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The definitive history of the Middle East, thoroughly revised and updated through 2012

One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2012 and still the essential work on the subject, follows the historic struggles of the Middle East from Napoleons campaign in Egypt and Syria, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the history of Islam and its recent resurgence.

For this fourth edition, Economist correspondent Nicolas Pelham contributes an extensive new section examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the regions relations with the United States under President Obama, the Arab Spring, and more.

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Now newly updated, this incisive and illuminating guide is hailed as "the best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries, and economics of the contemporary Arab world" ("The Washington Post Book World").

Synopsis:

Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this classic work, Peter Mansfield follows the historic struggle of the region over the last two hundred years. This new edition updates recent developments in the Middle East, including the turbulent events in Afghanistan, the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Iraq, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict, and the rise of Islamic Jihad.

Incisive and illuminating, A History of the Middle East is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what is perhaps the most crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world.

About the Author

Peter Mansfield (1928–1996) corresponded regularly for the Financial Times, Economist, and London Sunday Times on Middle Eastern affairs. The author and editor of numerous works, he is best known for his comprehensive study The Arabs.

Nicholas Pelham has served as editor of the Middle East Times and writes frequently for the Economist and Financial Times.

Table of Contents

List of Maps

Foreword to the Second Edition

1. Introduction: from Ancient to Modern

2. Islam on the Defensive, 1800-

3. Muhammad Ali's Egypt: Ottoman Rival

4. The Struggle for Reform 1840-1900

5. Britain in Egypt, 1882-1914

6. Turks and Arabs

7. The Persian Factor

8. The Sick Man Dies: 1918

9. The Anglo-French Interregnum, 1918-1939

Partition of the Middle East

The Inter-war Years - Egypt; The Mandates

Persia/Iran

Oil and the Middle East

10. The Second World War and Its Aftermath

Middle East Reactions: Nationalism, Pan Arabism and Islam

11. The Entry of the Superpowers and the Nasser Era, 1950-1970

12. The Years of Turbulence

The Rise of the Oil states

Egyptian Intiatives

Israel/Palestine and the Lebanese Victim

Islamic Reassertion, Revolution and War

Iraq's World Challenge

13. The Inter-war Years: Globalization and Counter-Globalization

Part One: The Emergence of Pax Americana

Neutering Iraq

Iraq's Fight Back to the Fold

Part Two: Umpiring the Arab-Israeli War

Israel's Missed Opportunity for Peace

Part Three: The Dreams of Indepence and Internal Malaise

Economic Malaise

Part Four: The Rise of Muslim Liberation Theology

The Globalization of Islamic Jihad

14. Conclusion: Prospects for the Twenty-first Century

September 11 and the Militarization of Pax Americana

Repression and the Global Counter-jihad

Forget Not the Liberals

Notes on Further Reading

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143034339
Subtitle:
Fourth Edition
Author:
Mansfield, Peter
Author:
Pelham, Nicolas
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Middle East History 1517-
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130827
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
b/w maps throughout
Pages:
592
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5.06 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 592 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143034339 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Now newly updated, this incisive and illuminating guide is hailed as "the best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries, and economics of the contemporary Arab world" ("The Washington Post Book World").

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Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this classic work, Peter Mansfield follows the historic struggle of the region over the last two hundred years. This new edition updates recent developments in the Middle East, including the turbulent events in Afghanistan, the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Iraq, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict, and the rise of Islamic Jihad.

Incisive and illuminating, A History of the Middle East is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what is perhaps the most crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world.

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