A History of the Middle East: Fifth Edition (Paperback)

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A History of the Middle East: Fifth Edition (Paperback)

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The definitive history of the Middle East that provides the historical context to today's headlines - now in its fifth edition

"The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries and economics of the contemporary Arab World." -The Washington Post

One of the most crucial, volatile, and complex regions of the modern world, the Middle East has long confounded the dreams of conquerors and peacemakers alike. This now-classic book, and still the essential work on the subject, follows the historic struggles of the Middle East from Napoleon’s campaign in Egypt and Syria, through the slow decline and fall of the Ottoman Empire, to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the history of Islam and its recent resurgence.

For this new fifth edition (2019), Economist journalist and Middle Eastcorrespondent Nicolas Pelham has written extensive new material examining recent developments throughout the Middle East, including the aftermaths of the 'Arab Spring', the situation in Iran, thecontinuing Arab-Israeli conflict and the unfolding disasters of theSyrian and Yemeni civil war.
Peter Mansfield (1928–1996) corresponded regularly for the Financial Times, Economist, and London Sunday Times on Middle Eastern affairs. The author and editor of numerous works, he is best known for his comprehensive study The Arabs.

Nicholas Pelham has served as editor of the Middle East Times and writes frequently for the Economist and Financial Times.
Product Details ISBN: 9780143121909
ISBN-10: 0143121901
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: August 27th, 2013
Pages: 608
Language: English
“The best overall survey of the politics, regional rivalries, and economics of the contemporary Arab world.”  —The Washington Post Book World