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This comprehensive work provides penetrating analysis of modern Middle East history, from Ottoman and Egyptian reforms to the American invasion of Iraq and Iran's new influence in the region. Focusing on political history, the book also integrates cultural and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. This fourth edition addresses recent transformative developments, including the resurgence of Islam, the aftermath of the Iraq war, Iran's nuclear ambitions, and the tensions among Syria, Hezbollah, and Israel.
William Cleveland is professor of history at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Table of Contents
|List of Illustrations||p. ix|
|Preface to the Third Edition||p. xiii|
|Preface to the Fourth Edition||p. xix|
|A Note About Place Names and Transliteration||p. xxi|
|The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Century||p. 1|
|The Rise and Expansion of Islam||p. 5|
|The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century||p. 19|
|The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial Synthesis||p. 37|
|The Beginnings of the Era of Transformation||p. 57|
|Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789-1849||p. 61|
|The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat||p. 81|
|Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century||p. 103|
|The Response of Islamic Society||p. 119|
|The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists||p. 133|
|World War I and the End of the Ottoman Order||p. 149|
|The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the End of World War II||p. 171|
|Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran||p. 175|
|The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945||p. 193|
|The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945||p. 217|
|The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel||p. 239|
|The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970s||p. 273|
|Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iran||p. 275|
|The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Base||p. 301|
|The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politics||p. 323|
|Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s||p. 345|
|A Time of Upheaval and Renewal: The Middle East from the 1970s to the 2000s||p. 369|
|Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s||p. 373|
|The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Syria and Iraq: The Regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn||p. 397|
|The Iranian Revolution and the Resurgence of Islam||p. 423|
|The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Era||p. 451|
|Challenges to the Existing Order: The Palestinian Uprising and the 1991 Gulf War||p. 473|
|A Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Israeli-Palestinian Relations Since the 1991 Gulf War||p. 499|
|Patterns of Continuity and Change Since the 1991 Gulf War||p. 527|
|America's Troubled Moment in the Middle East||p. 557|
|Select Bibliography||p. 583|
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