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A History of the Modern Middle East



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This is the 4th edition with a publication date of 11/24/2008.

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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.

Author Biography

William Cleveland is professor of history at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface to the Third Editionp. xiii
Preface to the Fourth Editionp. xix
A Note About Place Names and Transliterationp. xxi
The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Centuryp. 1
The Rise and Expansion of Islamp. 5
The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Centuryp. 19
The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial Synthesisp. 37
The Beginnings of the Era of Transformationp. 57
Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789-1849p. 61
The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimatp. 81
Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 103
The Response of Islamic Societyp. 119
The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalistsp. 133
World War I and the End of the Ottoman Orderp. 149
The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the End of World War IIp. 171
Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iranp. 175
The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945p. 193
The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945p. 217
The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israelp. 239
The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970sp. 273
Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iranp. 275
The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Basep. 301
The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politicsp. 323
Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970sp. 345
A Time of Upheaval and Renewal: The Middle East from the 1970s to the 2000sp. 369
Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980sp. 373
The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Syria and Iraq: The Regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husaynp. 397
The Iranian Revolution and the Resurgence of Islamp. 423
The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Erap. 451
Challenges to the Existing Order: The Palestinian Uprising and the 1991 Gulf Warp. 473
A Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Israeli-Palestinian Relations Since the 1991 Gulf Warp. 499
Patterns of Continuity and Change Since the 1991 Gulf Warp. 527
America's Troubled Moment in the Middle Eastp. 557
Glossaryp. 577
Select Bibliographyp. 583
Indexp. 609
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