The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War / Edition 1

The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War / Edition 1

by Mehran Kamrava
     
 

ISBN-10: 0520241509

ISBN-13: 9780520241503

Pub. Date: 01/31/2005

Publisher: University of California Press

This succinct, accessible book brings a valuable mix of history and contemporary analysis to a wide audience of readers seeking expert knowledge about the making of the modern Middle East. Giving a rich perspective on the region's historical and political evolution, it traces the influence of factors such as religion, culture, and economics and illuminates many

Overview

This succinct, accessible book brings a valuable mix of history and contemporary analysis to a wide audience of readers seeking expert knowledge about the making of the modern Middle East. Giving a rich perspective on the region's historical and political evolution, it traces the influence of factors such as religion, culture, and economics and illuminates many current events.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520241503
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
01/31/2005
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
510
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsix
List of Tablesxi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction1
Part IA Political History of the Middle East7
1From Islam to the Great War9
2From Territories to Independent States35
3The Age of Nationalism67
4The Arab-Israeli Wars107
5The Iranian Revolution138
6The Gulf Wars and Beyond169
Part IIIssues in Middle Eastern Politics213
7The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict215
8The Challenge of Economic Development257
9States and Their Opponents283
10The Question of Democracy331
11Challenges Facing the Middle East359
Notes377
Bibliography429
Index457

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