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Author Davis, Craig S.

Title The Middle East for dummies / by Craig S. Davis
Published Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, [2003]
©2003

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Description xviii, 386 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Series --For dummies
--For dummies.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Introduction. -- Part I: Getting Acquainted with the Middle East. -- Chapter 1: The Middle East?s Relevance in the 21st Century. -- Chapter 2: Charting a Map. -- Chapter 3: Middle Eastern Hospitality. -- Part II: The History of the Middle East. -- Chapter 4: The Ancient Middle East. -- Chapter 5: The Medieval Middle East. -- Chapter 6: The Modern Middle East. -- Part III: Politics, Islam, and Oil: Three Reasons Not to Ignore the Middle East. -- Chapter 7: Leadership: Kings, Presidents, and Dictators. -- Chapter 8: Islamic Militancy in a Nutshell. -- Chapter 9: Islam and the West. -- Chapter 10: It?s All About the Oil: Economics in the Middle East. -- Part IV: Regions in Turmoil. -- Chapter 11: The Powder Keg: Israel and Palestine. -- Chapter 12: Iraq. -- Chapter 13: Afghanistan. -- Chapter 14: Pakistan. -- Part V: Regions in Repair. -- Chapter 15: North Africa. -- Chapter 16: Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. -- Chapter 17: The Arabian Peninsula. -- Chapter 18: Non-Arab Muslim States. -- Part VI: Cultural Contributions of the Middle East. -- Chapter 19: A Mosaic of Religions. -- Chapter 20: Religions on the Edge. -- Chapter 21: The Family: The Hub of Middle Eastern Life. -- Chapter 22: Language and Literature. -- Chapter 23: Arts and Sciences. -- Part VII: The Part of Tens. -- Chapter 24: Ten Key Ethnic Groups. -- Chapter 25: Ten Key Militant Groups. -- Chapter 26: Ten Key Challenges. -- Index
Summary A guide to the Middle East covers such topics as history, culture, politics, religion, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts
Notes Includes index
Subject Middle East -- Politics and government.
Middle East -- History.
Middle East.
LC no. 2003101937
ISBN 0764554832 paperback