A History of the Middle East
Over the centuries, the Middle East has confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. In this classic work, Peter Mansfield follows the historic struggle of the region over the last two hundred years. This new edition updates recent developments in the Middle East, including the turbulent events in Afghanistan, the troubled relationship between the U.S. and Iraq, the continuing Arab-Israeli conflict, and the rise of Islamic Jihad.
Incisive and illuminating, A History of the Middle East is essential reading for anyone wishing to understand what is perhaps the most crucial and volatile nerve center of the modern world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kcgoetz - LibraryThing
OK. So now we're on the Fourth Edition. I find much truth and wisdom in previous reviews but in the Chapter "Pax Americana" I found numerous typos and hanging clauses. It's after this point that the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - thierry - LibraryThing
The author chronicles the last two centuries in the Middle East’s history, from the decline of the Ottoman Empire, through European colonialism, onto decolonization and the advent of nationalism and ... Read full review
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