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  • A History of the Modern Middle East
    A History of the Modern Middle East


This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the American invasion of Iraq. After introducing the reader to the region's history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle Eastfocuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fifth edition of the late William Cleveland's popular introductory text, Martin Bunton provides a thorough account of the major transformative developments over the past four years, including a new chapter on the tumultuous Arab uprisings and the participation of Islamist parties in a new political order in the Middle East.

Author Biography

The late William L. Cleveland was professor of history at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia. Martin Bunton is an associate professor of history at the University of Victoria, Columbia. He is the editor of Land Legislation in Mandate Palestine.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrationsp. ix
Preface to the Fifth Editionp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
A Note About Place Names and Transliterationp. xix
The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Centuryp. 1
The Rise and Expansion of Islamp. 4
The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Centuryp. 18
The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial Synthesisp. 34
The Beginnings of the Era of Transformationp. 53
Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789-1849p. 56
The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimatp. 75
Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Centuryp. 95
The Response of Islamic Societyp. 109
The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalistsp. 122
World War I and the End of the Ottoman Orderp. 137
The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the End of World War IIp. 159
Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iranp. 162
The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945p. 179
The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945p. 201
The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israelp. 221
The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970sp. 253
Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iranp. 255
The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Basep. 280
The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politicsp. 301
Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970sp. 322
The Resurgence of Islam: The Middle East from the 1970s to the 1991 Gulf Warp. 345
The Iranian Revolution and the Revival of Islamp. 347
Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980sp. 369
The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Erap. 393
The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Syria and Iraq: The Regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husaynp. 414
Challenges to the Existing Order: The Middle East in the 1990s and 2000sp. 439
The Palestinian Intifada and the 1991 Gulf Warp. 441
A Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Palestinian-Israeli Relations Since the 1991 Gulf Warp. 463
Patterns of Continuity and Change in Turkey, Iran, and Lebanonp. 487
Americas Troubled Moment in the Middle Eastp. 505
The 2011 Arab Uprisingsp. 522
Glossaryp. 541
Select Bibliographyp. 545
Indexp. 569
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