History of the Middle East: 5th Edition

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Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This text, fully updated follows the historic struggles of the region over the last 200 years, from Napoleon’s assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations, the Palestinian question and Islamic resurgence. For this new edition, Economist journalist and Middle East correspondent Nicolas Pelham has written extensive new material examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the aftermaths of the ‘Arab Spring’, the situation in Iran, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict and the unfolding disasters of the Syrian and Yemeni Civil War.

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The definitive history of the Middle East, now updated in its fifth edition

‘The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries and economics of the contemporary Arab world’ Washington Post

Over the centuries the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book follows the historic struggles of the region over the last two hundred years, from Napoleon’s assault on Egypt, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the painful emergence of modern nations. It is now fully updated with extensive new material examining recent developments including the aftermaths of the ‘Arab Spring’, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict and the Syrian and Yemeni civil wars.

‘An excellent political overview’ Guardian

Additional information

Weight 0.415 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xiii, 588

Language

English

Edition

Fifth edition

Dewey

956 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K