A Short History of the Middle East

A Short History of the Middle East : From Ancient Empires to Islamic State

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Situated at the crossroads of three continents, the Middle East has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike. Christianity, Judaism and Islam all had their genesis in the region but with them came not just civilization and religion, but also some of the great struggles of history.

A Short History of the Middle East makes sense of the shifting sands of Middle Eastern History, beginning with the early cultures of the area and moving on to the Roman and Persian Empires; the growth of Christianity; the rise of Islam; the invasions from the east; Genghis Khan's Mongol hordes; the Ottoman Turks and the rise of radicalism in the modern world symbolized by the Islamic State.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 10mm | 137g
  • POCKET ESSENTIALS
  • Harpenden, Herts, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1843446367
  • 9781843446361
  • 3,101

About Gordon Kerr

Gordon Kerr is the author of several titles including A Short History of Europe, A Short History of Africa, A Short History of China, A Short History of Brazil, A Short History of the First World War and A Short History of the Vietnam War.
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