Politics of the Middle East: Cultures and Conflicts
For undergraduate Political Science courses in International Relations, World History, World Cultures, Nonwestern History, Third World Countries, Military Science, and Political Geography, with a focus on the Middle East. An introduction to the Middle East, this text captures the broad sweep of history, geography, cultures, and religions and leads up to the regions twentieth-century (and more current) conflicts, including the 2003 Iraq War. With its emphasis on basic concepts and vocabulary, and it use of illustrative case studies, Politics of the Middle East provides an exciting tool for the basic understanding of this very complex region.
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