The Shaping of the Modern Middle East

Paperback | May 1, 1980

byBernard Lewis

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With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (1964), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive and now more-timely-than-ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Fully revised to coverthe volatile developments of the last three decades, The Shaping of the Modern Middle East sheds light on the climax and sudden end of the cold war, the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the Arab-Israeli wars, the formation and activities of the Palestinian Liberation Organization, theEgyptian-Israeli peace treaty, the Persian Gulf War, and the Iranian revolution. Illuminating the region's geography, culture, history, language, and religion, Lewis explores the complex and often confusing issues of Arab nationalism, Islamic fundamentalism, and responses and reactions in the MiddleEast to centuries of Western influence, revealing the subtlety and sophistication of this dynamic civilization as no other scholar can.

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With this major revision of his classic The Middle East and the West (1964), a leading Middle East historian of our time offers a definitive and now more-timely-than-ever history of Western-Middle Eastern relations from the late seventeenth century to the present day. Fully revised to coverthe volatile developments of the last three de...

Bernard Lewis is at Princeton University (Emeritus).

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 9.13 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:May 1, 1980Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195072820

ISBN - 13:9780195072822

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1. Sketches for a Historical Portrait2. The Impact of the West3. The Quest for Freedom4. Patriotism and Nationalism5. The Revolt of Islam6. The Middle East in International AffairsNotesBibliographical Note

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"Often controversial, always stimulating and lucidly written, this is one of the most fascinating and readily accessible accounts which helps to explain the present predicaments in the Middle East. IT is a work that can be read with pleasure by scholars and interested lay peoplealike."--Digest of Middle East Studies