The Resource A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles

A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles

Label
A concise history of the Middle East
Title
A concise history of the Middle East
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An introduction to the history of this turbulent region from the beginnings of Islam to the present day, this widely acclaimed text by Arthur Goldschmidt Jr. is distinguished by its clear style, broad scope, and balanced treatment. This book explores the evolution of Islamic institutions and culture, the influence of the West, the modernization efforts of Middle Eastern governments, the struggle of various peoples for political independence, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the reassertion of Islamic values and power, the issues surrounding the Palestinian Question, and the post-9/11 Middle East. The eleventh edition has been fully revised to reflect the most recent events in, and concerns of, the region, including an expanded and more nuanced discussion of the "War on Terrorism" and the Arab uprisings, coverage of the rise of ISIS, and a new chapter on the growing environmental problems of the region. In addition, the authors have incorporated new scholarship on the early history to provide a fuller picture of the political shifts and socioeconomic concerns of that time. With updated bibliographical sketches, chronology and glossary, A Concise History of the Middle East remains an essential text for students of Middle East history
Cataloging source
CREDO
Dewey number
956
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
DS62
LC item number
.G64 2015eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
A concise history of the Middle East, Arthur Goldschmidt Jr., Emeritus, Penn State University, with Aomar Boum, University of California, Los Angeles
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The Middle East before Muhammad -- The prophet of Mecca -- The early Arab conquests -- The high caliphate -- Shiites and Turks, crusaders and Mongols -- Islamic civilization -- Firearms, slaves, and empires -- European interests and imperialism -- Westernizing reform in the nineteenth century -- The rise of nationalism -- The roots of Arab bitterness -- Modernizing rulers in the independent states -- Egypt and the fertile crescent -- The contest for Palestine -- Israel's rebirth and the rise of Arab nationalism -- War and the quest for peace -- The reassertion of Islamic power -- The Gulf War and the peace process -- The War on Terrorism -- In the season of Arab discontent -- Changing middle eastern environments: issues, risks and sustainability
Control code
ocn927245607
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Eleventh edition
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813349633
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3693768x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927245607
  • credo081334963X

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