Cradle & Crucible: History And Faith In The Middle East by Daniel SchorrCradle & Crucible: History And Faith In The Middle East by Daniel Schorr

Cradle & Crucible: History And Faith In The Middle East

byDaniel Schorr, David Fromkin, Zahi Hawass

Paperback | February 1, 2004

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Through photographs, maps, and the writings of highly respected authors such as David Fromkin, Zahi Hawass, Sandra Mackey, and Milton Viorst, Cradle & Crucible details the historical, political, cultural, and religious forces that have shaped the region and unravels for readers the enigma that is the Middle East. Beginning with the prehistoric civilizations of the fertile crescent and continuing through the conflicts of the 20th and 21st centuries, the first section of the book distills the Middle East's sweeping, often turbulent history. From the Hittites to Alexander the Great, from the Romans to the Crusaders, from the Ottomans to the Imperialists, the Middle East's rich tapestry of influences and identities is described with new critical insights. The book's second section is devoted to the Middle East's three great faiths, examining in depth the impact of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian beliefs on history and daily life in the Middle East. Filled with photographs and maps that contribute to a visual understanding of the subject, Cradle & Crucible is a timely guide to this complex, enormously important area of the world.
Historian David Fromkin is a professor at Boston University and the author of several acclaimed books of nonfiction. He lives in New York City. Sandra Mackey is a veteran journalist who has written many books on the Middle East. She lives in Atlanta. Daniel Schorr has been a respected journalist, author, & broadcaster for the last six ...
Title:Cradle & Crucible: History And Faith In The Middle EastFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:224 pages, 9 × 5.9 × 0.6 inShipping dimensions:9 × 5.9 × 0.6 inPublished:February 1, 2004Publisher:National Geographic SocietyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0792265971

ISBN - 13:9780792265979