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This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the Iranian Revolution and the Gulf War. After introducing the reader to the region's history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, Cleveland focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. While built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, carefully crafted account. The revised and updated third edition of this benchmark text places the developments of the 1990s in a new historical perspective and includes an examination of key events of the early twenty-first century. An epilogue offers a critical evaluation, from a historian's perspective, of the al-Qa'ida attacks of September 11th, 2001 and the early phases of the US occupation of Iraq.
This comprehensive work provides an analysis of the last two centuries of Middle Eastern history, from the rise of the Safavids and Ottomans to the recent Gulf War. Explains the deep historical currents flowing beneath today's headlines--essential reading for anyone seeking a better understanding of today's turbulent world. Photos. Maps.
|1||The rise and expansion of Islam||5|
|2||The development of Islamic civilization to the fifteenth century||19|
|3||The Ottoman and Safavid empires : a new imperial synthesis||37|
|4||Forging a new synthesis : the pattern of reforms, 1789-1849||61|
|5||The Ottoman empire and Egypt during the era of the Tanzimat||81|
|6||Egypt and Iran in the late nineteenth century||103|
|7||The response of Islamic society||119|
|8||The era of the young Turks and the Iranian constitutionalists||133|
|9||World War I and the end of the Ottoman order||149|
|10||Authoritarian reform in Turkey and Iran||175|
|11||The Arab struggle for independence : Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the interwar era to 1945||193|
|12||The Arab struggle for independence : Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the interwar era to 1945||217|
|13||The Palestine mandate and the birth of the state of Israel||239|
|14||Democracy and authoritarianism : Turkey and Iran||275|
|15||The Middle East in the age of Nasser : the Egyptian base||301|
|16||The Middle East in the age of Nasser : the radicalization of Arab politics||323|
|17||Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s||345|
|18||Changing patterns of war and peace : Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s||373|
|19||The consolidation of authoritarian rule in Syria and Iraq : the regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn||397|
|20||The Iranian revolution and the resurgence of Islam||423|
|21||The Arabian Peninsula in the petroleum era||451|
|22||Challenges to the existing order : the Palestinian uprising and the Gulf War||473|
|23||A peace so near, a peace so far : Israeli-Palestinian relations since the Gulf War||499|
|24||Patterns of continuity and change in the Central Middle East since the Gulf War||519|
Posted April 30, 2002
Cleveland's writing is very inconsistent from chapter to chapter. Most subjects are handled with little emotion and opinion, but the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is littered with little side comments that are way to biased, and in most cases, not factual. THis claims to be a textbook, but is far from objective. I read it with the same grain of salt that I would take to something as awful as an essay about how the Holocaust never happened-which this book is not far from including in parts, and certainly hints at on page 339.
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