- Title: The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War
- Author: Mehran Kamrava
- ISBN: 9780520267756
- Page: 250
- Format: Paperback
Since it was first published in 2006, this concise overview of the making of the contemporary Middle East has become essential reading for students and general readers who want to gain a better understanding of this diverse region Writing for a wide audience, Mehran Kamrava takes us from fall of the Ottoman Empire to today, exploring along the way such central issues as tSince it was first published in 2006, this concise overview of the making of the contemporary Middle East has become essential reading for students and general readers who want to gain a better understanding of this diverse region Writing for a wide audience, Mehran Kamrava takes us from fall of the Ottoman Empire to today, exploring along the way such central issues as the dynamics of economic development, authoritarian endurance, and the Israel Palestinian conflict For this new, thoroughly revised edition, he has brought the book fully up to date by incorporating events and issues of the past few years The Modern Middle East now includes information about the June 2009 Iranian presidential elections and their aftermath, changes precipitated so far by the Obama administration, Israel s attack on Gaza in 2008, the effects of globalization on economic development, and .
Recent Comments "The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War"
I haven't read many non-fiction books, but these past few months I decided I needed to enter that room and not be afraid. A friend of mine recommended this book and I'm glad I took his advice. It provides a very good and reader-friendly introduction to the Middle East. It doesn't read too much like a history book. In fact, some chapters read more like a short story. I recommend it.
I have to say, before reading this book I had a diminished knowledge on the history behind so many conflicts in the middle east. This book was very informative and helpful especially for those who are looking for explanations to what is happening in the world surrounding us
Very informative and very helpful. I learned a ton and cried a little. Kamrava does a good job of criticizing Western meddling in the Middle East without being screechy.
Growing up a Pakistani,the events occurring in Middle East have always been a contentious and a continuous source of debate in our society. Due to the political connections in general and the religious connections in particular, whatever happens throughout Middle East, has considerable reverberations in Pakistan. Despite those close connections, surprisingly, the knowledge of the history of Middle East is not common.Back in school when we were taught the history of the subcontinent, there was a [...]
The title is misleading because @ the beginning of the book he delves into the foundations of Islam and the schism that occurred after Mohammed's death. He briefly touches on the interim period between then and the early 20th century as the title suggests. This is very much a scholarly work and he does a great job of just laying the facts out on the page with little to no opinion on events.
Solid history book. I'd actually read it even if it wasn't a textbook for a class. I bought a copy so I can add it to my permanent library, and lend it to others. Good backbone for my future reading on the Middle East and North Africa.
the analysis in the book is excellent e book is an introduction because there are lots of things not mentioned.(although the author apologies for that in the introduction)and i just felt like he was trying to put so much in the book sometimes it gets chaotic
excellent reference point for anyone needing to know what the trues issues are in the middle east. Clear, understandable writing from the beginning of the o ottoman empire to the present. Last few chapters were a bit beyond my scope or interest level but glad I read them.
very informative and readable history of the middle east after WW1
Gripping narration!!an islam point of view(well,true to my senses) well putforth
Lots of interesting information, but presented in a kinda dry standard history book kind of way.
This is being used as a textbook. It is dense, but provides an excellent history.
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