The Shaping of the Modern Middle East / Edition 2

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With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (1964), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive and now more-timely-than-ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Fully revised to cover the volatile developments of the last three decades, The Shaping of the Modern Middle East sheds light on the climax and sudden end of the cold war, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Arab-Israeli wars, the formation and activities of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iranian revolution. Illuminating the region's geography, culture, history, language, and religion, Lewis explores the complex and often confusing issues of Arab nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism, and responses and reactions in the Middle East to centuries of Western influence, revealing the subtlety and sophistication of this dynamic civilization as no other scholar can.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195072822
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/17/1994
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Meet the Author

Bernard Lewis
Princeton University (Emeritus)
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    1. Hometown:
      Princeton, New Jersey
    1. Date of Birth:
      May 31, 1916
    2. Place of Birth:
      London, England
    1. Education:
      B.A., University of London, 1936; Diplome des Etudes Semitiques, University of Paris, 1937; Ph.D., University of London,

Table of Contents

1 Sketches for a Historical Portrait 3
2 The Impact of the West 24
3 The Quest for Freedom 44
4 Patriotism and Nationalism 71
5 The Revolt of Islam 99
6 The Middle East in International Affairs 125
Notes 165
Bibliographical Note 169
Index 171
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