The Middle East: A History / Edition 4

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THE MIDDLE EAST is the most important comprehensive treatment of Middle Eastern History now available. Praised for its straightforward and accessible style,it provides teachers and students with a general introduction in narrative form to the chief elements in Middle Eastern History,thereby allowing individuals to proceed into more specialized topics and themes with a firm understanding of information and analysis. With the book in two volumes,this book is now more versatile than before.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780075572626
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 1/28/1990
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 860

Table of Contents

List of Maps
List of Charts and Genealogies
Preface to the Fifth Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1 Geographic Prologue 1
2 Pre-Islamic Politics and Society in the Middle East 9
3 Muhammad: His Life and Leadership 25
4 The Establishment of the Muslim State 38
5 The Spread and Organization of the Muslim Empire Under the Umayyads 50
6 The Flowering of the Muslim World Under the Early Abbasids 64
7 Islam 75
8 Muslim Theology and Law 83
9 Muslim Civilization in the Middle East 96
10 Social Patterns 109
11 The Early Medieval Middle East 120
12 The Late Medieval Middle East 133
13 The Byzantine Empire 147
14 Ottoman Origins and Early History 157
15 The Winning of the Ottoman Empire 170
16 Expansion of the Ottoman Empire 181
17 Institutions of the Ottoman Empire 190
18 The Ottoman Empire as a World Power 201
19 The Flowering and Decay of Safavid Iran 215
20 The Transformation of the Ottoman Empire 231
21 The Retreat of the Ottoman Empire Begins 247
22 The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon 261
23 Mahmud II: Greek Nationalism and Ottoman Reform 272
24 Mehmet Ali, Ismail, and the Development of Egypt 281
25 Ottoman Tanzimat and European Ambitions 297
26 Abdulhamid II and Autocratic Reform 315
27 The Young Turks and Nationalism 326
28 British Occupation of Egypt and the Sudan 341
29 Qajar Iran and Reform 355
30 Iran's Constitutional Revolution 366
31 Impact of World War I upon the Middle East 374
Glossary G-1
Index I-1
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