A History of the Middle East

A History of the Middle East

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Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this classic work, Peter Mansfield follows the historic struggle of the region over the last two hundred years. This new edition updates recent developments in the Middle East, including the turbulent events in Afghanistan, the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Iraq, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict, and the rise of Islamic Jihad. Incisive and illuminating, A History of the Middle East is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what is perhaps the most crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world. Annotation. Now newly updated, this incisive and illuminating guide is hailed as qthe best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries, and economics of the contemporary Arab worldqFor this third edition, Economist journalist and Middle East correspondent Nicolas Pelham has written an extensive new chapter examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the ...

Title:A History of the Middle East
Author:Peter Mansfield
Publisher:Penguin UK - 2010-09-02


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