History of the Modern Middle East

History of the Modern Middle East

by William L. Cleveland
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900813343746
Publisher:
Perseus Distribution
Publication date:
11/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition

Table of Contents

1The rise and expansion of Islam5
2The development of Islamic civilization to the fifteenth century19
3The Ottoman and Safavid empires : a new imperial synthesis37
4Forging a new synthesis : the pattern of reforms, 1789-184961
5The Ottoman empire and Egypt during the era of the Tanzimat81
6Egypt and Iran in the late nineteenth century103
7The response of Islamic society119
8The era of the young Turks and the Iranian constitutionalists133
9World War I and the end of the Ottoman order149
10Authoritarian reform in Turkey and Iran175
11The Arab struggle for independence : Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the interwar era to 1945193
12The Arab struggle for independence : Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the interwar era to 1945217
13The Palestine mandate and the birth of the state of Israel239
14Democracy and authoritarianism : Turkey and Iran275
15The Middle East in the age of Nasser : the Egyptian base301
16The Middle East in the age of Nasser : the radicalization of Arab politics323
17Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s345
18Changing patterns of war and peace : Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s373
19The consolidation of authoritarian rule in Syria and Iraq : the regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn397
20The Iranian revolution and the resurgence of Islam423
21The Arabian Peninsula in the petroleum era451
22Challenges to the existing order : the Palestinian uprising and the Gulf War473
23A peace so near, a peace so far : Israeli-Palestinian relations since the Gulf War499
24Patterns of continuity and change in the Central Middle East since the Gulf War519

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