A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East

eBook - 2002
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David Brown Book Co
The eighth edition of Arthur Goldschmidt's widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. Written for undergraduate college students, the text assumes no prior knowledge of Middle Eastern history. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the aftermath of the Gulf War, and issues surrounding the Palestinian Question. The eighth edition brings new discussion to the post-9/11 political developments and surveys terrorism in the Middle East, the Iraq War, and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
The eighth edition of Arthur Goldschmidt's widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East.

Baker & Taylor
Revised and updated to reflect the latest scholarship and recent events in the Middle East, this book introduces the history of the turbulent region, from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, focusing in part on the Palestinian question and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East. Original.

Perseus Publishing
This new edition of Arthur Goldschmidt's well-researched history includes a refined discussion of the life and mission of the Prophet Muhammad, updated scholarship on the 19th-20th century Persia/Iran, as well as clarification and exploration of the aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

The seventh edition of Arthur Goldschmidt’s widely acclaimed text has been extensively revised to reflect the latest scholarship and the most recent events in the Middle East, including a refined discussion of the life and mission of the Prophet Muhammad and a clarification of the aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. As an introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, the book is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. Written for college students, the text assumes no prior knowledge of Middle Eastern history. It focuses on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the course of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the aftermath of the Gulf War, and issues surrounding the Palestinian Question. This edition also includes a detailed and updated chronology, a glossary of names and terms, and a bibliographic essay listing books and other sources that will prove helpful to both teachers and students. Maps, tables, and figures enhance the value of this edition.


Book News
This text offers a balanced overview of the history of the region, focusing on the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, modernization efforts, and struggles for political independence. The aftermath of the Gulf War, and issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, are also discussed. This seventh edition contains expanded material on the life of the Prophet Muhammad and on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. Also new are a glossary, an updated chronology, and a bibliographic essay. Goldschmidt is professor emeritus of Middle East history at Penn State University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2002
Edition: 7th ed., 25th anniversary ed
ISBN: 9780585417554
0585417555
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 504 p.) : ill., maps

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