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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.
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 Illustrations||p. ix|
|Preface to the Fifth Edition||p. xi|
|A Note About Place Names and Transliteration||p. xix|
|The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Century||p. 1|
|The Rise and Expansion of Islam||p. 4|
|The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century||p. 18|
|The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial Synthesis||p. 34|
|The Beginnings of the Era of Transformation||p. 53|
|Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789-1849||p. 56|
|The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat||p. 75|
|Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century||p. 95|
|The Response of Islamic Society||p. 109|
|The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists||p. 122|
|World War I and the End of the Ottoman Order||p. 137|
|The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the End of World War II||p. 159|
|Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran||p. 162|
|The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 1945||p. 179|
|The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 1945||p. 201|
|The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of Israel||p. 221|
|The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970s||p. 253|
|Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iran||p. 255|
|The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Base||p. 280|
|The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politics||p. 301|
|Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970s||p. 322|
|The Resurgence of Islam: The Middle East from the 1970s to the 1991 Gulf War||p. 345|
|The Iranian Revolution and the Revival of Islam||p. 347|
|Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt and Lebanon in the 1970s and 1980s||p. 369|
|The Arabian Peninsula in the Petroleum Era||p. 393|
|The Consolidation of Authoritarian Rule in Syria and Iraq: The Regimes of Hafiz al-Asad and Saddam Husayn||p. 414|
|Challenges to the Existing Order: The Middle East in the 1990s and 2000s||p. 439|
|The Palestinian Intifada and the 1991 Gulf War||p. 441|
|A Peace so Near, a Peace so Far: Palestinian-Israeli Relations Since the 1991 Gulf War||p. 463|
|Patterns of Continuity and Change in Turkey, Iran, and Lebanon||p. 487|
|Americas Troubled Moment in the Middle East||p. 505|
|The 2011 Arab Uprisings||p. 522|
|Select Bibliography||p. 545|
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