The Middle East Today (Google eBook)

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Greenwood Publishing Group, Jan 1, 1994 - History - 593 pages
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In this completely updated sixth edition, Peretz offers a comprehensive introduction to the history, politics, and contemporary life of the Middle East. This is the book for those who have little or no previous academic background to the region.

Since its initial publication in 1963, this definitive survey has been widely acclaimed and frequently used in history and political science classes. As with previous editions, this volume offers a basic understanding of the forces that shape life and politics in Israel, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and the Gulf States, and is up to date through the September 1993 Israeli-P.L.O. accords.

  

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Contents

Past and Present
23
3 Rise and Fall of the Ottomans
51
4 The Middle East and the West before World War I
77
5 The Middle East and the West since World War I
99
6 Arab Nationalism
134
7 Modern Turkey
159
8 Origins of Modern Egypt
206
9 Revolutionary Egypt
230
12 The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
340
13 The Republic of Lebanon
361
14 The Republic of Syria
400
15 Iraq
431
16 The Arabian Peninsula
466
17 Iran
502
18 Epilogue
535
Selected Bibliography
549

10 Zionism
276
11 The State of Israel
302

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DON PERETZ is Professor Emeritus, State University of New York, Binghamton.

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