A History of the Modern Middle East (Google eBook)

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Westview Press, Dec 4, 2012 - History - 600 pages
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 This definitive history of the modern Middle East includes significant new material covering major transformative developments over the past four years.

  

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User Review  - KirkLowery - LibraryThing

Beginning with the Ottoman Empire, he traces events right down to the Iraq war. It made clear the Sunni/Shia division, along with the other ethnic ones as well as clarifying the politics that the US has played in the region. All of a sudden, the newspapers began to make sense. Read full review

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User Review  - Matthew Hines - Goodreads

This easy to read volume was the main reason I excelled at my required college course History of the Modern Middle East. It covers a timeline roughly from the start of the Ottoman Empire to today, and ... Read full review

Contents

The Rise and Expansion of Islam
11
The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century
18
PalestinianIsraeli Relations
23
A New Imperial Synthesis
34
PART
53
The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat
75
Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century
95
The Response of Islamic Society
109
The Egyptian Base
280
The Radicalization of Arab Politics
301
Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s
322
n PART FIVE
345
34
368
Egypt
369
The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Era
393
n PART
439

The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists
122
World War I and the End of the Ottoman Order
137
Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran
162
Egypt Iraq
179
Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945 179
201
The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel
221
n PART FOUR
253
Patterns of Continuity and Change in Turkey Iran and Lebanon
487
Americas Troubled Moment in the Middle East
505
The 2011 Arab Uprisings
522
Glossary
541
Index
569
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About the author (2012)

The late William L. Cleveland was professor of history at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Martin Bunton is an associate professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is the editor of Land Legislation in Mandate Palestine.

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