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Ernest Tucker is a professor at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, where he teaches courses on Middle Eastern and Central Asian history. He has published a collection of texts related to 19th century Muslim leader Imam Shamil as well as a study of the 18th century Iranian monarch Nadir Shah. Tucker has also contributed to numerous encyclopedias and dictionaries, as well as publications such as the Middle East Journal and Iranian Studies.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Middle East in Early Islamic History
Chapter 2 Islamic Civilization: The Classical Era
Chapter 3 Ottoman and Safavid Empires
Chapter 4 The Middle East and Early Modern Europe
Chapter 5 From "New Order" to "Re-Ordering": The Tanzimat
Chapter 6 Indirect European Influence in the Middle East
Chapter 7 Responses to Increased European Presence
Chapter 8 Experiments in Popular Sovereignty
Chapter 9 World War I: The Last Ottoman War
Chapter 10 Redefining the Middle East
Chapter 11 Birth of New Nations
Chapter 12 Making New Nations from Imperial Regions
Chapter 13 World War II and Its Aftermath
Chapter 14 War over Israel/Palestine
Chapter 15 Impact of the 1948 War
Chapter 16 Six-Day War
Chapter 17 Turkey and Iran after World War II
Chapter 18 From Six-Day War to October War
Chapter 19 Arab Middle East in the 1970s
Chapter 20 Revolution in Iran, Saddam, and the Iran-Iraq War
Chapter 21 Middle East at the End of the Cold War, 1979-1993
Chapter 22 The Middle East after the Cold War
Chapter 23 The Middle East in World History after September 11