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The Middle East for dummies

Author: Craig S Davis
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Pub., ©2003.
Series: --For dummies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A guide to the Middle East covers such topics as history, culture, politics, religion, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Craig S Davis
ISBN: 0764554832 9780764554834
OCLC Number: 52801862
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Getting acquainted with the Middle East --
The Middle East's relevance in the 21st century --
Charting a map --
Middle Eastern hospitality --
Part II: The history of the Middle East --
The ancient Middle East --
The medieval Middle East --
The modern Middle East --
Part III: Politics, Islam, and oil : three reasons not to ignore the Middle East --
Leadership : kings, presidents, and dictators --
Islamic militancy in a nutshell --
Islam and the West --
It's all about the oil : economics in the Middle East --
Part IV: Regions in turmoil --
The powder keg : Israel and Palestine --
Iraq --
Afghanistan --
Pakistan --
Part V: Regions in repair --
North Africa --
Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria --
The Arabian Peninsula --
Non-Arab Muslim states --
Part VI: Cultural contributions of the Middle East --
A mosaic of religions --
Religions on the edge --
The family : the hub of Middle Eastern life --
Language and literature --
Arts and sciences --
Part VII: The part of tens : Ten key ethnic groups --
Ten key militant groups --
Ten key challenges.
Series Title: --For dummies.
Responsibility: by Craig S. Davis.
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Demystifies the area's culture, politics, and religions Explore Middle Eastern history from ancient to modern times Looking to better understand the Middle East? This plain-English guide explains  Read more...

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