A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.,Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 502
Release: 2018-08-31
ISBN 10: 042985045X
ISBN 13: 9780429850455
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the Middle East Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 465
Release: 1991-07
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105035354427
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History Of The Middle East Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015013089886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History Of The Middle East Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9789774163302
ISBN 13: 9774163303
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.,Aomar Boum
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 9780813349626
ISBN 13: 0813349621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the Middle East Book Review:

An introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. This book explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the post-9/11 Middle East. The eleventh edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including an expanded and more nuanced discussion of the "War on Terrorism" and the Arab uprisings, coverage of the rise of ISIS, and a new chapter on the growing environmental problems of the region. In addition, the authors have incorporated new scholarship on the early history to provide a fuller picture of the political shifts and socioeconomic concerns of that time. With updated bibliographical sketches, chronology and glossary, A Concise History of the Middle East remains an essential text for students of Middle East history.

A Concise History of the Arabs

A Concise History of the Arabs
Author: John McHugo
Publsiher: New Press, The
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2012-08-21
ISBN 10: 1595589503
ISBN 13: 9781595589507
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the Arabs Book Review:

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).

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
Publsiher: Viking Press
Total Pages: 147
Release: 1994
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106011795041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace in the Middle East Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001771810
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace in the Middle East Book Review:

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

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is
Author: John McHugo
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-04-02
ISBN 10: 1626165882
ISBN 13: 9781626165885
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi is Book Review:

The 1,400-year-old schism between Sunnis and Shi’is is currently reflected in the destructive struggle for hegemony between Saudi Arabia and Iran—with no apparent end in sight. But how did this conflict begin, and why is it now the focus of so much attention? Charting the history of Islam from the death of the Prophet Muhammad to the present day, John McHugo 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 Sunni Ottomans and Shi’i Safavids ensured that the split would continue into the modern age. In recent decades, this centuries-old divide has acquired a new toxicity that has resulted in violence across the Arab world and other Muslim countries. Definitive, insightful, and accessible, A Concise History of Sunnis and Shi'is is an essential guide to understanding the genesis, development, and manipulation of the schism that for far too many people has come to define Islam and the Muslim world.

A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.,Lawrence Davidson
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 555
Release: 2010
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:49015003321826
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History of the Middle East Book Review:

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,Arthur Goldschmidt Jr
Publsiher: Westview Press
Total Pages: 520
Release: 2001-08-14
ISBN 10: 9780813338859
ISBN 13: 0813338859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Concise History Of The Middle East Book Review:

The seventh edition of Arthur Goldschmidt's widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East, including a refined discussion of the life and mission of the Prophet Muhammad and a clarification of the aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. Written for college students, the text assumes no prior knowledge of Middle Eastern history. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the aftermath of the Gulf War, and issues surrounding the Palestinian Question. This edition also includes a detailed and updated chronology, a glossary of names and terms, and a bibliographic essay listing books and other sources that will prove helpful to both teachers and students. Maps, tables, and figures enhance the value of this edition.

The Middle East

The Middle East
Author: Bernard Lewis
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2009-12-15
ISBN 10: 1439190003
ISBN 13: 9781439190005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East Book Review:

In a sweeping and vivid survey, renowned historian Bernard Lewis charts the history of the Middle East over the last 2,000 years, from the birth of Christianity through the modern era, focusing on the successive transformations that have shaped it. Drawing on material from a multitude of sources, including the work of archaeologists and scholars, Lewis chronologically traces the political, economical, social, and cultural development of the Middle East, from Hellenization in antiquity to the impact of westernization on Islamic culture. Meticulously researched, this enlightening narrative explores the patterns of history that have repeated themselves in the Middle East. From the ancient conflicts to the current geographical and religious disputes between the Arabs and the Israelis, Lewis examines the ability of this region to unite and solve its problems and asks if, in the future, these unresolved conflicts will ultimately lead to the ethnic and cultural factionalism that tore apart the former Yugoslavia. Elegantly written, scholarly yet accessible, The Middle East is the most comprehensive single volume history of the region ever written from the world’s foremost authority on the Middle East.

The Modern Middle East

The Modern Middle East
Author: Ilan Pappé
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 1134721935
ISBN 13: 9781134721931
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Middle East Book Review:

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.

How Israel was Won

How Israel was Won
Author: Baylis Thomas,Thomas A. Baylis
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 326
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780739100646
ISBN 13: 0739100645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Israel was Won Book Review:

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.

The Middle East in Modern World History

The Middle East in Modern World History
Author: Ernest Tucker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2019-02-19
ISBN 10: 1351031686
ISBN 13: 9781351031684
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East in Modern World History Book Review:

The Middle East in Modern World History examines how global trends over the last 200 years have shaped the Middle East and how these trends were affected by the region’s development. Covering a key period in the history of the Middle East, this book highlights three major trends within the region’s development over the past two centuries: the role of the region as a strategic conduit between East and West, the development of the region’s natural resources, especially oil, and the impact of a rapidly globalizing world economy on the Middle East. This new edition extends coverage to the present day and includes more thematic and interpretive discussion on the impact of global migration and the evolution of the roles of women. It also provides more theoretical insights into current historical research and recent developments in the region, firmly placing these developments within their historical context. Clearly written and supported throughout by maps, images, discussion questions, and suggestions for further reading, as well as including a comprehensive chronology and glossary that enable readers to develop a clearer picture of political, economic, social, and cultural life within the region, The Middle East in Modern World History is the perfect textbook for all students of the history of the modern Middle East within a global context.

A History of the Arab Israeli Conflict

A History of the Arab Israeli Conflict
Author: Ian J. Bickerton,Carla L. Klausner
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2016-09-16
ISBN 10: 1315509393
ISBN 13: 9781315509396
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of the Arab Israeli Conflict Book Review:

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.

War and Peace in the Middle East

War and Peace in the Middle East
Author: Avi Shlaim
Publsiher: Turtleback Books
Total Pages: 151
Release: 1999-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780785793359
ISBN 13: 0785793356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

War and Peace in the Middle East Book Review:

The Middle East in Modern World History

The Middle East in Modern World History
Author: Ernest Tucker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2016-05-23
ISBN 10: 1315508230
ISBN 13: 9781315508238
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East in Modern World History Book Review:

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 Millennium of Turkish Literature

A Millennium of Turkish Literature
Author: Talat Halman
Publsiher: Syracuse University Press
Total Pages: 170
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 0815650744
ISBN 13: 9780815650744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Millennium of Turkish Literature Book Review:

A Millennium of Turkish Literature tells the story of how literature evolved and grew in stature on the Turkish mainland over the course of a thousand years. The book features numerous poems and extracts, most in fluid translations by Halman. This volume provides a concise, but captivating, introduction to Turkish literature and, with selections from its extensive "Further Reading" section, serves as an invaluable guide to Turkish literature for course adoption.

Modern Egypt

Modern Egypt
Author: Arthur Goldschmidt Jr
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 042996353X
ISBN 13: 9780429963537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Egypt Book Review:

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.