A Concise History of the Middle East
  • Author : Arthur Goldschmidt Jr.
  • Release Date : 31 August 2018
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Genre : Political Science
  • Pages : 502
  • ISBN 13 : 9780429850455

Download or read book entitled A Concise History of the Middle East written by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and published by Routledge online. This book was released on 31 August 2018 with total pages 502. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Concise History of the Middle East provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of this turbulent region. Spanning from pre-Islam to the present day, it explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts in the Middle East, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab–Israel conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the Middle East post-9/11 and post-Arab uprisings. The twelfth edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including the presence of ISIS and other non-state actors, the civil wars in Syria and Yemen, and the refugee crisis. New parts and part timelines will help students grasp and contextualize the long and complicated history of the region. With updated biographical sketches and glossary, and a new concluding chapter, this book remains the quintessential text for students of Middle East history.