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Author Goldschmidt, Arthur, 1938-

Title A concise history of the Middle East / Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Lawrence Davidson
Edition Ninth edition
Published Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2010]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  956 Gol/Cho 2010  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 555 pages : maps ; 23 cm
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?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Middle East -- History.
Author Davidson, Lawrence, 1945-
LC no. 2009005664
ISBN 9780813343884 paperback alkaline paper
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