A History of the Modern Middle East

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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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Finished reading it by 2010. Updating it here. Read full review

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Contents

THE DEVELOPMENT OF ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION TO THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY
1
1 The Rise and Expansion of Islam
4
2 THe Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century
18
A New Imperial Synthesis
34
THE BEINNINGS OF THE ERA OF TRANSFORMATION
53
The Pattern of Reforms 17891849
56
5 The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat
75
6 Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century
95
The Egyptian Base
280
The Radicalization of Arab Politics
301
17 Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s
322
THE RESURGENCE OF ISLAMThe Middle East from the 1970s to the 1991 Gulf War
345
18 The Iranian Revolution and the Revival of Islam
347
Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s
369
20 The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Era
393
The Regimen of HafizalAsad and Saddam Huseyn
414

7 The Response of Islamic Society
109
8 The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists
122
9 World War I and the End of the Ottoman Order
137
THE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCETHe Interwar Era to the End of World War II
159
10 Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran
162
Egypt Iraq and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945
179
12 The Arab Struggle for Independence Syria Lebanon and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945
201
13 The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel
221
THE INDEPENDENT MIDDLE EAST FROM THE END OF WORLD WAR II to the 1970s
253
Turkey and Iran
255
CHALLENGES TO THE EXISTING ORDERTHe Middle East in the 1990s and 2000s
439
22 The Palestinian Intifada and the 1991 Gulf War
441
IsraeliPalestininan Relations Since the 1991 Gulf War
463
24 Patterns of Continuity and Change in Turkey Iran and Lebanon
487
25 Americas Troubled Moment in the Middle East
505
26 The 2011 Arab Uprisings
522
Glossary
541
Select Bibliography
545
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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