A History of the Modern Middle East

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This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the American invasion of Iraq and Iran's new influence in the region. After introducing the reader to the region's history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle East focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fourth edition of the late William Cleveland's popular introductory text, Martin Bunton addresses recent transformative developments in the Middle East, charting the decline in the peace prospects between Israelis and Palestinians, elaborating upon the resurgence of Islam, and devoting a new chapter to ''America's Troubled Moment in the Middle East,'' which details the aftermath of the Iraq war and Iran's nuclear ambitions.
 

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Contents

The Beginnings of the Era of Transformation
104
The Struggle for Independence The Interwar
320
Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran
326
The Arab Struggle for Independence Egypt Iraq
362
The Arab Struggle for Independence Syria Lebanon
408
The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State
448
The Independent Middle East from the End
511
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