History of the Middle East

History of the Middle East

by David Downing


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History of the Middle East by David Downing

World Almanac® Library of the Middle East

Engaging supplemental reading on one of the world's most important and volatile regions

Background and context that are essential to understanding today's headlines

Easy-to-use maps that enable readers to locate countries within the region

Correlations to key themes in social studies curriculum, including Global Connections, Current Issues, and Conflict and Cooperation

Ideal subjects for differentiated learning and reports

History of the Middle East

The Middle East is in the news every day, so it pays to know about its history. This book focuses on the modem history of the region, examining struggles for independence, the development of major movements such Arab nationalism and Islamic fundamentalism, and the rise of terrorism.

World Almanac® Library of the Middle East

Conflicts of the Middle East

Geography and Resources of the Middle East

Governments and Leaders of the Middle East

History of the Middle East

Peoples and Cultures of the Middle East

Religions of the Middle East

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836873436
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Publication date: 07/01/2006
Series: World Almanac Library of the Middle East
Pages: 48
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.10(d)
Age Range: 11 - 14 Years

About the Author

David Downing grew up in suburban London. He is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction for both adults and children, including four novels featuring Anglo-American journalist John Russell and the nonfiction work Sealing Their Fate: The Twenty-Two Days That Decided World War II. He lives with his wife in Guildford, England.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Middle East 1

Chapter 1 From Ancient Times to 1920 6

Chapter 2 The Struggle for Independence 12

Chapter 3 Arab Unity and War with Israel 18

Chapter 4 Oil and the Cold War 24

Chapter 5 Islamization 28

Chapter 6 Saddam Hussein 34

Chapter 7 The Middle East Today 40

Time Line 44

Glossary 45

Further Resources 47

About the Author 47

About the Consultant 47

Index 48

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