Title Information

A Companion to the History of the Middle East

Edited by: Youssef M. Choueiri
eISBN: 9781405106818
Print publication date: 2005

Subject History

Place Middle and Near East

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405106818.2005.x

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A Companion to the History of the Middle East

A Companion to the History of the Middle East offers a fresh account of the multifaceted and multi-layered history of this region.

Comprising 26 newly commissioned essays by leading international scholars, the Companion treats the Middle East as four differentiated political units: Iran, Turkey, Israel, and the Arab world. While focused primarily on the modern and contemporary periods, it also includes a number of chapters on classical and pre-modern themes. Topics are situated within a chronological framework and include the rise of Islam, the militarization of Islam under a wide variety of dynasties, the commercial and industrial revolutions, colonial rule, and the struggle for independence.

A final section highlights issues that have preoccupied historians in the second half of the twentieth century, and are most likely to gain momentum well into the twenty-first. These range from oil and urban growth to the role of women and democratic human rights.

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Choueiri, Youssef M. A Companion to the History of the Middle East. Blackwell Publishing, 2005. Blackwell Reference Online. 20 May 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781405106818_9781405106818>

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