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A history of the Middle East

Author: Peter Mansfield
Publisher: London : Penguin Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
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Presents an overview of the history and politics of the Middle East over the last two centuries, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Mansfield
ISBN: 0141011238 9780141011233
OCLC Number: 492136916
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiii-429 p. ; 20 cm
Contents: 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; the inter-war years - globalization and counter-globalization; conclusion - prospects for the twenty-first century.
Responsibility: Peter Mansfield.

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