The Contemporary Middle East: With Special Contributions by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Shibley Telhami / Edition 1

The Contemporary Middle East: With Special Contributions by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Shibley Telhami / Edition 1

by Westview Press, Shibley Telhami, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813343399

ISBN-13: 9780813343396

Pub. Date: 01/11/2006

Publisher: Westview Press

This volume of provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors provides a brief and accessible introduction to selected topical issues of the Middle East. Academic contributors include Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., William Cleveland, Colbert Held, Shibley Telhami, David Lesch, David E. Long, Bernard Reich, Samih

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This volume of provocative contributions by an impressive array of leading scholars, journalists, and policy advisors provides a brief and accessible introduction to selected topical issues of the Middle East. Academic contributors include Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., William Cleveland, Colbert Held, Shibley Telhami, David Lesch, David E. Long, Bernard Reich, Samih Farsoun, and Phebe Marr, among notable others--complemented by contributions from former State Department official David Phillips, senior journalists Mark Huband and Thomas Lippman, and Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid.With an integrative opening essay by honored scholar Arthur Goldschmidt Jr, The Contemporary Middle East is an invaluable new core text for courses introducing students to the current Middle East. Its strategic pairing of topics (Israel and Palestine, Iran and Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Egypt) enhances student comprehension of comparison and context, and ensures that students repeatedly re-encounter key issues from a variety of perspectives. Concise summaries introduce each chapter. A new concluding chapter by Shibley Telhami candidly addresses fundamental questions about the United States and the Middle East today in question-and-answer format.Student resources include a Select Bibliography by William Cleveland, a Glossary, a Brief Biographical Register, and a Chronology, in addition to numerous maps.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813343396
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
01/11/2006
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The Middle East1
Ch. 2Peoples and cultures of the Middle East7
Ch. 3The roots of Arab bitterness27
Ch. 4The Egyptian-Israeli peace treaty41
Ch. 5The Palestinians47
Ch. 6The United States and Israel61
Ch. 7Israeli-Palestinian relations since the Gulf War75
Ch. 8Ethnicity and nation-building in the state of Israel93
Ch. 9Whither Palestine and the Palestinians?107
Ch. 10The land and people of modern Iraq119
Ch. 11The Iranian revolution131
Ch. 12The Iranian revolution and the rebirth of political Islam143
Ch. 13The US occupation of Iraq159
Ch. 14The role of the Persian Gulf region171
Ch. 15The kingdom of Saudi Arabia185
Ch. 16Fissures in the facade of amity between the United States and Saudi Arabia199
Ch. 17Egypt under Mubarak211
Ch. 18Egypt : the community of Muslims221
Ch. 19Islamist perceptions of US policy in the Middle East231
Ch. 20American power and the Middle East243
Ch. 21The contemporary Middle East : some questions, some answers257

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