A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.,Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Pages: 502
ISBN: 9780429850455
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Release: 2018-08-31
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab–Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the Middle East post-9/11 and post-Arab uprisings. The twelfth edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including the presence of ISIS and other non-state actors, the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and the refugee crisis. New parts and part timelines will help students grasp and contextualize the long and complicated history of the region. With updated biographical sketches and glossary, and a new concluding chapter, this book remains the quintessential text for students of Middle East history.

A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.,Lawrence Davidson
Pages: 555
ISBN: UOM:49015003321826
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Release: 2010
Editor: Westview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and recent events in the Middle East, this book introduces the history of the turbulent region, from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, focusing in part on the Palestinian question and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East. Original.

A Concise History Of The Middle East

A Concise History Of The Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt
Pages: 465
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035354427
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Release: 1991-07
Editor: Westview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the geography of the region, and provides a survey of Middle East history from Roman times to the Iranian Revolution

A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt
Pages: 555
ISBN: 9774163303
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Release: 2009
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Concise History Of The Middle East

A Concise History Of The Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt
Pages: 448
ISBN: UOM:39015013089886
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Release: 1988
Editor: Westview Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the geography of the region, and provides a survey of Middle East history from Roman times to the Iranian Revolution

A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt, Jr.,Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Pages: 496
ISBN: 1138623970
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Release: 2018-08-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence on the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the struggle of various people for political independence, the Arab-Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the Middle East post 9/11 and post-Arab uprisings. The twelth edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including the presence of ISIS and other non-state actors, the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and the refugee crisis. In addition, the authors have added coverage of women's history, including new biographies of great and unsung women in the Middle East, to provide a fuller understanding of the cultural, political socioeconomic conditions in the Middle East. New parts and timelines will help students grasp and contextualize the long and complicated history of the region. With updated biographical sketches and glossary, and a new concluding chapter, this book remains the quintessential text for students of Middle East history.

A Concise History of the Arabs

A Concise History of the Arabs
Author: John McHugo
Pages: 354
ISBN: 9781595589507
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Release: 2012-08-21
Editor: New Press, The
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This “brilliant and erudite” history by the award-winning Arabist provides vital context for understanding the contemporary Middle East (Patrick Seale, author of Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East). From Algeria and Libya to Egypt, Syria, and Saudi Arabia, the Arab world commands Western headlines. Nowhere else does the unfolding of events have such significant consequences for America. And yet its complex politics and cultures elude the grasp of most Western readers and commentators. A Concise History of the Arabs provides an essential road map to understanding the Arab world today, and in the years ahead. Noted Arab scholar John McHugo guides readers through the political, social, and intellectual history of the Arabs from the Roman Empire to the present day. Taking readers beyond the headlines, McHugo vividly describes the crucial turning points in Arab history—from the Prophet Muhammad’s mission and the expansion of Islam to the region’s interaction with Western ideas and the rise of Islamism. This lucidly told history reveals how the Arab world came into its present form, why major shifts like the Arab Spring were inevitable, and what may lie ahead for the region. A Choice Outstanding Academic Title, this accessible history is “the product of wide reading, hard thinking and years of direct experience of the Middle East . . . There are lively and informative insights on almost every page” (Patrick Seale, author of Asad: The Struggle for the Middle East).

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is
Author: John McHugo
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780863561580
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Release: 2017-09-18
Editor: Saqi Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this richly layered and engrossing account, John McHugo reveals how the great divide in Islam occurred. Charting the story of Islam from the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, he describes the conflicts that raged over the succession to the Prophet, how Sunnism and Shi'ism evolved as different sects during the Abbasid caliphate, and how the rivalry between the empires of the Sunni Ottomans and Shi'i Safavids contrived to ensure that the split would continue into modern times. Now its full, destructive force has been brought out by the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Iran for the soul of the Muslim world. Definitive and insightful, A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development and manipulation of one of the greatest schisms that has come to define Islam and the Muslim world.

War and Peace in the Middle East

War and Peace in the Middle East
Author: Avi Shlaim,Professor of International Relations at University of Oxford and Fellow Avi Shlaim
Pages: 147
ISBN: UCSC:32106011795041
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Release: 1994
Editor: Viking Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Covers the role of Europe and the United States

War and Peace in the Middle East

War and Peace in the Middle East
Author: Avi Shlaim
Pages: 151
ISBN: UOM:39076001771810
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Release: 1995
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Examines the Middle East's foreign relations since World War I

The Middle East in Modern World History

The Middle East in Modern World History
Author: Ernest Tucker
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781315508238
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Release: 2016-05-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Middle East in Modern World History focuses on the history of this region over the past 200 years. It examines how global trends during this period shaped the Middle East and how these trends were affected by the region’s development. Three trends from the past two centuries are highlighted: The region as a strategic conduit between East and West The development of the region's natural resources, especially oil The impact of a rapidly globalizing world economy on the Middle East

A History of the Arab Israeli Conflict

A History of the Arab Israeli Conflict
Author: Ian J. Bickerton,Carla L. Klausner
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9781315509396
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Release: 2016-09-16
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Concise and comprehensive, A History of the Arab-Israeli Conflict presents balanced, impartial, and well-illustrated coverage of the history of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The authors identify and examine the issues and themes that have characterized and defined the conflict over the past century tying in a twenty-first century perspective. The seventh edition exposes readers to recent events in the Middle East. Altering relations between Israel and neighboring states, political and religious uncertainty as a result of the Arab Spring and the increased scrutiny of Iran's nuclear program are explored in this updated edition.

A Brief History of the Middle East

A Brief History of the Middle East
Author: Christopher Catherwood
Pages: 352
ISBN: 1849015082
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Release: 2011
Editor: Constable & Robinson
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Western civilization began in the Middle East: Judaism and Christianity, as well as Islam, were born there. For over a millennium, the Islamic empires were ahead of the West in learning, technology and medicine, and were militarily far more powerful. It took another three hundred centuries for the West to catch up, and overtake, the Middle East. Why does it seem different now? Why does Osama bin Laden see 1918, with the fall of the Ottoman Empire, as the year everything changed? These issues are explained in historical detail here, in a way that deliberately seeks to go behind the rhetoric to the roots of present conflicts. A Brief History of the Middle East is essential reading for an intelligent reader wanting to understand what one of the world's key regions is all about. Fully updated with a new section on the Iraq Invasion of 2003, the question of Iran and the full context of the Isreali/Palestine conflict.

How Israel was Won

How Israel was Won
Author: Baylis Thomas,Thomas A. Baylis
Pages: 326
ISBN: 0739100645
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Release: 1999
Editor: Lexington Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A concise, hard-hitting history of the Arab-Israel wars covers five decades of conflict and more than five major conflagrations, exploring the social, cultural, political, and psychological factors--as well as manipulation by the great powers--that made violence almost inevitable in this volatile region.

A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0865315981
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Release: 1983
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Modern Middle East

The Modern Middle East
Author: Ilan Pappé
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781134721931
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Release: 2013-09-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This hugely successful, ground-breaking book is the first introductory textbook on the Modern Middle East to foreground the urban, rural, cultural and women’s histories of the region over its political and economic history. Ilan Pappé begins his narrative at the end of the First World War with the Ottoman heritage, and concludes at the present day with the political discourse of Islam. Providing full geographical coverage of the region, The Modern Middle East: opens with a carefully argued introduction which outlines the methodology used in the textbook provides a thematic and comparative approach to the region, helping students to see the peoples of the Middle East and the developments that affect their lives as part of a larger world includes insights gained from new historiographical trends and a critical approach to conventional state- and nation-centred historiographies includes case studies, debates, maps, photos, an up-to-date bibliography and a glossarial index. This second edition has been brought right up to date with recent events, and includes a new chapter on the media revolution and the effect of media globalization on the Middle East, and a revised and expanded discussion on modern Iranian history.

Modern Egypt

Modern Egypt
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9780429963537
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Release: 2018-05-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This second edition of scholar Arthur Goldschmidt presents a concise survey of Egyptian history since the mid-eighteenth century. It focuses on Egypt's evolution as a nation-state, dispelling common misconceptions about Egypt's modern history. Professor Goldschmidt calls upon recent Egyptian and Western scholarship to document pivotal points, such as the 1952 revolution, and to illuminate controversies, such as those surrounding Sadat's role in the 1973 war with Israel. Modern Egypt is anecdotal as well as authoritative, covering social history, religion, politics, economics, military history, geography, and even the psychology of selected leaders. Faruq's impotence, Nasir's paranoia, and Sadat's glamour are all presented as they relate to policy motivations and outcomes. Modern Egypt paves the way to a clear understanding of events leading up to the Camp David accords of 1978 and then points beyond them to the emergent Muslim opposition, Sadat's assassination, and Mubarak's regime. This book is directed to students, journalists, diplomats, foreign visitors and long-term residents, and businesspeople who need to be familiar with Egypt, its role in Middle East affairs, and its involvement with the nations of the world.

Crisis and Crossfire

Crisis and Crossfire
Author: Peter L. Hahn
Pages: 244
ISBN: 9781597973472
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Release: 2011
Editor: Potomac Books, Inc.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Although it seems almost incredible today, the United States had relatively little interest in the Middle East before 1945. But the dynamics and outcome of World War II elevated the importance of the Middle East in the American mind, and the United States has viewed the region with vital interest to its security and economy ever since. The projection of American power into the region has had consequences that have forever changed the United States and the Middle East, with the rise of al Qaeda and the turbulent occupation of Iraq being the latest examples. Crisis and Crossfire surveys and analyzes the broad contours of U.S. involvement in the region. It probes the reasons why the United States implemented various policies and assesses the wisdom of American leaders as they accepted greater responsibilities for preserving stability and security in the Middle East. Major themes include U.S.-Middle East policy in the context of the Cold War, the rise of Arab and Iranian nationalism, decolonization, the U.S. approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of Western dependence on Middle Eastern oil, and America's military interventions, particularly its two wars against Iraq. This book's concise narrative and selection of primary-source documents make it an ideal introduction to U.S.-Middle East relations for students and for anyone with an interest in understanding the history behind today's events.

The Middle East

The Middle East
Author: Ellen Lust
Pages: 1056
ISBN: 9781506329277
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Release: 2016-05-10
Editor: CQ Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the Fourteenth Edition of The Middle East, Ellen Lust brings important new coverage to this comprehensive, balanced, and superbly researched text. In clear prose, Lust and her outstanding contributors explain the many complex changes taking place across the region. New to this edition is a country profile chapter on Sudan by Fareed Hassan. All country chapters now address domestic and regional conflict more explicitly, and all tables, figures, boxes, and maps have been fully updated with the most recent data and information.

The World

The World
Author: Richard Haass
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9780399562402
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Release: 2020-05-12
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

New York Times Bestseller An invaluable primer from Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, that will help anyone, expert and non-expert alike, navigate a time in which many of our biggest challenges come from the world beyond our borders. Like it or not, we live in a global era, in which what happens thousands of miles away has the ability to affect our lives. This time, it is a Coronavirus known as Covid-19, which originated in a Chinese city many had never heard of but has spread to the corners of the earth. Next time it could well be another infectious disease from somewhere else. Twenty years ago it was a group of terrorists trained in Afghanistan and armed with box-cutters who commandeered four airplanes and flew them into buildings (and in one case a field) and claimed nearly three thousand lives. Next time it could be terrorists who use a truck bomb or gain access to a weapon of mass destruction. In 2016 hackers in a nondescript office building in Russia traveled virtually in cyberspace to manipulate America's elections. Now they have burrowed into our political life. In recent years, severe hurricanes and large fires linked to climate change have ravaged parts of the earth; in the future we can anticipate even more serious natural disasters. In 2008, it was a global financial crisis caused by mortgage-backed securities in America, but one day it could well be a financial contagion originating in Europe, Asia, or Africa. This is the new normal of the 21st century. The World is designed to provide readers of any age and experience with the essential background and building blocks they need to make sense of this complicated and interconnected world. It will empower them to manage the flood of daily news. Readers will become more informed, discerning citizens, better able to arrive at sound, independent judgments. While it is impossible to predict what the next crisis will be or where it will originate, those who read The World will have what they need to understand its basics and the principal choices for how to respond. In short, this book will make readers more globally literate and put them in a position to make sense of this era. Global literacy--knowing how the world works--is a must, as what goes on outside a country matters enormously to what happens inside. Although the United States is bordered by two oceans, those oceans are not moats. And the so-called Vegas rule--what happens there stays there--does not apply in today's world to anyone anywhere. U.S. foreign policy is uniquely American, but the world Americans seek to shape is not. Globalization can be both good and bad, but it is not something that individuals or countries can opt out of. Even if we want to ignore the world, it will not ignore us. The choice we face is how to respond. We are connected to this world in all sorts of ways. We need to better understand it, both its promise and its threats, in order to make informed choices, be it as students, citizens, voters, parents, employees, or investors. To help readers do just that, The World focuses on essential history, what makes each region of the world tick, the many challenges globalization presents, and the most influential countries, events, and ideas. Explaining complex ideas with wisdom and clarity, Richard Haass's The World is an evergreen book that will remain relevant and useful as history continues to unfold.