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A Concise History of the Middle East

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Publisher Comments:

Praise for the Prior Edition

“This review and update of A Concise History of the Middle East makes it once again the premier text for the study of the Middle East. Goldschmidt and Davidsons well-written and solidly argued analyses of the most important and crucial developments of Middle Eastern history and politics . . . could not be timelier. . . . It will be a favorite of students and professors alike.” —Robert Olson, University of Kentucky

“This is a text that breathes life into the history it presents. The authors both care deeply about the region and . . . are not afraid to spell out these complexities in a style that is at once accessible and gently provocative.” —Joel Gordon, University of Arkansas

“Our students and faculty alike have found this to be a well-organized, comprehensive, balanced, and exceptionally readable textbook. The authors blend significant historical detail with timely political analysis in a cogent style that is compelling and lucid. . . . A one-of-a-kind introduction to the Middle East.” —Donald Wagner, North Park University, Chicago

The tenth edition of this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson has been revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the Arab–Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in post-9/11 Middle East. The tenth edition is streamlined for more accessible reading and includes a new chapter on the recent Arab uprisings.

Resources for instructors are available online at westviewpress.com, including an updated bibliographic essay and a test bank.

Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is professor emeritus of Middle East history at Penn State University. He is the author of Modern Egypt: The Formation of a Nation-State, and the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2000 Middle East Studies Association Mentoring Award.

Lawrence Davidson is professor of history at West Chester University. He is the author of several books, including Americas Palestine and Islamic Fundamentalism.

Synopsis:

The classic in its field; straightforward, chronological re-telling of the history of the Middle East.

Synopsis:

The classic bestseller on the history of the Middle East by renowned scholars Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson, updated to reflect the latest scholarship and recent events in this turbulent region.

Synopsis:

A critical introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, now with new considerations of existential feminism and a conclusion reflecting on the future of feminist theory

Synopsis:

Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, including a new section on existentialism as it relates to postmodern feminism in Chapter 5, and a new conclusion that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future directions of feminist theory. Chapter 6 on women of color feminisms was also significantly revised and expanded by Tina Botts of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Learning tools like the new end-of-chapter discussion questions, and the bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.

Synopsis:

The tenth edition of this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson has been revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab–Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East. The tenth edition includes a new chapter, “In the Season of Arab Discontent,” that outlines the achievements and problems created by the recent Arab uprisings. In addition, earlier chapters have been streamlined for more accessible reading, and two popular study aids, the chronology and the glossary, have been revised.

Resources for instructors are available online atwestviewpress.com, including an updated bibliographic essay and test questions.

About the Author

Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is professor emeritus of Middle East history at Penn State University. He is the author of Modern Egypt: The Formation of a Nation-State, and the recipient of the Amoco Foundation Award for Outstanding Teaching and the 2000 Middle East Studies Association Mentoring Award.

Lawrence Davidson is professor of history at West Chester University. He is the author of several books, including Americas Palestine and Islamic Fundamentalism.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction

What Is History?

Then and Now, There and Here

The Physical Setting

Some Descriptive Geography

Conclusion

2 The Middle East Before Muhammad

Persia and Rome

The Arabs

Conclusion

3 The First Muslim Revolution

Muhammads Early Life

The Emigration (Hijra)

AISHA BINT ABI-BAKR

What Do Muslims Believe?

What Muslims Must Do

Conclusion

4 The Early Arab Conquests

The Succession Issue

The Initial Conquests

The Beginnings of Islamic Government

Dissension in the Umma

Changes in the Government of Islam

MUAWIYA IBN-ABI-SUFYAN

Conclusion

5 The High Caliphate

Restoration of the Umayyad Order

The Downfall of the Umayyads

The Abbasid Caliphate

MAMUN

The Decline of the Abbasids

Conclusion

6 Shiites and Turks, Crusaders and Mongols

Shiite Islam in Power

The Turks

The Crusades

The Mongol Invasion

HULEGU KHAN

Conclusion

7 Islamic Civilization

The Rules and Laws of Islam

Development of Jurisprudence

Islamic Society

Intellectual and Cultural Life

Theology

AHMAD IBN HANBAL

Conclusion

8 Firearms, Slaves, and Empires

The Mamluks

The Mongol Il-Khanids

Gunpowder Technology

The Ottoman Empire

ORHAN

Persia Under the Safavids

Conclusion

9 European Interests and Imperialism

Ottoman Weakness

The European Powers and the Eastern Question

THE KOPRULU FAMILY OF VIZIERS

Conclusion

10 Westernizing Reform in the Nineteenth Century

Egypts Transformation

Westernization of the Ottoman Empire

MUSTAFA RESHID PASHA

Persia Under the Qajars

Conclusion: Afterthoughts

11 The Rise of Nationalism

Egyptian Nationalism

AHMAD URABI

Ottomanism, Pan-Islam, and Turkism

Nationalism in Persia

The Constitutionalist Movement

Conclusion

12 The Roots of Arab Bitterness

Arab Nationalism

World War I

The Postwar Peace Settlement

FAYSAL IBN AL HUSAYN

Conclusion

13 Modernizing Rulers in the Independent States

Turkey: Phoenix from the Ashes

MUSTAFA KEMAL (ATATURK)

From Persia to Iran

The Rise of Saudi Arabia

Conclusion

14 Egypt and the Fertile Crescent

Under European Control

Egypts Struggle for Independence

The Creation of New States in the Fertile Crescent

Phony Democracy and False Independence

KING FARUQ

World War II

Postwar Egypt

Egypts Era of Political Frustration

Independence for Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq

Conclusion

15 The Contest for Palestine

Origins

Political Zionism

The Beginnings of Political Zionism

Britain and the Palestine Problem

AMIN AL-HUSAYNI

Conclusion

16 Israels Rebirth and the Rise of Arab Nationalism

Israels War for Independence

The Wars Aftermath

The Arab Countries

Israels Early Years

DAVID BEN-GURION

Middle Eastern Oil

The Great Powers and the Arab World

Rising Arab-Israeli Tensions

Conclusion

17 War and the Quest for Peace

The June 1967 War

The Palestinians

Abortive Peace Efforts

Political Changes: 1967–1970

ANWAR AL-SADAT

Danger Signs in the Middle East

The October (Yom Kippur) War

The Wars Aftermath

Lebanon: The Arena for a New Arab Struggle

The Road to Camp David

Conclusion

18 The Reassertion of Islamic Power

The Changing Role of Religion in Politics

The Iranian Revolution

SAYYID RUHOLLAH MUSAVI KHOMEINI

The Struggle for Gulf Supremacy

The Retreat from Camp David

Western Policy Formation and Islamic Polity

Conclusion

19 The Gulf War and the Peace Process

The Gulf Crisis

Operation Desert Storm

The Palestinians: Their Struggle and an Elusive Peace

YASIR ARAFAT

Whither Islam?

Conclusion

20 The War on Terrorism

Survey of Terrorism

OSAMA BIN LADEN

The Iraq War

The Contest for Palestine (Redux)

Conclusion

21 In the Season of Arab Discontent

Some Background

Rebellion Across the Region

Repercussions in the Non-Arab Middle East

Conclusion

Chronology

Glossary

Appendix Table 1: Basic Statistics for Middle Eastern Countries

Appendix Table 2: How Many Palestinians (2007)?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813348216
Author:
Goldschmidt, Arthur, Jr.
Publisher:
Westview Press
Author:
Davidson, Lawrence
Author:
Goldschmidt, Arthur
Author:
Davidson, Laurence
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World History-Middle East
Subject:
Middle East
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Tenth Edition, Tenth Edition
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
528
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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The classic in its field; straightforward, chronological re-telling of the history of the Middle East.

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The classic bestseller on the history of the Middle East by renowned scholars Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson, updated to reflect the latest scholarship and recent events in this turbulent region.
"Synopsis" by ,

A critical introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, now with new considerations of existential feminism and a conclusion reflecting on the future of feminist theory

"Synopsis" by ,
Feminist Thought offers a clear, comprehensive, and incisive introduction to the major traditions of feminist theory, from liberal feminism, radical feminism, and Marxist and socialist feminism to care-focused feminism, psychoanalytic feminism, and ecofeminism. The fourth edition has been thoroughly revised and expanded, including a new section on existentialism as it relates to postmodern feminism in Chapter 5, and a new conclusion that contemplates third-wave feminism and the future directions of feminist theory. Chapter 6 on women of color feminisms was also significantly revised and expanded by Tina Botts of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Learning tools like the new end-of-chapter discussion questions, and the bibliography, organized by topics within chapters, make Feminist Thought an essential resource for students and thinkers who want to understand the theoretical origins and complexities of contemporary feminist debates.
"Synopsis" by ,
The tenth edition of this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson has been revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab–Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East. The tenth edition includes a new chapter, “In the Season of Arab Discontent,” that outlines the achievements and problems created by the recent Arab uprisings. In addition, earlier chapters have been streamlined for more accessible reading, and two popular study aids, the chronology and the glossary, have been revised.

Resources for instructors are available online atwestviewpress.com, including an updated bibliographic essay and test questions.

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