Politics and Change in the Middle East; Sources of Conflict and Accommodation / Edition 5

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Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated to keep pace with recent events, this introductory survey of the Middle East explains in depth the special and enduring role of Islam and presents a historical overview of the region. The authors examine contemporary issues on a thematic basis (not country by country) and offer an interdisciplinary social science perspective, choosing to focus on the interplay between economic, political, and cultural influences.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136218227
  • Publisher: Pearson
  • Publication date: 7/28/1997
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 5
  • Pages: 396
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 9.01 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 Traditional Cultures of the Middle East: The Cradle of Civilization and Politics 1
2 The Foundations of Islam 13
3 The Political Legacy of Islam, A.D. 632-1800 32
4 Western Imperialism, 1800-1914 52
5 The Rise of the State System, 1914-1950 67
6 The Drive for Self-Determination 86
7 Turning Points 127
8 The Politics of Religion, Culture, and Social Life 143
9 Political Elites 175
10 Political Leadership in the Contemporary Middle East 202
11 The Economic Setting 227
12 International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East: 1945-1990 265
13 International Relations in the Contemporary Middle East, 1945-1990: The Regional Actors 286
14 The Middle East and the Changing International Order 319
Country Profiles 355
Glossary 379
Index 384
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