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Untangling the Middle East : a guide to the past, present and future of the world's most chaotic region

Author: Ori Z Soltes
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A lucid and engaging breakdown of the history, culture, and politics that define today's Middle East. Untangling the Middle East is a layman's guide to the history#x97;political, religious, and cultural#x97;that led us to the current challenges plaguing the Middle East. It covers the major interests and actors in the region, and helps to spin a narrative of the evolution of violence and conflict in this age-old  Read more...
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(OCoLC)954669799
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ori Z Soltes
ISBN: 9781510717817 1510717811
OCLC Number: 1023779536
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Maps; Timeline; Introduction; Part One: Definitions; 1. Semites and Arabs; 2. Muhammad and the Birth of Islam; 3. Arab, Muslim, and Jew; Israeli and Palestinian; Part Two: Historical Associations and Aspirations; 4. The Era of the Crusades; 5. Nationalism among the Arabs; 6. Jewish Nationalism; 7. Aspirations, Interferences, and Conflicts into the Twentieth Century; Part Three: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Remaking of the Middle East; 8. World War II, the Holocaust, and the Transformations of Israel-Palestine. 9. Governance Issues in the Middle Eastâ#x80;#x94;Before and After 1948Part Four: The Paradoxes of Israel/Palestine; 10. Israel and the Palestinians; 11. The Palestinians and Israel; 12. The United States, the International Community, and Israel-Palestine; Part Five: Cross-Regional Issues and the Future of the Middle East; 13. The Larger Arab Contexts of Peace and War; 14. Wider Contexts of Peace and War; 15. Unfinished Epiloguesâ#x80;#x94;Hope and Despair; Memory and Forgetting; Afterword; Appendices; Bibliography; Index; Endnotes.
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