Minorities in the Middle East

A History of Struggle and Self-Expression, 2d ed.


Author: Mordechai Nisan

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786451333

Category: Social Science

Page: 351

View: 6455

The struggle for independence by minorities in the Middle East (those people who are non–Arab or non–Muslim) is affecting the political climate around the world. War and terrorism are threatening the safety of many minority communities and repression of minorities still remains standard state policy in some countries. This updated and revised edition of the 1991 original provides a wealth of historical and political detail for all the indigenous peoples of the Middle East. Pressed to persist in a threatening environment, these minorities (Kurds, Berbers, Baluchi, Druzes, ‘Alawites, Armenians, Assyrians, Maronites, Sudanese Christians, Jews, Egyptian Copts, and others) share similar experiences and have been known to cooperate for shared goals. Important events and new trends regarding the welfare of these groups are covered, and numerous oral histories add to the new edition. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

A History of the Modern Middle East


Author: William L Cleveland and Martin Bunt,William L. Cleveland,Martin Bunt...

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458781550


Page: 612

View: 4130

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 American invasion of Iraq and Iran's new influence in the region. 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 fourth edition of the late William Cleveland's popular introductory text, Martin Bunton addresses recent transformative developments in the Middle East, charting the decline in the peace prospects between Israelis and Palestinians, elaborating upon the resurgence of Islam, and devoting a new chapter to ''America's Troubled Moment in the Middle East,'' which details the aftermath of the Iraq war and Iran's nuclear ambitions.

A History of the Modern Middle East


Author: William L. Cleveland

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429975139

Category: Political Science

Page: 626

View: 2015

A History of the Modern Middle East examines the profound and often dramatic transformations of the region in the past two centuries, from the Ottoman and Egyptian reforms, through the challenge of Western imperialism, to the impact of US foreign policies. Built around a framework of political history, while also carefully integrating social, cultural, and economic developments, this expertly crafted account provides readers with the most comprehensive, balanced and penetrating analysis of the modern Middle East. The sixth edition has been revised to provide a thorough account of the major developments since 2012, including the tumultuous aftermath of the Arab uprisings, the sectarian conflict in Iraq and civil war in Syria that led to the rise of ISIS, the crises in Libya and Yemen, and the United States' nuclear talks with Iran. With brand-new timelines in each part, updated select bibliographies, and expanded online instructor resources, A History of the Modern Middle East remains the quintessential text for courses on Middle East history.

A History of the Middle East


Author: Peter Mansfield,Nicolas Pelham

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780143121909

Category: History

Page: 567

View: 1379

"This is a history of the Middle East; we cannot categorize using one or the other of the Middle East selections given"--

A History of Social Justice and Political Power in the Middle East

The Circle of Justice from Mesopotamia to Globalization


Author: Linda T. Darling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415503612

Category: History

Page: 399

View: 2713

From ancient Mesopotamia into the 20thcentury, "the Circle of Justice" as a concept has pervaded Middle Eastern political thought and underpinned the exercise of power in the Middle East. The Circle of Justice depicts graphically how a government’s justice toward the population generates political power, military strength, prosperity, and good administration. This book traces this set of relationships from its earliest appearance in the political writings of the Sumerians through four millennia of Middle Eastern culture. It explores how people conceptualized and acted upon this powerful insight, how they portrayed it in symbol, painting, and story, and how they transmitted it from one regime to the next. Moving towards the modern day, the author shows how, although the Circle of Justice was largely dropped from political discourse, it did not disappear from people’s political culture and expectations of government. The book demonstrates the Circle’s relevance to the Iranian Revolution and the rise of Islamist movements all over the Middle East, and suggests how the concept remains relevant in an age of capitalism. A "must read" for students, policymakers, and ordinary citizens, this book will be an important contribution to the areas of political history, political theory, Middle East studies and Orientalism.

A History of Middle East Economies in the Twentieth Century


Author: Edward Roger John Owen,Roger Owen,Şevket Pamuk

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781860642760

Category: Middle East

Page: 310

View: 5182

This text offers an examination of the economic history of the principal Arab countries, Turkey and Israel since 1918. Using the state as its major economic analysis, it charts the growth of national income and issues of welfare and distribution over two periods, 1918-1945 and 1945-1990. Important trends are explored, including the patterns of colonial economic management, import substitution, the impact of the 1970s oil boom, and the current process of liberalization and structural adjustment.

A History of the Middle East


Author: Saul S. Friedman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786451343

Category: History

Page: 353

View: 8122

As the birthplace of three principal religions, the Middle East is holy to 15 million Jews, 2 billion Christians, and 1 billion Muslims. As the cradle of western civilization, it is fundamental to world history, the place where humans transformed themselves from nomadic hunters to settled farmers capable of building great cities and societies. This detailed history covers the Middle East from its ancient beginnings to the present. The confluence of events that produced civilized society is fully discussed, along with the establishment of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. The emergence and decline of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires, which laid much of the framework for the region to move into the modern era, is covered in depth. Analysis of the area in recent decades focuses on World War I and II and the regional conflicts that inflame the Middle East of the 21st century. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.

The Modern Assyrians of the Middle East

A History of Their Encounter with Western Christian Missions, Archaeologists, and Colonial Powers


Author: John Joseph

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004116412

Category: Religion

Page: 291

View: 8999

As "Assyrians" members of this religio-linguistic minority have either been romanticized for gallantry and integrity, or have been portrayed as rebellious and mischievous. This study covers - as summed up by its subtitle - some of the unexplored aspects of this history.

The Middle East

a history


Author: Sydney Nettleton Fisher,William Ochsenwald

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages


Category: History

Page: 560

View: 8620

Cities of the Middle East and North Africa

A Historical Encyclopedia


Author: Michael Dumper,Bruce E. Stanley

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576079198

Category: Reference

Page: 439

View: 7862

The first work to offer 5,000 years of authoritative historical coverage of ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa—from their founding to the present—highlighting each city's cultural, social, political, and economic significance. * Coverage of 100 ancient and modern cities in the Middle East and North Africa * 19 academic contributors from this region as well as from Europe and the United States * Annotated timeline locating cities within their historical and imperial contexts * 44 illustrations including the Venetian fortifications of Nicosia, the ziggurat in Ur, and the Silk Market in Cairo * 8 maps including an overview map of all the cities listed in the book and sub-regional maps to clarify their location