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The Resource The modern Middle East : a history, James L. Gelvin

The modern Middle East : a history, James L. Gelvin

Label
The modern Middle East : a history
Title
The modern Middle East
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
James L. Gelvin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the wake of 11 September 2001, there has been much talk about the inevitable clash between "East" and "West." This book presents an alternative approach to understanding the genealogy of contemporary events. By taking students and the general reader on a guided tour of the past five hundred years of Middle Eastern history, this book examines how the very forces associated with global "modernity" have shaped social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, The Modern Middle East: A History explores the impact of imperial and imperialist legacies, the great nineteenth-century transformation, cultural continuities and upheavals, international diplomacy, economic booms and busts, the emergence of authoritarian regimes, and the current challenges to those regimes on everyday life in an area of vital concern to us all. Engagingly written, drawing from the author's own research and other studies, and stocked with maps and photographs, original documents and an abundance of supplementary materials, The Modern Middle East: A History will provide both novices and specialists with fresh insights into the events that have shaped history and the debates about them that have absorbed historians
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Gelvin, James L.
Dewey number
956
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Nationalism
  • Secularism
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and politics
  • Nationalism
  • Secularism
  • Middle East
  • Naher Osten
Label
The modern Middle East : a history, James L. Gelvin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-319) 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
  • War, diplomacy, and the new global balance of power
  • 5.
  • Defensive developmentalism
  • 6.
  • Imperialism
  • 7.
  • Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the great nineteenth-century transformation
  • Photo essay : the great transformation
  • 8.
  • The life of the mind
  • Introduction : September 11 in historical perspective
  • 9.
  • Secularism and modernity
  • 10.
  • Constitutionalism
  • 11.
  • State-building by decree
  • 12.
  • State-building by revolution and conquest
  • 13.
  • The introduction and spread of nationalism
  • 1.
  • 14.
  • The origins of the Arab-Israeli dispute
  • From late antiquity to the dawn of a new age
  • 2.
  • Gunpowder empires
  • 3.
  • The Middle East and the modern world system
  • 4.
Control code
ocm53186645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 357 pages
Isbn
9780195167887
Lccn
2003066230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53186645
Label
The modern Middle East : a history, James L. Gelvin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 318-319) 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
  • War, diplomacy, and the new global balance of power
  • 5.
  • Defensive developmentalism
  • 6.
  • Imperialism
  • 7.
  • Wasif Jawhariyyeh and the great nineteenth-century transformation
  • Photo essay : the great transformation
  • 8.
  • The life of the mind
  • Introduction : September 11 in historical perspective
  • 9.
  • Secularism and modernity
  • 10.
  • Constitutionalism
  • 11.
  • State-building by decree
  • 12.
  • State-building by revolution and conquest
  • 13.
  • The introduction and spread of nationalism
  • 1.
  • 14.
  • The origins of the Arab-Israeli dispute
  • From late antiquity to the dawn of a new age
  • 2.
  • Gunpowder empires
  • 3.
  • The Middle East and the modern world system
  • 4.
Control code
ocm53186645
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 357 pages
Isbn
9780195167887
Lccn
2003066230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)53186645

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