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Middle East A History

ISBN-10: 0072442336
ISBN-13: 9780072442335
Edition: 6th 2004 (Revised)
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List price: $87.50
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date: 6/4/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 768
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.530
Language: English

Praised for its straightforward and accessible style, this text provides a general introduction to the chief elements in Middle Eastern history, allowing readers to proceed into more specialized topics and themes with a solid understanding of the most current scholarship in the field.

List of Maps
List of Charts and Genealogies
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Geographic Prologue
Geography
Physiography
Climate
Flora and Fauna
Resources
People
References
Pre-Islamic Politics and Society in the Middle East
The Rise of Civilization
Ancient Empires
Alexander and the Greeks
The Roman and Parthian Empires and Their Successors
Pre-Islamic Civilization in the Middle East
Christianity and Zoroastrianism
The Arabs
Western Arabian Society
References
The Rise and Spread of Islam
Muhammad: His Life and Leadership
Muhammad's Early Life
His Call
Preaching and Converts
Persecution
Hijrah to Medina
Conflict with Mecca
Victory
References
The Establishment of the Muslim State
The Caliphate
Abu Bakr
Umar
Administrative Accomplishments
Uthman
Muslim Political Factions
Ali
References
The Spread and Organization of the Muslim Empire under the Umayyads
Campaigns against Byzantium
North Africa and Spain
Expansion in Asia
Fiscal Developments
Social Organization
Political Administration
Opposition and Overthrow
References
The Flowering of the Muslim World under the Early Abbasids
The Glory of Baghdad
Administrative Organization
Economic and Social Life
Decentralization until 945
References
Islam
The Rise and Spread of Islam
The Quran
Hadiths
Beliefs
Duties
Good Works and Sins
References
Muslim Theology and Law
Theology
Sunnis and Hadiths
Muslim Law
Four Sunni Schools of Law
Rationalism
Asceticism and Mysticism
Fraternal Orders
Shiism
References
Muslim Civilization in the Middle East
Philosophy
Medicine
Mathematics and Astronomy
Sciences
Geography
Poetry and Literature
History
Islamic Arts
References
Social Patterns
The Roles of Women and Men
Cities and Mosques
Education
Recreation
Agriculture
References
The Early Medieval Middle East
Spain and North Africa
Turkish Dominance in the Eastern and Central Regions
Crusaders and Ayyubids
References
The Late Medieval Middle East
The Mongol Invasions
Mamluk Rule Begins in Egypt
The Il-Khans and Timur
Decline in Iran and Egypt
References
The Ottoman and Safavid Empires
The Byzantine Empire
Establishment of the State
Political History
The Orthodox Church
Gender, Agriculture, and the Economy
The Crusades
The End of Byzantine Rule
References
Ottoman Origins and Early History
The Turkish Seljuks in Anatolia
Turkification of Anatolia
Other Turkish States
Ghazi Society
Ottoman Origins: Osman and Orhan
Ottoman Expansion: Orhan and Murad I
Bayezid I
Economic, Social, and Political Changes
Defeat at Ankara
References
The Winning of the Ottoman Empire
Mehmed I Reunites the State
The Ottoman Army
Expansion in Asia
Murad II
Military Developments
Mehmed II
Capture of Constantinople
References
Expansion of the Ottoman Empire
Mehmed II's Conquests
Istanbul and the Orthodox Patriarchate
Bayezid II and Jem
Wars of Bayezid II
Selim's Succession
War against Safavid Iran
The Conquest of Egypt
Selim I
References
Institutions of the Ottoman Empire
The Sultan
The Palace Services
The Palace School
The Military-Governing Administration
The Scribal-Financial Bureaucracy
The Religious-Judicial Establishment
Guilds and Peasants
Non-Muslim Subjects and Foreigners
References
The Ottoman Empire as a World Power
Suleiman I
Suleiman's Court
Belgrade, Rhodes, and Vienna
Naval Activities
Eastern Campaigns
Hungary Again
The Succession of Selim II
Imperial Administration
Selim II
Ottoman Architecture and Art
Ottoman Literature
References
The Flowering and Collapse of Safavid Iran
Establishment of the Safavids in Iran
Shah Tahmasp I
Shah Abbas the Great of Isfahan
Administration and Trade under Abbas
The Splendor of Isfahan
Uzbeg Central Asia
Shahs Safi and Abbas II
The Decline and End of Safavid Rule
References
The Transformation of the Ottoman Empire
The Transformation of the Sultanate
Fiscal, Administrative, and Military Transformation
The Fundamental Causes of Transformation
Changes in the Provinces
External Affairs: Europe, the Mediterranean, and the East
Military Resurgence under the Koprulus
Military Defeats
Treaty of Karlowitz, 1699
References
The Retreat of the Ottoman Empire Begins
The Sultanate
Wars with Russia and Austria
Commerce and the Capitulations
Treaty of Kuchuk Kainarji
Domestic Changes
Rebellious Provinces
Search for Reform
References
The Nineteenth-Century Middle East
The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon
The Reforms of Selim III
Napoleon Invades Egypt
Uprisings in Serbia and Arabia
Overthrow of Selim
Mahmud II and the Napoleonic Wars
Nadir Shah and Chaos in Iran and Central Asia
The Qajar Dynasty
Diplomacy in Iran
Reform in Iran
References
Mahmud II: Greek Nationalism and Ottoman Reform
The Greek Revolution
Intervention by Egypt and the Great Powers
Treaty of Adrianople
Destruction of the Janissaries
Mehmet Ali and Mahmud II
Mahmud's Reforms
References
Mehmet Ali, Ismail, and the Development of Egypt
Rise of Mehmet Ali
Arabia, the Sudan, and Greece
Conquest of Syria
Defeat of Mehmet Ali
Organization of Egypt
Abbas and Said Pashas
The Suez Canal and Ismail
Ismail's Rule
Bankruptcy and European Intervention
References
Ottoman Tanzimat and European Ambitions
Hatt-i Sharif
European Interests in the Ottoman Empire
Commerce and the Capitulations
Religious Issues
Tanzimat
The Crimean War
Hatt-i Humayun
Lebanon and Syria
Social Changes and Political Reformers
Young Ottomans
Midhat Pasha and the Constitution
Ottoman Finances
Balkan Problems
Russian-Ottoman War
The Congress of Berlin
References
Abdulhamid II and Autocratic Reform
Accession of Abdulhamid II
Ottoman Public Debt Administration
Continuing Reforms
Women, the Press, and Education
The Armenian Question
Crete
Macedonia
Railways and Economic Growth
References
The Young Turks and Nationalism
Secret Societies
The Revolution
Failure of the Counterrevolution
War with Italy over Libya
The Committee of Union and Progress
Ottomanism, Islamism, and Turkish Nationalism
Arabism
The Birth of Arab Nationalism
The Young Turks and Arab Nationalism
Arab Secret Societies
The Arab Princes
The Balkan Wars
The Triumvirate
References
British Occupation of Egypt and the Sudan
Stabilization of British Control
Lord Cromer and Egyptian Government
Khedive Abbas Hilmi II vs. Lord Cromer
Egyptian Nationalism
Changes in Gender Relations, the Economy, and Culture
The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Taba and Dinshaway
The Legislative Assembly and Saad Zaghlul
References
Qajar Iran and Reform
Muhammad Shah and the Ulama
The Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan
Babism and Baha'ism
First Years of Nasir al-Din Shah
The Age of Attempted Reforms
The Economy and the Tobacco Concession
References
Iran's Constitutional Revolution
Muzaffar al-Din Shah and the Constitutional Revolution
Muhammad Ali Shah and the Counterrevolution
Muhammad Ali Shah Abdicates
Constitutional Government, 1909-1911
The Strangling of Iran
References
Impact of World War I upon the Middle East
Iran and Egypt during the War
The Ottoman Empire Enters the War
Gallipoli Campaign
Ottoman War Operations
The Armenians
Arab Nationalism
The Secret Treaties
The Balfour Declaration and Zionism
The Fourteen Points
Entente Victory
The Paris Peace Conference
San Remo Agreements
The Treaty of Sevres
Entente Occupation of Turkey
Turkish Nationalists
Turkish-Greek War
Lausanne Conference
Iran's Postwar Problems
References
The Middle East After World War I
The Turkish Republic under Ataturk
Mustafa Kemal
Establishment of the Republic
Kurdish Rebellion
Six Principles of the Revolution
Turkish Politics
International Affairs
References
Iran between the Two World Wars
Iran
Afghanistan
Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus
Iranian and Afghan Reforms Evaluated
References
Egypt, the Sudan, and Libya
Egypt
The Anglo-Egyptian Sudan
Italian Libya
A Comparison of Libya, Sudan, and Egypt
References
Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq under the Mandate System
French Occupation of Lebanon and Syria
Lebanon
Syria
Iraq
The Impact of the Mandate Period
References
Palestine and Transjordan
Palestine
Transjordan
British Administration in Palestine
The Jewish Agency
The Passfield White Paper
Peel Report
Civil War
References
World War II and the Middle East
Turkish Neutrality
Occupation of Iran
Egypt and Libya in the War
Unrest in Iraq
Independence of Lebanon and Syria
Palestine
The Middle East Supply Center
Consequences of the War
References
Turkey Becomes More Democratic
The Democrat Party
Military Coup of 1960
The National Unity Committee
The Second Turkish Republic
The Justice Party Governs
Coup by Communique
The Military Takes Power Again
The Third Turkish Republic
The Kurdish Problem
Foreign Relations: The Cold War
Greece and Cyprus
The Middle East
The European Union
Economic Progress
Agriculture
Women, Religion, Education, and Culture
References
Iran: Oil, Nationalism, and Royal Dictatorship
The Soviet Union and Azerbaijan
Iran Looks to the United States
Nationalization of Oil
Oil Stalemate and Governmental Risks
The Oil Settlement
Iran and O.P.E.C.
Economic Development
The Political System
Foreign Relations: The Cold War
Arab-Iranian Foreign Relations
Women, Education, and Culture
References
The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Collapse of the Soviet Union, and War in Afghanistan
Causes of the Islamic Revolution in Iran
The Revolution Takes Power
Governing the Islamic Republic
Economic and Social Changes
The Iran-Iraq War
The Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic
Iran after Khomeini
Khatami as President
Central Asia and the Caucasus Rejoin the Middle East
Afghanistan: Soviet Invasion and Wars
References
The Partition of Palestine: Israel and Hashimite Jordan
From World War II to the End of the British Mandate
Palestine before the United Nations
The First Arab-Israeli War
Armistices
Arab Refugees
Transjordan Becomes Jordan
The State of Israel
King Husain Consolidates Power in Jordan
The Second Arab-Israeli War
Israel, Jordan, and Other Arab States after the Second War
The Third Arab-Israeli War
References
Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians After 1967
No Peace, No War
Jordan and the Palestinians after the Third Arab-Israeli War
The Fourth Arab-Israeli War
Begin's Likud Comes to Power In Israel
Social and Cultural Changes in Israel
Peace with Egypt
Jordan and the Palestinians after the Fourth Arab-Israeli War
The Fifth Arab-Israeli War
Israel in the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s
Israeli Elections
The Palestinians Try Compromise and then Insurrection
The Peace Process between Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians
The Peace Process Collapses
References
The Egyptian Republic and Independent Sudan
Egypt
The Sudan
Sudan and Egypt Compared
References
Egypt, Sudan, and Libya after 1970
Egypt
The Sudan
Libya
References
Independent Lebanon and Syria
Republic of Lebanon
Republic of Syria
References
Iraq after World War II
Kingdom of Iraq
Republic of Iraq
Ba 'thist Rule in the 1970s
Saddam Husain and the War with Iran
The Kuwait War
Iraq after the Kuwait War
References
Smaller Arabian States
Bahrain
Kuwait
Qatar
United Arab Emirates
Oman
References
Yemen
South Yemen and the British
Independent South Yemen
The Imamate in North Yemen
Civil War in Northern Yemen: Royalist versus Republican
Yemen Arab Republic
The Union of North and South Yemen
References
Saudi Arabia and Oil
Britain and Sharif Husain of Mecca
Abd al-Aziz
King of Saudi Arabia
Discovery of Oil
Expansion of Oil Production
King Saud and King Faisal
King Khalid and King Fahd
The Oil Boom and O.P.E.C.
Military Forces
Saudi Foreign Relations
Development in Saudi Arabia
Social and Cultural Changes
The Kuwait War
Saudi Arabia in the 1990s and 2000s
References
Trends after 1945
The Decline of the Old Powers
The New Superpowers
The Widening Scientific and Technological Gap
Pan-Arab Nationalism and the Arab League
The Fundamentalist Challenge
Militarization and Terrorism
References
Glossary
Chronology
List of Websites
Index

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