Friday, July 28, 2017

New additions to our political and Middle Eastern collections

This year the library has been happy to receive multiple donations from Professor Carl Max Kortepeter, including titles from his extensive collection of Middle Eastern and political histories.  Some of his donations include:

Keeping the tablets : modern American conservative thought / edited by William F. Buckley, Jr. and Charles R. Kesler

Neither East nor West : Iran, the Soviet Union, and the United States / edited by Nikki R. Keddie and Mark J. Gasiorowski

Trade and traders in Muslim Spain : the commercial realignment of the Iberian peninsula, 900-1500 / Olivia Remie Constable.

A Thousand Days:  John F. Kennedy in the White House / Arthur Schlesinger Jr.


Iran and Islam: in memory of the late Vladimir Minorsky / C.E. Bosworth editor.

The return of consciousness / by Tawfiq Al-Hakim ; translated from the Arabic by Bayly Winder.

The selected writings of Eqbal Ahmad / edited by Carollee Bengelsdorf, Margaret Cerullo, and Yogesh Chandrani ; foreword by Noam Chomsky.

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He has also recently donated his newest book, 12 Muslim Revolutions, and the Struggle for Legitimacy Against the Imperial Powers.  Kortepeter has long been a respected scholar in the field of Middle Eastern studies and political history.  Here is a short biography from his most recent publisher:

"An avid traveller with a gift for foreign languages, Professor Max Kortepeter spent decades studying and teaching about the Middle East. He taught at New York University for three decades and held faculty appointments at the University of Toronto and Princeton University. He has lectured around the world, often in his adopted languages. Other works written or edited by Kortepeter include: Ottoman Imperialism During the Reformation; The Ottoman Turks: Nomad Kingdom to World Empire; Atatürk and the Transformation of Turkish Culture; Oil and Economic Geography in the Middle East; The Modern Middle East: Literature and Society; and The Human Experience, a popular world history text.

Professor Kortepeter holds a B.A. in American Studies from Harvard University, an M.A. in Islamic Studies from McGill University, and a Ph.D. in Middle East History from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London."

You can find more of his published work by searching for Carl Max Kortepeter in Primo.

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