A Concise History of the Middle East

A Concise History of the Middle East

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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

The classic, bestseller on the history of the Middle East by renowned scholars Arthur Goldschmidt and Lawrence Davidson, updated to reflect the latest scholarship and recent events in this turbulent region.


The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. and Lawrence Davidson 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. 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 issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East. Nine maps newly commissioned for the ninth edition highlight key aspects of Middle East history. Two popular study aids, the chronology and the glossary, have been extensively revised, and the superlative bibliographic essay, an essential guide to further reading, has been thoroughly rewritten to reflect current scholarship.



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Goldschmidt (emeritus, Middle East history, Pennsylvania State U.) and Davidson (history, West Chester U.) present a new edition of their introductory textbook on the history of the Middle East. The narrative essentially begins with the birth of Islam and takes the reader through the invasions and occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq by the United States. The focus is on the political history of the region and its relations with the wider world. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
The ninth edition of this widely acclaimed book 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. 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 issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the roles of Iraq and Iran in the post-9/11 Middle East.

Publisher: Boulder, CO : Westview Press, [2010]
Edition: Ninth edition
Copyright Date: ©2010
ISBN: 9780813343884
Branch Call Number: 956 GOLDS
Characteristics: xvi, 555 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Lawrence 1945-

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