The Middle East Today

The Middle East Today

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"The Middle East Today" is a comprehensive introduction to the history, politics and contemporary life of this volatile region. As with the previous editions, this volume offers a basic understanding of the forces that shape life and politics in the Middle East arena. It traces the rise and clashes of modern imperialism and nationalism, showing how they affect the emergence of modern nations in the Middle East. Peretz identifies historical influences on the area, from geography, social organization, Islam and the Ottoman Empire, to the war in Lebanon, the Iranian Revolution, and the transfer of political power in Israel. Each of the major countries in the Middle East are reviewed, with emphasis on their political institutions, evaluations of their effectiveness, and observations about recent developments in these countries.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 839.14g
  • Praeger Publishers Inc
  • Westport, United States
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • bibliography, index
  • 027592839X
  • 9780275928391

Table of contents

What is the Middle East?; Islam - past and present; rise and fall of the Ottomans; the Middle East and West before World War I; the Middle East and the West since World War I; Arab nationalism; modern Turkey; origins of modern Egypt; revolutionary Egypt; Zionism; the State of Israel; the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; the Republic of Lebanon; the Republic of Syria; Iraq; the Arabian Peninsula; Iran.
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About Don Peretz

DON PERETZ is Professor of Political Science at the State University of New York, Binghamton.
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