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Dictionary of the Middle East
     

Dictionary of the Middle East

by Dilip Hiro
 

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This timely, must-have reference contains over 700 entries on leading personalities in politics, business, culture and religion, places of religious and cultural significance, oil and other important minerals, political and religious sects, economic infrastructure, socio-political ideologies, and more.

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This timely, must-have reference contains over 700 entries on leading personalities in politics, business, culture and religion, places of religious and cultural significance, oil and other important minerals, political and religious sects, economic infrastructure, socio-political ideologies, and more.

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Jewish Book World
Comprehensive reference work on the modern Middle East. Emphasis is on the Arab world and on the era after World War II, but Israeli politics is reviewed in a judicious and fair manner.
Booknews
A reference with some 1,000 entries on leading personalities in politics, business, and religion in the region; places of religious and cultural significance; resources; political and religious sects; economic infrastructure; and socio-political ideologies in 15 countries. Contains b&w maps. Useful for students and journalists. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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'An impressive attempt...Mr Hiro can see both sides of an argument, applying the same stringent scrutiny to the Zionists' Irgun and the Arabs' Islamic Jihad.' - Economist

'An invaluable guide for journalists, diplomats and, not least, politicians...The 1,000 entries ensure comprehensiveness, and their compression into a single manageable volume ensures compactness. And this has been done with a precision that is truly admirable...' - Middle East International

'...invaluable to anyone with a professional or personal interest in Middle Eastern affairs.' - Ben Holland, Turkish Daily News

'While the general reader will find the Dictionary readable, the specialist will find it mostly reliable.' - Middle East Quarterly

'A very useful and highly informative reference work on the region...Hiro deserves much credit for this well researched and highly balanced work which fills a void in the field.' - Middle East Insight

'[T]his dictionary will satisfy the needs of journalists, businessmen, undergraduates, and ambitiously cerebral travellers.' - Orbis: Journal of World Affairs

'Hiro skillfully condenses often very complex subject matters into readable dictionary entries that strike an admirable balance between detailed treatment and cursory overview...the overall value of this handy reference tool for the countries it covers is undeniable. Especially strong in the coverage of recent Middle Eastern history and the current political situation, Dilip Hiro's Dictionary of the Middle East can wholeheartedly be recommended for college and university as well as public library reference collections.' - Christof Galli, University of California at Berkeley

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312174354
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
03/15/1998
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.18(h) x 1.78(d)

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