Politics of the Middle East Cultures and Conflicts

ISBN-10: 0131594249

ISBN-13: 9780131594241

Edition: 2nd 2008

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An introduction to the Middle East, provides an overview of the history, geography, cultures, and religions and leads up the regions twenty-first century conflicts, including the Iraq War. With its emphasis on basic concepts and vocabulary, and it use of illustrative case studies,Politics of the Middle Eastprovides an exciting tool for the basic understanding of this very complex region.This comprehensive book covers cultures and history of the ancients, the birth of Islam, and the Ottoman Empire; Arab-Israeli conflicts and their origins; Turkey and the Kurds; the Persian Gulf and the rise of the oil kingdoms, the Iranian revolution, and the first and second Gulf Wars; and Middle Eastern terrorism.An excellent reference resource for those involved in businesses and concerns that deal with the Middle East and its politics.
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Book details

List price: $127.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 5/24/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 360
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.232
Language: English

Cultures
Civilization and Its Cradle
The Lay of the Land
The Importance of the Spoken Word
Shared Cultural Characteristics
The Ancients and Their Conflicts
The European Empires
Conclusions
Key Terms
Further Reference
The Birth of Islam
Muhammad
Muhammads Role
Birth of Shiism
The Choice of the Caliphs
The Umayyads
ROSKMF00_0131594249.QXP 4/26/07 11:35 AM Page iii iv Contents The Abbasids
The Abbasid Caliphate
Challenges to Orthodoxy
The End of the Arab Empire
The Fatimids
The Mamluks
Iranian Dynasties
Conclusions
Key Terms
Further Reference
The Ottoman Empire
The Ottomans
The Janissaries
The Reign of Sulayman
Ottoman Succession
Economic Decline
The Sick Man of Europe
Military Reform
The Tanzimat
The Committee of Union and Progress
World War I
Conclusions
Key Terms
Further Reference
ARAB-ISRAELI Conflicts
Origins of the ISRAEL-Palestine War
Kingdoms and Conquests
The Long Diaspora
The Rise of Modern Zionism
ROSKMF00_0131594249.QXP 4/26/07 11:35 AM Page iv Contents v The Rise of Arab Nationalism
The Impact of World War I
The Mandate
The First Arab-Jewish Clashes
Conclusions
Key Terms
Further Reference
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