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The Arab-Israeli Conflict : A History

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Whether filtered through the news, the film industry, or the classroom, the Arab-Israeli conflict has become a pervasive - and often misinterpreted - subject on our contemporary cultural landscape. In this compelling text, David W. Lesch, a widely respected scholar and commentator on modern Middle Eastern politics, presents the most balanced and accessible account of the conflict to date. The Arab-Israeli Conflict puts forth a variety of perspectives - along with concise and informative analyses - to enable and encourage students to form their own educated opinions about complex and controversial issues. Challenging yet not overwhelming, this appealingly slim volume focuses on key information, but also incorporates pedagogical features that help to enhance and expand students' understanding of the subject: * An extensive collection of relevant primary documents * Sidebars highlighting social and cultural history * A glossary of terms * A chronology for quick reference * Comprehensive illustrations, including 17 maps and 17 photosshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 512 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 25.4mm | 635.03g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 18 halftones & 17 maps
  • 0195172302
  • 9780195172300
  • 1,430,139

About David W. Lesch

David W. Lesch is Professor of Middle East History at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. His books include The Middle East and the United States: A Historical and Political Reassessment, Fourth Edition (2007); The New Lion of Damascus: Bashar al-Asad and Modern Syria (2005); the two-volume work History in Dispute: The Middle East Since World War II, Volumes 14 and 15 (2003); 1979: The Year That Shaped the Modern Middle East (2001); Syria and the United States: Eisenhower's Cold War in the Middle East (1992); and The History of the United States in the Middle East (forthcoming).show more

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This book is very strong * Dr Ronald R. Stockton, Middle East Journal *show more

Table of contents

Preface ; Note on the Text ; List of Maps and Photographs ; CHAPTER ONE: THE INTELLECTUAL AND PHYSICAL SETTING ; CHAPTER TWO: COMPETING IDEOLOGIES ; CHAPTER THREE: THE CONVERGENCE ; CHAPTER FOUR: THE PALESTINE MANDATE ; CHAPTER FIVE: INDEPENDENCE AND AL-NAKBA ; CHAPTER SIX: COLD WARS AND THE MIDDLE EAST MATRIX ; CHAPTER SEVEN: THE EARTHQUAKE ; CHAPTER EIGHT: THE ROAD TO 1979 ; CHAPTER NINE: MUTUAL FALLOUTS: LEBANON AND THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT ; CHAPTER TEN: A DECADE OF HOPE ; CHAPTER ELEVEN: BREAKDOWN ... ; CHAPTER TWELVE: ... AND RECONSTRUCTION? ; Glossary ; Chronology ; For Further Reading ; Indexshow more

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