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The Resource A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles

A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles

Label
A concise history of the Middle East
Title
A concise history of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles
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Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, this ... text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. This book explores 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 Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the post-9/11 Middle East. The eleventh edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including an expanded and more nuanced discussion of the War on Terrorism and the Arab uprisings, coverage of the rise of ISIS, and a new chapter on the growing environmental problems of the region. In addition, the authors have incorporated new scholarship on the early history to provide a fuller picture of the political shifts and socioeconomic concerns of that time."--Back cover
Summary
This book is an an introduction to the history of the turbulent region of Middle East from the beginnings of Islam to the present day. 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
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338055
Cataloging source
DLC
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1938-
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Goldschmidt, Arthur
Dewey number
956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1945-
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Boum, Aomar
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True
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  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Target audience
adult
Label
A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Middle East before Muhammad -- The First Muslim revolution -- The early Arab conquests -- The high caliphate -- Shiites and Turks, crusaders and Mongols -- Islamic civilization -- Firearms, slaves, and empires -- European interests and imperialism -- Westernizing reform in the nineteenth century -- The rise of nationalism -- The roots of Arab bitterness -- Modernizing rulers in the independent states -- Egypt and the fertile crescent -- The contest for Palestine -- Israel's rebirth and the rise of Arab nationalism -- War and the quest for peace -- The reassertion of Islamic power -- The Gulf War and the peace process -- The War on Terrorism -- In the season of Arab discontent -- Changing middle eastern environments
Control code
ocn904715694
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Eleventh edition.
Extent
xix, 524 pages
Isbn
9780813349626
Lccn
2015008735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904715694
Label
A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Middle East before Muhammad -- The First Muslim revolution -- The early Arab conquests -- The high caliphate -- Shiites and Turks, crusaders and Mongols -- Islamic civilization -- Firearms, slaves, and empires -- European interests and imperialism -- Westernizing reform in the nineteenth century -- The rise of nationalism -- The roots of Arab bitterness -- Modernizing rulers in the independent states -- Egypt and the fertile crescent -- The contest for Palestine -- Israel's rebirth and the rise of Arab nationalism -- War and the quest for peace -- The reassertion of Islamic power -- The Gulf War and the peace process -- The War on Terrorism -- In the season of Arab discontent -- Changing middle eastern environments
Control code
ocn904715694
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Eleventh edition.
Extent
xix, 524 pages
Isbn
9780813349626
Lccn
2015008735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)904715694

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