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The Resource A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson

A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson

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A concise history of the Middle East
Title
A concise history of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is an an introduction to the history of the turbulent region of Middle East from the beginnings of Islam to the present day. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East
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338055
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
956
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS62
LC item number
.G64 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
Label
A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Middle East before Muhammad -- The prophet of Mecca -- What is Islam? -- The early Arab conquests -- The High Caliphate -- Shiites and Turks, Crusaders and Mongols -- Islamic civilization -- Firearms, slaves, and empires -- European interests and imperialism -- Westernizing reform in the nineteenth century -- The rise of nationalism -- The roots of Arab bitterness -- Modernizing rulers in the independent states -- Egypt and the fertile crescent under European control -- The contest for Palestine -- Israel's rebirth and the rise of Arab nationalism -- War and the quest for peace -- The reassertion of Islamic power -- The Gulf War and the peace process -- The war on terrorism -- Chronology -- Glossary -- Appendix table 1: Basic statistics for Middle Eastern countries -- Appendix table 2: How many Palestinians?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
9th ed.
Extent
xvi, 555 p.
Isbn
9780813343884
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005664
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn225874890
  • (OCoLC)225874890
Label
A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction -- The Middle East before Muhammad -- The prophet of Mecca -- What is Islam? -- The early Arab conquests -- The High Caliphate -- Shiites and Turks, Crusaders and Mongols -- Islamic civilization -- Firearms, slaves, and empires -- European interests and imperialism -- Westernizing reform in the nineteenth century -- The rise of nationalism -- The roots of Arab bitterness -- Modernizing rulers in the independent states -- Egypt and the fertile crescent under European control -- The contest for Palestine -- Israel's rebirth and the rise of Arab nationalism -- War and the quest for peace -- The reassertion of Islamic power -- The Gulf War and the peace process -- The war on terrorism -- Chronology -- Glossary -- Appendix table 1: Basic statistics for Middle Eastern countries -- Appendix table 2: How many Palestinians?
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
9th ed.
Extent
xvi, 555 p.
Isbn
9780813343884
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009005664
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn225874890
  • (OCoLC)225874890

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