Franklin

A history of the Middle East / Saul S. Friedman.

Author/Creator:
Friedman, Saul S., 1937-
Publication:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, c2006.
Format/Description:
Book
xii, 341 p. : maps ; 26 cm.
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Subjects:
Middle East -- History.
Summary:
"This history covers the Middle East from its ancient beginnings to the present. The Byzantine and Ottoman empires, which laid much of the framework for the region to move into the modern era, are covered in depth, as are World Wars I and II and the regional conflicts that inflame the Middle East of the 21st century"--Provided by publisher.
Contents:
An introduction to the Middle East
The dry land
The blessings of oil
The cradle of civilization
Foundations of the Bible
The origins of law and war
Ancient Persia: stability through good government
The age of wonder: Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians
The Jews: historic roots and definitions
The Jews and their culture
Judaism and Christianity
The Byzantine Empire
The Arabs and their culture
Muhammad
The teachings of Islam
The Islamic schism
Expansion of Islam
Al-amjad: the Abbasid Caliphate
The Crusades
Mamelukes, Mongols, and Delhi sultans
The Ottomans
Ottoman decline
World War I
Republican Turkey
The renaissance of Arab nationalism
Political Zionism
The Middle East between World Wars
World War II
Postwar Palestine: two refugee questions
Egypt: Nasser's philosophy of revolution
Egypt: Sadat and Mubarak
Israel and the Palestinians
Lebanon: good intentions gone awry
Modern Iran
The radical Arab states
The Middle East in the 21st century.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 331-334) and index.
ISBN:
0786423560 (softcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
62790383
Publisher Number:
9780786423569