An Introduction to the Modern Middle East: History, Religion, Political Economy, Politics

Editor/Author Sorenson, David S.
Publication Year: 2013
Publisher: Westview Press

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ISBN: 978-0-81-334922-0
Category: History - World history
Image Count: 48
Book Status: Available
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In this updated and revised second edition, An Introduction to the Modern Middle East includes new material on the Arab Spring, the changes in Turkish politics, the Iranian nuclear issues, and the latest efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian dilemma. Introductory chapters provide an important thematic overview for each of the book's individual country chapters and short vignettes throughout the book offer readers a chance for personal reflection.

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Table of Contents

  • Preface to the Second Edition
  • Preface to the First Edition
  • Glossary
  • Map of the Middle East
  • Introduction: Thinking About the Middle East
  • SECTION I: The Historical, Religious, Economic, and Political Foundations of the Middle East
  • Preface
  • 1 The Modern History of the Middle East
  • 2 Religion in the Middle East
  • 3 The Political Economy of the Middle East
  • 4 Politics in the Middle East
  • SECTION II: The Countries of the Arabian Peninsula and Arabian Gulf Area
  • Preface
  • 5 Saudi Arabia
  • 6 The Persian Gulf Emirates
  • 7 Yemen
  • 8 Iran
  • 9 Iraq
  • SECTION III: The Countries of the Eastern Mediterranean
  • Preface
  • 10 Egypt
  • 11 Turkey
  • 12 Syria
  • 13 Lebanon
  • 14 Israel
  • 15 Jordan
  • 16 Palestine
  • SECTION IV: The Countries of North Africa
  • Preface
  • 17 Tunisia
  • 18 Libya
  • 19 Morocco
  • 20 Algeria