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A Brief History of the Middle East (Brief History)

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In The Brief History of the Middle East author Christopher Catherwood attempts to show how our entire world is ultimately shaped by events that have unfolded or have their origin in the Middle East. Catherwood insists that, unless we allow ignorance to blind us—which to a certain extent it already has—the Middle East must not be viewed as "some strange place over there." Three of the world's major organized religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam—all stem from the area, as do defining civilizations from Ancient Egypt to Babylonia. Catherwood examines this storied region through the lens of the present by asking these questions. How did the Palestinian issue arise? Why does Osama bin Laden harp on the glories of Moorish Spain? Why did Islamic extremism come to be a substitute for Arab socialist nationalism for so many? Today's headlines have clear historical explanations, and The Brief History of the Middle East will bring that concept into focus.

About the Author

As consultant to the Strategy Unit of British Prime Minister Tony Blairs cabinet, Christopher Catherwood teaches history at Cambridge University and each summer at the University of Richmond (Virginia), where he is an annual Writer in Residence for their History Department. He is the author of Churchill's Folly.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786717002
Subtitle:
From Abraham to Arafat
Author:
Catherwood, Christop
Author:
Catherwood, Christopher
Publisher:
Running Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle East
Subject:
History
Subject:
Middle East - General
Subject:
HISTORY / Middle East/General
Subject:
Middle East History.
Subject:
Middle East Politics and government.
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Brief History
Publication Date:
20061017
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 9.5 oz

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