The Middle East in Modern World History (Paperback)Ernest Tucker (author)
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Introduces students to the modern Middle East.
The Middle East in Modern World History focuses 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
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
Publisher: Pearson Education (US)
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 590 g
Dimensions: 232 x 189 x 19 mm
...the text strikes the right balance between detail and simplicity... Much better background than is typical. This is a very attractive feature of the book. Also -- the treatment of 18th century developments is much better than other texts.
-Camron Amin of University of Michigan-Dearborn
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