The Middle East: A History / Edition 7

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Now celebrating its fiftieth anniversary, The Middle East: A History has long been the standard introductory textbook in the field of Middle Eastern history. It is the most comprehensive one-volume treatment of Middle Eastern history from the rise of Islam to the present time now available, featuring full coverage of the central and peripheral Middle East. There is a thorough and balanced discussion of the political, religious, social, gender, economic, and cultural history of the region. As a comprehensive textbook, it provides teachers and students with a general introduction in narrative form to the chief elements in Middle Eastern history, thereby allowing readers to proceed into more specialized topics and themes with a firm understanding. This new edition features major revisions for the period from 1939 to the present, including updated analyses of Iraq since 2003, the status of the Arab-Israeli peace process, and the administration of Mahmud Ahmadinejad in Iran.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780073385624
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Publication date: 1/6/2010
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 7
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 341,262
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents





1. Geographic Prologue

2. Pre-Islamic Politics and Society in the Middle East


3. Muhammad: His Life and Leadership

4. The Establishment of the Muslim State

5. The Spread and Organization of the Muslim Empire Under the Umayyads

6. The Flowering of the Muslim World Under the Early Abbasids

7. Islam

8. Muslim Theology and Law

9. Muslim Civilization and the Middle East

10. Social Patterns

11. The Early Medieval Middle East

12. The Late Medieval Middle East

Part Two: The Ottoman and Safavid Empires

13. The Byzantine Empire

14. Ottoman Origins and Early History

15. The Winning of the Ottoman Empire

16. Expansion of the Ottoman Empire

17. Institutions of the Ottoman Empire

18. The Ottoman Empire as a World Power

19. The Flowering and Collapse of Safavid Iran

20. The Transformation of the Ottoman Empire

21. The Retreat of the Ottoman Empire Begins


22. The Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon

23. Mahmud II: Greek Nationalism and Ottoman Reform

24. Mehmet Ali, Ismail, and the Development of Egypt

25. Ottoman Tanzimat and European Ambitions

26. Abdulhamid II and Autocratic Reform

27. The Young Turks and Nationalism

28. British Occupation of Egypt and the Sudan

29. Oajar Iran and Reform

30. Iran's Constitutional Revolution

31. Impact of World War I upon the Middle East


32. The Turkish Republic Under Ataturk

33. Iran Between the Two World Wars

34. Egypt, the Sudan, and Libya

35. Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq Under the Mandate System

36. Palestine and Transjordan

37. World War II and the Middle East

38. Turkey Becomes More Democratic

39. Iran: Oil, Nationalism, and Royal Dictatorship

40. The Islamic Republic of Iran, the Collapse of the Soviet Union, and War in Afghanistan

41. The Partition of Palestine: Israel and Hashimite Jordan

42. Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinians After 1967

43. The Egyptian Republic and Independent Sudan

44. Egypt, Sudan, and Libya Since 1970

45. Independent Lebanon and Syria

46. Iraq Since World War II

47. Smaller Arabian States

48. Yemen

49. Saudi Arabia and Oil

50. Trends Since 1945

Chronology C-1

Glossary G-1

Index I-1

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