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The Modern Middle East By Mehran Kamrava

The Modern Middle East by Mehran Kamrava

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Offers an overview of the making of the contemporary Middle East. This title takes us from fall of the Ottoman Empire to today, exploring along the way such central issues as the dynamics of economic development, authoritarian endurance, and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. It also includes information on Israel's attack on Gaza in 2008.

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The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War by Mehran Kamrava

Since it was first published in 2006, this concise overview of the making of the contemporary Middle East has become essential reading for students and general readers who want to gain a better understanding of this diverse region. Writing for a wide audience, Mehran Kamrava takes us from fall of the Ottoman Empire to today, exploring along the way such central issues as the dynamics of economic development, authoritarian endurance, and the Israel-Palestinian conflict. For this new, thoroughly revised edition, he has brought the book fully up to date by incorporating events and issues of the past few years. "The Modern Middle East" now includes information about the June 2009 Iranian presidential elections and their aftermath, changes precipitated so far by the Obama administration, Israel's attack on Gaza in 2008, the effects of globalization on economic development, and more.

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"Recommended."--Choice

About Mehran Kamrava

Mehran Kamrava is Interim Dean of Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service in Qatar and also the Director of the School's Center for International and Regional Studies. He is the author, most recently, of Iran's Intellectual Revolution. He has also edited The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity, and Innovation in Islam: Traditions and Contributions (both by UC Press).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations List of Tables Acknowledgments to the First Edition Acknowledgments to the Second Edition Introduction Part I. A Political History of the Middle East 1. From Islam to the Great War 2. From Territories to Independent States 3. The Age of Nationalism 4. The Arab-Israeli Wars 5. The Iranian Revolution 6. The Gulf Wars and Beyond PART II. Issues in Middle Eastern Politics 7. The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict 8. The Challenge of Economic Development 9. States and Their Opponents 10. The Question of Democracy 11. Challenges Facing the Middle East Notes Bibliography Index

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The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War by Mehran Kamrava
Used - Very Good
Paperback
University of California Press
2011-01-01
536
0520267753
9780520267756
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