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A concise history of the Middle East

Author: Arthur Goldschmidt; Ibrahim Al-Marashi
Publisher: New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Twelfth editionView all editions and formats
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A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab-Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Goldschmidt, Arthur, 1938-
A concise history of the Middle East.
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2019
(OCoLC)1057365993
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Goldschmidt; Ibrahim Al-Marashi
ISBN: 9780429456015 0429456018 9780429850462 0429850468 9780429850455 042985045X 9780429850448 0429850441
OCLC Number: 1053623251
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 501 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of illustrations --
Preface --
1. Introduction --
Part I. The rise of Islam to the zenith of Abbasid power: 2. The Middle East before Muhammad; 3. Muhammad and the rise of Islam; 4. The early Arab conquests; 5. The High Caliphate --
Part II. The Turkic empires from the Seljuks to Ottomans: 6. The rise of the Shi'a and the influx of the Turks; 7. The Crusader and Mongol invasions; 8. Islamic civilization; 9. Firearms, slaves, and empires --
Part III. European incursions and the nationalist reaction: 10. European interests and imperialism; 11. Westernizing reform in the nineteenth century; 12. The rise of nationalism --
Part IV. World War I and its aftermath: 13. The roots of Arab bitterness; 14. Modernizing rulers in the Independent States; 15. Egypt and the Fertile Crescent under European control --
Part V. The Arab-Israeli conflict: 16. The contest for Palestine; 17. Israel's rebirth and the rise of Arab nationalism; 18. War and the quest for peace --
Part VI: The Islamist resurgence: 19. The reassertion of Islamist power; 20. The 1991 Gulf War and the peace process; 21. The post-9/11 decade in the Middle East --
Part VII. The Arab Spring and its aftermath: 22. In the season of Arab discontent; 23. The regional cold war in the twenty-first century --
Appendix I --
Appendix II --
Glossary --
Bibliographic essay --
Bibliographic web essay.
Responsibility: Arthur Goldschmidt and Ibrahim Al-Marashi.

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A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab-Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the Middle East post-9/11 and post-Arab uprisings.

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