Concise History of the Middle East

ISBN-10: 0813348218

ISBN-13: 9780813348216

Edition: 10th 2012

Authors: Arthur Goldschmidt, Lawrence Davidson, Aomar Boum

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List price: $60.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 11/6/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Illustrations
Preface to the Tenth Edition
Introduction
What Is History?
Then and Now, There and Here
The Physical Setting
Some Descriptive Geography
Conclusion
The Middle East Before Muhammad
Persia and Rome
The Arabs
Conclusion
The First Muslim Revolution
Muhammad's Early Life
The Emigration (Hijra)
Aisha Bint Abi-Bakr
What Do Muslims Believe?
What Muslims Must Do
Conclusion
The Early Arab Conquests
The Succession Issue
The Initial Conquests
The Beginnings of Islamic Government
Dissension in the Umma
Changes in the Government of Islam
Mu'awiya Ibn-Abi-Sufyan
Conclusion
The High Caliphate
Restoration of the Umayyad Order
The Downfall of the Umayyads
The Abbasid Caliphate
Mamun
The Decline of the Abbasids
Conclusion
Shiites and Turks; Crusaders and Mongols
Shiite Islam in Power
The Turks
The Crusades
The Mongol Invasion
Hulegu Khan
Conclusion
Islamic Civilization
The Rules and Laws of Islam
Development of Jurisprudence
Islamic Society
Intellectual and Cultural Life
Theology
Ahmad Ibn Hanbal
Conclusion
Firearms, Slaves, and Empires
The Mamluks
The Mongol Il-Khanids
Gunpowder Technology
The Ottoman Empire
Orhan
Persia Under the Safavids
Conclusion
European Interests and Imperialism
Ottoman Weakness
The European Powers and the Eastern Question
The Koprulu Family of Viziers
Conclusion
Westernizing Reform in the Nineteenth Century
Egypt's Transformation
Westernization of the Ottoman Empire
Mustafa Reshid Pasha
Persia Under the Qajars
Conclusion: Afterthoughts
The Rise of Nationalism
Egyptian Nationalism
Ahmad Urabi
Ottomanism, Pan-Islam, and Turkism
Nationalism in Persia
The Constitutionalist Movement
Conclusion
The Roots of Arab Bitterness
Arab Nationalism
World War I
The Postwar Peace Settlement
Faysal ibn al Husayn
Conclusion
Modernizing Rulers in the Independent States
Turkey: Phoenix from the Ashes
Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk)
From Persia to Iran
The Rise of Saudi Arabia
Conclusion
Egypt and the Fertile Crescent Under European Control
Egypt's Struggle for Independence
The Creation of New States in the Fertile Crescent
Phony Democracy and False Independence
King Faruq
World War II
Postwar Egypt
Egypt's Era of Political Frustration
Independence for Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq
Conclusion
The Contest for Palestine
Origins
Political Zionism
The Beginnings of Political Zionism
Britain and the Palestine Problem
Amin al-Husayni
Conclusion
Israel's Rebirth and the Rise of Arab Nationalism
Israel's War for Independence
The War's Aftermath
The Arab Countries
Israel's Early Years
David Ben-Gurion
Middle Eastern Oil
The Great Powers and the Arab World
Rising Arab-Israeli Tensions
Conclusion
War and the Quest for Peace
The June 1967 War
The Palestinians
Abortive Peace Efforts
Political Changes: 1967-1970
Anwar al-Sadat
Danger Signs in the Middle East
The October (Yom Kippur) War
The War's Aftermath
Lebanon: The Arena for a New Arab Struggle
The Road to Camp David
Conclusion
The Reassertion of Islamic Power
The Changing Role of Religion in Politics
The Iranian Revolution
Sayyid Ruhollah Musavi Khomeini
The Struggle for Gulf Supremacy
The Retreat from Camp David
Western Policy Formation and Islamic Polity
Conclusion
The Gulf War and the Peace Process
The Gulf Crisis
Operation Desert Storm
The Palestinians: Their Struggle and an Elusive Peace
Yasir Arafat
Whither Islam?
Conclusion
The War on Terrorism
Survey of Terrorism
Osama bin Laden
The Iraq War
The Contest for Palestine (Redux)
Conclusion
In the Season of Arab Discontent
Some Background
Rebellion Across the Region
Repercussions in the Non-Arab Middle East
Conclusion
Chronology
Glossary
Appendix Table 1: Basic Statistics for Middle Eastern Countries
Appendix Table 2: How Many Palestinians (2007)?
Index
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