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A History of the Middle East

Fourth Edition

Peter Mansfield - Author

Nicolas Pelham - Revised by

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ISBN 9780143121909 | 592 pages | 27 Aug 2013 | Penguin | 5.15 x 7.83in | 18 - AND UP
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The definitive history of the Middle East, thoroughly revised and updated through 2012

One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, fully updated to 2012 and still the essential work on the subject, follows the historic struggles of the Middle East from Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt and Syria, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the history of Islam and its recent resurgence.

For this fourth edition, Economist correspondent Nicolas Pelham contributes an extensive new section examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan, the situation in Iran, the region’s relations with the United States under President Obama, the Arab Spring, and more.


Praise for previous editions:

“The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries, and economics of the contemporary Arab world.”  —The Washington Post Book World



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