Hurst is an independently owned non-fiction publisher based in central London, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Founded in 1969, Hurst now publishes seventy books per annum, building on our strengths in African Studies, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, South Asian Studies, War and Conflict Studies, History and Development.

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Changing Walking Societies into Winning Nations, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe
Syria Past and Present
A History of the Struggle for Global Islamic Union, 1924 to the Present
Decolonization and World Order
How to Read 'The Art of War'
Dangerous Freethinkers
Men in Islam
Muslim Archipelago
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The Blog
Hezbollah Signage in Baalbek, Lebanon
10.12.14 | Dina Matar

Hizbullah’s armed involvement in the Syrian conflict since mid-2013 took a new twist this week with reports that Israeli warplanes had bombed targets in territory held by the Syrian government near Damascus on 7 December 2014

Hage-Geingob
08.12.14 | Henning Melber

SWAPO presidential candidate Hage Geingob won Namibia’s recent general election with a landslide 86 per cent of the vote. But is the country on the verge of becoming a one-man democracy?

Qaboos
03.12.14 | Marc Valeri

Sultan Qaboos’ visit to Germany for medical reasons in July 2014 has revived concerns across Omani society for the future of the country without the ‘father of the nation.’