The Arab Spring Uprisings

The Arab Spring Uprisings

by Hal Marcovitz
     
 

What are the defining characteristics of the sprawling era known as the Middle Ages? What sets ancient Egypt apart from other ancient civilizations? And what is the legacy of the twentieth-century genocide known as the Holocaust? These are some of the ideas explored in Understanding World History, a series that surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of

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What are the defining characteristics of the sprawling era known as the Middle Ages? What sets ancient Egypt apart from other ancient civilizations? And what is the legacy of the twentieth-century genocide known as the Holocaust? These are some of the ideas explored in Understanding World History, a series that surveys the political, social, and cultural trends of major periods and events in world history. Primary and secondary source quotes bring historical events to life. Source notes, a bibliography for further research, and index provide additional tools for student researchers.

Editorial Reviews

VOYA, October 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 4) - Jennifer M. Miskec
All of the topics addressed in the Understanding World History series are incredibly complicated issues, the nuances of which take an expert to truly appreciate. Nevertheless, as all of these complex conversations are both part of typical high school and college curricula and also inform current events, a well-informed citizen will need some grasp of these topics. The Understanding World History series is designed to be such an informational source. While not exhaustive—each is less than one hundred pages, which includes a foreword, a basic timeline, an introduction, five chapters, source notes, a list of important figures, a “For Further Research” section, and an index—each text is designed to be a basic introduction to significant global concerns. Historical and political resource books are rarely a barrel of laughs, and this series is no exception, but in terms of illustrating basic concepts in a straightforward manner that does not talk down to the intended teen audience, this series does a reasonable job. Short sections, photographs, illustrations, maps, and other supplemental bits of information break up the volumes so that readers can manage the sometimes intense material in short bursts. (Understanding World History) Reviewer: Jennifer M. Miskec; Ages 12 to 18.
School Library Journal
05/01/2014
Gr 7 Up—These two utilitarian volumes give clear and detailed explanations of their subjects. Afghanistan is organized chronologically and covers events from September 11, 2001, to the end of 2013, while Arab Spring delves into the historical background of politics in Northern Africa and the Middle East, then examines the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, touching on relevant events in surrounding nations as well. Though these books are written from an American perspective, the authors strive to offer a balanced, accurate portrayal of events. The writing style in both titles is straightforward, if somewhat dry. While these books will be most useful to students writing reports, they provide valuable coverage of recent events and will fill a gap in many collections.—Misti Tidman, Licking County Library, Newark, OH

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781601526304
Publisher:
Referencepoint Press
Publication date:
02/28/2014
Series:
Understanding World History Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
6.45(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.43(d)
Lexile:
1290L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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