A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East : 4th edition

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A brilliant overview of the history and politics of the Middle East over the last two centuries, from Napoleon's assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and the growth of Islamic fundamentalism.With two new chapters on recent developments in the Middle East. This book will be essential reading for anyone wanting to understand what is perhaps the most crucial and volatile nerve centre of the world.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 322.06g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141011238
  • 9780141011233
  • 752,959

Table of contents

Introduction - from ancient to modern; Islam on the defensive, 1800-; Muhammad Ali's Egypt - Ottoman rival; the struggle for reform 1840-1900; Britain in Egypt, 1882-1914; Turks and Arabs; The Persian factor; the sick man dies - 1918; the Anglo-French interregnum, 1918-1939; the Second World War and its aftermath; the entry of the superpowers and the Nasser era, 1950-1970; the years of turbulence; the inter-war years - globalization and counter-globalization; conclusion - prospects for the twenty-first century.
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About Peter Mansfield

Peter Mansfield was born in 1928 in India. In 1955 he joined the British Foreign Office and went to Lebanon to study Arabic at the Middle East Centre for Arabic Studies.From 1961 to 1967 he was the Middle East correspondent for the Sunday Times. He became one of Britain's foremost experts on the Middle East. Peter Mansfield died in 1996.
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