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Minorities in the Middle East: A History of Struggle and Self-Expression
     

Minorities in the Middle East: A History of Struggle and Self-Expression

by Mordechai Nisan
 
Nisan (Middle East studies, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem) describes the political struggles of non-Arab or non-Muslim ethnic groups in the Islamic world, including the Kurds, Berbers, Baluch, Druzes, Armenians, Maronites, Sudanese Christians, and Egyptian Copts. Each ethnic group is accorded separate treatment, with discussion of their cultural identity, geographic

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Nisan (Middle East studies, Hebrew U. of Jerusalem) describes the political struggles of non-Arab or non-Muslim ethnic groups in the Islamic world, including the Kurds, Berbers, Baluch, Druzes, Armenians, Maronites, Sudanese Christians, and Egyptian Copts. Each ethnic group is accorded separate treatment, with discussion of their cultural identity, geographic location, and early history accompanied by examinations of modern political and military struggles that emphasize the relative effectiveness of the formation of international diplomatic strategies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

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Choice
impressive
Library Journal
"informative volume.... Useful"
Booknews
In contrast to the common monocultural stereotype of the Middle East as Islamic and Arabic, Nisan reveals the unique character and way of life, as well as shared experiences and goals, of a variety of Middle East minorities, including Kurds, Berbers, Baluch, Druzes, ^Alawites, Armenians, Assyrians, Maronites, Sudanese Christians, and Jews. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Catholic Library World
a significant book...it is helpful, informative and balanced...helpful, timely and accessible book
From the Publisher
“impressive fund of information”—Choice; “informative...the strength of the book lies in the breadth of its coverage...useful”—Library Journal “one of the only volumes to consider a variety of groups, their relationships with each other, and their collective role in the region and beyond...an invaluable and timely resource”—Against the Grain; “a significant book...it is helpful, informative and balanced...helpful, timely and accessible book”—Catholic Library World; “invaluable”—Claremont Review of Books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899505640
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/1991
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
312

Meet the Author

Mordechai Nisan has written extensively on Zionism and the Arab-Israeli conflict. He teaches Middle East Studies at Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Rothberg International School and lives in Jerusalem.

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