A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

Fourth Edition


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Format
ePub
Price
$16.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9780698156593
  • 592 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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 Napoleon’s 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 region’s relations with the United States under President Obama, the Arab Spring, and more.

Praise

Praise for previous editions:

“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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