A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

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by Peter Mansfield
     
 

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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.

Overview

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.

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

Introduction: from Ancient to Modern
1(34)
Islam on the Defensive, 1800
35(11)
Muhammad Ali's Egypt: Ottoman Rival
46(17)
The Struggle for Reform, 1840--1900
63(22)
Britain in Egypt, 1882--1914
85(29)
Turks and Arabs
114(22)
The Persian Factor
136(13)
The Sick Man Dies: 1918
149(18)
The Anglo-French Interregnum, 1918--1939
167(52)
Partition of the Arab East
The Inter-war Years--Egypt; The Mandates
Persia/Iran
Oil and the Middle East
The Second World War and its Aftermath
219(20)
Middle East Reactions: Nationalism, Pan-Arabism and Islam
The Entry of the Superpowers and the Nasser Era, 1950--1970
239(41)
The Years of Turbulence
280(59)
The Rise of the Oil States
Egyptian Initiatives
Israel/Palestine and the Lebanese Victim
Islamic Reassertion, Revolution and War, Iraq's World Challenge
Prospects for the Twenty-first Century
339(15)
Notes on Further Reading 354(7)
Index 361

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