History of the Modern Middle East

ISBN-10: 0813343747

ISBN-13: 9780813343747

Edition: 4th 2009

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This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms through the challenge of Western imperialism to the American invasion of Iraq and Iran's new influence in the region. After introducing the reader to the region's history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle East focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fourth edition of the late William Cleveland's popular introductory text, Martin Bunton addresses recent transformative developments in the Middle East, charting the decline in the peace prospects between Israelis and Palestinians, elaborating upon the resurgence of Islam, and devoting a new chapter to "America's Troubled Moment in the Middle East," which details the aftermath of the Iraq war and Iran's nuclear ambitions. Book jacket.
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List price: $52.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 12/2/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Preface to the Third Edition
Preface to the Fourth Edition
A Note About Place Names and Transliteration
The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Century
The Rise and Expansion of Islam
The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century
The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial Synthesis
The Beginnings of the Era of Transformation
Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789-1849
The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat
Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century
The Response of Islamic Society
The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists
World War I and the End of the Ottoman Order
The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the End of World War II
Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran
The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945
The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945
The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel
The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970s
Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iran
The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Base
The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politics
Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s
A Time of Upheaval and Renewal: The Middle East from the 1970s to the 2000s
Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s
The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Syria and Iraq: The Regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn
The Iranian Revolution and the Resurgence of Islam
The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Era
Challenges to the Existing Order: The Palestinian Uprising and the 1991 Gulf War
A Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Israeli-Palestinian Relations Since the 1991 Gulf War
Patterns of Continuity and Change Since the 1991 Gulf War
America's Troubled Moment in the Middle East
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