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A History of the Middle East: Second Edition
     

A History of the Middle East: Second Edition

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by Peter Mansfield
 

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Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this classic work, Peter Mansfield follows the historic struggle of the region over the last two hundred years. This new edition updates recent developments in the Middle East, including the turbulent events in Afghanistan, the troubled relationship between the U.S

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Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this classic work, Peter Mansfield follows the historic struggle of the region over the last two hundred years. This new edition updates recent developments in the Middle East, including the turbulent events in Afghanistan, the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Iraq, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict, and the rise of Islamic Jihad.

Incisive and illuminating, A History of the Middle East is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what is perhaps the most crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world.

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Reprint of the esteemed Penguin Books edition of 1991. No new material. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780143034339
Publisher:
Viking Penguin
Publication date:
08/31/2004
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
448
Product dimensions:
5.18(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.84(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

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A brilliantly deft and well-informed guide... coherent, dispassionate and remarkably inclusive. (The Times Educational Supplement)

Meet the Author

Peter Mansfield (1928–1996) corresponded regularly for the Financial Times, Economist, and London Sunday Times on Middle Eastern affairs. The author and editor of numerous works, he is best known for his comprehensive study The Arabs.

Nicholas Pelham has served as editor of the Middle East Times and writes frequently for the Economist and Financial Times.

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