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The Modern Middle East: A History (Paperback)
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The Modern Middle East: A History (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages / Published: 16/07/2015
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Extensively revised and updated in the wake of the Arab uprisings, the changes that they fostered, and the fault lines that they exposed, the fourth edition of The Modern Middle East: A History explores how the forces associated with global modernity have shaped the social, economic, cultural, and political life in the region over the course of the past 500 years. Beginning with the first glimmerings of the current international state and economic systems in the sixteenth century, this book examines the impact of imperial and imperialist legacies, the great nineteenth-century transformation, cultural continuities and upheavals, international diplomacy, economic booms and busts, the emergence of authoritarian regimes and the varied forms of resistance to them and to imperialism in an area of vital concern to us all. The Modern Middle East: A History, Fourth Edition, is engagingly written-drawing from the author's own research and other studies-and enriched with maps and photographs, original documents, and an abundance of supplementary materials.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190218867
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 542 g
Dimensions: 234 x 155 x 16 mm
Edition: 4th Revised edition


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This is without question the best survey of modern Middle Eastern history currently available in English. It is comprehensive, lucid, nuanced and up-to-date, but it is also a good read-very well-written and entirely accessible to students and general readers alike. I recommend it without hesitation to anyone who wants to acquire a solid understanding of the history of this region from the late Ottoman period onward, and it's a must-read for people who really want to make sense of what is going on in this region today. * Zachary Lockman, New York University *
Gelvin's book is among the very best overviews of the modern Middle East. Its great virtue is that he lets readers in on the really exciting thing about this history * the debate over what has driven the region's dramatic developments. He is also attentive to the history of social classes *
The Modern Middle East is by far the best textbook for introductory and survey courses. In a humorous and conversational style, it offers a substantial analytical and interpretive framework, not just a litany of dry facts that most students will likely forget after their exams. The book accomplishes two objectives at once: it teaches students how to think about history and it introduces them to many of the key issues of the modern Middle East. * Joel Beinin, Stanford University *

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