With updated bibliographical sketches, chronology and glossary, a concise history of the middle east remains an essential text for students of middle east history. Conflict and diplomacy in the middle east einternational relations. These books are made freely available by their respective authors and publishers. In fact, its contemporary political history has alternated between stability and. Politics in the middle east has not always been so turbulent. Although it focuses primarily on the period since the demise of the ottoman empire. This book examines the political history of the contemporary middle east. Download a short history of the middle east gordon kerr ebook situated at the crossroads of three continents, the middle east has confounded the ambition of conquerors and peacemakers alike. He has a strong bias toward israel and fails to be a neutral arbiter like peter mansfield, but overall a good book. Its a history of oil on all continents, not just the middle east. But as such, it is also forcibly a history of the middle east s most powerful economic and political engine of the 20th century. Pdf this article examines the content of the middle east term in terms of international relations. Find the top 100 most popular items in amazon books best sellers. More and more scholars, both middle eastern and western, are en.
This book does not constitute an official release of cia. Middle east primed for new thinking central intelligence agency. Pages in category history books about the middle east the following 12 pages are in this category, out of 12 total. This nowclassic book, fully updated to 2012 and still the essential work on the subject, follows the historic struggles of the middle east from napoleons campaign in egypt and syria, through the slow decline and fall of the ottoman empire, to the israelipalestinian conflict and the history of islam. The history of their formation can only be told at.
Overall the work is well written, it functions more like a fluid history of the middle east from the most ancient times to the modern era, with pelhams section being substantially more noticeable than i originally thought it would. From the middle of the eighth century to the tenth century, almost all nonliterary and nonhistorical secular greek books, including such diverse topics as astrology, alchemy, physics, botany and medicine, that were not available throughout the eastern byzantine empire and the near east, were translated into arabic. Journal of international relations and development 2011 14, 2246. Politics and society in the contemporary middle east. If he has been able to remind us of our names, and the. Discover the best middle east history in best sellers. Eirs edited collections are open access scholarly books presented in a format that. The fall of the ottoman empire and the creation of the modern middle east by david fromki. A brief history of the middle east by christopher catherwood. Yergins conversational style is a good fit whether hes explaining opecs imperium on western economies or the first hints of peak oil theory.1469 775 968 438 252 1476 905 1489 1415 158 564 1015 1363 314 949 637 748 1169 536 831 11 1135 18 270 1116 984 337 425 510 141 288 567 1326 1418 887 1020 1390 536 353 156 1128 145 1391 209 587