|Item type||Current location||Call number||Status||Date due|
|Missing||The Oman Library Missing||DS 62 .G64 2002 (Browse shelf)||Not for loan|
"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.