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The Middle East in Modern World History



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Introduces students to the modern Middle East. The Middle East in Modern World Historyfocuses on the history of this region over the past 200 years. It examines how global trends during this period shaped the Middle East and how these trends were affected by the region's development. Three trends from the past two centuries are highlighted: The region as a strategic conduit between East and West The development of the region's natural resources, especially oil The impact of a rapidly globalizing world economy on the Middle East Learning Goals Upon completing this book readers will be able to: See the deeper historical contexts of modern developments in the Middle East Understand how this region became linked to the global economy during this period Have a fuller picture of the political, economic, social, and cultural life of the modern Middle East Note:MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit:www.mysearchlab.comor you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0205007082 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205007080.

Author Biography

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


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