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A concise history of the Middle East

by Goldschmidt, Arthur, 1938-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002Edition: 7th ed.Description: xvi, 504 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.ISBN: 0813338859 (pbk. : alk. paper).Subject(s): Middle East -- History. Middle East -- Statistics
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"25th anniversary ed."--P. 1 of cover. Includes bibliographical references (p. 457-482) and index. Contents: The Middle East before Muhammad -- The Prophet of Mecca -- What is Islam? -- The early Arab conquests -- The high Caliphate -- Shi'is and Turks, crusaders and Mongols -- Islamic civilization -- Firearms, slaves, and empires -- European interests and imperialism -- Westernizing reform in the nineteenth century -- The rise of nationalism -- The roots of Arab bitterness -- Modernizing rulers in the independent states -- Egypt's struggle for independence -- The contest for Palestine -- Israel's rebirth and the rise of Arab nationalism -- War and the quest for peace -- The reassertion of Islamic power -- The Gulf War and the peace process.

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