The Shaping of the Modern Middle East / Edition 2

The Shaping of the Modern Middle East / Edition 2

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by Bernard Lewis
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195072820

ISBN-13: 9780195072822

Pub. Date: 02/17/1994

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


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…  See more details below

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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:
02/17/1994
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
9.12(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

1Sketches for a Historical Portrait3
2The Impact of the West24
3The Quest for Freedom44
4Patriotism and Nationalism71
5The Revolt of Islam99
6The Middle East in International Affairs125
Notes165
Bibliographical Note169
Index171

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