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History of the Middle East

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ISBN-10: 0143034332

ISBN-13: 9780143034339

Edition: 2nd 2004

Authors: Peter Mansfield, Nicolas Pelham

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Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this classic work, Peter Mansfield follows the historic struggle of the region over the last two hundred years. This new edition updates recent developments in the Middle East, including the turbulent events in Afghanistan, the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Iraq, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict, and the rise of Islamic Jihad. Incisive and illuminating, A History of the Middle Eastis essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what is perhaps the most crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Introduction: from Ancient to Modern
Islam on the Defensive, 1800-
Muhammad Ali's Egypt: Ottoman Rival
The Struggle for Reform, 1840-1900
Britain in Egypt, 1882-1914
Turks and Arabs
The Persian Factor
The Sick Man Dies: 1918
The Anglo-French Interregnum, 1918-1939
The Second World War and its Aftermath
The Entry of the Superpowers and the Nasser Era, 1950-1970
The Years of Turbulence
Prospects for the Twenty-first Century
Notes on Further Reading