A History Of The Modern Middle East / Edition 1

A History Of The Modern Middle East / Edition 1

by William L Cleveland
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Taylor & Francis


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A History Of The Modern Middle East / Edition 1

This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the Iranian Revolution and the Gulf War. After introducing the reader to the region's history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, Cleveland focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. While built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, carefully crafted account. The revised and updated second edition of this benchmark text includes information on the Middle East since the close of the Cold War, and a new section on civil society and Islamic politics in the 1990s.

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ISBN-13: 9780813305639
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 02/28/1994
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.23(w) x 9.22(h) x 1.21(d)
Lexile: 1450L (what's this?)

About the Author

William Cleveland is professor of history at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface to the Fifth Edition xi

Acknowledgments xvii

A Note About Place Names and Transliteration xix

Part 1 The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Century 1

1 The Rise and Expansion of Islam 4

2 The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century 18

3 The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial Synthesis 34

Part 2 The Beginnings of the Era of Transformation 53

4 Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789-1849 56

5 The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat 75

6 Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century 95

7 The Response of Islamic Society 109

8 The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists 122

9 World War I and the End of the Ottoman Order 137

Part 3 The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the End of World War II 159

10 Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran 162

11 The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945 179

12 The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945 201

13 The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel 221

Part 4 The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970s 253

14 Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iran 255

15 The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Base 280

16 The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politics 301

17 Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s 322

Part 5 The Resurgence of Islam: The Middle East from the 1970s to the 1991 Gulf War 345

18 The Iranian Revolution and the Revival of Islam 347

19 Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s 369

20 The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Era 393

21 The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Syria and Iraq: The Regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn 414

Part 6 Challenges to the Existing Order: The Middle East in the 1990s and 2000s 439

22 The Palestinian Intifada and the 1991 Gulf War 441

23 A Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Palestinian-Israeli Relations Since the 1991 Gulf War 463

24 Patterns of Continuity and Change in Turkey, Iran, and Lebanon 487

25 Americas Troubled Moment in the Middle East 505

26 The 2011 Arab Uprisings 522

Glossary 541

Select Bibliography 545

Index 569

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