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6 edition of The Modern Middle East found in the catalog.

The Modern Middle East

A History

by James L. Gelvin

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Published by Oxford University Press, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7390808M
ISBN 100195167880
ISBN 109780195167887

The true story of a young mullah, his life in the sacred shrine city of Qom, Fromkin is a nonacademic historian an international lawyer, in fact, though one would never guess it from his straightforward narrative style. 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. I did appreciate the documents section at the end of each major part where the author put a bunch of primary sources, but they were very handpicked, which of course would happen but it still stings when you can clearly tell they were cherry-picked. This book does not spend an exorbitant time on ancient history, but it does give it over twenty pages of discussion. What are the advantages of this book?

No jargon here, no battling footnotes. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. 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. Fromkin's success is the breadth of his vision, which takes the reader deep into areas normally not associated with the Middle East.

Finally, Meyer and Brysac describe the modern successors to these interventionist Britons: interventionist Americans, whose eccentricities and failures have been neither less colorful nor less evident. In Tunisia, years In my own view, he was a throwback to an earlier age. The books are listed in alphabetical order by author: Islam: A Short History by Karen Armstrong Buy on Amazon The book lives up to its title and reputation as just about the best one-volume introduction to the history of Islam. The goals here are: To present a diversity of source material in modern European, American, and Latin American history, as well as a significant amount of materal pertinent to world cultures and global studies. There is the very different ceremony that installed the former stablehand Reza Khan Pahlavi as shah of Iran infor which Vita Sackville-West delved wrist-deep in trays of emeralds and pearls from Persian jewel vaults to select his regalia.


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The Modern Middle East book

The author has included pictures and maps which helps those that are visual learners. Gelvin also includes biographical sketches, a timeline, excerpts from various documents, as well as a glossary.

View Citation summary In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class.

In Tunisia, years Another example was the decision of the Israelis to refrain from parading armour in their independence day parade in Jerusalem: although this was designed to lessen tension as Jerusalem was divided by the armistice, it was actually interpreted as a sign that the Israelis were concentrating their armour for an invasion of Syria.

It begins with the forging of closer links with Europe after the French Revolution, and the changing face of the Ottoman Empire in To present the material as cleanly as possible, without complicated hierarchies and subdirectories, and without excessive HTML markup.

Fromkin's insistence on Winston Churchill's central role in his story. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M.

Finkelstein For the Palestinians who live in the narrow coastal strip of Gaza, the Israeli invasion of December was a nightmare of unimaginable proportions: In the day-long action 1, Gazans were killed, several hundred on the first day alone.

The essay on how Wolfowitz convinced himself that what Iraq needed was the imposition of democracy is enlightening and commendably balanced.

He writes in the introduction, ''Churchill, above all, presides over the pages of this book: a dominating figure whose genius animated events and whose larger-than-life personality colored and enlivened them.

Very vague and overarching with not a lot of focus put into any particular section apart from some weird ones. Above all, there is the career of T.

The Israelis worked hard, planning meticulously for the possibility of war with an army that drilled diligently. Wright's history draws two principal lessons. Fromkin writes, emphasizing the point with italics, that ''British policy-makers imposed a settlement upon the Middle East in in which, for the most part, they themselves no longer believed.

Its real strength is its ability to render the region's complicated history accessible to a population of undergraduates, most of them born as the most recent spate of American wars in the region began.

The Modern Middle East: A Reader

Well before people gathered in Tahrir Square to demand the ouster of Hosni Mubarak, workers had formed one of the largest oppositional movements to authoritarian rule in Egypt. Sir Edmund Allenby marched into Jerusalem on Dec. Bad News from Israel is a strong contribution to scholarship We may receive commissions on purchases made from our chosen links.

Nevertheless, the Turkish and Russian parts of the story are effectively told, with the help of such work as that of Richard Ullman on Britain and the Russian Revolution. This criticism does not detract from Mr. Arguing that, to take control of their future, Arab peoples need to unify in a It isn't for nothing that in s Afghanistan, the Arab fighters Osama cobbled together to fight the Soviets were called the "Brigade of the Ridiculous.

The book offers a valuable contrast to contemporary Iraq, both by detailing a luxuriant history often overlooked, and by putting in context contemporary Iraqi pride: it is founded on more than most of us know.

This third edition continues to explore Sometimes it requires an outsider to make the work of academic historians comprehensible to a general audience. For unclear reasons, the usually efficient American ambassador to Israel allowed several days to pass before transmitting a condolence message from Jordan's King Hussein to Israel's prime minister.In this innovative book, Keith Watenpaugh connects the question of modernity to the formation of the Arab middle class.

The book explores the rise of a middle class of liberal professionals, white-collar employees, journalists, and businessmen during the first decades of the twentieth century in the Arab Middle East and the ways its members created civil society, and new forms of politics. THE GREAT MIDDLE EAST GAME, AND STILL NO WINNER Date: August 27,Sunday, Late Edition - Final Section 7; Page 3, Column 1; Book Review Desk Byline: By WM.

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ROGER LOUIS; Wm. Roger Louis is the Kerr Professor of English History and Culture at the University of Texas, Austin, and is a fellow of St. Antony's College, Oxford.

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Get this from a library! The Modern Middle East: A History. [James L Gelvin] -- "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 Middle East over the course of the.

Nov 11,  · Buy The Modern Middle East: A History 3 by James L Gelvin (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.5/5(1). Mar 15,  · ""A History of the Modern Middle East" is a comprehensive work integrating social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account.

"SirReadaLot" Praise for Prior Editions: "This volume is history in the best sense. A superbly written analysis of the social and political disruptions of the Middle East/5(6). Sep 01,  · About the Book. From the fall of the Ottoman Empire through the Arab Spring, this completely revised and updated edition of Mehran Kamrava’s classic treatise on the making of the contemporary Middle East remains essential reading for students and general readers who want to gain a better understanding of this diverse region.