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A History of the Middle East
     

A History of the Middle East

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by Peter Mansfield
 

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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.

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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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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:
9780670815159
Publisher:
Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
04/01/1991
Edition description:
1st American ed
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
1.00(w) x 1.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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“The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries, and economics of the contemporary Arab world.”  —The Washington Post Book World

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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.

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