What the Easter 1920 riots in Jerusalem revealed about British rule in Palestine.
The military elite of the Muslim world was comprised of men who had been captured and forced into service. But to what extent were they subject to slavery?
The Strait of Hormuz has become a fraught passage in the Tanker Wars between Iran and Iraq.
If tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf lead to war, it will not be the first time.
Arabic was not just spread by the sword, but by merchants, patron-hunting poets and dowry-seeking princes.
The two rivers where civilisation began.
From Arabia Deserta to Black Gold.
The assassination of Yitzhak Rabin robbed Israel of a rare politician able to make peace with the Palestinians.
Steering clear of Orientalist fantasy and patriotic British myth, this innovative analysis brings clarity to the complexities of the Middle East in the early 20th century.
Shakespeare’s approach to history and geography is often regarded as something of a joke. But his skill was in reconstructing the medieval Mediterranean for audiences whose horizons were being expanded.