A History of the Modern Middle East

A History of the Modern Middle East

by William L Cleveland
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813305632

ISBN-13: 9780813305639

Pub. Date: 02/28/1994

Publisher: Westview Press


A History of the Modern Middle East examines the profound and often dramatic transformations of the region in the past two centuries, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. Built around a framework of political history, while also carefully integrating social, cultural, and

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A History of the Modern Middle East examines the profound and often dramatic transformations of the region in the past two centuries, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. Built around a framework of political history, while also carefully integrating social, cultural, and economic developments, this expertly crafted account provides readers with the most comprehensive, balanced and penetrating analysis of the modern Middle East.

The sixth edition has been revised to provide a thorough account of the major developments since 2012, including the tumultuous aftermath of the Arab uprisings, the sectarian conflict in Iraq and civil war in Syria that led to the rise of ISIS, the crises in Libya and Yemen, and the United States’ nuclear talks with Iran. With brand-new timelines in each part, updated select bibliographies, and expanded online instructor resources, A History of the Modern Middle East remains the quintessential text for courses on Middle East history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813305639
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
02/28/1994
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
503
Product dimensions:
6.23(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.21(d)
Lexile:
1450L (what's this?)

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations
Preface to the Sixth Edition
Acknowledgments
A Note About Place Names and Transliteration

Part One: The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Century
1. The Rise and Expansion of Islam
2. The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century
3. The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial Synthesis

Part Two: The Beginnings of the Era of Transformation
4. Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789–1849
5. The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat
6. Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century
7. The Response of Islamic Society
8. The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists
9. World War I and the End of the Ottoman Order

Part Three: The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the end of World War II
10. Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran
11. The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945
12. The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945
13. The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel

Part Four: The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970s
14. Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iran
15. The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Base
16. The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politics
17. Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s

Part Five: The Resurgence of Islam: the Middle East from the 1970s to the 1991 Gulf War
18. The Iranian Revolution
19. Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s
20. The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Era
21. The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Syria and Iraq: The Regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn

Part Six: Challenges to the Existing Order: the Middle East from the 1990s to the Present
22. The Palestinian Intifada and the 191 Gulf War
23. An Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Palestinian-Israeli Relations since the1991 Gulf War
24. Patterns of Continuity and Change in Turkey, Iran and Lebanon
25.America’s Troubled Moment in the Middle East
26. The Arab Uprisings, Civil War and the Rise of ISIS

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