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A History of the Modern Middle East

by Martin Bunton, William L Cleveland

Westview Press | December 4, 2012 | Trade Paperback

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This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. After introducing the reader to the region’s history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle East focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fifth edition of the late William Cleveland’s popular introductory text, Martin Bunton provides a thorough account of the major transformative developments over the past four years, including a new chapter on the tumultuous Arab uprisings and the participation of Islamist parties in a new political order in the Middle East.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 600 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: December 4, 2012

Publisher: Westview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813348331

ISBN - 13: 9780813348339

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A History of the Modern Middle East

by Martin Bunton, William L Cleveland

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 600 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 in

Published: December 4, 2012

Publisher: Westview Press

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0813348331

ISBN - 13: 9780813348339

Table of Contents

Part One: The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Eighteenth Century1. The Rise and Expansion of Islam2. The Development of Islamic Civilization to the Fifteenth Century3. The Ottoman and Safavid Empires: A New Imperial SynthesisPart Two: The Beginnings of the Era of Transformation4. Forging a New Synthesis: The Pattern of Reforms, 1789–18495. The Ottoman Empire and Egypt During the Era of the Tanzimat6. Egypt and Iran in the Late Nineteenth Century7. The Response of Islamic Society8. The Era of the Young Turks and the Iranian Constitutionalists9. World War I and the End of the Ottoman OrderPart Three: The Struggle for Independence: The Interwar Era to the end of World War II10. Authoritarian Reform in Turkey and Iran11. The Arab Struggle for Independence: Egypt, Iraq, and Transjordan from the Interwar Era to 194512. The Arab Struggle for Independence: Syria, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia from the Interwar Era to 194513. The Palestine Mandate and the Birth of the State of IsraelPart Four: The Independent Middle East from the End of World War II to the 1970s14. Democracy and Authoritarianism: Turkey and Iran15. The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Egyptian Base16. The Middle East in the Age of Nasser: The Radicalization of Arab Politics17. Israel and the Palestinians from 1948 to the 1970sPart Five: The Resurgence of Islam: the Middle East from the 1970s to the 1991 Gulf War18. The Iranian Revolution and the Revival of Islam19. Changing Patterns of War and Peace: Egypt
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This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. After introducing the reader to the region’s history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle East focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fifth edition of the late William Cleveland’s popular introductory text, Martin Bunton provides a thorough account of the major transformative developments over the past four years, including a new chapter on the tumultuous Arab uprisings and the participation of Islamist parties in a new political order in the Middle East.

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Praise for the Prior Edition

“This volume is history in the best sense. . . . A superbly written analysis of the social and political disruptions of the Middle East. This updated volume does an excellent job of weaving together various strands of a complex subject in a coherent narrative. It is recommended reading for all serious students who want to understand how the Middle East got to where it is today.” —Phebe Marr, author of The Modern History of Iraq and fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace

“This is the best comprehensive survey of modern Middle East history in the literature. The authors excel at translating complex and controversial subject matter in a highly readable manner without sacrificing cogent and insightful analysis. I highly recommend it.” —David W. Lesch, professor of Middle East History, Trinity University

This comprehensive work provides a penetrating analysis of modern Middle Eastern history, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. After introducing the reader to the region’s history from the origins of Islam in the seventh century, A History of the Modern Middle East focuses on the past two centuries of profound and often dramatic change. Although built around a framework of political history, the book also carefully integrates social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account. In updating this fifth edition of the late William L. Cleveland’s popular introductory text, Martin Bunton provides a thorough account of the major transformative developments over the past four years, including a new chapter on the tumultuous Arab uprisings and the participation of Islamist parties in a new political order in the Middle East.

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The late William L. Cleveland was professor of history at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Martin Bunton is an associate professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is the editor of Land Legislation in Mandate Palestine.

About the Author

The late William L. Cleveland was professor of history at Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Martin Bunton is an associate professor of history at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He is the editor of Land Legislation in Mandate Palestine.

Editorial Reviews

"A History of the Modern Middle East is a comprehensive work integrating social, cultural, and economic developments into a single, expertly crafted account.”—SirReadaLotPraise 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. This updated volume does an excellent job of weaving together various strands of a complex subject in a coherent narrative. It is recommended reading for all serious students who want to understand how the Middle East got to where it is today."—Phebe Marr, author of The Modern History of Iraq and fellow at the U.S. Institute for Peace"This is the best comprehensive survey of modern Middle East history in the literature. The authors excel at translating complex and controversial subject matter in a highly readable manner without sacrificing cogent and insightful analysis. I highly recommend it. "—David W. Lesch, professor of Middle East History, Trinity University “This excellent survey has been used in many colleges and universities as a standard text since its first edition…In this particularly turbulent period of history, this book should be of interest not only to students, but also to every citizen who has to make some judgment, one way or another, about the US role in the Middle East. "—Choice "William L. Cleveland updates his text on modern Middle Eastern history in this third edition, focusing on political, social, economic, and ideological develo
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