Finally, the study examines all the issues surrounding Law. It shows how the fatwa issued by the late Ayatollah Khomeini, though religiously motivated, is contrary to the law and spirit of Islam and must be condemned. It provides a unique discussion of the blasphemy law in relation to The Satanic Verses.
Ribeiro, Nelson 2011 0-7734-1487-8 540 pages The study employs archival research to produce a narrative of the early history of radio in Portugal, from its emergence through to the end of World War II. It analyzes foreign broadcasters' impact in the country during the War.
Smart, Nick 1999 0-7734-7904-X 472 pages This family account of life in Britain in wartime is as varied and richly textured as any that exists. The thoughts of old and young, the centrally involved and the isolated, jostle continuously. This volume contains insights into the ways of government and workings of Whitehall, the position of the Church of England, and the problems of education among a vast conscript army. It is also a unique social document of the manner in which the disruptions and danger of life were coped with during wartime. Beautiful descriptions of the Kentish landscape the home guard was defending combine with harrowingly poignant accounts of air-raid shelters in the slums of London.
Smart, Nick 2000 0-7734-7633-4 364 pages This family account of life in Britain in wartime is as varied and richly textured as any that exists. The thoughts of old and young, the centrally involved and the isolated, jostle continuously. This volume contains insights into the ways of government and workings of Whitehall, the position of the Church of England, and the problems of education among a vast conscript army. It is also a unique social document of the manner in which the disruptions and danger of life were coped with during wartime. Beautiful descriptions of the Kentish landscape the home guard was defending combine with harrowingly poignant accounts of air-raid shelters in the slums of London.
Morris, Kate 2000 0-7734-7805-1 488 pages This monograph presents a detailed account of how the British government developed new techniques of public relations and propaganda during the Second World War and in the early post-war period to mobilize the British empire in the war effort and in a new imperial relationship of partnership. Through the efforts of the Colonial Office and Ministry of Information, they used propaganda to explain the war to populations in the empire and exhort them to maximize their war effort, and to educate the British public about imperial contributions. Propaganda was employed in the United States to combat the threat posed by American anti-imperialism. It was also used to promote racial tolerance in Britain and the empire. After the war, the long-term educative process aimed to contain the political aspirations of the Africans and white settler communities in East and Central Africa.
Al-Obaidi, Jabbar Audah 2010 0-7734-1302-2 212 pages In this collection, scholars from various backgrounds discuss how emerging changes in
media content and delivery influence culture, education, international relations, and
human expectations. It traces global media trends of convergence and competition for a fragmented and diverse audience. Nine essays are included in the collection.
Myers, James M. 1998 0-7734-8304-7 244 pages This book examines the United States government’s efforts to use the motion picture industry to aid the war effort and maintain high public morale during the Second World War.
Sagadeev, A.V. 1999 0-7734-3206-X 408 pages For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers.
Sagadeev, A.V. 1999 0-7734-3192-6 280 pages For the first time this unique two-volume set collects together the translations of the outstanding Russian philosopher-Arabist and brilliant translator A.V. Sagadeev. Presented are the works of the following well-known Arab-Moslem thinkers of the Middle Ages : Al-Farabi, Ibn-Sina (Avicenna), Al-Kindi, Ibn-Badji (Avempace), Ibn-Rushd (Averoes), Ibn-Rushd, Ibn-Tufeil, As-Suhravardi. Being one of the top achievements in the translation of the complicated philosophical texts, this book provides the most complete access to the scientific interests and theories of the mentioned medieval philosophers.
Hartenian, Larry 2003 0-7734-6775-0 408 pages This study examines the role of the United States Military Government’s Information Control Division in reestablishing the German media during the post-world War II occupation of Germany. It investigates the actions taken by ICD to reestablish the media, the use of the German media as outlets for American propaganda, and the nature of ongoing ICD control over the German media.
El Said, Mohammed 2008 0-7734-5045-9 332 pages This monograph is one of few resources concerned with the rise and expansion of the TRIPS (trade-related aspects of intellectual property rights)phenomenon and the roles played in the process by United States and the European Union.
Suwaed, Mohammad 2016 1-4955-0505-7 304 pages A remarkable book examining the feminist discourse in the Middle East by analyzing selected philosophical texts by both female and male Arab thinkers. It explores the changes that have taken place in the Arab feminist discourse over the years by addressing the social, cultural, and ideological backgrounds of the region’s feminist over two centuries.
Hallett, Brien 2012 0-7734-3055-5 96 pages The book describes the severe consequences of going after an ‘unconditional surrender’ during WWII. Instead of intimidating the enemies, it infuriated them, and created an insurgent effect and ill-will that made picking up the pieces after the war all the more difficult. Whether or not Japan actually agreed to an unconditional surrender is contested in this book, precisely because Japanese leaders did not want to completely submit to outside influence after the war in a “Super Versailles” like scenario that would hold back progress indefinitely.
Hallett, Brien 2012 0-7734-3053-9 88 pages In this provocative book Hallett argues that dropping the atomic bomb on Japan had no impact on their surrender to America. What was more important was the threat of a Soviet and American invasion, and the Japanese government preferred to deal with America rather than have the Soviets turn the country communist.
The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were certainly evil, but how evil? Evil in which way? Conventionally, their evil has been explained away by repeating that the atomic bombings ‘ended the war to save lives.’ If true, the evil was not truly evil.
In this book, Professor Hallett challenges this all too comforting explanation. If lives were saved, then how many were saved, he asks? Did bombs cause the surrender of Japan; or was the Soviet involvement in the Pacific another influence among many that coincided with the end of the war?
Reviewing the dramatic events of August, 1945, Hallett concludes that few, if any lives were saved and that the dropping of the atomic bombs was merely coincidental with the ending of the war. Instead, Soviet entry into the Pacific War was the immediate causal factor in the timing of the Japanese surrender. This study concludes that there was a banal evil induced by an ordinary lack of imagination on the part of President Truman and the American officials.
Al-Masri, Hanada 2010 0-7734-1432-0 224 pages This work is one of only a few studies to deal with the translation of Arabic literature from a purely semiotic perspective (that has linguistics and culture as its focal points). This work demonstrates that the key to understanding the nature of losses and achieving equivalence is to follow a semiotic approach to translation.
This work deals with the issue of losses/inequivalence occurring in the translation of Arabic literary texts. It is hoped to enrich the research carried out so far in the fields of translation and Arabic language research. It
attempts to explain the nature and causes of losses occurring in translation by investigating the strategies used by translators to achieve equivalence.
The work will appeal to scholars and translators. Being aware of the types of losses, translators will better attain to target readers who are unfamiliar with the Arabic language and culture. In literary translation, the translator will better serve target readers by taking into consideration issues like the aesthetic values of the Arabic literature, maintaining the literary style of Arab authors and faithfully reflecting the beliefs, attitudes and ways of thinking of the Arabic culture. In short, the book is hoped to facilitate cross-cultural understanding.
Scott, Mark 2006 0-7734-5800-X 244 pages This work is a collection of American eyewitness accounts of one of the most hazardous military operations of World War II - the Murmansk Run. From 1941 to 1945 convoys of U.S. merchant ships transported cargoes to the northern Russian ports of Murmansk, Archangel, and Molotovsk. The itinerary included the U.S., Canada, Scotland, Iceland, and the USSR. The convoys faced numerous mortal threats, often simultaneous, on their way to Russia. While in the USSR, crew members then had to contend with the many peculiarities of the Soviet environment. This work is a contribution to scholarship in that 1) the often unvarnished accounts are based on interviews conducted with both Merchant Marine and Navy veterans of the convoys; 2) the accounts detail not only combat operations, but also describe the interaction of U.S. personnel with the populace of Stalin’s Russia; 3) only one account in the collection has been previously published; and 4) the book includes previously unpublished photographs of wartime Murmansk. The collection should be of interest to libraries in the U.S, Canada, U.K., and Russian Federation, as well as to the general reading public.
Ali, Ghadya A. 2010 0-7734-3838-6 368 pages This work is a comparative descriptive analysis of seventy English language headlines and their Arabic translations gathered from the Arab national and international press and news agencies over the period of January 1, 2002 through August 1, 2002, a period that happened to include the months leading up to the second Iraq war. The headlines considered in this study are selected for their relevance to Middle East issues and for their importance. While headline translation has received some attention from scholars, there is little or nothing in the literature that deals specifically with the translation of English language headlines into Arabic.
Pérez Rodríguez, Eva M. 2012 0-7734-2615-9 276 pages This volume offers a study of sixteen novels by British authors published between 1990 and the present which address the topic of the Second World War. This study analyzes how these novels employ a variety of techniques and focus on private, anonymous individuals rather than the large historical events, to deal with recurring themes such as the repetitive nature of history and the impossibility of objective historiography.
Ayoub, Omaima M. 2007 0-7734-5284-2 120 pages This study examines the relationship between language and culture in the case of a college instructor whose identity is a blend of three different backgrounds (Sufi Muslim, Arab, and American); each of which is unique in the way it informs other parts of the individual’s identity, as well as the informant’s worldviews. By analyzing and interpreting data gathered from lectures, town-hall meetings, and interviews with the informant, the author seeks to illustrate how an immigrant’s native language and culture influence the construction of his hybrid identity as he function in different social arenas.
Budani, Donna M. 2003 0-7734-6880-3 216 pages This book provides an in-depth cultural study that will interest scholars in anthropology, women’s studies, and history. In particular it presents a study of Orsognese women’s narratives of their experience in World War II, presenting a detailed account of the author’s ethnographic field practice showing that the patterns that emerge from the narratives are an integral part of the contemporary Orsognese social context. It examines these as concepts of sociability, relatedness, and community, based on principles of social interaction the Orsognese women manifested in their social practice.
Cox, Debbie 2002 0-7734-7124-3 300 pages Examines the development of the Arabic novel in post-independence Algeria. It focuses on novels by Abdelhamid Benhadouga, al-Tahar Wattar and Rachid Boudjedra during the period 1972-1988, considering the possibilities for critical expression in the state which emerged from colonial rule and anti-colonial struggle. This is the first extended study of Algeria’s post-independence Arabic literature in a European language. It provides an alternative view which helps to contextualize and extend the study of French-language literature from North Africa, and also contributes to the field of Arabic literary studies by extending its focus beyond the eastern part of the Arab world. It is given added significance because the issue of language has been of critical importance within the current conflict in Algeria and the legacy of colonial rule.
Salhi, Zahia Smail 1999 0-7734-7957-0 304 pages Examines the development of the Francophone Algerian novel, the circumstances of its emergence, and the various phases of its progress through the pre-independence period, and the extent to which this parallels the political evolution of Algerian nationalism exemplified in the nationalist leader Ferhat Abbas. In focuses on the major themes discussed in the novels, and surveys the criticism of both French and Algerian intelligentsia. The conclusion examines the post-independence literary movement.
Alvi, Hayat 2007 0-7734-5343-1 276 pages This study analyzes the effects of globalization on the Middle East region, specifically examining inter-Arab relations and affairs and the international, regional, and institutional criteria for Middle East regional integration. By cross-examining similar schemes of regionalism in Latin America and Southeast Asia, certain political, economic, and institutional criteria are established for the process of such integration. This study should appeal to scholars of political science, economics, sociology, and Middle Eastern studies.
Suwaed, Mohammad 2014 0-7734-4235-9 536 pages A ground breaking definitive history highlighting the fascinating relationship of the Bedouins’ coexistence with Jewish Zionists during the British mandate years 1918-1948.
Kelly, Debra 2000 0-7734-7458-7 188 pages This inter-disciplinary book draws together contributions by specialists in history, oral history and literature and focuses on the representation of the experience of war in 20th century France. It is concerned with aspects of cultural history and cultural memory as manifested in a variety of forms: public ceremonies, oral history and literary production. It examines the First and Second World Wars, the Occupation; collaboration and resistance.
Writer, Rashna 2013 0-7734-4492-0 532 pages The conquest of Sasanian Iran by the Arabs, newly galvanized by Islam, brought to a close Zoroastrian Iran which would henceforth become an integral part of the Islamic world. This book examines the transformation of the country and its impact on the diminished Zoroastrian community; and investigates Zoroastrian-Muslim relations in Iran, from the early post-conquest era to the present time.
Adeli, Lisa 2009 0-7734-4745-8 244 pages During World War II, the Croatian ultra-nationalist Ustaa persecuted nearly two million Serbs, Jews, and Roma in the Independent State of Croatia (present-day Croatia and Bosnia). Political analysts today often cite this genocide as proof that ethnic violence within the region is inevitable. However, an equally important reality is that within just four years, Ustaa excesses had provoked a widespread popular reaction against the violence and the national exclusivity that inspired it.
Jones, Barbara G. Haney 2009 0-7734-3850-5 590 pages This book traces the history of the USS Casablanca (CVE-55) from her conception to her sale for scrap after the end of World War II. Her existence is placed in contexts of place and time as she served as a platform for training precommissioning crews of future sister ships and for pilots as they qualified for carrier duty, and then as she carried men, aircraft, and supplies into the Pacific and brought troops and damaged aircraft back to the West Coast. Casablanca’s history is told as seen through the eyes of the men who served aboard her; their stories were obtained mainly through personal interviews and memoirs.
Ziegler, Jan Fielder 2005 0-7734-6149-3 340 pages The general story of education of Japanese Americans imprisoned in camps in this country during World War II has long been known. Little has been written, however, about the individual teachers who agreed to live and work with the students in the camps during the period of incarceration. The story of “Miss Jamison” and the education program in the prison camps at Rohwer and Jerome in Arkansas provides a fresh new view of a Caucasian teacher who came to work with a “strange” group of students, but who was herself educated in the process. Through evidence from Jamison’s papers, contemporary documents, historical accounts, interviews with survivors and even from the students’ art work Miss Jamison preserved, Ziegler creates a perceptive account of the wartime ordeal of the more than 110,000 Japanese Americans, two-thirds of them American citizens, from a unique point of view. This book is a moving and significant expansion of our knowledge of the human dimensions of a wartime tragedy.
Berkley, Constance E. 2014 0-7734-4479-3 408 pages Work embodies a critical collection of the works of Sudanese-Arab writer and author Tayeb Salih. A literary tribute that reflects on the roots and soul of a people and their consciousness through critical essays and insightful reflections contained in group interviews with the acclaimed author during his life.
Idris, Amir 2001 0-7734-7619-9 176 pages The civil war in the Sudan has been generally misunderstood in the Sudanese and Western academic worlds as war between an Arab Muslim North and an African Christian South. This work examines how ‘African’ and ‘Arab’, as competing racial identities, have been produced in the Sudan, and interprets the roles of various actors with different interests in creating these identities.
Jawad, Abdul Sattar 2014 0-7734-0074-5 304 pages The book sheds new light on the revolutionary influence of Eliot’s poetry on the free verse movement in Iraq and Lebanon, especially on the mythical poets: Al-Sayyab, Jabra Ibrahim Jabra, Yusuf Al-Khal, Khalil Hawi and Adonis known as the Tammuzi Poets. The writer is one of Eliot’s best translators and who personally knew all five of the modern mythical poets.
Gesin, Michael 2006 0-7734-5907-3 284 pages This book concentrates on the Holocaust in Southern and Southeastern Ukraine, as carried out by Nazi Germany and Antonescu’s Romania with the help of the local Ukrainians and ethnic German colonists. Topics such as the Jewish participation in resistance and opposition, collaboration among local inhabitants, and the interrelations of Jewish and non-Jewish population during the Holocaust will be emphasized.
The topic of the Jewish partisan activities comes under careful scrutiny. The difference will be drawn between the actual and alleged Jewish participation in the Soviet partisan movement, since under the pretext of anti-partisan counterattack, Wehrmacht, SS units and Einsatzgruppen were deployed in Ukraine to perform killing sprees on the Jews. Hundreds of thousands of Jews were murdered in the Ukraine under the cover of anti-partisan activities.
Two topics of particular concentration are the Crimean and Transnistrian Holocaust, both of which are unresearched subjects. The situation there was different from the other cities and towns in the Ukraine and thus requires further investigation and research. In Crimea, the Tatar anti-Semitism as well as the existence of two or more different Jewish separate groups, Karaites, Krimchaks and Rabbinical Jews, created a unique environment, which is analyzed in detailed discussion.
The Holocaust in Odessa, on the other hand, was carried out by the Romanians and not by Germans. The Romanian example is the only example of its kind in World War II. Romania was the only independent country directly involved in genocidal killing operations. The examination of the issues surrounding the willingness of Romanians to initiate and execute the killings is included. While the policies of the Romanian state were inspired by the widespread anti-Semitism, the petty bureaucrats were guided by greed and opportunity. The result of the latter led to the sufferings of many, but also opened a door of salvation for many others.
Azouqa, Aida O. 2019 1-4955-0718-1 248 pages While Adaptations register the Arabian Nights' resiliency to fit numerous literary modes, the book demonstrates that understanding the spirit of their hypertext has merited their magical realist novels in achieving their fictional purposes. Accordingly, the novels examined in this book use the varied elements of the Arabian Nights to break away from conventions of realism. The categories of the Arabian Nights in general, and its marvelous in particular, invariably suggests that novelists used to them either to subvert the discourses of colonial archives of discovery, or the transgression of institutionalized censorship.
Gil Bardají, Anna 2009 0-7734-3885-8 408 pages This book analyses the paratexts of a wide-ranging corpus of translations published during the last two centuries by the foremost figures in traditional Spanish Arabism. The work reveals which images have come down to us concerning Arabic culture in general and al-Andalus in particular, through translations by Spanish Arabists.
Ynfante, Charles 2002 0-7734-7206-1 216 pages This study covers Arizona’s homefront history during WWII, encompassing themes that are both institutional and social. It examines government, private industry and their economic programs, official policies of state and federal agencies. It examines the way Native Americans, Japanese aliens, and Japanese-Americans, Mexican-Americans and Mexican nationals, African-Americans, foreigners, international and local prisoners, children, and whites worked together – voluntarily or not – in the war effort.
Dobbs, Charles 1990 0-88946-505-3 248 pages A synthesis of existing literature and interpretation of information on American foreign policy in East Asia since 1945, covering the last three major wars: World War II, the Korean conflict, and Vietnam.