A Companion to the History of the Middle East

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Youssef M. Choueiri
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - History - 624 pages
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A Companion to the History of the Middle East offers a fresh account of the multifaceted and multi-layered history of this region.
  • A fresh account of the multifaceted and multi-layered history of the Middle East
  • Comprises 26 newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars
  • Primarily focused on the modern and contemporary periods
  • Covers religious, social, cultural, economic, political and military history
  • Treats the region as four differentiated political units – Iran, Turkey, Israel and the Arab world
  • Includes a section on current issues, such as oil, urban growth, the role of women, and democratic human rights
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part I The Formative Period of Islam
7
Part II Cultural Traditions and Social Structure
69
Part III Imperial Structures and Dynastic Rule
133
Part IV A New Middle Eastern System
189
Part V The Middle East and the New World Order
227
Part VI Independence and Nation Building
267
Part VII Modern Issues and Contemporary Challenges
391
Bibliography
534
Index
582
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About the author (2008)

Youssef M. Choueiri is Reader in Islamic Studies at the University of Manchester. He has lectured on Middle Eastern history in the US and Australia, as well as in the UK. His previous publications include Islamic Fundamentalism (1997), Arab Nationalism (Blackwell Publishing, 2000), and Modern Arab Historiography (2003).

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