A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

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by Peter Mansfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 014016989X

ISBN-13: 9780140169898

Pub. Date: 04/29/1992

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated

Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors andpeacemakers 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.…  See more details below

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Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors andpeacemakers 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. and remarkably inclusive. (The Times Educational Supplement)

Author Biography: 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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140169898
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/29/1992
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction: from Ancient to Modern1
2Islam on the Defensive, 1800-35
3Muhammad Ali's Egypt: Ottoman Rival46
4The Struggle for Reform, 1840-190063
5Britain in Egypt, 1882-191485
6Turks and Arabs114
7The Persian Factor136
8The Sick Man Dies: 1918149
9The Anglo-French Interregnum, 1918-1939167
10The Second World War and its Aftermath219
11The Entry of the Superpowers and the Nasser Era, 1950-1970239
12The Years of Turbulence280
13Prospects for the Twenty-first Century339
Notes on Further Reading354
Index361

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