The Middle East and North Africa: A Political Geography

Paperback | April 30, 1999

byAlasdair Drysdale, Gerald H. Blake

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Many of the political problems of the Middle East and North Africa have geographic roots, but material and ideas on spatial relationships in the region have, until now, remained scattered and piecemeal. In this original work, Drysdale and Blake examine the ways in which the geography andpolitics of the region are intertwined, and focus on the evolution and deficiencies of the contemporary political map. Organized around the themes of partition and integration, the discussion covers such timely issues as the Arab-Israeli conflict, Arab unity, the civil war in Lebanon, regionalpetroleum development, strategic straits, and the Iran-Iraq war. Throughout, this unique book is richly illustrated with specially drawn maps and diagrams.

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Many of the political problems of the Middle East and North Africa have geographic roots, but material and ideas on spatial relationships in the region have, until now, remained scattered and piecemeal. In this original work, Drysdale and Blake examine the ways in which the geography andpolitics of the region are intertwined, and focu...

Alasdair Drysdale is at University of New Hampshire. Gerald H. Blake is at University of Durham.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:380 pages, 9.17 × 6.18 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195035380

ISBN - 13:9780195035384

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"Provides a very useful general survey...has good notes, useful bibliographies and enlightening maps. This book can be highly recommended."--H.R.J. Davies